Monday, January 28, 2008

Sabah: Land where exotic orchids thrive

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

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