Monday, July 9, 2007


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Dendrobium [den-DROH-bee-um] ... A large genus of orchid containing 1200 species.

The name is derived from Greek "dendron" [tree] & "bios" [life]..

The species are either epiphytic [growing on trees] or occasionally lithophytic [growing on rocks]

These are native to south east and south-east Asia, like Philippines, Borneo, Australia, New Zealnad ...

Dendrobiums can be either evergreen or deciduous, producing large sprays of flowers in a vast range of colours from the long pseudobulbs that resemble bamboo..

Shot taken on the April 24, 2007.

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