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    Default wild orchids near the peat swamp

    Last weekend our group stumbled upon some wild orchids near the swamp. The ground was very dry at this time of the year and we are able to cover the area. It was flooded during the year end rainy monsoon season.

    part of the shallow river.

    The orchid habitat. Due to seasonal flood grasses and shrubs were unable to grow. The ground was littered with dead leaves and decay tree branches. Fallen branches with different type of wild orchids still attached. During flood they would be washed away which mean instant dead to them.

    a moss covered dead tree trunk.

    There are about 10 species in this area but some photos didn't turn out well and blurry.
    I can only ID 2 plants and would welcome knowledgeable viewer ability to ID them.

    Last edited by Robert; July 19th, 2013 at 12:20 PM. Reason: changed the link

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    fallen branches

    One of the trees covered with numerous different species.

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    I cannot identify the orchids, sorry Robert. The habitat looks very rich with lots of species. Great pictures

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