Floral Malaysia - Encouter in the exotic peninsula


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Working on the slideshow made me realised how globalisation affected the plant life on this planet. Many of the flowers I saw came from the far corners of the world. It was just under 500 years ago that Magellan sailed around the world. In many ways everyone of us are affected by this plant globalisation. We are much closer than we have imagined.

Many species of flowers I saw were created by human. We have been cloning plants for long time. Such plant is called a ‘cultivar’ and their survival will be dependent on human. When I look up their names in books, I have discovered thousands and thousands of species were created, excluding cultivars. Our relationship with plants are also much closer than have imagined. Thus, we have not only shrink distances, we have also shrink the gap between species.

Working on the slideshow also gave me a sense of the beauty of life and the unity of life on world. I am grateful to be alive and be able to witness the marvels of evolution.

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Floral Malaysia - Encouter in the exotic peninsula

  1. 1. Floral Malaysia Encounter in the exotic peninsulaCat’s Whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus) First created 30 Mar 2013. Version 1.1 - 8 April 2013. Jerry Tse. London .
  2. 2. Easter heliconia (Heliconia wagneriana)
  3. 3. Pink Lobster Claw (Heliconia rostrata)
  4. 4. Wax Ginger (Tapeinochilus ananassae)
  5. 5. Nandi Flame (Spathodea campanulata) – Flowering tree.
  6. 6. Red Passion Flower (Passiflora coccinea)
  7. 7. Beach Spider Lily (Hymenocallis littoralls, Family Amarylidaceae)
  8. 8. Pink Lantern (Medinilla magifica).Sometimes called MalaysianOrchid, native to Philippines.
  9. 9. Spider Orchid (Brassia verrucosa)
  10. 10. Pink Canna, a cultivar (genus : Canna)
  11. 11. Cannon Ball tree, often mistakenly called the Sala tree (Couroupita guianensis)
  12. 12. Orchid (Genus : Cattleya)
  13. 13. Cardinal Guard (Pachystachs Coccinea), same genus as the Golden Shrimp flower.
  14. 14. Kock’s Bauhinia (Bauhinia Coccinea), same genus as in the Hongkong’s emblem flower.
  15. 15. Peace Lily (Spathiphylium cochlearispathum).
  16. 16. Cat’s Whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus)
  17. 17. Parrot’s Beak heliconia (Heliconia psittacrum)
  18. 18. Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra)
  19. 19. Jungle Flame (Ixora coccinea)
  20. 20. Chesapeake Chrysanthemum (Genus : Chrysanthemum)
  21. 21. Heliconia (Genus : Heliconia)
  22. 22. Nasturtium (Tropacolum Majus)
  23. 23. Kaffir Lily (Clivia miniata)
  24. 24. Fynbos aloe (Aloe succotrina)
  25. 25. Nile Lily (Agapanthus Africanus)
  26. 26. Mona Lavender (Plectranthus Mona Lavender)
  27. 27. Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)
  28. 28. Bleeding glory-bower (Clerodendrum thomasoniae)
  29. 29. Flamingo flower (Anthurium andraeanum)
  30. 30. Golden Shrimp (Pachystachs lutea)
  31. 31. Amaryllis cultivar (Hippeastrum hybrid)
  32. 32. Scarlet star (Guzmain Lingulata)
  33. 33. Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys), native to Philippines also called Blue Butterfly vine
  34. 34. Lady’s Slipper Vine (Thunbergia mysorensis)
  35. 35. Fuchsia cultivar (Fuchsia hybrida).
  36. 36. Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
  37. 37. Scarlet Salvia (Salvia splendens)
  38. 38. Yellow King Humbert (Genus : Canna, cultivar)
  39. 39. Donkey’s tail (Sedium morganianum)
  40. 40. Scarlet Banana (Musa Uranoscopus)
  41. 41. Silver vase (Aechme fasciata). The red flower is a cultivar. Small violet flowers appear between the pink bracts
  42. 42. Pink Dendrobium orchid cultivar (Dendrobium Phalaenopsis type). This plant took 20 years to grow to this size.
  43. 43. Greenish Yellow Dendrobium orchid cultivar (Dendrobium Phalaenopsis type).
  44. 44. Highland tropical Nepenthes pitcher plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana)
  45. 45. This is a very rare plant. Purple Cobra Lily (Arisaema filiorme). It only grows above 1800m. It is capable to change itssex. This photo was taken near the Mossy Forest. Cameron Highlands.
  46. 46. This is a very rare plant. Purple Cobra Lily (Arisaema filiorme). This photo shows the spadix (the green stem) inside thespathe (the purple leaf) and flowers on the spadix. It lives for about 20 years.
  47. 47. Spider flower (Cleome hassleriana).
  48. 48. The EndAll rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective Music – Caruso sang by Lara Fabian written byowners. Available free for non-commercial and personal Lucio Dallause.