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Neofinetia falcata

Neofinetia falcata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Neofinetia
Species: Neof. falcata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Neofinetia falcata
[Thunb.]H.H. Hu 1925


Neofinetia falcata is an species in the genus Neofinetia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to fall with a single 3 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on deciduous trees in the forest of Japan, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands

CultureEdit

Plants are grown in pots with sphagnum moss or medium bark in cool to intermediate temperatures. Plants can be mounted on cork or treefern slabs. Grow under bright lights. Water regularly, about once every three days. Reduce watering during the winter to about once a week. They require good air circulation.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Neofinetia falcata 'Koyou' Neofinetia falcata 'Koyou' Sepals and petals are dark pink, lip is dark pink
Neofinetia falcata 'Hisui' Neofinetia falcata 'Hisui' Sepals and petals are green, lip is white

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Wind Orchid

SynonymEdit

  1. Aerides thunbergii Miq. 1866
  2. Angorchis falcata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Angraecopsis falcata (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914
  4. Angraecum falcatum [Thunb.]Lindley 1821
  5. Finetia falcata [Thunb.]Schlechter 1817
  6. Holcoglossum falcatum [Thunb.]Garay 1972
  7. Limodorum falcatum Sw 1799
  8. Nipponorchis falcata [Thunb.]Masamune 1934
  9. Oeceoclades falcata [Thunb.]Lindley 1833
  10. Oeceoclades lindleyi Regel 1866
  11. *Orchis falcata Thunb. 1784
  12. Orchis fuciflora Crantz 1769
  13. Vanda falcata (Thunb.) Beer 1854

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