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Nepenthes attenboroughii – a giant new species is discovered!

Posted in News around the globe, News from Philippines with tags , , , , on August 13, 2009 by orchideae

It is reported that a gaint Nepenthes – Nepenthes attentboroughii is recently discovered in recently discovered in Central Palawan, Philippines.

For more information of the plant:-
http://www.redfernnaturalhistory.com/nepenthes_attenboroughii

For article regarding to the discovery of the plant:-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8195000/8195029.stm

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Sadokum, a new orchid genus from Southeast Asia

Posted in News around the globe, News from Philippines with tags , , , on June 16, 2009 by orchideae

It is published by Susan Sandra L. Ilao, S&T Media Service that the Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum has been separated and move into a genus Sadokum. This is based on the research studies of Danilo A. Tiu, a Filipino horticulturist and orchid specialist, and Jim Cootes, an Australian researcher.

For full article please read:-
http://maidon.pcarrd.dost.gov.ph/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1072

Do you all think the differences mnentioned are suffice for the change in genus group?