Johor, Malaysia Photograph by Justin Guariglia Mangroves fringe the tip of Peninsular Malaysia, in Johor, the southernmost reach of mainland Asia. Separated from its globalized island neighbor by a mere half-mile causeway, Johor is the second largest and most varied of the 11 states that make up Peninsular Malaysia, a crossroads realm crammed with both ecological and ethnic diversity.
Santol: The santol is believed native to former Indochina and Peninsular Malaysia, and to have been introduced into India, Borneo, Indonesia, the Moluccas, Mauritius, and the Philippines where it has become naturalized. It is commonly cultivated throughout these regions and the fruits are seasonally abundant in the local markets
Bulbophyllum medusae, Sarawak, Malaysia. This orchid is named for the resemblance of its flowers to the serpentine hair of the mythical Greek creature. A single inflorescence, which lasts only a few days, is composed of 30-100 tiny flowers each with long slender sepals. It is found in Borneo, Sumatra, and Peninsular Malaysia.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,350 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo).