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.

2 comments:

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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