Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dendrobium crumenatum Swartz 1799

This is one of the most popular orchid in Java. I could remember it back then when I was child. I saw this orchid grown very well on my grandma's mango tree, and everytime it produces flower, a mystical fragrance comes up. It easily produces a lot of keikis and a lot of flowers. Despite its flowers have short life, it is a favorite amongs the other local orchids in Java.

This picture comes from first flower ever bloomed in my yard. I attached it on starfruit tree about one year ago, and finally my patience is well-paid. The local name for this orchid is "anggrek merpati", which means dove orchid. This name is due to its flower and its color that is dove-like.

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