Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Phalaenopsis amabilis (Anggerek Bulan or "Flowers of the Moon")

Taken at Padawan 's Pitcher Plant and Orchid Center using N93i.

Taken at a nursery in Kuching using N93i.

A hundred years ago in Indonesia, only princesses were allowed to sport the moon orchids or "Anggerek Bulan" on their hair ( as mark of their royalty). Today the plant is very much used in hybridisation. (Teoh Eng Soon (1982) A Joy Forever, Times International, Singapore.

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