Saturday, 11 April 2015

Exploring at ultramafic mountains of north Borneo - part 3


Bucephalandra ultramafica


Balsam

Ctrpidium maculatum


Alocasia melo

New Bucep.

orchid

orchid

New species of Homalomena

Crepidium metallicum


fern


New ginger


New Bucephalandra


New Aridarum

Friday, 10 April 2015

Revisiting Betta rutilans in peat swamp of Sarawak



Common puddle frog (Occidozyga laevis)

Betta rutilans, red fighting fish

Combtail gourami





Peat swamp of Borneo is full of interesting flora & fauna. It is not a pleasant ground to hang around cos the swamp is infested with mosquitoes & plants which got thorns.......and worst, it got very bad smell cos of decomposition of leaf litter. However, I don't mind to get dirty to seek for fish or plants there.


Tiny loach (kottelatlimia sp.)

In search of rare Bulbophyllum signatum (April 2015)


This rare orchid, Bulbophyllum signatum almost took me half an hour to find it in a disturbed Kerangas forest of western Sarawak. Too bad, no flower is sighted in this field trip.











Another Bulbo. orchid


ant plant

third species of Bulbo.