Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Strange spiky fungi deep in the primary forest.
Any ID ?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Some Southern Thailand Begonias

These Begonias from S. Thailand - Malaysian region have nicely patterned leaves but each species are also quite variable. Most of them are Begonia diversifolia or something similar - this photo was taken at my nursery.

This is likely a form of Begonia integrifolia growing at the rubber estate at the edge of a limestone hill.

Plain leaf form

This is another Begonia, a true lithophyte on limestones  - no idea what it could be though.

These plants will go completely dormant during drier months and wake up again once the rain starts falling. They are a bit tricky to grow as you need to drastically reduce watering when they go dormant or you may lose the whole lot.

Friday, July 31, 2015

An Impatiens from Borneo

We had just climbed down from a limestone hill when we saw this herbaceous species at a clearing. Pretty sure it was not a garden escape but no idea which species it belonged to. 

Suggestions of ID much appreciated.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hoya micrantha - a second look

Small and insignificant, often overlooked. ...but its bloom is the finest piece of jewellery.

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