Friday, March 26, 2010

Postcard from Borneo #4: Of orchids

Orchids are everywhere in Borneo: a tenth of the world's wild species are found here. They festoon trees in the forest and scramble over stones and stumps in gardens and parks, and I have not the faintest idea what most of them are called: but oh, they are so heartbreakingly beautiful to look at.

(Actually I do know what this one is. It's the Rothschild Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum rothschildianum): phenomenally rare, and flowering its heart out just for us.)

1 comment:

La Petite Gallery said...

How very beautiful. You must be in paradise. Love the yellow oncidium.
The lady slipper is gorgeous. Have fun and thanks for sharing. Wish I were there. It's snowing.


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