Archive for October, 2009

Eclecticus chungii

Posted in Eclecticus, Orchids with tags , , , on October 19, 2009 by orchideae

This is an orchid that is named after me.

Eclecticus chungii is found in Thailand and Indochina.

Eclecticus chungii resembles Kingidium in appearance. It is grown in semi shade conditions and it flowers erratically in Singapore weather. The flowers last approximately a week in Singapore’s weather.

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Photo of the plant

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Dimension of the flower

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Dimension of the flower

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Side profile of the flower

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Front profile of the flower

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http://www.ipni.org/ipni/idPlantNameSearch.do?id=77100968-1&back_page=&show_history=true

Peter O’Byrne has described this orchid and it is published in Orchideen Journal No. 3, 2009.

Previously, you can go to the Orchideen Journal ‘s website and click on the link – Peter O’Byrne Eclecticus – eine neue südostasiatische Orchideengattung , Eclecticus – a new S. E. Asian orchid genus

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The link to the article has expired, so to read about the article one can subscribe to Orchideen Journal.

New orchid discovery in Kirkcudbrightshire

Posted in 2009, News around the globe, News from the United Kingdom with tags , , , on October 6, 2009 by orchideae

It was annouced that Ophrys apifera has been found by Tony Barbour at Kirkcudbrightshire in June 09. It was also reported that a population of 90 flowering plants were noted at that point of time.

For full article, please see the following:-

http://www.dgerc.org.uk/?q=news/15062009orchid

Vanda hastifera

Posted in Orchids, Vanda with tags , , on October 5, 2009 by orchideae

Vanda hastifera is found in various parts of lowland, coastal and hill forrest of Borneo. Although it is observed that the plant bloomed in December in Borneo but it bloomed in September and sometimes other months in Singapore.

The photo shown below is the typical variety. There is another variety which is var gibbsiae.

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Side profile of the flower. One can see the hairy lip which is a distinctive feature of this var hastifera.

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Close up of the lip.

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Dimension of the flower.

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Another pic of the dimension of the flower.

The amazing world of bryophytes: Unveiling its science and beauty

Posted in 2009, Events happening around the region, Singapore with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by orchideae

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Event : The amazing world of bryophytes: Unveiling its science and beauty
Duration : Oct 17 (Sat) at 3 pm
Venue : Fruit Room of HortParks, 33 Hyderabad Road, Singapore 119578

Synopsis:
Embrace the rich diversity of Bryophytes such as Liverworts, Mosses and Hornworts, found in the tropics, and learn more about its ecology, economic importance and the conservation of this group of little known plants in this talk-cum-demonstration session. See how these plant groups can be used as ornamental plants in the design and building of aquarium and terrarium, and get tips on how to grow them at home!

Speaker: Dr. Benito C. Tan, The Herbarium of Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Demonstration after the talk by Mr. Loh Kwek Leong from Killies.com., Ms Serena Lee from Herbarium, SBG, and Ms Ng Yimin from NUS.