The longest orchid leaf in the world

Longest orchid leaf in the world
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“Over here!”, Mr. Jain Linton, the botanist guide from Sabah Agriculture Park (Taman Pertanian Sabah) in Tenom, sounds really excited when he shows us “Ekor Tikus”, which has the longest orchid leaf in the world.

Rat Tail Orchid
“Ekor Tikus” is “Rat Tail” in Malay language. You will agree with such name if you see its photos here.

ekor tikus orchid
Rat-Tailed Orchid (Paraphalaenopsis labukensis) is a rare native orchid with all four species live in Borneo island. It grows as an epiphyte on branches of large tree. The longest recorded length of Rat-tailed orchid leaf is 3.05M (10 feet) long.

Rat Tail Orchid
You can see this orchid flower in Native Orchid Garden of Sabah Agriculture Park (Taman Pertanian Sabah) in Tenom.

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Photos taken in Tenom, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

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