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Orchid Species: Neofinetia falcata

Kew currently accepted name is Vanda falcata

Neofinetia falcata is an orchid species identified by (Thunb.) Hu in 1925. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Vanda falcata.
Genus
Neofinetia (Neof.)
Grex
falcata
(traditional Sander nomenclature)
Parents
Species
Author
(Thunb.) Hu
Year
1925
ORIGIN: From Japan, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands.

DESCRIPTION: Cool to cold growing epiphyte, found in areas that have shady summers, and because of the deciduous trees that they grow on, almost full sun in the winter, with a short, monopodial, complanate stem enveloped basally by conduplicate leaf bases carrying coriaceous, distichous, fleshy, conduplicate, linear-falcate leaves that blooms on a racemose, axillary, to 2/3/4 [7 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence that appears in early summer through fall with nocturnal, fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/4 inch [3 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Vanda V falcata 1854 (Thunb.) Beer
Add+ Aerides Aer thunbergii 1866 Miq.
Add+ Holcoglossum Holc falcatum 1972 (Thunb.) Garay & H.R.Sweet
Add+ Neofinetia Neof falcata (Amani Islands form)
Add+ Vanda V falcata f. Amani Island
Add+ Vanda V falcata f. Soubiryu
Add+ Angraecopsis Ago falcata 1914 (Thunb.) Schltr.
Add+ Angraecum Angcm falcatum 1821 (Thunb.) Lindl.
Add+ Angorchis Angorchis falcata 1891 (Thunb.) Kuntze
Add+ Finetia Finetia falcata 1918 (Thunb.) Schltr.
Add+ Oeceoclades Oecl falcata 1833 (Thunb.) Lindl.
Add+ Orchis Orchis falcata 1784 Thunb. in J.A.Murray
Add+ Vanda V falcata h.v. Ryunotsume
Add+ Nipponorchis Nipponorchis falcata 1934 (Thunb.) Masam.
Add+ Oeceoclades Oecl lindleyi 1866 Regel
Add+ Vanda V pygmaea 1868 H.Laurentius
Most awarded/recent cultivars: V. falcata 'Carol Anne' (4 awards in 2017) Neof. falcata 'Robyn' (4 awards in 2002) V. falcata 'Paul Gripp' (2 awards in 2018) V. falcata h.v. Hisui 'Midori' (2 awards in 2017) V. falcata 'Fasangarten' (2 awards in 2017) V. falcata 'Strub' (2 awards in 2016) V. falcata 'Barbara' (2 awards in 2016) V. falcata 'Paphii' (2 awards in 2014) Neof. falcata 'Ti Jo' (2 awards in 2012) Neof. falcata h.v. Shutennou 'High Five' (2 awards in 2008) Neof. falcata 'Royale' (2 awards in 2006) Neof. falcata h.v. Shutenno 'New World' (2 awards in 2004) Neof. falcata h.v. Shutenno 'Tom' (2 awards in 2003) Neof. falcata h.v. Koukakuden 'Tom' (2 awards in 2003) Neof. falcata 'Ira's Electric Circus' (2 awards from 1997 to 2001) Neof. falcata 'Erika Helga' (2 awards from 1994 to 1996) Neof. falcata 'Malvern' (2 awards from 1972 to 1975) V. falcata 'Marion' (2018) Neof. falcata 'Masatoru Abe' (2018) V. falcata 'DVDA' (2018)
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