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Cadetia species

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Tom-DE, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    First one is Cadetia funiforme and the second one is Cadetia schuitemanii
    FYI, I still call them Cadetia.

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good growing whatever you call them.

    As a friend pointed out to me, Dendrobium schuitemanii was never described as a Cadetia species so Cadetia schuitemanii isn't a synonym and has never been a valid name.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    schuitemanii was described two years ago by Lisa Thoerle and Peter O'Bryne soon after the genus Cadetia had been incorporated into Dendrobium by/according to Kew, and that is why Cadetia schuitemanii isn't a synonym. However, this species has been around for a long time. Prior to its formal description, it had been labeled and sold as Cadetia potamophila and perhaps as others as well.