Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A limestone jewel

This jewel orchid, Dossinia marmorata is common around the limestone area in Kuching. The area is quite arid and I was quite surprise that it was so abundant we had to avoid stepping on them during our climb. Locals collect quite a bit of them for the horticulture trade too, and one wonders if it will suffer the same fate as Nepenthes northiana, a large pitcher plant from this area which was reduced by over collection and habitat destruction.


B52 said...

Looks like Anoetochilus to me, which is very hard to grow.

Hort Log said...

Anoetochilus is a smaller plant and you are right - its very delicate.

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