We have been seeing this species all over Sarawak and it really deserves to be orchid of the day. The largest orchid in the world (by mass) this species is truly immense with thick leafy pseudobulbs 3m or more long and gigantic many flowered spikes, some of which are beginning to open here in […]
A massive well done to all our fantastic team, not just the Eds. Tomorrow we have the public event in MRSM where all the students present their work – should be a lot of fun.
We found some new orchids on Pueh and here are a few of them. Acriopsis ridleyi (above) was growing on a tall tree fern near the waterfall along with a small dendrobium that we haven’t yet identified, Flickeringia bancana and Agrostrophyllum majus. Not far away on the path we found a big colony of the […]
After washing of the forest and dressing in our finest clothes, we headed to the Grand Marguerite Hotel for the projects presentation dinner with students from MRSM, Sarwak Orchid Society members and Dr Zalihah representing Sarawak’s First Lady. The meal was really posh with lots of courses, and of course our experienced Sarawak diners […]
With the help of Karin (from the Herbarium) we tackles Mount Pueh today and found it putting challenges in our way. We started by following the river at the base of the mountain as the trees were full of orchids including Coelogyne, Bulbophyllum and others. Unfortunately the river consisted of enormous boulders covered in moss […]