Translucent Dendrobium
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Translucent Dendrobium
ative Photo: Pankaj Kumar
Common name: Translucent Dendrobium
Botanical name: Dendrobium transparens     Family: Orchidaceae (orchid family)

A rare species found in India, Nepal and Burma as a medium to large sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with slender, basally swollen, erect to pendulous stems. The stems carry 5 to 7, deciduous, linear-lanceolate, recurved, acute leaves. The plant blooms in the spring and early summer on a short, 2 to 3, flowered raceme emerging from hyaline bracts with short lived, fragrant flowers that arise from the large transparent bracts at the nodes of the old leafless canes and needs a slight rest from water and fertilizer in the winter although plants should never become completely dry for extended periods.
Photographed in Jharkhand
Identification credit: Pankaj Kumar • Is this flower misidentified? If yes,