The Philippines is blessed with a very high biodiversity, including the plants living in its remaining forest cover. Trees alone comprise about 3500 species. Just to research on a species a day would take about 10 years to finish all of just the trees. Then there are still the shrubs, herbs, ferns etc. Through this blog we hope to introduce you to some important plants in the forest before they completely disappear because of habitat destruction.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
D. taurinum flowers
The flowering specimen
Quick Post: About a month ago I found the longest spray of my D. taurinum having a flower spike. Today the spike finally opened up to reveal the nice white and dark purple blooms. The plant is also bringing out new shoots which hopefully would also grow to full size.
I was told that one of the more challenging Dendrobium orchids to flower in Manila is D. taurinum. It would require a dry but humid area. I was warned that it won't probably flower here but I gave it the benefit of the doubt.