Dendrobium alexandrae Schltr. 1912 SECTION Latouria Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer


Common Name Alexandra's Dendrobium [Wife Of Schlechter]

Flower Size 2 to 3" + [5 to 7.5 cm+]

Found in Papua and New Guinea as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte on moss-covered trees in cool mist forests at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters in high light with stems carrying 2 to 3 apical, elliptic, bluish-green, erect or spreading leaves blooming on an axillary, racemose, laxly, several flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes at the apex of the pseudobulb occurring in the fall.

Can be mounted or grown in a pot as long as excellent drainage is provided, a moderate lessening of water and fertilizer is advisable in short day conditions of temperate-latitude winters.

Synonyms Latourea alexandrae [Schltr.] Breiger 1981; Latourorchis alexandre [Schltr.] Breiger 1981; Sayeria alexandrae (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Latourea alexanderae drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 11 1984 photo/drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 8 1995 photo; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 photo fide