Archive for June, 2009

Cattleya forbesii

Posted in Cattleya, Orchids with tags , on June 30, 2009 by orchideae

Cattleya forebesii is one of the more common cattleya in its family. There are only a few colour forms of this cattleya. The more common ones are those with tan colour.

Cattleya forebesii does grow well in Singapore. It usually produces one or 2 flowers when grown in Singapore ‘s tropical conditions. The flowers are approximately around the size of 11 cm x 11cm.

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Side profile of Cattleya forbesii.

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Orchid Lovers, Rejoice! New Flores Flower Found

Posted in News around the globe, News from Indonesia with tags , on June 26, 2009 by orchideae

Antara has reported that there is one new dendrobium found on Flores Island in East Nusa Tenggara. The dendrobium is Dendrobium floresianum.

For full article please refer to the following link:-
http://thejakartaglobe.com/news/orchid-lovers-rejoice-new-flores-flower-found/313809

Dendrobium derryi

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , on June 26, 2009 by orchideae

This dendrobium is spotted in cultivation at sea level in Western Malaysia. This dendrobium can be found in Sarawak, Kalimanatan, Sabah, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.

It is grown in high humidty condition with 90 %-100 % light.

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Robiquetia spathulata

Posted in Orchids, Robiquetia with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by orchideae

Robiquetia spathulata is a native orchid of Singapore. It is also found in some countries in South East Asia. This beautiful orchid is only recently has been re-discovered in 2006 by Park Ranger Mark Lim growing on a Vitex pinnata, next to a Bird’s Nest fern on Pulau Ubin. This species was recorded only once by Ridley, collected at Dalvey Road near the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The plant is pendulous in growth and it produces some inflorescence with numerous beautiful yellow based tinged with defferent degree of red flowers.

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Robiquetia spathulata growing on a pine tree in-situ in Malaysia.

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Robiquetia spathulata ‘ Thailand form 1’

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Robiquetia spathulata ‘ Thailand form 1’

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Robiquetia spathulata ‘ Thailand form 1’

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Robiquetia spathulata ‘ Thailand form 2’

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Robiquetia spathulata ‘ Thailand form 2’

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Robiquetia spathulata ‘ Thailand form 2’

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Robiquetia spathulata ‘ Thailand form 2’

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Robiquetia spathulata ‘ Thailand form 2’

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Robiquetia spathulata ‘ Thailand form 2’

Rhododendron lyi

Posted in Rhododendron with tags , , , on June 20, 2009 by orchideae

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Painting of Rhododendron lyi in-situ in Chiang Mai

Rhododendron lyi is found in China, Thailand and Vietnam. They are shrubs which can grow up to 2 m and they usually bloom in April to May. The flowers are white infused with green colour or at certain varieties are found with yellow blotches. They are tender and need perfect good drainage to strive. In their origin, they are found in dense woods and dry plateau.

Some nurseries are offering varieties from Vietnam that are suppose to be more heat resistant and more upright in growth.

Launch of Singapore Botanic Gardens 150th Anniversary Stamp on the 19th of June 2009

Posted in Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , , on June 19, 2009 by orchideae

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The time has passed and the Grand Dame of Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens is celebrating its 150 years anniversary launch this year with a stamp launch by SingPost as one of the events line up for this joyful celebration.

http://www.sbg.org.sg/SBG150thAnnCalendarofEvents-Brochure.pdf

The stamps were launched on the 19 Jun 2009 at the Visitor Centre.

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Along with it, information charts using flora stamps, explaining the various attractions in the Garden were put up to give the visitor a better understanding of these attractions.

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There was also a mini display of the various philatelic items related to the gardens and flora was put up at the same location.

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Recent philatelic release – the pigeon orchid- dendrobium crumenatum

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An overview of the launch area.

Dendrobium cruentum

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , on June 18, 2009 by orchideae

Dendrobium cruentum can be found in Burma, Thailand and the northern Malaysia peninsula . This plant is almost extinct in the wild but it is consider fairly common in cultivation .

The flowers of Dendrobium cruentum are long lasting and this characterisitics is passed down to its progency. This beautiful dendrobium is in the bloodline of some well received hybrids like Dend Dawn Maree and Dendrobium Peng Seng.

Though many people has mentioned that dendrobium cruentum is a cool growing plant, it seem to be able to survive the hot and humid conditions of Singapore.

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Dendrobium cruentum ‘ Borneo’

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Side view of Dendrobium cruentum ‘ Borneo’

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Dendrobium cruentum ‘ Borneo’

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Dendrobium cruentum ‘ Borneo’