Orchid Exhibition: More New Species being Discovered

By Godwin Eki – EMTV News, Port Moresby

Vice President of the Papua New Guinea Orchid Society, Godfrey Seeto, says while PNG has three thousand registered orchid species, there are still sightings of new orchid species in other parts of the country.

He says PNG is one unique island nation in the Asia Pacific Region that can successfully grow hybrid orchids in the region.

As sightings of new orchid species in the country continue to occur especially in the Highlands region, Vice President of the PNG Orchid Society, Godfrey Seeto, says the Island of PNG has a vast concentration of orchids, making PNG one of the most unique countries in the Asia Pacific Region.

He says the PNG Orchid Society is yet to name some new orchids that have been recently discovered.

As PNG continues to strengthen economic ties in the Asia Pacific Region, PNG also plays an important role in the horticulture industry by supplying orchid seeds for cross breeding to create new species of orchid plants.

According to PNG Orchid Society, while orchids need proper monitoring, and this include watering, orchids are not seasonal plants and turn to flower all year round.

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