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    Neofinetina was a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae but is now classified as a Vanda. Three species are found in China, two species are found in Korea, and one species is found in Japan.


    风兰 (feng lan) China (N Fujian, S Gansu, SW Hubei, W Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang)

    풍란 (pungnan) Korea

    風蘭 (fũran) Japan (Honshu from the Kantō region westwards; Shikoku; Kyushu; and Ryukyu Islands.)

    • Neofinetia richardsiana Christenson, Lindleyana 11: 220. 1996.

    短距风兰 (duan ju feng lan) China (Chongqing) and possibly N. Korea.

    • Neofinetia xichangnensis Z. J. Liu & S. C. Chen, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 26: 300. 2004.

    西昌风兰 (xi chang feng lan) China (SW Sichuan)

    (There is some controversy on whether N. xichangnensis is a true species, or just a large form of N. richardsiana.)

    Botanical history

    The type species was introduced to the West from Japan by Carl Peter Thunberg in 1784, and placed in the genus Orchis. In 1925 H. H. Hu created Neofinetia as a monotypic genus.

    Neofinetia is named in honor of Achille Eugène Finet, a French botanist and author of Contributions a la Flore de L'Asie Orientale. The Greek prefix neo, (new) was added to distinguish it from another plant genus named earlier to honor Finet.

    Intergeneric hybrids

    In horticulture, Neofinetia is abbreviated as Neof. In the last part of the 20th century, it gained a great deal of attention in hybrid programs with other vandaceous orchids, thanks to its relative hardiness, scent, compact size, and above all, ease of culture.[citation needed]

    • Neofinetia x Aerides = Aeridofinetia
    • Neofinetia x Angraecum = Neograecum
    • Neofinetia x Ascocentrum = Ascofinetia
    • Neofinetia x Ascoglossum = Neoglossum
    • Neofinetia x Cleisocentron = Cleisofinetia
    • Neofinetia x Doritis = Dorifinetia
    • Neofinetia x Luisia = Luinetia
    • Neofinetia x Phalaenopsis = Phalanetia
    • Neofinetia x Renanthera = Renanetia
    • Neofinetia x Rhynchostylis = Neostylis (e.g. 'Lou Sneary')
    • Neofinetia x Robiquetia = Robifinetia
    • Neofinetia x Vanda = Vandofinetia
    • Neofinetia x Aerides x Arachnis = Hanesara
    • Neofinetia x Aerides x Ascocentrum = Aerasconetia
    • Neofinetia x Aerides x Ascocentrum x Rhynchostylis = Moonara
    • Neofinetia x Aerides x Ascocentrum x Vanda = Micholitzara
    • Neofinetia x Aerides x Rhynchostylis x Vanda = Sanjumeara
    • Neofinetia x Aerides x Vanda = Vandofinides
    • Neofinetia x Ascocentrum x Cleisocentron = Ascocleinetia
    • Neofinetia x Ascocentrum x Luisia = Luascotia
    • Neofinetia x Ascocentrum x Luisia x Rhynchostylis = Dominyara
    • Neofinetia x Ascocentrum x Renanthera = Rosakirschara
    • Neofinetia x Ascocentrum x Renanthera x Rhynchostylis x Vanda = Knudsonara
    • Neofinetia x Ascocentrum x Rhynchostylis = Rumrillara
    • Neofinetia x Ascocentrum x Rhynchostylis x Vanda = Darwinara
    • Neofinetia x Ascocentrum x Vanda = Nakamotoara
    • Neofinetia x Ascocentrum x Vanda = Nakamotoara (e.g. 'Newberry Apricot')
    • Neofinetia x Luisia x Vanda = Luivanetia
    • Neofinetia x Renanthera x Rhynchostylis = Hueylihara
    • Neofinetia x Renanthera x Vanda = Renafinanda
    • Neofinetia x Rhynchostylis x Vanda = Yonezawaara (e.g. 'Blue Star')


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    • Thunberg, Carl Peter (1784). Flora Japonica. Uppsala.
    • Venter, H. J. (1997). "Mighty miniatures: no.19. Neofinetia falcata". South African Orchid Journal. 28 (4): 131.
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