3 March 2000: The then Vice Chancellor, Tan Sri Dato' Dr Hj
Abdullah Sanusi Ahmad (right) was shown around the new
Conservatory by our two honorary curators, Mr Lee Nam Fook
(here shown with him) and En Nazaruddin Haji Ujang.
Photo: Rajendran Krishnan
All plants shown here are found in the Rimba Ilmu's Conservatory. To view full size picture, click on the UMC code label.
an epiphytic orchid with dainty dark purple flowers from Terengganu state
in Peninsular Malaysia.
A hybrid derived from Paraphalaenopsis
denevei, a Bornean endemic, with sweetly scented yellow-golden flowers.
Plocoglottis javanica, a "mousetrap
orchid" which has its lip petal "hinged" down by the margins of the lateral
sepals; this is released when an insect alights on the lip and depresses
it, the resulting spring action throwing the insect against the flower
column. It is a favourite demonstration of visitors when in bloom.