WOW! This is the most common reaction heard as visitors make their way through the Borneo Orchid Society of Sabah’s (BOSS) annual exhibition.
The event usually held in May is a showcase of the state’s diverse native orchid species, with their myriad of shapes, colours and sizes.
There are about 1,500 species of orchids in Borneo and two-thirds are from Sabah. And of 1,000 native Sabah species, 86% are in Kinabalu Park.
Despite this diversity, Sabah ironically remains a net importer of cut orchid flowers with florists and hotels displaying blooms that were likely to have originated from the peninsula.
Continue reading (incl. pics) at: Sabah: Land where exotic orchids thrive