Handsome Flowered Dendrobium
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Handsome Flowered Dendrobium
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Handsome Flowered Dendrobium
Botanical name: Dendrobium formosum    Family: Orchidaceae (orchid family)

Handsome Flowered Dendrobium was discovered by William Roxburgh in north-east India. He came to India in 1776 as an Assistant Surgeon with the East India Company and later became the Company’s botanist in the subcontinent. Handsome Flowered Dendrobium occurs in the Eastern Himalayas, from Nepal to Manipur, Myanmar. It is a bulky species with large , aureate flowers . Its erect , thickly foliaged pseudobulbs are up to 18 in long and typically covered with conspicuous black protuberances in the upper part . The snow -white flowers measure 3.8 in /8 cm in diameter. The lip has a 2 cm long spur and has orange yellow decoration inside. Pseudobulbs erect, Easy to grow, it is suitable for the home or a greenhouse.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar
Photographed in Jharkhand.

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