Small Bearded Dendrobium
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Small Bearded Dendrobium
P Native Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Small Bearded Dendrobium, bearded lip orchid, common spurred dendrobium • Marathi: गुलाबी दांडे अमरी gulabi dande amri, वसंत अमरी vasant amri
Botanical name: Dendrobium barbatulum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Dendrobium barbatulum Wight, Callista barbatula

Small Bearded Dendrobium is a small to medium sized orchid growing on bushes and small trees. Stem us 5-10 cm long, round, leafless when flowering. Flowers are creamy white to bluish-pink, in about 5.8 cm long at branch-ends 5-6-flowered racemes; flower-stalk 1.2 cm long; dorsal sepal 12.5 x 4.5 mm, lanceshaped, blunt, 5-veined; lateral sepals 12.5 x 8 mm, ovate-lanceshaped, pointed, 5-veined; petals 13.5 x 9 mm, obovate, blunt, 7-veined; lip 13 x 11 mm, 3-lobed, side lobes ovate, blunt, 5 x 3 mm, midlobe 8 x 7.5 mm, obovate, flat at tip, disc with an oblong callus and yellow hairs. Small Bearded Dendrobium is found in Peninsular India. Flowering: December-January.

Identification credit: Navendu Pagé Photographed in Maharashtra.

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