It has been another successful day at APOC with MRSM students sharing their knowledge and skills with visitors from Brunei, Sabah,Peninsular Malaysia, Papua, Australia , New Zealand and the UK.
Our greenhouse is full of this lovely flower this week – a plant that transports me back to the mountains of Costa Rica and our trip their in 2007. This dramatic Central American species is one of our favourites. We found it as a common epiphyte in Costa Rica on the Poas Volcano in the […]
We are delighted to hear that the MRSM students and their laboratory have been the stars of the first day of APOC (Asia Pacific Orchid Congress) The picture here shows the Governor of Sarawak talking to the girls and learning all about orchid propagation. Huge credit should go to the Sarawak Orchid Society for their […]
Psygmorchis pusilla (previously called Oncidium pusilla) which is a large flowered miniature twig epiphyte from Central America. The plant here is 3cm high with a 2cm bright yellow flower. This is a species we have seen growing in Guatemala and Belize in hot dryish lowland forest on thin branches and twigs. The photo below was […]
The diversity we found in Mulu was breathtaking – here are a few examples. Above we have two forms of Lantern Bug (Zanna chinensis) Both the green and white ones have a strange elongated heat with a light bulb (not a lightbulb) on the end – hence the name. The largest snail ion South […]