Herbaceous Dendrobium
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Herbaceous Dendrobium
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Herbaceous Dendrobium, Grassy Dendrobium
Botanical name: Dendrobium herbaceum    Family: Orchidaceae (orchid family)

Herbaceous Dendrobium has the smallest flowers in the Dendrobium genus. Stem pendulous , 2-3 ft. long, and lower part of braches naked , upper with short sheaths. Grass like leaves linear-lanceolate acuminate. Flowers racemes terminal very short few-flowered. Flower sepals and petals linear - obtuse 3-nerved , mentum very short rounded ,lip very small narrow. Side lobes very narrow, tips rounded , midlobe shorter ovate rugose. Herbaceous Dendrobium is found in India to Bangladesh.

Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar Photographed in Jharkhand & Maharashtra.

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