Aqua Dendrobium
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Aqua Dendrobium
P Native Photo: P.S. Sivaprasad
Common name: Aqua Dendrobium
Botanical name: Dendrobium aqueum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Callista aquea

Aqua Dendrobium is an orchid growing on trees. Stem is club-shaped, leafy during flowering. Leaves are alternate, bifarious, ovate-lanceate, 5-10 x 1-2 cm, base rounded, tip tapering. Flowers are white, about 4 cm across, 2-3 from leaf-axils. Petals are broader than sepals. Lip is rhombic, faintly 3-lobed, tinged with yellow, margin erose, mid-lobe triangular, mentum short, incurved. Aqua Dendrobium is endemic to Western Ghats. Flowering: September-December.

Identification credit: P.S. Sivaprasad Photographed in Silent Valley, Kerala.

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