This is a large dendrobium, an orchid called Dendrobium speciosum.
Dendrobium speciosum can be found all over the east coast of Australia and near the Tropic of Capricornus. This large orchid grows on the tree trunks of the rainforest, on the sandstone of the open forest. Their roots gather together to form a compact, thick root bed that clings to rocks and tree trunks.click to get!
During flowering season, this remarkable dendrobium produces huge racemes with more than a hundred flowers. The flowers are white or possibly creamy yellow, fragrant and nectar-rich, attracting countless pollinators to visit. The petals are sickle-shaped, the upper sepal is strip-shaped, and the lateral sepals are like the petals; the pointed lip is spotted with purple spots and has red or purple veins. One of the most beautiful orchids in the world is this Dendrobium speciosum, and the legend started with a tiny seed.click to get!
Yes, it is that one seed, the same seed as other dendrobium seeds. Like the seeds of other orchids, it is transparent and colorless and consists of a layer of transparent cells with thickened rings; the seed coat contains air of Dali, which is not easy to absorb water and is easy to spread with wind and water. Its embryo is small and undifferentiated, just a mass of undifferentiated germ cells. Slowly, the seed started a journey and a lifetime along with the wind on the east coast of Australia.click to get!
It has heard palm leaves, seen silver birch, drifted over banyan trees, started a journey in the wind, paced in the wind, danced in the wind, and wandered in the wind. Maybe the wind was tired, but the seed fell on a eucalyptus tree, ending the wandering and starting the long life. I don't know how long it took, a month or two, the seeds have been wrapped by symbiotic bacteria. Maybe when the time comes, the buds will pop out. The cotyledons come out first, and after a few weeks young leaves appear, followed by young pseudobulbs, and an orchid is born.
The juvenile Dendrobium speciosum resembles orchids of the genus Dendrobium, and the plants are also unusually short. Like King David, the shepherd boy will one day defeat Goliath and become king. This orchid grows remarkably slowly, but time is no enemy. This orchid has grown an adult pseudobulb, which is huge and tough. It is no longer afraid of the wind or the rain. The day it is ready to bloom, the bee is its matchmaker, the wind is the singing of the church, the whirling eucalyptus leaves are the bride's bouquet, the shining sun is the wedding ring, that day it is the lily of the field flower. After the flower is gone, the fruit will come later, and finally the cycle will start again here.
The orchid was discovered in Port Jackson by J White and given to Sir James Edward Smith, who subsequently named it. I don’t know if White was reading the words in Genesis at that time: God created the plants and let them grow individually, and this is done, and that is good. Or Matthew 6:29: Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these flowers.click to get!
Dendrobium speciosum, this is no longer the name of a plant but an interpretation of beauty, the best interpretation of magnificence, it is the lily in the field.
look at the flower, the white orchid
What filth can rival it?
Even the sword of the devil loses its edge.
Imagine in the Garden of Eden,
On the tree called purity,
There may be this flower.
Magnificent and unrestrained, this is the orchid.