Some pictures from my October trip to Sichuan/Yunnan

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I spent 2 weeks in Sichuan in October: Chengdu and surroundings, with a 4 days trip to Kunming / Yunnan visiting the Kunming Botanical Garden, including their orchid collection not accessible for visitors ..

First some photos of flowering orchids in Mrs Wenqing Perner's Hengduan Mountains nursery:

a batch of Paph spicerianum


Paph spicerianum


Paph henryanum


henryanum frma christae


Doll's Kobold ( charlesworthii x henryanum)


henryanum x helenae:


New Vietenryanum (gratrixianum x henryanum)


Hengduan Grace Henry (Grace Darling x henryanum)


helenae


helenae x charlesworthii


Hengduan's Qin (helenae x villosum), a new cross that Mrs. Perner dedicated to her lady assistant Qin:


Hengduan's Rong (gratrixianum x insigne), a new cross that Mrs. Perner dedicated to her chief of Lab. lady Rong (photo by W. Perner, min. resolution):


Paph areeanum


Paph Hengduan Snake Charmer (wardii x insigne)


dianthum




a few more to come ….

Jean
 

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2 more slippers, and then non-slippers:

Paph barbigerum var. coccineum:


Phrag longifolium



Habenaria myriotricha


Dendr. victoria reginae


Dendr. draconis


Liparis cordifolia


Calanthe sylvatica


Phaius tonkinensis


Dendr. chrysanthum


Cymb nanulum


Holcoglossum kimballianum


Stelis argentata



Some orchid flowers from Kunming Botanical Garden collection soon …

Jean
 

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Our visit to the Botanical Garden in Kunming, province of Yunnan: We were fortunate to have some expert guides for visiting their orchid collection, as well as the very large main greenhouse, not open to public at present time.

First a few impressions of their slipper collection:

impressive ensemble of large dianthum plants


nice henryanums




villosum




villosum x charlesworthii


barbigerum


Lynleigh Koopowitz (delenatii x malipo)


purpuratum


armeniacum


some more to follow ..
 

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Kunming Botanical Garden

dianthum x purpuratum


helenae



godefroyae …


Magic Lantern


malipo x emersonii


delenatii x hangianum


Norito Hasegawa (armeniacum x malipoense)


gratrixianum daoense


some non-slippers to come …

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Non-slippers at Kunming Botanical Garden orchid collection:

fall flowering Pleiones

Pleione maculata




Pleione praecox




maculata x praecox






Cymbidiums:

erythraeum




sinense


lancifolium




qiubeiense






….

maybe some more pics of non-orchids to come ..
Jean
 

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Hi Jean, don't know what I should praise more the abundance of pictured orchid flowers and city sights or the quality of your photos. I'm wondering if you used a tripod even when your were visiting the Kunming Botanical Garden? The P. spicerianum group in the first photo, the perfect opener, immetiately was breathtaking to me. Must have been a great journey.
 

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Hi Jean, don't know what I should praise more the abundance of pictured orchid flowers and city sights or the quality of your photos. I'm wondering if you used a tripod even when your were visiting the Kunming Botanical Garden? The P. spicerianum group in the first photo, the perfect opener, immetiately was breathtaking to me. Must have been a great journey.
Hi Rudolf, whereas in Wenqing's greenhouse I was at ease and shot most of the photos with tripod and black background, I had of course not the time/and material to do the same in Kunming … so just put camera s ISO a lot higher and did my best …: depth of field (Tiefenschärfe) is the problem then .. :)

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.......I had of course not the time/and material to do the same in Kunming … so just put camera s ISO a lot higher and did my best …: depth of field (Tiefenschärfe) is the problem then .. :) Jean

Hi Jean, without a tripod.....the result is excellent and depht of field is sufficient, at least in my eyes. Congrats to these fotos.
 

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Hallo Jean!

Seems to have been a very nice and interesting trip - and thank you for taking us a bit along on the tour with your excellent photos!

Such great pictures in all respects - with such an embarras de richesses, it's impossible for me to single out specific favorites!

Kind regards,
Jens
 

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I like your photographs a lot, Jean. Very well done and thank you for sharing them here!
 
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