Wavy-Lip Dendrobium
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Wavy-Lip Dendrobium
P Native Photo: Amit Kotia
Common name: Wavy-Lip Dendrobium
Botanical name: Dendrobium crispum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Dendrobium humile, Dendrobium pygmaeum, Dendrobium peguanum

Wavy-Lip Dendrobium is characterized by having ellipsoid pseudobulbs forming a dense mat or patch, 1–2 apical linear- strap-shaped leaves, 1–2 apical inflorescences, a short flower-cluster-stalk, upto 7 mm long, covered by sheaths, the axis about 1.5 cm long with patent floral bracts, the flowers greenish yellow, tipped with pink, the lip pink with darker crimson lines, a narrowly conical, straight, pointed mentum, an obtriangular lip with veins inside the blunt sidelobes forming low minutely toothed ridges, a short midlobe with crispate margins that when spread out is transversely oblong, 1 x 3 mm, and a bitoothed to almost flat callus. Wavy-Lip Dendrobium is found in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand.

Identification credit: Amit Kotia, Sushant More Photographed in Chhattisgarh.

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