Flower : Dove orchid - Bag-shaped Dendrobium / Dendrobium crumenatum from Rejang Land Sumatra

A member of the family Orchidaceae, Dendrobium crumenatum produces white, fragrant flowers with a yellow tinted throat. The plant produces a fragrant smell, but only for two days. From the side view, the orchid resemble a flying pigeon; that's how it's known commonly as the Pigeon Orchid. Other common names are Sparrow Orchid and Bag-shaped Dendrobium; "dove orchid" usually refers to the genus  Peristeria, but sometimes to D. crumenatum.

A tropical epiphytic plant, this orchid is most common in Curup Town and for now this orchid blooming,not difficult to find it because at roadside Sukowati Street we can find this orchid.

this picture  was taken from other side  roadside at Sapta marga street,

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: D.crumenatum

Image Location : Roadside at Sapta Marga Street, Middle Curup District, Rejang Lebong Regency
( Dec,26,2009)

References :
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrobium_crumenatum

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