Hi phil, you must have mistaken me for someone else, last time i was there was last Jan3Hi Randy,
I'm the guy who's talking with you every early morning at the Lung Center.
All the plants that I have bought from the people of Quezon and Nueva Viscaya provinces are already transported to Bukidnon.
I'm no longer working in Manila and I can no longer buy plants from these provinces.
My next journey would be my search of phalaenopsis micholitzii and other orchids from Mindanao.
I hope I can find them soon and my first exploration would be the nearby forest outside of Mount Kitanglad and Ranges in Bukidnon.
There are lots of specimens there and a lot more dangerous because there are rebels monitoring closely to the mountains, foreigners are strictly not allowed in these areas due to conflict of interests.
of this year, and prior to that a week before xmas.... prior to that still was way back in
july. As much as i'd like to visit the lung center on a regular basis, i am based in
pampanga and thus the travel time needed is a bit restrictive.
anyways, i believe that mindanao holds a lot of promise when it comes to discovery of
new species. IMHO the presence of unlawful elements may have protected them from
being poached, thus being protected and conserved.