Dendrobium Orchid

21 03 2011

I photographed this jewel-toned Dendrobium Orchid at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Orchids galore! conservatory exhibit. The exhibit features more than 2,000 orchids, including 500 museum quality specimens. The exhibit kicks off the Garden’s annual spring celebration, A Million Blooms. The Dendrobium genus of orchids contains about 1,200 species and was established by Olof Swartz in 1799. The name is derived from the Greek dendron (tree) and bios (life), meaning “one who lives on trees.”

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