Agency for Cultural Affairs
[National Museum of Nature and Science] The world’s first public orchid! ? You can see about 500 rare orchids from around the world in Tsukuba.
Tsukuba Orchid Exhibition will be held from January 22nd (Sun) to January 29th (Sun) at the Tsukuba Botanical Garden (Director: Tsuyoshi Hosoya). [URL: https://tbg.kahaku.go.jp/event/2023/01orchid/] [Image 1
Special exhibition “Tsukuba Orchid Exhibition” flyer
Approximately 200 precious wild orchid species in bloom from the Tsukuba Collection, held by the Tsukuba Botanical Garden, one of the world’s leading wild orchid conservation facilities, are carefully nurtured by cooperating organizations and are rarely seen. About 300 items, including the latest horticultural varieties and valuable classic varieties that are being lost, will be exhibited, totaling about 500 items. In addition, under the theme of “Phantom Blue Orchid” this time, we will exhibit photographs of precious blue wild orchids that have bloomed so far in our garden, and the world’s first fantastic blue orchid developed by introducing the genes of Commelina. Publish. In addition, we will introduce the story from joint research with Kao Corporation, from research on the scent components of adenoncos, a small wild orchid found in the forests of Southeast Asia, to the creation of products.
Through this project, we hope that you will enjoy the amazing diversity of orchidaceous plants, and that you will understand the biodiversity research and conservation of endangered plants that our garden is working on.
Overview of the special exhibition “Tsukuba Orchid Exhibition” Period: January 22, 2023 (Reiwa 5) (Reiwa 5) to January 29, 2023 (Reiwa 3) (Sun) 8 days in total (no closures during the exhibition period)
Venue: Tsukuba Botanical Garden, National Museum of Nature and Science (4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture)
Education Building, Tropical Resource Plant Greenhouse, Multi-Purpose Greenhouse, Garden, Training Exhibition Hall
Organizer: Tsukuba Botanical Garden, National Museum of Nature and Science Cooperation: Tsukuba Orchid Society, Mito Botanical Garden Orchid Association, Ranyukai Ryugasaki, Chiba University Environmental Health Field Science Center, Chiba University Faculty of Horticulture, Tsukuba University Tsukuba Functional Plant Innovation Research Center, University of Tsukuba Art Department Kuniko Otomo Research Muro, Mito Botanical Garden, Kao Corporation, Ishihara Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Detailed URL: https://tbg.kahaku.go.jp/event/2023/01orchid/
・Blue wild orchids that bloomed in our garden, Dendrobium parvulum subsp. minutes). Discovered in 1997 during a survey in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. Show pictures and real things.
Dendrobium pavurum minutum
・A blue phalaenopsis (upper left) and a white phalaenopsis (upper right) into which the “gene that makes blue flowers bloom” of Commelina has been introduced. The second generation (lower three wheels), which is a hybrid of the two, will be exhibited for the first time in the world.
A blue phalaenopsis (upper left) and a white phalaenopsis (upper right) into which the “gene that makes blue flowers bloom” was introduced from Commelina. The second generation (lower three wheels) made by crossing both
Adenoncos parviflora, a small wild orchid found in the forests of Southeast Asia. We will introduce the story from the research of the fragrance component of this flower to the creation of the product through joint research with Kao Corporation. You can also experience the real scent.
・Trichoglottis apoensis, one of the new species of orchids researched and announced in our garden. Found on Mt. Apo in Mindanao,
Philippines, there are few records of subsequent collection. It is a rare species endemic to the Philippines and will be exhibited for the first time.
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