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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 

Nov & Dec 2014
 

Nov 1 - Children Origami

Nov  8 - Visit to Agricultural Dept

Nov 22 - Children's Day Camp

Dec      - Talk on NZ Botanic Gardens

Dec 14 - Members get together

 
 
 
 SlipperOrchid
 
Paphiopedilum Barbatum is commonly called the slipper orchid because of the resemblance of the pocket-like pouch formed by the fusion of the lower two petals of the flower. This orchid is a terrestrial native orchid found within the rainforests covering the foot-hills of Penang island which also encircle the Penang Botanic Gardens. Sadly this rare plant is facing the danger of extinction due to illegal poaching and clearing of hill slopes in recent years. We adopt the slipper orchid as our Society's logo to remind us the important mission to save our rainforest.

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