Friday, May 10, 2013

Updating this blog site

Dear folks,
Thank you for your visit. We are updating this site and new posting's coming soon.

Donald G. H Tan
10th. May, 2013

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bulbophyllum blumei

This species is usually not found in orchid nurseries as it is quite difficult to grow. Hobbyists who are fond of rare species takes great pride as flowering them is tedious. But once established in the garden, it would be a pleasant sight to witness the beauty of its unique flowers. It blooms once a year around November.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fruit Flies

Bactrocera cucurbitae on
Orchid species.

Recorded from our orchid collection pictures are the visits of fruit flies.

The Bulbophyllum macrantum attracted the fruit flies due to its secretion of a sweet smelling liquid sometimes like strawberries. Until today, the B. macrantum still bring in the flies.

Our Bulbophyllum vinaceum (below)attracted the most flies because the smell is sweeter.

Close up of the Bactrocera cucurbitae.

Another view of the flies on the B. macrantum

The other orchid species the flies love are the Bulbophyllum patens

and the Bulbophyllum ecornutum.

The Bulbophyllum medusae, having smaller flower per cluster also attracts flies but not this type of fruit fly.

You can watch that fly on my video of the B.medusae time lapse HD Video here at:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cymbidium finlaysonianum

Another Cymbidium

This the commonest Cymbidium usually found growing at lowlands especially on old durian trees. Its pendulous flowers is very striking to look at.

My posting below (1st. August 2009) is another Cymbidium called C. atropurpureum which is less common and found at higher elevations.

This C. finlaysonianum featured here, usually flowers twice a year.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Geodorum citrinum

At last!

Obtained a cluster of leafless bulb from a road-side slope after a small landslide, we grew this species after dividing into pots.

The plant grew profusely with many leaves but did not flower at all. That was many cycles for the last nine years.

Last week, one of the pot flowered. Only then we can safely describe and name this species.

We shot an HD Video of the Geodorum citrinum here.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dendrobium in High Definition

Dendrobium anosmum
Click here to see our latest addition of our Malaysian orchid species in full HD. These specially shot videos were done with the new Panasonic HD camcorder HDC TM300.

Our earlier shots of other species are also featured in our youtube channel.

Happy viewing.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Coelogyne rochussenii

Necklace Orchid

Our Coelogyne rochussenii also known as 'necklace' orchid bloomed early this week.

This beautiful species is usually found growing in cooler highland areas such as in Genting Highlands and Fraser's Hill. The flowers are sweetly scented and is very attractive especially in a large clump with hanging strands of garlands usually up to 60 flowers each stalk.
We have posted a video in HD (High Definition) here on You Tube.

Monday, December 7, 2009

HD Video

Phalaenopsis violacea- The Opening

Just completed another HD Video on an orchid blooming.
This time it is the Malaysian species, Phalaenopsis violacea
(Phal bellina)

Passing of a Dear Friend.

Another Loss

Mr Lim Mok Hai

We wish to note with regret, the passing of a fellow orchidist of many years. He was the Founder of the Malaysian Orchid Society and have been its President from 1987 to 2003.
He was also leading the Orchid Society of Selangor and Federal Territory.

His passion for Malaysian Orchids from the early years even till yesterday was never ending and was also passionate in placing Malaysia in the World's Orchid Map. He was also extremely active when Malaysia (Shah Alam) hosted the 17th. WOC (World Orchid Conference) in April, 2002.

"Our Deepest Sympathies and Heartfelt Condolences to his Family"

From Orchidaceae Malaysiana

Monday, November 9, 2009

Now In HD Video

Nervilia aragoana

We have updated newer information and edited videos in full HD. This is to let our viewers experience sharper, clearer and better videos never seen before. We would be consistantly adding updates for other species that we have.

The HD Video for Nervilia aragoana is here.

Please visit this site or bookmark it.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, November 6, 2009

For the First Time!

Time Lapse Video on
Bulbophyllum medusae

Yup, it's up. It took us four solid days to record the flowering of this Malaysian species.
That would be almost 100 hours non-stop interval video recording with the Panasonic HDC TM300 AVCHD camcorder in full 1080p HD.
We also believe that this is the first time anyone shot a video or a movie on this plant.
Click here to see the video at Youtube.

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Videos Added.

Youtube Uploaded

Here are the following videos in full HD which was added recently:-

1) Bulbophyllum macranthum

2) Phalaenopsis violacea

3) Pomatocalpa latifolia

Click on the above to view videos.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Slide Show Added Today

Part 8
Orchidaceae Malaysiana Slide Show Part 8 added today.
Please click here to go to Youtube.

Your comments are most appreciated.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Slide Shows

New Shows Added

Due to a technical error, we would only produce 9 slide shows in alphabetical order from A-Z.

We have now added :-

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7 today.

Kindly click on the respective parts to view accordingly. All music tracks are from Audio Swap and are pleasantly enjoyable. Hope you like it.

We will also add slide shows in future, for 11 other "best studied" species which we have the opportunity to do close observations for five years and more. That would mean five years of flowering, propagation, growth and characteristics cycles on record. These are all lesser known Orchid species of Malaysia.

Your comments and critique are most appreciated.

Thank you for dropping by.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Slide Show Part 3

Our Orchid Species of West Malaysia Part 3 have been uploaded on to Youtube.
Please click here to see the show.
Hope you like it.

Note: The slide show is in 20 parts. All species are shown in alphabetically order.
These are from our collection throughout the many years and are the lesser known types of species.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Slide Show ....Part 2

Orchid Species of Malaysia

Here is the slide show part2 of our collection.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cymbidium atropurpureum

A Malaysian Cymbidium
Unlike to common lowland Cymbidium finlaysonianum, this species features heavy red and maroon colors and the flowers are somewhat smaller at sea level. This is from Gua Musang, Kelantan. The plant there have better showing with larger flowers and longer inflorescence stalk. We can conclude that it maybe due to the cooler weather there as compared with Klang's badly poluted air for the last 2 months.
Also shot a HD Video here.

Also to note:- We lost numerous species here in our home in Klang due to the heat and pollution.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Slide Show

Malaysian Orchid Species...Part 1

Uploaded a slide show featuring our collection of Malaysian Orchid Species. It is in alphabetical order starting with Agrostophyllum to Bulbophyllum lobbii as Part 1.

[Kindly click here to start the slide show.]

This five minute show is part of our 20 in the series. Kindly give us your comments so that we would know if you are interested to see the rest of it. The Audio Swap music " Arianna" is by
Juliana and is from the 'Woman Wisdom' album.

Many shots are done in-situ in the wild of Malaysia. The rest are from our collection. All pictures are in high resolution. The Bulbophyllum above is shot on HD.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Calanthe speciosa (Bl.) Lindl.

A truly Montane species.
Again, we came across this magnificient plant (being the largest in the Calanthe family) flowering profusely. It was around 18 degrees Celsius with the wind blowing above 6,000 feet above sea level.

Nope, the sample plant we took to grow lowland did not do well and did not flower at all. That was 5 years ago. It is also strange that yellow colored flowers such as the Spathoglottis aurea Lindl. and the Trichotosia ferox Bl. also did not flower.