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Orchid news

April 26, 2013

1. There is a brand new Orchid Ark film on endangered orchids made in collaboration with Barry Natusch, Professor in Media Studies, Nihon University, Tokyo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhFVv9EdsTk

The film is a free resource to be used for education.

Book.Salin.Bulbophyllum.orchid.722. I saw this book on Thai Bulbophyllum orchids on sale at the Airport Central Plaza in Chiang Mai. From the already low 425 Baht it is now on sale at 290 Baht. The text is entirely in Thai but it has scientific names and superb colour illustrations, written by orchid enthusiast Khun Salin Sitisuchatom. Published in 2010.

3. Right now there are many fantastic orchids flowering at Dokmai Garden: Vanda denisoniana, Vanda flabellata, Dendrobium anosmum, Pomatocalpa spicatum and the latest addition, not yet listed in our collection: Aerides krabiensis, kindly donated by Orchid Garden Khaolak:

Aerides krabiensis.April25.2013.72This is an endangered species only found on limestone cliffs in the south of Thailand.

4. Squirrels and other animals may rip down orchids tied to trees using natural fiber strings. Frequent monitoring is still essential until the orchids take a firm grip by their own roots.

Text & Photo: Eric Danell

(Precipitation report: 3 mm of rain on the 25th of April).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anita Bucher permalink
    April 26, 2013 6:23 AM

    Eric,

    You can buy natural string (brown cord) here in Thailand as well. The shops BigC, Lotus etc all have for most of the time. Is either with DIY tools or gardening or stationery, it depends. But it only comes in smaller quantities.

    Anita

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