Sunday, March 30, 2008
Spider mites are not insects but are more closely related to ticks and spiders. Their common name is derived from their ability to produce silk, which most species spin on host plants. Mites are tinyCabout the size of the period at the end of this sentence. They can also be very prolific, which is why infestations often go unnoticed until plants exhibit significant damage.
Treatment wow banyaknye mites....malathion kurang berkesan untuk mites...mites ialah sejenis sucking insect...kalao sia, biasa menggunakan
1. Neem Oil Emulsion
2. ALBAROL ( kelas 4)
Cara : Rendamkan atau spray keseluruhan pokok yg terkena jangkitan.. ulang 3 hari sekali sehingga tiada jangkitan baru dapat di kesan...
Pokok masih boleh survive setelah rawatan diberikan secara sempurna.
Nampak pokok tuan pdox tu ialah dari genus Paphiopedilum tuuuu......
advised from khairimd from http://oapm.proboards52.com/
pictures courtesy of
paradox from http://oapm.proboards52.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orchidhelp&thread=1206546505&page=1
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Found this orchids in Camera Highlands, being sold by Orang Asli.Normally found on tree trunks in shady forest between 700 meter up to 1000 meter. A miniature sized, warm to hot growing epiphytic species with ovate, strongly 4 angled, yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, thin, oblong, apically blunt, shortly petiolate leaves that blooms on a basal, thin, wiry, semi-pendulous, 2 3/4" to 4.1" [7 to 11 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying scented flowers.
pictures courtesy of S_annuar from http://oapm.proboards52.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orchids&thread=1206520522&page=1
Monday, March 24, 2008
pictures courtesy of
Friday, March 07, 2008
Widely distributed in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (East & West Coasts), Java (West), Borneo (Kalimantan, Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei), Philippines, Sulawesi (Minahassa), Maluku A lowland orchids and normalyy found near riverbanks where the Altitude: Sea Level - 1500m.The Pseudobulbs is close together to a few cm apart, appr 15 x 2 cm, 2 leaves appr 27 x 6 cm
Picture courtesy of khairimd http://exoticgallery.fotopic.net/c1220304_49.html
One of many species that is widely found in Malaysia and also neighboring countries, such as Sumatra, Java and Borneo in primary forest and humid places, between 600 - 2000m above sea level.
Briefly the plant pseudobulbs is placed 3cm or more apart on the creeping rhizome, 3-4 x 2.5cm, smooth an round when young, slightly flattened. Whereas the leaves are broadly lanceolate, about 20-25 x 6-12cm.
The flower inflorescences arised from it rhizome, penducle and pedicel together 20cm or more long, each bearing single flower, with 6 - 8cm broad, yellow, striped and flushed red
This species varies very much throughout its range, in particular in coloring and the petal length.
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Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Still remember back in 2006, I managed to buy some plant and till todate, still not managed to grow it.
The picture courtesy from email@example.com from http://www.flickr.com/photos/orchid_trekker
The plant is slightly similar to bulbophyllum vaginatum, with some exception, ie the plant has slight trail of purplish color either on the leaf or the bulbs. Suggesting that the name is purpurecense.
Picture courtesy of firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/orchid_trekker/155404943/
The single lightly scented flowers have a straight lip that is highly mobile, where this on of many reason the flowers will get easily pollinated by insects.
The bulb to the end of leaf normally around 15 cm with stiff leaf. A hot growing species that requires, hot conditions, shade, frequent waterings and fertilizings as well as high humidity.
Pictures and plants and flower.... courtesy from orchid_trekker http://www.flickr.com/photos/orchid_trekker/156186132/
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Bulbophyllum virescensThe plant has a long and slender psudobulb, whereas the leave is soft and big. Normally found around waterfalls areas on top of rock boulders, covered with dead leaves and damp areas. This lowland orchids is widely found in Malaysian jungles, normally near riverbanks, on top of rock boulders, under canpoies, with 60 % light penetration.
The flowers give strong smell resembling dried fish or "ikan masin"
The plant in hand !...
Luckily, the plantations owner was not keen on this plant, but rather keen on the rubber its self!.
The flower is long and slender, while the plant it self looks more to bulbophyllum vaginatum?... dont think so!..
The flower courtesy of TheOman from http://oapm.proboards52.com/index.cgi?action=recent
Bulbophyllum lasianthum orchids is one of the largest type of bulbophylum species in Malaysia. The leaves can reach up to 2 feets, and normally found on top of rock boulders under tree shades, beside river banks.
The flowers emit a strong stench , similar to dried fish or 'ikan masin' as called by the locals. Interesting?... well it depends...
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Sunday, March 02, 2008
Unfortunately, till to date, the plant simply refused to flower.Shall the medium be replaced or need to give the correct fertiliser?.
Noticed the bulb which is smooth and little bit hairy?
For the flower, refer to http://zanaf.dyndns.biz/Bulbophyllum/Bulb_lobbii1.htm
The flowers emit a strong stench , similar to dried fish or 'ikan masin' as called by the locals.
In one of my trips to a famous recreation area in Pahang, this bulbophyllum was found almost every where, either on the ground, on tree trunks and also on top of rock boulders, where, mostly, the area is shaded from direct sunlight. Where, the flowers is emitting a strong stench, finding it will not be so difficult.
For the flowers, refer to http://zanaf.dyndns.biz/Bulbophyllum/Bulb_lasianthum1.htm"