Thursday, December 24, 2009
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
Just completed another HD Video on an orchid blooming.
This time it is the Malaysian species, Phalaenopsis violacea
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