Friday, 28 September 2012

Elegant White Orchids- Dendrobium crumenatum (鸽石斛)

This wild orchid is called Dendrobium crumenatum  (Genus: Dendrobium), which is most commonly found in Southeast Asia. It produces 4 cm wide white flowers with a yellow tinted throat. The blossom cycle is triggered by sudden drops in temperature (at least 5 degree Celsius) and usually as a result of rain. The flowers produce a very sweet fragrant smell, but sadly they only last for two days.. (Reference: Orchid wiki)





这个胡姬花的学名是 Dendrobium crumenatum, 中文叫鸽石斛, 是一种热带胡姬花.

   

鸽石斛开出大概4cm的百花朵,唇盘为淡黄色。花开需要突然的降温引起, 至少降温5℃才能使其开花。 



白胡姬花非常芬芳,但是其花寿命却很短, 只有俩天。

 

  有看过胡姬花的果实吗?原来鸽石斛也会开花结果。。


我想起有位朋友帮我把照片配上优美的诗句:

孤兰生幽园,众草共芜没。
虽照阳春晖,覆悲高秋月。
飞霜早淅沥,绿艳恐休歇。

若无清风吹,香气为谁发

------ 唐· 李白《孤兰》

含义是一株孤獨的兰花生长在幽静的园内,被众草埋没。虽然它沐浴在阳春的光辉,我卻因爲擔心著秋天的到來而:要是霜提早降下,孤兰便會凋萎。要是沒有清风的吹拂,這蘭花的香气是为谁而生呢?

-- Thank you Ching Man! =)




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