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fallen orchids

This is a discussion on fallen orchids within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; we were passing by a trail in one of the National parks. Often there are ...

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    we were passing by a trail in one of the National parks. Often there are rotten and fallen branches with orchids, ant plants, lip stick plants, etc. what to do with them? This was reported to the park rangers, i think was the best option, hopfully they will mount it on healthy living trees or grow them in their nursery.






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    That is probably the best you can do for them. At least you knew what they were and that they needed your help.

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    Sounds like you did the right thing. hopefully the orchids and other plants will be remounted to living trees.

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    The great Robert Dressler - biologist, orchidiist, author of a great mass of invaluable technical stuff on orchids ( for example "Field Guide to the orchids of Panama and Nicaragua" - title quoted from memory - which I used on my trips to Costa Rica some many years ago ), wrote that it is never a sin to pick up and collect a fallen orchid ; it is going to die down there on the ground.
    I am afraid that I am very cynical about the possibility of Park Rangers doing anything about fallen plants - in Thailand I have see paphs ( P.concolor) dug up by the Rangers, and planted out around the HQ in one National Park, as bedding plants whilst in flower, and then thrown away on the compost heap and replaced in turn by Cymbdiiums ( C.sinense) as the next set of ornaments...
    And if not Rangers, then who was it who bulldozed one of the only two colonies of Paph rothschildiana known to exist, on Mt.Kinabulu to clear the way for a golf course, "needed" for the tourist trade ? Or so the whole Paph world believes...

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    Poor fallen coelogyne rochussenii. I agree, it is better to confirm that the park rangers are knowledgeable before leaving these orchids under their care.

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    No worry Geoff and paphioboy, this particular park is very well managed and has an orchids garden and experiment stations housing orchids and other rare plants.

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    You did well Robert, salute you!!!

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    Ahhh, coelogyne rochussenii, If have chance, i would like to adopt that,

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