Sunday, August 3, 2008

Kota Padawan Orchids

It is end of July 2008, and have the opportunity to visit Kuching, Sarawak. Another Malaysian state situated in Kalimantan/Borneo. Left late in the evening via AirAsia, the journey take about 1 hr 45 minutes.

A day to spent, we went to Kota Padawan, while enroute to Semangoh, a wildlife sanctuary for Orang Utan., visited the Kota Padawan Wild Orchids Garden.

Among of the orchids exhibit at Kota Padawan , Pitcher Plant and Wild Orchids Garden.


Phalaenopsis Belina

Vanda species

Dendorobium secundem

another dendrobium

Sunday, May 4, 2008

More of Orchids show pictures

It an annual event hosted at Danga Bay, Johore Baharu, a town south of Kuala Lumpur, just less than 5 km from Singapore. Mostly the participant came from Asian region.
Year 2007 , International Orchid Show is the 6th one since its inaugural show in 1999. This show is reputed to be the largest of its kind in the region and lasts from 25th May to 3rd Jun 2007 at Danga Bay.

Located near the Woodlands Causeway at the southern tip of Johor, the orchid show was easily accessible via taxi and othe rpublic trnasport.

The show comprised of 2 sections, one being floral displays by international societies all over the world and the other being the retail section.

Orchids Show!.. (In situ also lah)

It an orchids show in Johor Bahru, atown south of Kuala Lumpur. Leaving home, early in the mornig, using the PLUS North South Expressway, me and my family drive straight to Danga Bay, Johor Baharu. Its an anual event and participation drew from various countries.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Bulbophyllum found near near waterfall

Its another weekend that I managed to have a slip out form my home, together with Nik and YC,, we went to 80 km away north of Kuala Lumpur. A slow flowing stream, nicely tucked under forest canopy, reveals alot of wild orchids.

Again, common species found are, Robiqueita ,

Colegyne pandurata is another species found on a tree trunk, where it just meters away form the stream.

A thorough search on top of rock boulders, reveals another bulbophyllum species, may be singaporaenum . With the area is quite damp, and under about 80% coverage from sun. The bulbphyllum were covered with some dead leaves.

Unfortunately, a clump of the bulbophyllum was found with it seeds intact. Ahhh missed to see the flowers. Well, this is good, since more of this bulbophyllum can be propagate naturally in that area.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

19 April 2008 - Trips to waterfall

Its week end, 19 April 2008. Equipped with my faithfull Nikon camera, together with my nieces and a good friend, s_annuar or, we went to a waterfall, about 70 km away north of Kuala Lumpur. The trip take us about more than 1.5 hours from home, and after a heavy breakfast in Kg Pandan.

It is raining along the NSE expressway and that does not deter us from reaching the waterfalls, eventhough deep in our heart, the trip may be disaster.Alhamduliah,
upon reaching the area, it is not raining.

A walk along the stream reveals few species available mix with nepthenses (or periuk kera).

Another species found are Robiquetia species .

Found bulbophyllum and yest to determined the species

Found aerides odorata on on e of the tree...

And another species of dendrobium , on top of rock boulders. The stem is quite brownish in colour, unfortunately, no flowers were found.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bulbophyllum unknown?


The leaf and the bulb - like bulbophyllum phalaenopsis but with small size.

The flower - like the bulbo lasianthum........."

Thats what is written by the finder of the orchids. Another unknown species, and this shows that still alot of plants waiting to be found and identified in Malaysian jungles. Unfortunately, indiscrimante loggings will destroy all this beauties, as created by the creator, Allah.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bulbophyllum ?

What species is this?.. Bought it from Orang Asli stall on the way down from Cameron Highlands, a famous highland resort area in Malaysia.

Very small flower, little bit grenish. Note the psudobulb which have sharp edges and stiff leave.

Eria appendiculata

Commonly found in Malaysian, jungles. at elevations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 5 imbricate, brown leafless sheaths and carrying 3 to 4 apical, erect, lanceolate, thick, unevenly and obtusely bilobed apically, gradually narrowing below into the periolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to 2, wooly hairy, red, 8.6" [23.5 cm] long, to 50 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the pseudobulb and with large, greenish yellow, reflexed, concave floral bracts. (from http://

Personally found this near waterfall in Pahang, where it grow on a tree branches overhanging a small stream, with 70 % shade.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bulbophyllum biflorum

Bulbophyllum biflorum

Found this orchids in Camera Highlands, being sold by Orang Asli.Normally found on tree trunks in shady forest between 700 meter up to 1000 meter. A
miniature sized, warm to hot growing epiphytic species with ovate, strongly 4 angled, yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, thin, oblong, apically blunt, shortly petiolate leaves that blooms on a basal, thin, wiry, semi-pendulous, 2 3/4" to 4.1" [7 to 11 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying scented flowers.

pictures courtesy of S_annuar from

Monday, March 24, 2008

Bulbophyllum pileatum

An epiphytic species normally found up to 1000 meters in mountain of Borneo, but in Malaysia, normally found from sea-level up to 200 meters. In on of the state in Malaysia, Johore, this species is widely found in swamp forest. The flower is single with normal size about 3 cm with dull yellow.

pictures courtesy of


Friday, March 7, 2008

Coelogyne rochussenii

Coelogyne rochussenii
Widely distributed in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (East & West Coasts), Java (West), Borneo (Kalimantan, Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei), Philippines, Sulawesi (Minahassa), Maluku A lowland orchids and normalyy found near riverbanks where the Altitude: Sea Level - 1500m.

The Pseudobulbs is close together to a few cm apart, appr 15 x 2 cm, 2 leaves appr 27 x 6 cm
Picture courtesy of khairimd

Bulbophyllum lobii - the flower

Bulbophyllum lobii - the flower....

One of many species that is widely found in Malaysia and also neighboring countries, such as Sumatra, Java and Borneo in primary forest and humid places, between 600 - 2000m above sea level.

Briefly the plant pseudobulbs is placed 3cm or more apart on the creeping rhizome, 3-4 x 2.5cm, smooth an round when young, slightly flattened. Whereas the leaves are broadly lanceolate, about 20-25 x 6-12cm.

The flower inflorescences arised from it rhizome, penducle and pedicel together 20cm or more long, each bearing single flower, with 6 - 8cm broad, yellow, striped and flushed red


This species varies very much throughout its range, in particular in coloring and the petal length.

Picture courtesy of khairimd from