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Reflexed Petal Dendrobium   
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Reflexed Petal Dendrobium
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Reflexed Petal Dendrobium, Tiny Dendrobium • Marathi: जांभळी दांडेअमरी Jambhli dande amri
Botanical name: Dendrobium microbulbon    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Reflexed Petal Dendrobium is a small epiphytic rare orchid native to peninsular India, which can be often seen growing out of bark of trees. Pseudobulbs are small, crowded, ovoid. The plant has 2 leaves which are linear-oblong and pointed. Flowering stem is leafless, solitary, erect, 4-8 flowered. Bracts are nearly as long as the stalk. Flowers are white, tinged with purple. They are small, about 1-1.2 cm across, stalked. Lateral sepals are obtuse, petals narrowly nearly spoon-shaped, mentum long incurved , lip thick, side lobes broad acute, midlobe small round crenulate, disk with a channelled ridge thickened at the end .
Medicinal uses: Reflexed Petal Dendrobium is used in stomachache by the tribal people of Gujarat.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
Photographed at Purandar fort, Pune.
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