Archive for March, 2010

Dendrobium Sp. Sabah

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , , , on March 14, 2010 by orchideae

This dendrobium does very well in Singapore semi shade conditions.

Peter O Bryne has indicated that this pale yellow dendrobium resembles Dendrobium endertii J.J.Sm. of the Calcarifera Section. Personally I find that this dendrobium resembles Dendrobium serena-alexianum. The flowers are approximately 4cm long, 3 cm wide. Seem like this section is hard to identified and kind of confusing.

It is rumoured that Jeff Wood & Tony Lamb are publishing it in a forthcoming edition of Malesian Orchid Journal.

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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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The flower.

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The plant.

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Begonia sinuata var pantiensis with pinkish flowers form spotted!!!

Posted in Begonia with tags , , , on March 8, 2010 by orchideae

Begonia sinuata which is also known as the sparkling begonia is widely distibuted in parts of South East Asia – from Thailand to unfortunately only to Johor without crossing over to Singapore. It is one of the most common begonia in Malaysia and are oftern found on damp vertical rock faces near waterfalls. This begonia is the only annual begonia in the Peninsular of Malaysia. It usually dies towards the end of the year and they regenerate by seeds and also from its basal tuber and leaf bulbils. There are 2 varieties that are recognised by world foremost Begonia Expert -Ruth Kiew.

First is the var sinuata -which has deeply incised leaf while the second is the var pantiensis which has a nice maple leaf form!!

Begonia sinuata var pantiensis is able to adapt to Singapore weather.

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Begonia sinuata var pantiensis in- situ.

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Another pic of Begonia sinuata var pantiensis in- situ.

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Close up shot of the flower of Begonia sinuata var pantiensis

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Another close up shot of the flower of Begonia sinuata var pantiensis