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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Here are some photos of plants we saw on the 20th WOC tour in Thailand last November.


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File comment: One of the first plants we saw was this Phalaenopsis (Doritis) pulcherrima.
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File comment: We found plenty of Cymbidium insigne.
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File comment: In some areas they made a very impressive display.
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File comment: Monomeria barbata
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File comment: Paphiopedilum villosum was just starting to flower. This plant was found growing on a rock.
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File comment: This enabled us to get up close.
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File comment: Epigeneium amplum was carpeting some of the rocks.
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File comment: Coelogyne fuscescens var. brunnea.
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File comment: In one place there was a mass of Paphiopedilum villosum - unfortunatly not in flower although there were plenty of buds showing.
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File comment: Dendrobium infundibulum.
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File comment: These were difficult to find as the flowers were held very close to the base of the leaves often hidden by moss and fallen leaves. Bulbophyllum dayanum.
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File comment: We were also shown the natural habitat of Paphiopedilum sukhakulii.
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File comment: P. sukhakulii.
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File comment: Several clumps of these plants were seen growing on the top of rocks.
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File comment: Pleione maculata.
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File comment: Another Paphiopedilum villosum - because of the white coloration on the dorsal we were told this was var. annamense.
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File comment: This was a stunning site - a tree full of P. villosum.
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File comment: The tour members!
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Lovely pics and it looks as if you had a great time. :D

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Considering it was November we were quite pleased with the number of different species seen in flower. It was also nice seeing them growing and flowering so low down - so we could get up close and actually appreciate the full beauty of the flowers..


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Wow! The villosum are stunning plants. I'm amazed that they grow so well on trees and rocks. Not very terrestrial at all.

The Pleione is stunning. I take this is a Pleione which doesn't need a cool rest period.

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Villosum always seem to grow either on trees or on rocks - I have never seen them growing just on the ground. The area these and the Pleiones were growing has a distinct cool season lasting for about two - three months when the night temperatures drop down to 8-10 C. I stayed there overnight once in December and it was that cool you needed to have a jacket on to keep warm! Most of the photos here were taken on top of a mountain plateau which was about 1500 meters in altitude.


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Wow Bulb dayanum and Monomeria barbata - - Great find, would love to see them insitu, all other as well great

Thank you for sharing

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