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This is a discussion on lowland wild orchids within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; this time of the the year orchids tend to flower with the approaching inter-monsoon period ...

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    Default lowland wild orchids

    this time of the the year orchids tend to flower with the approaching inter-monsoon period of cool and rain.

    Nephelaphyllum beccarii grow amongst dead leaves debris.








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    an unknown terresterial had it not flower everyone would have mistook it as normal leafy plant.





    bulbophyllum vaginatum taking residence on a huge tree.




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    This was, as well as everyone in the group, the first time to see this inedible wild durians in flowering. unlike the edible type this type flowers and fruits on the base of the tree. There is no flesh inside the husk but contain seeds. wondering, since it doesn't contribute enonomic value what functions and benefits it brings to insects and forest animals? For photographers in our group it was a czazy sight !



    close up of the flower.


    bee - the pollinator

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    those terrestrial orchids are amazing. does the inedible durian smell like the normal one?

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    all the photos are great, but the shot up the tree is excellent, thanks for sharing

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    That picture of the bulbo on the huge tree explains it's growth habit. It likes to have some elbow room...maybe i'll start using a few flat pieces of wood and try to mount a bulbo on it. Hmm... Thanks for the idea. I've been doing alot of repotting and mounting again. Great pics! Thanks for sharing....

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    Thanks for taking us along on you wondrous trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abiom View Post
    those terrestrial orchids are amazing. does the inedible durian smell like the normal one?
    it doesn't smell.
    Last edited by Robert; September 23rd, 2012 at 10:40 AM.

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    Hi Robert nice photos the ground orchid is Tainia paucifolia vey pretty indeed but the smell is terrible which is also endemic to Peninsular Malaysia.

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    Thanks Zainal for the id.

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