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Marbled Jewel Orchid Leaves This orchid (Anoectochilus monicae) is strictly endemic only to the mountains in Sabah, North Borneo.<br />
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Marbled Jewel Orchid (Anoectochilus spp.) are named for their beautiful bright intricate vein patterns on their leaves. Unlike most orchids, Jewel Orchids are more well known for their leaves rather than their flowers. Flowers are also rare to witness due to specific conditions during certain seasons to make it bloom. The flowers of this orchid species have obvious &quot;filaments&quot; which makes it very unusual compared to other orchid groups. There are also tiny hairs on the petals. The largest leaf is almost 50 mm while the whole plant is around 120 mm tall. Only grow low in the montane rainforest floor where it is dark and cool. <br />
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Jewel Orchids from the Macodes genus are also known for their interesting leaves.<br />
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Genus ID thanks to Patrick Sodusta.<br />
 Anoectochilus monicae,Geotagged,Malaysia,Summer Click/tap to enlarge

Marbled Jewel Orchid Leaves

This orchid (Anoectochilus monicae) is strictly endemic only to the mountains in Sabah, North Borneo.

Marbled Jewel Orchid (Anoectochilus spp.) are named for their beautiful bright intricate vein patterns on their leaves. Unlike most orchids, Jewel Orchids are more well known for their leaves rather than their flowers. Flowers are also rare to witness due to specific conditions during certain seasons to make it bloom. The flowers of this orchid species have obvious "filaments" which makes it very unusual compared to other orchid groups. There are also tiny hairs on the petals. The largest leaf is almost 50 mm while the whole plant is around 120 mm tall. Only grow low in the montane rainforest floor where it is dark and cool.

Jewel Orchids from the Macodes genus are also known for their interesting leaves.

Genus ID thanks to Patrick Sodusta.

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    Marbled Jewel Orchid Flowers This orchid (Anoectochilus monicae) is strictly endemic only to the mountains in Sabah, North Borneo.<br />
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Marbled Jewel Orchid (Anoectochilus spp.) are named for their beautiful bright intricate vein patterns on their leaves. Unlike most orchids, Jewel Orchids are more well known for their leaves rather than their flowers. Flowers are also rare to witness due to specific conditions during certain seasons to make it bloom. The flowers of this orchid species have obvious "filaments" which makes it very unusual compared to other orchid groups. There are also tiny hairs on the petals. The largest leaf is almost 50 mm while the whole plant is around 120 mm tall. Only grow low in the montane rainforest floor where it is dark and cool. <br />
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Jewel Orchids from the Macodes genus are also known for their interesting leaves.<br />
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Genus ID thanks to Patrick Sodusta.<br />
 Anoectochilus monicae,Geotagged,Malaysia,Summer
    Posted 6 months ago
  2. Incredible! Posted 6 months ago

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Anoectochilus monicae is an orchid in the Anoectochilus genus. It occurs in Sabah, Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters.

Species identified by _ChunXingWong_
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By _ChunXingWong_

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Uploaded Apr 11, 2019. Captured Aug 25, 2017 12:54 in Jalan Kinabalu, Kinabalu Park, 89300 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/2.7
  • 1/13s
  • ISO200
  • 4.3mm