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Subfamily: Epidendroideae Tribe: Vandeae SubTribe: Aeridinae Genus: Renanthera Species: Renanthera bella J.J. Wood 1981. Common Name The Beautiful Renanthera .

 

This is a rare orchid that is found in Sabah (north Borneo). It is a hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters. It grows on tree trunks and blooms from fall to summer on an almost horizontal and long inflorescence of about 45 cm, bearing up to 16 red flowers 6 cm across.

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Photographed at Kipandi Butterfly Park. It rained while I was there, and I had the pleasure of meeting Linus Gokusing who had a rare orchid specie named after him (Cleisocentron gokusingli). We had a good hour looking through some books. And I am really happy not to have missed this rare orchid in bloom. {next post: a very fragrant orchid.}

Species from Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo

 

Grown by California Orchids

Just because angraecoids are my favourite orchids (mainly white-flowered species), doesn't mean I don't love colour.

 

These are orchids gathered from both my indoor growing area and my cool mini-greenhouse for a group shot. It is wonderful to have so many lovely things in bloom right now.

This orchid had no tag. I believe it's a Renanthera, but am not positive, and don't know which - R. bella?

2011/1/28

京都府立植物園/Photo was taken in The Kyoto Botanical Garden

レナンテラ・ベラ/Renanthera bella J.J. Wood  ラン科レナンテラ属  

Species from Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo

 

Photographed at the Orchid Garden at the Sandakan War Memorial. Sabah, Malaysia

dwarf growing species with dark red flowers

Seen in the War Memorial, Kundasang

Renanthera bella orchid seen in Borneo. Full report at guenther-eichhorn.com/borneo.html

These orchids were seen at a nursery aside the highway near Mt Kinabalu.

These orchids were seen at a nursery aside the highway near Mt Kinabalu.

Known as the Sabah Beauty Orchid and native only to the Mt. Kinabalu area of that province of Borneo.

Seen at Orchid de Villa, Kota Kinabalu

This was purchased as a bareroot plant from Michae Ooi at the POE this year. I was surprised it was blooming at such small size plant! Lovely deep red.

This was purchased as a bareroot plant from Michae Ooi at the POE this year. I was surprised it was blooming at such small size plant! Lovely deep red.

I fell in love with this species when I first saw it in flower in Borneo on my 2005 trip and have been looking to buy a plant since. Bought this plant about 2 months ago and it has not disappointed.

Photographed at a roadside nursery in the Crocker Pass.

Seen at "Orchids and More".

Photographed at a roadside nursery in the Crocker Pass.

Seen at Orchid de Villa, Kota Kinabalu

seen at orchid show in Lahr

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