Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Wind flower

The Pigeon Orchid or Dendrobium crumenatum
Location : Zone C

 "Bunga Angin" is Malay for 'wind flower'.  It is used to refer to the Pigeon orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum), whose seeds are transported by the wind and and grow as an orchid plant on tree trunks.  This orchid species is prevalent in the Oriental realm (China, India and South East Asia).  The white flowers are fragrant and the plant can flower a few times in a year especially after heavy rains, some 8-11 days later.  The Dendrobium tribe is one of the largest orchid tribes in the orchid family and comprises two main genera - Dendrobium (900 species) and Eria (400 species)..  Check a few more species of the dendrobium and its hybrids in my blog on orchids here ...>>http://4loveoforchids.blogspot.com/search/label/Dendrobium
Looking like pigeons in flight

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