Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Orchid flower of Papua New Guinea at Singapore’95.

Papua New Guinea has issued the stamps depicted orchid flowers for commemorating their participation at Singapore’95 International Philately Exhibition. The stamp set comprised of 4 pieces stamps depicted the Dendrobidium species, Dendrobidium rigidfolium, Dendrobidium convolutum, Dendrobidium spectable , Dendrobidium tapiniense.
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Dendrobium rigidfolium (21)
Dendrobium rigidfolium is a species of genus Dendrobium. Dendrobium is a huge genus of orchids contains about 1,200 species. The genus occurs in diverse habitats throughout much of south, east and southeast Asia, including the Philippines, Borneo, Australia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and New Zealand.

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Dendrobium convolutum (45)Found in Northern Papua and New Guinea as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte in rainforests at elevations of sealevel to 650 meters with yellow stems with 4 to 5 nodes beneath the 3 apical, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a shorter to [8 to 12 cm], axillary, suberect, racemose, few [2 to 4] flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the leafless cane and below the leaf.
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Dendrobium spectable (60)Dendrobium spectabile is a warm growing species native to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The 18 inch to 2 foot long canes produce masses of flowers that look like aliens from another world.This plant typically flowers in the winter and early spring months but can also flower in late August through October. The flowers last a couple of and have a nice honey-like fragrance.
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Dendrobium tapiniense (90)
Plant blooms from fall to winter with ten to fifteen 3.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant. Plant is found growing in the forest of Papua & New Guinea at elevations of 1500 to 1950 .Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures with medium amounts of light.

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