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Pegu Dendrobium   
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Pegu Dendrobium
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Photo: Amit Kotia
Common name: Pegu Dendrobium
Botanical name: Dendrobium peguanum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Callista pygmaea, Dendrobium fesselianum, Dendrobium pygmaeum

Pegu Dendrobium is an epiphytic orchid sound in the eastern Himalayas, parts of northern India, Nepal, Myanamar and Thailand. It is named after a Burmese town Pegu. It is a miniature sized orchid growing on trees and rocks, generally found on secondary shrub vegatation near streams in hot and humid areas at elevations around 300-400 m. It has stout, tufted, ovoid to oblong-conical pseudobulbs carrying 2-4, broadly elliptic to linear-oblong, leathery, deciduous, apical leaves. The plant blooms in the late fall after a month's dry spell on a short to 3 inch, axillary, 1-3 (rarely 7) flowered, raceme-like inflorescence that arise from the nodes at or near the tip of the newly leafless cane. The flowers are fragrant, pinkish white. Flowering: November-December.

Identification credit: Amit Kotia
Photographed in Chhattisgarh.
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