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Orchid Species: Dendrobium affine

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Dendrobium affine is an orchid species identified by (Decne.) Steud. in 1840.
Dendrobium (Den.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Decne.) Steud.
ORIGIN: Found in New Guinea, and the islands of Timor, Seram and Tanimbar in high light, moist locations at the sides of lagoons, swamps or rainforests and even at the edges of deserts and harsh country at elevations of sea level to 300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with stout, tapered to conical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 10, rigid, leathery, ovate-lanceolate to oblong leaves that are often decurved and blooms in the fall through spring on a slender, nodding, 4 to 20 [10 to 50 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on both leafy and leafless pseudobulbs with successively opening, long-lived flowers that all face in one direction.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 to 1.6 inches [3-4 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 dicuphum 1873 F.Muell.
Add+ Callista Callista dicupha 1891 (F.Muell.) Kuntze
Add+ Dendrobium Den leucophotum
Add+ Dendrobium Den urvillei 1903 Finet
Add+ Vappodes Vap affinis 2002 (Decne.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Vappodes Vap dicupha 2002 (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Onychium Onychium affine 1836 Decne.
Add+ Callista Callista affinis 1891 (Decne.) Kuntze
Add+ Callista Callista leucolophota 1891 (Rchb.f.) Kuntze
Add+ Dendrobium Den leuchophotum Rchb. f. [Baker]
Add+ Dendrobium Den leucolophotum 1882 Rchb.f.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Den. affine 'Graham' (2 awards in 2002) Den. affine 'Enid' (2 awards in 2002) Den. affine 'Maui Snow' (2015) Den. affine 'Raleigh's First' (1995) Den. affine 'Amber' (1990) Den. dicuphum 'Elysian' (1965)
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