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Hiking in Khao Yai, Part 2


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#1 manders

 
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:58 AM

Part of the reason we went were we did was to see the orchids, the epiphytic species flower in ~April in this area whereas the gorund species typically flower at the start of the dry season in October, well not much of a dry season so far in thialand this year so many of he orchids werent flowering...

That said a few where flowering, to start with this is one of my favourites and one i grow at home in a sunny windowsill, Doritis Pulcherrima, although I think its been reclassified as a Phaelenopsis recently?

A real treat to see it in the wild, unfortunately the colours on camera are not the same as in the flesh as you can probably guess from the two following photos, a very common orchid in this locality...

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A good one to show when you get the inevitable 'Does my Phal need repotting? type questions at flower shows...
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They have been used for breeding phaelenopsis hybrids as the flower spike is long lasting and grows straight up without the need of support.

I only saw one specimen in a tree, the vast majority were growing on rocks, the thing that really impressed me about the plant, is this guy is growing in the flood plain of the river, when it rains its underwater, and subject to some fairly fierce currents by the look of the rock... Several plants were in the flood plains and growing exposed to full sun.

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Another ground orchid, no idea what species... (Edit: Eria lasiopetala)
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Spathoglottis affinis de-vries
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Not sure on this one, maybe a calanthe? (edit: habenaria dentata)
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Now for some epiphytes, Dendrobium ellipsifolium
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Forgot the name, will update later, a terete leaved epiphyte
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+ an ant thingy in the background
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Dendrobium compactum?
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Loads of orchids everywhere especially around the waterfalls, sadly most had flowered around april, and like the following were covered in ripening seed pods...
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Finally an orchid festooned 'bridge'
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Edited by manders, 22 December 2011 - 21:29 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2011 - 00:52 AM

Beautiful pictures! Looks like it was well worth the effort to get off the beaten track.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:20 AM

:wacko1: So many orchids!
I would have been tempted to steal a seed pod :whistling:

Thanks for sharing!

Edited by Daniel G, 21 October 2011 - 06:21 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 17:14 PM

Amazing photos! By the way - "ant thingy"?

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 22:12 PM

Amazing photos! By the way - "ant thingy"?


Dischidia major I think, sorry couldnt think of the name at the time, a very common plant in the more open trees.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 23:26 PM

Amaizing picture!!!! The phaleanopsis on the rock is crazy!! Thank you!!

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 21:16 PM

Very nice pics of great plants! Thanks for sharing -

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 00:20 AM

Nice plants and flowers.

Best regards,

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 22:56 PM

That Dendrobium ellipsifolium looks incredible! :blink: Must have been imported by aliens! :biggrin:



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