Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dendrobium anosmum



Dendrobium anosmum, an unscented dendrobium,  locally known as Sanggumay, is native to the Philippines, Borneo, New Guinea, Thailand and Sri Lanka.  The genus Dendrobium contains approximately 1,200 species making it one of the largest genera in the orchid family.  Dendrobiums are adapted to monsoon climates and long dry periods stimulate flower production.  This species is popular for lei production because it is relatively long-lasting with flowers staying fresh for up to 4 days and does not crush easily.

Spotted the blooms at my friend's grandmother's garden when we visited her recently.


"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life." ~ Albert Camus




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19 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Really pretty shots!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous orchid! I love the colour.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely color and the petals looks like they have a frosted or lacy edge.

Andrea said...

Luna, this is sanggumay, very much sweet scented. Haven't you smelled it when getting the shots. I guess the D anosmum, without much scent is the paler violet and smaller flowers!

Karen said...

A soft and pretty jacaranda blue.

Jama said...

Beautiful!

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Luna Miranda said...

@ Andrea, you're right, this is sanggumay...but i didn't notice the scent. well, i have a defective nose.:p

magiceye said...

Beautiful

Herding Cats said...

Beautiful pictures.

Herding Cats

Birgitta said...

Pretty shots! Like your header too :)

sherrygaley said...

Incredible orchid. Lovely capture.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, it looks "cosy", sorry but that was what came to mind. Don´t think I have seen it before.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

A beautiful purple flower.

Indrani said...

Lovely orchid. Soft beautiful color.

bettyl said...

Those are an amazing color! I love your shots. The quote is very wise, too.

DeniseinVA said...

Marvelous photos! Your orchids are a gorgeous color. Thank you for sharing them with Today's Flowers, and wishing you a great week.

Sandy Carlson said...

What a beautiful flower.

lina@women said...

Wonderfully captured, Luna.
Happy week ahead :)
Thanks for dropping by!