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    an lovely Philippines species.
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    Beautiful color. Bravo.

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    How big is the individual flower ? Very pretty color.

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    Very pretty. Lovely colour.

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    agree love the vivid color. does this one has nice scent too?

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    Zainal, the flowers are not so big, just 7-8 mm.

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    I once made an article for the Orchid Review (UK) regarding this species, where I postulated that the flowers might be pollinated by birds. The bright flower colouration is attractive to birds, the curved peduncles might be convenient for them to perch on, and the configuration of the labellum possibly evolved to accommodate bird beaks. The flowers aren't scented, which is understandable when we consider that birds are attracted to colour rather than scent.

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    I haven't anything like it here.... where could they be hiding... hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanhua View Post
    an lovely Philippines species.
    You said it! Lovely orchid indeed!! so many beautiful species come from the Philippines.

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