Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dendrobium lichenastrum

Dendrobium lichenastrum - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

Dendrobium lichenastrum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI have gone on before about photographing small white flowers. They are a real pain, but I have a goal of having a picture of both the plant and flower for each plant in my collection so I can't just skip it.

Dendrobium lichenastrum grows in north-eastern Australia at all elevations. It is fragrant and blooms in the fall. It is very small and forms a mat. I got it last September in bloom and it has continued to bloom.

I had the camera in the greenhouse today and decided to try again to take the flower picture. The mount is only 2 inches across so you can see that these are SMALL flowers. The photo session in September yielded no acceptable pictures. Today I did better, but I am still not satisfied. Maybe the next try will do it.


  1. That's a neat mini and a good flower pic. For great pics of such small things you need a good macro set up, I assume.

    Flower color is quite different from the one at IOSPE.

  2. I wish mine had that color pattern. Orchids can have quite a wide variation in color. I can do better with the photo.

    I have minimal camera equipment and no money I'm willing to part with to upgrade. There is a macro setting and with a bit of determination and multiple shoots I can get one I like.