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Arundina graminifolia - the tall and the short varieties

This is a discussion on Arundina graminifolia - the tall and the short varieties within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Sometime in November, Randy posted a thread on Arundina graminifolia and I said that I ...

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    Default Arundina graminifolia - the tall and the short varieties

    Sometime in November, Randy posted a thread on Arundina graminifolia and I said that I would post some pics on the tall and short varieties of it and also of A graminifolia growing in situ. Well I went up to the Cameron Highlands to spend the Xmas holidays with my second son and his family and took the opportunity to take some photos oof the arundina. Hope Randy and others interested will enjoy the pics.

    NB: I've taken some photos of the arundina growing in situ. Arundina graminifolia seems to be one of the few of nature's creations to thrive in the wake of human activities.With the rapid development(?) of the highlands for fruit and vegetable farming,and floriculture (esp chrysanthemum ), infra-structure activities such as cutting of hill slopes for roads and housing have resulted in bare open slopes.These slopes have too little top soil for trees to take root, but within 2 years they are covered with coarse grass, ferns and hardy shrubs like the Straits Rhododendon(Melasstoma malabathricum; and within 5-6 years we'll find colonies of A graminifolia, Spathoglottis plicata and a var of Coelogyne and Bulbophyllum.

    Pic #1 - Typical Arundina area by the roadside. They don't grow beyond the 'tree-line' as they like full sun.
    Pic #2 - A well-established clump of arundina
    Pic #3 - Arundina beginning to establish colonies in a new housing area
    Pic #4 - Me with a clump of arundina . I'm 5' 4" tall.
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    Here are more photos showing close-ups of the flowers and the tall and short varieties. There seems to be no difference between the flowers of the tall var and the shorter ones with regard to size and colour.

    Pic #5 - My grand daughters with the dwarf var . The older girl is 5' tall
    Pic #6 - My wife with the tall var. She is also 5' tall.
    Pic #7 - Dark coloured variety
    Pic #8 - Lighter coloured variety with a well-camouflaged spider in the throat.
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    yew, thanks for sharing this. I never tire of looking of photos of plants in situ.
    when i was told that arundina can grow big, i have never thought of
    it going really big.... now i know. even with the dwarf form, it seems to grow big.
    I will be on a lookout for the giant form of this one, it seems that this will be a good
    hedge plant. Again thanks.

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    Thanks Yew! These are great. I appreciate you posting these to share.

    Cheers,
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    Wow, it must be so awesome to see them all growing in the wild like that! Thank you for sharing.

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    good work on the pix and info,
    thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for sharing. This spp is just lovely.

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