Saturday, July 19, 2014

Together we bloom....

Pigeon orchid sharing space with ferns..

Pigeon Orchid
Dendrobium crumenatum
 The Pigeon Orchids grow naturally at the park.  These orchids are frequently seen on many huge roadside trees in Bintulu especially the Rain Tree ( Samanea saman).  However at the park they can be seen hugging on the Eugenia oleina trees  and oil palm trunks.  It has been largely noticed that these orchids keep their flower buds on hold, waiting for a sudden drop in temperature to burst out into flowers.  As such in a certain locality they will simultaneously bloom in response to a heavy rainstorm, albeit for a period of 9 days later.  The flowers are fragrant.
 For more pictures of the Pigeon orchids and other Dendrobium species, please check them out in my blog dedicated to orchids here...>>>
Pigeon Orchids on an oil palm trunk

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