Pseudovanilla affinis (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1986

Inflorescence Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Related Pseudovanilla

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Java at elevations near 300 meters as a large sized, hot growing, mycoheterotrophic epiphyte with a creeping stem without tubers and leaves [was originally reported to have sessile, oblong leaves but not seen by Comber] that blooms in the late spring on a both axillary and terminal, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, branched, green, glabrous, successively many flowered inflorescence carrying wide open flowers

Synonyms *Galeola affinis J.J.Sm. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos fide

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