Archive for November, 2009

Dendrobium hymenanthum

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2009 by orchideae

Dendrobium hymenanthum is epiphytic in nature. It has a wide distribution in Asia.

It resemble a white flower bifolate cattleya but only a small friction of its size, produces one or two flowers. The flowers are scented.

Dendrobium hymenanthum grows very well in Singapore and is very free flowering but unfortunately short- lived . They last approximately a day or sometimes two.

There a couple of colour forms and shape spotted. The Indonesia form has whiter petals, the phillippines form- full alba ones are spotted, Malaysia are longish while the Thailand forms some are stocky and smaller in form.

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Dimension of the flower (Thailand form)

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Dimension of the flower (Thailand form)

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Front view of flower (Thailand form)

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Side profile of flower (Thailand form)

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Dendrobium hymenanthum (Thailand form)

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Bulbophyllum tortuosum

Posted in Bulbophyllum, Orchids with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by orchideae

Bulbophyllum tortuosum is found in parts of Asia, which include Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sumatra and Java. It is rhizome pendulous with the roots running along it.

The flowers are reddish, lips and sepals short with black hairy at edges.

The plants prefer humid conditions and it does flower frequently in Singapore.

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Dimension of the flower.

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Dimension of the flower.

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Front view of the flower

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Side profile of the flower

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Bulbophyllum tortuosum

Cattleya nobilior

Posted in Cattleya, Orchids with tags , , on November 8, 2009 by orchideae

Cattleya nobilior has a wide spread distribution. It is found in Brazil, Boliva and Paraguay.

The natural habitat of cattleya nobilior has a distinct wet and dry period.

Cattleya nobilior is said to be easy to grow in Singapore.

The depicted cattleya nobilior is the dark colour form of the variety amaliae, actually only bloom after 2 years in cultivation.

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Dimension of the flower.

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Dimension of the flower.

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Front view of the flower.

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Side profile of the flower.

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Cattleya nobilior var amalie