Friday, November 26, 2010

Dendrobium garrettii

The minuscule bloom of this Thai orchid revealed .....each flower is less than 1cm long. The plant goes dormant seasonally, leaving only small spindle shaped pseudobulbs smaller than fingernails pronouncing its existance.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hairy Pottery and the deathly hole

I am getting an unbearable amount of spam comments on this subject for some time now, (mostly asking me to see some free streaming) .... so here's my version of this episode.... presenting....

Hairy Pottery and the Deathly Hole ......

"Oh no....those black flying tattered cloaks are here again....I am so mortified I cannot recall its name...let's hide....hmmm these are convenient ....."

"...oh...shall we hide in the bigger one ? It'll give us more head room .... "
........"Arghh ! " .........

Dear Reader, our three young heroes are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with miseries and series after series of unfortunate events. Hence, despite being named after Nepenthe Pharmakon...the drug that chase away sorrows, this so mentioned pottery is the mother of all sorrows...especially if you are a bug, as our heroes are. So, if you have a stomach for deception, contraption, acidification, dissolution, obliteration and assimilation do stick around and proceed to.....

Hairy Pottery and the deathly hole Part II

Our villians of the day: (top) Nepenthes ampullaria, a deliciously pink form and (bottom) Nepenthes rafflesiana, a tricolored form from Sarawak.

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