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Orchid Species: Dendrobium adae

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).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Den. adae 'D & M' (1987)
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