Acanthephippium javanicum


Genus: Acanthephippium
Sub Family: Epidendroideae
Family: Orchidaceae
Ordo: Asparagales
Klas: Liliopsida
Devisi: Magnoliophyta
Kingdom: Plantae

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Acanthephippium is a genus of orchids consisting of 12 species. Genus name is derived from the Greek meaning acanthos spinning and ephippion which means the saddle, in accordance with the labellum of the flower-like saddle. Species-spe

This genus grow in the ground (terrestrial) and partially myco-heterotrophic. The genus is distributed from tropical and subtropical regions of India to southwest China to the Pacific.

Species: Acanthephippium bicolor (S. India, Sri Lanka, New Guinea). Acanthephippium chrysoglossum (W. Sumatra). Acanthephippium curtisii (Borneo - Sarawak). Acanthephippium eburneum (N. Sumatra, Borneo - Sarawak). Acanthephippium gougahensis (Thailand)
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This orchid species are up to 80 cm tall whit short rhizomas. The oblong and fleshy pseudobulbs are up to 25 cm tall. They produce at their apex , parallel-veinedleaves, which can be up to 65 cm long.
The flower arises laterally from the pseudobulbs, with 3 to 6 flowers . The flowers are prominent, large, like cup- or urn-shaped, fleshy, waxy, and about 4 cm long. This orchid species unusual shape for an orchid. The flowers have colors from yellow to red to shades of orange and pink, marked with stripes or spots. The flower have a very strong fragrance.

Acacallis hoehnei

Spesies: Acacallis hoehnei

Genus: Acacallis
Sub Family: Epidendroideae
Family: Orchidaceae
Ordo: Orchidales
Klas: Liliopsida

Devisi: Magnoliophyta
Kingdom: Plantae

Acacallis Lindl. 1853, is a genus of the family Orchidaceae that comes from South America with a small number of species. Genus name is derived from Greek mythology Akakallis. Based on the database of the Royal Botanical Gardens, the genus


Initial species found in the genus are found in the Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Peru.


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Examples of species Acacallis coerulea (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918 (synonymous with Aganisia fimbriata Rchb.f.) Acacallis cyanea Lindl. 1853 (Peru; Venezuela) (synonymous with Aganisia cyanea (Lindl.) Rchb.f) Acacallis fimbriata (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918 (Peru; V
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Shape of flower : From medium sized sympodial epiphyte that grows to about 25 cm tall. Growths are a slender,prostrate, creeping rhizome.
Pseudobulb: 5 cm long. The egg-shaped pseudobulbs are normallyglossy green.
LEAVES: 20 cm long. Normally, a single, erect, leathery leaf iscarried at the top of each pseudobulb. Elliptic leaf and very shiny green on the upper surface,is about 7.5 cm wide, and has a petiolate base
INFLORESCENCE: The slender and erect to arching flowerspike about 30 cm
FLOWERS: The flowers are 6.3 cm . The sepals and petals are mauve on the outside, but are sky blueon the inside, Also often the white colour at their tips and white at thebase. The unstervilles reported that while the flowers are decidedlyblue when they open, the blueness rapidly takes on a tinge of pink.

Acampe dentata


Spesies: Acampe dentata
Genus: Acampe
Sub Family: Epidendroideae
Family: Orchidaceae
Ordo: Asparagales
Klas: Liliopsida


Devisi: Magnoliophyta
Kingdom: Plantae

Type Status :Probable isotype
Publication :Fol. Orchid. 4: 3. 1853.
Verified by : P. Ormerod
Verification date : 14 Aug 2007
"Though the Holotype is numbered 179 in Kwew, it is likely a sheet number (ie the 179 the sheet from Hooker to Lindley)"


COLLECTION : Collector J. D. Hooker
Country : India
State/Province : Sikkim
Elevation : 609 m.

This genus are epiphytes monopodial orchid plants that are similar to Vanda. Orchids of this genus can grow into a large group of epiphytes. The colour of Orchid domination by yellow collour ,Flowers small spots with a sepal and the sam Petal. Labellum has 4 polinia. Genus series

This orchid genus spread from Africa, the Himalayas, Malaysia and China Southern.

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species: Acampe multiflora [Lindley] Lindley 1853 = Acampe rigida [Buch .- Ham. J. E. Smith's ex] P.F. Hunt 1970 Acampe carinata (Griff.) S.G. Panigrahi 1985 Acampe papillosa (Lindley) Lindl. 1853 Acampe crassifolia (Lindl. & Paxton) Szlach. 2003 Acamp

Saccolabium ochraceum Lindley, Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 28(Misc.): 2. 1842; Acampe dentata Lindley; A. griffithii H. G. Reichenbach; S. lineolatum Thwaites.

Stem ascending, to 1 m, stout, 1-1.3 cm in diam., internodes 2-3.5 cm. Leaves many, well spaced, distichous, ± spreading horizontally; leaf blade narrowly oblong, 13-20 × 2.5-3.4 cm, base amplexicaul-sheathing, apex obtuse and unequally bilobed. Inflorescences several, opposite to leaves, ascending, paniculate, 5-14 cm, with many short branches; each branch with 1 raceme and 2-6 flowers; peduncle 1-2 cm, 2-3 mm in diam.; floral bracts broadly triangular, ca. 1 mm, fleshy, acute. Flowers slightly fragrant; sepals and petals yellowish green with reddish brown transverse stripes and spots, lip white, spotted with purple-red, spur and another cap yellow; pedicel and ovary yellowish green, ca. 4 mm, sparsely shortly hairy. Dorsal sepal obovate, ca. 6 × 3 mm, obtuse; lateral sepals slightly oblique, obovate-oblong, slightly smaller than dorsal sepal, obtuse. Petals oblanceolate, ca. 5 × 2.3 mm, obtuse; lip slightly 3-lobed; lateral lobes erect, deltoid, very small; mid-lobe reflexed, deltoid, ca. 2 × 2 mm, obtuse, with a short conic projection abaxially, adaxially with many small warts, margin slightly undulate; spur straight, ca. 3 × 2 mm, inside with dense white hairs. Column ca. 1.5 mm, stout, with short hairs; anther cap subspherical; caudicle oblanceolate, ca. 1 mm; viscidium oblong. Capsule cylindric or narrowly fusiform, 4-4.5 cm × 5-6 mm. Fl. Nov, fr. next Mar-Apr. 2n = 38.
Epiphytic on tree trunks in open forests or at forest margins; 700-1200 m. S Yunnan [Bhutan, Cambodia, NE India, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].

Abdominae minimiflora

Genus : Abdominea

Family : Orchidaceae
Order : Asparagales
Class : Liliopsida
Kingdom : Plantae

Division :Magnoliophyta

Tribe : Vandeae

Subtribe : Sarcanthinae
Informal Group : Monocot
Other Name :
Synonim :
Abdominea micrantha J.J.Sm.
Gastrochilus minimiflorus (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Saccolabium minimiflorum Hook.f.
Schoenorchis minimiflora (Hook.f.) Ames
Schoenorchis philippinensis Ames

Species Notes : Saccolabium minimiflorum
Species Author : J.J. Smith.
Species Publication :
in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. Ser. II. xxv. 98 (1917)
Status : Accurate
Specimen Detail
record 1
BO Number : BO-44051;
Determination By : Steenis, van (1939-01-01 00:00:00)
Determination Date : 1939-01-01 00:00:00
Collector : Backer, C.A. (1912-12-23 00:01:01)
Collect Date : 1912-12-23 00:01:01
Origin of Collection : wild origin
Status of Collection : present in collections
Phenology : flowering
Sex :
Collection Method : Hand collected
Preservation Method : Herbarium Sheet
Type : holotype
Habit Detail : Lip groen wit, de bloem geelachtig.
Habitat : Oerbosch, boomstam.
Substrate :

Specimen Notes : Holotype of Abdominea minimiflora (Hook.f.) J.J.S. (Orchidaceae).
Local Name :
Latitude : 6° 34' 48'' S
Longitude : 106° 46' 48'' E
Altitude : 400 m

Locality : Bogor (Kab) Jawa, Pulau
Locality Detail : Java, Goeah Gadjah Tji Karangsaat bij Klapa Noenggal (N.O.v. Buitenzorg)
Country : Indonesia

Abdominea genus consists of only one species of rare orchids, Abdominea minimiflora. Orchids are monopodial epiphytes plants that have small flowers. Genus name is derived from the Latin word meaning abdominal peru

These orchids scattered territories du Thailand to the Malay Peninsula, Java and the Philippines.

This Orchid species from Genus name is derived from the Latin word meaning abdominal peru It refers to the similarity between the shape of the labellum (lip) and the shape of the abdomen of an insect.
The species produces very small flowers, about 0.45 cm wide, on a racemose, many-flowered inflorescence

Abdominae minimiflora


How to buy Orchid

Enchantment of orchids as ornamental plants is not irrefutable, the number of species and the beautiful color variations on orchids will confuse the beginner to collect certain kinds of orchids relationship. That way there are some things to keep in mind when we have to decide which ones to orchid we bought orchids are also conditions that we must buy. It is necessary to prevent iini disappointment when orchids are in our environment. Some tips to consider include:

  • Be sure to select orchids as you plan from the home by adjusting the picture and the name of your orchid species have Customize your data with data orchid names listed on the label of interest (be sure to cross the same as your data) .

  • Check the orchid flowers do not wither or dull, fresh orchid flowers look beautiful and healthy. It was difficult to determine criteria for the healthy interest because there is an abundant variety of orchids, there is a curly, there is a sac .

  • Check the condition of the color of the orchid flower visits roots. A little color purple roots will tend to bloom dark (Black, Crimson, Purple) green roots will bloom bright light (white, blue, yellow).

  • Check your orchid plants are attached to the media with good to avoid what we have just cut orchids and then affixed kemedia by merchants.

  • Check and touch the leaves of orchids. Healthy leaves and fresh plant indicate there is a good situation, check there are no spots or mold memempel on stem and leaves, wrinkled leaves indicate too much water or the roots are rotting, bacteria, viruses or fungi would seemingly leaves black at the base .

  • Some simpodial orchid Dendrobium and Cattleya like there will be false on the stem tuber (Pseudobulb). Note, healthy orchids will have pseudo bulbs plump, fleshy and solid.

  • Check the price of orchids when you adjust the fit with the general price at other dealers, or news on the internet.

  • Make sure you keep orchids in accordance with your environment, especially the sun and the altitude orchid life.

Good luck. Some criteria or tips will you need to see details of orchids will you buy through a catalog or information orchid expert.

A quaestion for highlander orchid

Orchid height as other species of orchids need humidity and low light intensity. Excess light will damage the leaves and remove the possibility of new buds. When this was brought to anggrekspecies lower place can mean orchids can survive some serious time and live longer maintained.

Some hobbyists have a lot to try and just miserable when they crushed orchidGlass as a material that produces the evaporation of moisture or may try to reduce the intensity of the light placement in the house orchids can be at all times tried to bring it out to give the required effect photosintesis orchid leaves. This way depends on the humidity and the intensity of the sun where you live.

water circulation under glass or behind glass humidity levels set raising the plants. Waterfalls that wash the glass will be more spread gets orchid plants. If plants are placed on pages with a net may be a leaf with a variety of colors from brown to green was not fresh cut orchid leaves the same color as this orchid be bought fresh. This is useful to grow new shoots. Changing direction is needed for potted orchids refresher whole.

Suggestions and questions from a friend just to try

The death of orchid species habitat

Orchid is a plant that is very beautiful forest. Forest undergrowth is orchid growth media is best fit with the character who did not want aggrek open nature with high solar intensity, especially of orchids that grow with the height above sea level in 1500. From year to year in the world almost all forest damage caused by logging and systematic destruction by many countries for various reasons. Unfortunately tropical forest is the habitat of orchids are developing countries whose governments allow loose with a variety of business and allowed the wood needs.
Indonesia, which is 20% of his life orchids in the world or place of more 5000 species of orchids are the most affected countries by the effects of globalization. Each year millions of hectares of land lying on a barren stretch of the inflamed by the high heat that the sun does not allow orchids live.
With only protect 29 species of orchids native Indonesia is not impossible there are many types of native orchids that are no longer found because of forest destruction. While the government researchers with minimal funds and the extent of forest Indonesia certainly not be able to quickly identify many orchids there.

Vanda Orchid Species Beautiful Colour

Orchid Vanda orchid is one of the well known and many are in our environment. Vanda sensekerta language means "beautiful", the name was given by Sir W. Jones in the year 1795. Vanda orchid species was first discovered in the same year by William Roxburg. Vanda orchid is one of the native orchids come from tropical spread from India, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea until Filifina. And like most tropical plants are capable of blooming orchids all year long as a condition and adequate treatment. Vanda orchids are relatively quite large and beautiful, has a lot of color variations (ex. yellow, purple, red, blue, white, etc.) and generally have freckles beautiful. In addition to beautiful flowers have the diversity of plants vandapun leaf form, namely

1.Vanda pencil-shaped leaves, Vanda is usually live in the land axis (terrestrial) and to get the full light treatment or get sunlight without shade. In some areas of western Java, Vanda species are often also used as a fence. The cultivation of these crops is usually done in a tile-walled trench using the stake as a prop by using a mixture of sawdust medium or coarse bran, shredded coconut fiber and the above media was added manure had been dried in the sun to dry.

2.Vanda pencil-shaped leaf spring, a combination of belt and pencil Vanda, elongated bowl. Generally such Vanda Vanda pencil leaves the program requires full sun.

3.Vanda belt-shaped leaves (like leaves in general), Vanda is different with the two brothers above, usually are epiphytes, or attached to the media or the tree and need a little shade around 30 - 50% light intensity sun. Planting can be directly attached to its roots by using a rope to a tree, and when it was attached to a rope can be fully released. Vanda is also planted in a pot, orchids treated just like any other epiphytes.
Some of Vanda Orchid Species:

Vanda coerulea Lindl

Vanda tricolor Lindl

Vanda sanderiana

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