WSBEorchids

Oncidium forbesii (Gomesa forbesii) – 365 days of orchids – day 1042

As we enjoy our expedition to Sarawak I am reminded of our first Orchid Project expedition to Brazil in 2000 where we first came across today’s stunning orchid. This beautiful Oncidium is a species we have seen growing in Brazil on our expeditions in 2000 and 2006. We found it growing at around 1100m on […]

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Smiles at TopSpot

Our student team continues to eat well and embrace local culture and tonight we ate with the Sarawak orchid Society at local sea food restaurant Top Spot. I was very impressed with students taking on whole prawns with heads, legs and shells, not to mention piles of crabs and fern fronds. There were no fish […]

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Kuching

After very busy day in School we have been exploring Kuching – famed for its cat statues, waterfront and Sarawak Layer Cake. We have tried the cake – blue is mint and brown is chocolate – drunk sweet rose and lemon drinks by the Sarawak river, and explored the shops. Only Harris has so far […]

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Bulbophyllum stormii – 365 days of orchids – day 1042

Here is the third small growing Bulbophyllum in a row for orchid of the day and this is another miniature with impressive flowers. Bulbophyllum stormii is native to Malaysia and is found from 1000-2000m altitude and we find that it enjoys warm shady conditions in our Warm Asia section (min 17C) Flowers are 4cm across […]

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