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Dendrobium crumenatum Pigeon orchid Anggrek merpati Orchidaceae
 

Dendrobium crumenatum, Pigeon orchid	, Anggrek merpati

 

Dendrobium crumenatum, Pigeon orchid	, Anggrek merpati

Dendrobium crumenatum
This dendrobium species produces very fragrant, beautiful white flowers with a yellow throat.
These will bloom off and on through out the year. Easy culture, no rest period required.
The well known 'Pigeon Orchid'. White or greenish flowers, sometimes pink. Has an unusual blooming habit. It flowers in response to a sudden drop in temperature. If the temperature drops by 10F, the plants will bloom in exactly 9 days. . In nature this happens with the summer rains.Growing from sea level to an altitude of 500 meters .It occurs in south east asia.
The stems are slender, fascicled, smooth, elongated, up to 1 meter in length, with pseudobulbs at the base which are 8 to 12 centimeters long, and about 2 centimeters thick. The leaves are scattered, distichous, oblong, 5 to 8 centimeters long, and 1.5 to 2.5 centimeters wide, with blunt tip. The white flowers are fugaceous, very fragrant, solitary or somewhat fascicled, appearing on the upper parts of the stems at the nodes; the center of the lip is pale yellow, and 2.5 to 3 centimeters long.
The fibers from the stems are used as decorative materials for baskets .
The Malays commonly use the juice of the pseudobulbs for treating ears. The ear is also poulticed with the plant. The Malays poultice boils and pimples with pounded leaves. In Java the same treatment is used.

 
Dendrobium crumenatum, Pigeon orchid	, Anggrek merpati Dendrobium crumenatum, Pigeon orchid	, Anggrek merpati Dendrobium crumenatum, Pigeon orchid	, Anggrek merpati

 

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