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Dendrobium affine

Dendrobium affine

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. affine
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium affine
[Decais.] Steudel 1840


Dendrobium affine is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms at any time of the year with 3-4 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in swamps, deserts and rain forest of Australia, New Guinea, and the islands of Timor, Seram and Tanimbar

CultureEdit

Plant requires warm temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter keep plant dry and withhold water until new shoots appear. Grow in a well drained mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Den affine Dendrobium affine var. alba Sepals and petals white. Lip is white.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Similar Dendrobium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Callista affinis (Decne.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Callista dicupha (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Callista leucophota (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Dendrobium bigibbum Mueller not Lindley
  5. Dendrobium dicuphum F.Muell. 1874
  6. Dendrobium dicuphum var. album E.W.Cooper 1951
  7. Dendrobium dicuphum var. dicuphum F.Muell. 1948
  8. Dendrobium dicuphum var. grandiflorum Rupp & T.E. Hunt 1948
  9. Dendrobium leucolophotum Rchb.f. 1882
  10. Dendrobium leucophotum Rchb.f. 1882
  11. Dendrobium urvillei Finet ?
  12. Onychium afine Decaisne 1836
  13. Vappodes affinis (Decne.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  14. Vappodes dicupha (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

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