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Friday, December 30, 2005

Book: Orchid of Java

There are two reasons why this book is in my wish list for long time. First: this is book is expensive (US$136 from used book seller at Amazon), second: I live in Java and grow many orchid species, therefore I need a reference book for Java's orchids. Finally I get this book for a reasonable price from a book store at Sabah, Malaysia. The book describes 730 species from 130 genera, the information is more than enough to grow Java orchid species in my collection (even for the botanist). I recommend this book for everyone who grow Java orchid species.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Book: Lowland orchids of Papua New Guinea

This is a 584 pages book, almost 269 species describes by the author. Each species describes in two pages, one for cultural information and one page for line diagram for plan and flower. For the hobbyist like me, I prefer if the author put more color photograph in the book just like his other book (A to Z South East Asian Orchids Species), anyway this is a very good book for very serious orchid grower.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Book: A to Z of South East Asian Orchids Species

This book covers almost 400 orchid species from South East Asia. A color photo for each species and short description about cultural information, temperature, rainfall in the area, flowering period, sunshine requirement, growing media, and distribution map. I would like to congratulate Peter O'Byrne for his outstanding book, and I'm waiting for his next book (vol 2, 3... South East Asian Species).

Monday, December 12, 2005

Friday, December 09, 2005


Dendrobium stratiotes is one of my favorite species. Easy to grow and to flower type dendrobium. The flower can last for 4 weeks. The plant like a lot of sun and fertilizer. One pseudobulb can flower many times.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Den. hetroglossum

I have this plant for almost two years. This is the first flower, appears from leafless pseudobulb. One inflorescences could have 3 to 5 flowers. Eventhough the flower is small (3 cm) it is very beautifull. The flower can last one week.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Den. antenatum

This is another Papua species in my collection. The Dendrobium antenatum is very easy to grow and grow very fast and flowering arround the year. The flower last very long (2 - 3 weeks)