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Orchid Species: Dendrobium adae

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Dendrobium adae is an orchid species identified by F.M.Bailey in 1884.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
adae
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
F.M.Bailey
Year
1884
ORIGIN: Found in northeastern Australia [Cape York Penninsula] as a sympodial epiphyte or lithophyte in exposed, north to west facing locations in cloud forest or in protected spots in open forests at elevations of 700 to 1220 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found in northeastern Australia [Cape York Penninsula] as a sympodial epiphyte or lithophyte in exposed, north to west facing locations in cloud forest or in protected spots in open forests at elevations of 700 to 1220 meters as a small to medium sized, cold to cool growing, semi-pendant species with thin, wiry, erect to semi pendant stems that are swollen at the base and become yellow-brown and furrowed with age carrying 2 to 4 apical, narrowly or broadly lanceolate, thin leaves which blooms on a 3 [7.5 cm] long, apical raceme with few to several [2 to 6] fragrant [scented of orange blossoms] flowers occurring in the winter and early spring.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 to 1.6' inches [2 to 4 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Dendrobium Den ancorarium 1945 Rupp
Add+ Callista Callista adae 1891 (F.M.Bailey) Kuntze
Add+ Thelychiton Tly adae 2002 (F.M.Bailey) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Tropilis Tpl adae 1982 (F.M.Bailey) Butzin
Add+ Dendrobium Den palmerstoniae 1907 Schltr.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Den. adae 'D & M' (1987)
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