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Dendrobium maccarthiae
Scientific name: Dendrobium maccarthiae
Previous name used in the website:
Family name: ORCHIDACEAE
English name:
Local name: Wesak mal (වෙසක් මල්) #
Tamil name:
Sanskrit name:
Conservation status: Endangered (2012 NCS)
Description: Epiphytic plant with slender, terete, penduloses, pseudobulbous stems; pseudo bulbs 16-60 cm long; internodes 104 cm long. Leaves 4-8 x 0.9-1.3 cm. Flowers light violet-pink, lip paler but with a purple blotch in the centre, 5.5-6 long, 7.5 cm across, 2-4 flowered, drooping racemrs which measure 9-11 cm long; peduncle 2-3 cm long. Fruit a loculicidal capsule, 3.2x1.17 diameter.
Status: Endemic
Edible parts: None
Ayurvedic usage:

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