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The Orchid Garden at Semenggoh and living collection at the Forest Department Herbarium

Before seeing the Orangutang this morning we visited the botanical section of Semenggoh and met Ms Ling Chea Yiing who is in charge of it.(she is next to a plant of Dimorphorchis lowii in the photo) This was a great opportunity to get a close look at some of the orchids we have been seeing high in trees. These included:

Grammatophyllum speciosum (the largest orchid in the world by mass) which we had seen at Mulu,

 The primitive orchid Neuwiedia veratrifolia,

 A lovely terrestrial Tainia borneensis and many others.

At the Herbarium the living collection was particularly well grown and gave another opportunity for our team of enthusiasts to get stuck in.

 The cymbidium above Ed’s head is Cymbidium finlaysonianum  and nearby was Coelogyne asperata

 

 

 

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  1. Gareth Buckle says:

    Again fantastic! Such diversity is quite amazing

  2. Matthew and Alison says:

    Following all your news and adventures with great envy! Looking forward to hearing all about it first-hand when Zoe gets back.