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Schoenorchis seidenfadenii

Posted in Orchids, Schoenorchis with tags , on July 7, 2009 by orchideae

This little orchid is named after Seidenfadden, a danish Botanist who contributed a lot in the development of Thailand’s Orchidaceae from mid to late 1900’s.

Schoenorchis seidenfadenii has no fragrant. It is a miniature and warm growing orchid that is closely related to schoenorchis fragrans.

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Schoenorchis secundiflora

Posted in Orchids, Schoenorchis with tags on May 23, 2009 by orchideae

This beautiful fragrance species is reported to be found in many lowland loacalities in Malaysia. This plant is a native orchid of Singapore too, recorded in Ayer Rajah Rd, Choa Chu Kang in the late 1800s and Jurong in the 1930s. The plant shown here has white tinted with pinkish purple petals.

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How to mount a Schoenorchis fragans

Posted in Orchids, Schoenorchis with tags on May 22, 2009 by orchideae

When you happen to to come across small ephyphtic orchids and you are not sure how to grow them ?  One simple and effective method is to mount them onto a small piece of log or drift wood.

The following materials would be required for this little operation:-

1. A small piece of driftwood

2. A pinch of sphagnum moss

3. Twist wire

4. A pair of scissors(if you are not used to using the cutter that comes with the twist wire)

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Then you can put a pinch of sphagnum moss on the drift wood.

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Next you can put the schoenorchis on top of the  pinch of sphag moss, align and tie the schoenorchis  firmly onto the drift wood with twist wire.

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And trims off excess twist wire and the operation is completed!!

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Thanks again to Elson and Keith for these delightful plants.