Sarcochilus falcatus, the type for the genus, is endemic to Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in Australia. It is also known there as the orange blossom orchid due to its strong fragrance similar to that of its namesake. Grown and photographed by Terling on Flickr.
“[…] my method of making up balls of bark chunks and coco husk chunks in veg netting. These balls are free draining and allow root penetration and air movement. The veg net will disintegrate after a few years, but by then the orchid roots would have bound the mix.”
“With the right vector, Dr. [Masahiro] Mii’s team was able to introduce Commelina communis blue color gene into callus culture of phalaenopsis. This is the first transgenic blue phalaenopsis. It is over 10 years of work in Dr. Mii’s laboratory.”