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Orchid Species: Dendrobium affine

Dendrobium affine is an orchid species identified by (Decne.) Steud. in 1840.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
affine
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Decne.) Steud.
Year
1840
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).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Den. affine 'Enid' (2 awards in 2002) Den. affine 'Graham' (2 awards in 2002) Den. affine 'Maui Snow' (2015) Den. affine 'Raleigh's First' (1995) Den. affine 'Amber' (1990)
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