Saturday, June 29, 2013

Unknown Bulbophyllum

Any idea what this Indonesian species may be ?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Yellow swan Impatiens

....what did I tell you, its a yellow swan .....
A shrubby Impatiens from Indochina that grows up to about a metre tall. It has bullated leaves arranged in a circular whorl.  Probably affiliated to Impatiens claviger / parviflora group but has a rather short spur. This group is found in the cooler northern Vietnam and south Yunnan/GuangXi area of China.
This plant is very floriferous and grows surprising well in our tropical climate. However, it needs very high humidity, otherwise the leaves will droop and become flaccid.

As of now, I have no clue what-so-ever of its identity. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Glorious Hoya waymaniae

... But soft, what light through yonder shade cloth breaks?
It is the east, and Wayman is the sun

Images of Hoya waymaniae, captured on a rather gloomy afternoon. Everything about this rather slow grower is unusual - the thick, cryptic, slightly felty leaves and the bright yellow bloom with protruding coronas. The long peduncle of this species isolate the umbels from the leaves and allow me more flexibility to manipulate the light and accentuate the three dimensionality of the bloom.

Here's a little more of my self-indulgence ....

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