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maleola sp.. This inflorescence was photographed in a...
Photo Details
Image #: DSC_0197-20001
Species: maleola sp.
Location: Krayan, Indonesia
Description: This inflorescence was photographed in a moist lower montane rainforest in Kalimantan. Its an epiphytic orchid with a pleasant fragrant. These and many other wild orchids are very much sought after in these parts by poachers who sell them to collectors. It is not uncommon to see large sign boards erected in village entrances with gentle warning messages to would-be poachers.