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Dendrobium crumenatum, commonly called the “pigeon orchid”, is an epiphytic orchid in the family Orchidaceae and is native to Asia, Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Christmas Island. It has two rows on leaves along its pseudobulb and relatively large but short-lived, strongly scented white flowers. It usually grows in exposed positions in lowland rainforest and coastal scrub. Todays stamp showing the “pigeon orchid” is from Singapore and was issued in 2009.