― The orchid growing in the pond among other plants..A close up of the flowering stem.A close up of the beautiful bloom. ∙ This orchid is known as the "Pencil Orchid". Also locally known as "Kinta Weed" because it once grew profusely in the Kinta Valley, an important tin-mining district in Perak, Malaysia. And this is the only place in Malaysia that the species is growing and endemic to. At one time it became so rare due to collection that it raised fears of extinction. But the place that I [...].