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Dendrobium mutabile

This is a discussion on Dendrobium mutabile within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This orchid is native to Mt. Merapi in Yogyakarta. It produces flower several times a ...

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    Default Dendrobium mutabile

    This orchid is native to Mt. Merapi in Yogyakarta. It produces flower several times a year. Despite fragantless, it looks cute with small flower (around 2-3 cm in diameter). The flower usually comes in bunch. Enjoy.
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    What a lovely bloom!! Nice share, Ferdi.

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    How beautiful!

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    Fragrance is least important to me...That is a beauty, ferdi!

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    Ferdi, please continue to post, pictures, of your native orchids.

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    Very beautiful native dendrobe ,Ferdi. Please post more orchids of Indonesia.

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    Truly a beauty

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    Mt. Merapi is one of the richest homebase of native orchids of Java. It is still an active volcano, and being one of the most active volcano in the world. People on the slope of Mt. Merapi have known about the orchids for a longtime ago. However they never paid attention on them. The fact is, many orchids have been devastated by their daily activities. However, these activities never produce major damage to the environment so far.

    Usually they cut the trees where orchids grow because they need firewoods (many of them still use wood to cook), and they just throw these orchids away. Could you imagine people just throw Vanda tricolor, Cymbidium bicolor, or Cymbidium finlaysonianum away because in their perception they are worth less than the trunk? But that just happened. And another funny thing is that occasionaly they feed their cattles with Arundina graminifolia because its leaf is so similar to grass (They never bother to take a look little bit closer).

    Sometimes these orchids are lucky enough because native people bring them home and try recultivate again in their home. This thing only happens when these orchids are showing their beautiful flower at the moment they cut the tree, otherwise they just leave the orchids in situ, because they don't know the beauty, and probably these orchid will end up dying. The interesting fact is, that some places on the Mt. Merapi are dangerous (because it is still an active volcano), and in this area, the orchids grow untouched.The other parts are considered as 'sacred' according to local custom, and people never go to those places. It is just a little story about Mt. Merapi. Next time I will post my other collection from Mt. Merapi.

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    I look forward to your photos.

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    I saw Gunung Merapi when I was on Borobodur Temple. Amazing! I liked Yogya very much.

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    very nice information, thank ferdi

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