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.