Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Of misty mountains and cool moist air...

Selected flora of the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay

The Cloud Forest is a 0.8 hectare enclosure within the premises of the Gardens by the Bay. It is designed to replicate the cool moist climates, found in the tropical rainforests' mountainous regions, from 1000 to 3000 metres above sea level.

The replica of the mountain in the enclosure is clad with epiphytes: from orchids to pitcher plants to ferns and other various floras typical of the geography.

I observed and recorded the more interesting floras along the trail and for a while, I felt like a real botanist...

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