Dendrobium serena-alexianum J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2008 SECTION Calcarifera Photo by Tony Lamb

Part sunHotWarm

Common Name Serena and Alex's Dendrobium [Children of Indonesian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in hill forests at elevations of 200 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, erect, internodal, distinctly ribbed stems carrying several, narrowly elliptic, acute, deciduous leaves that blooms on a pendent, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, purple green, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising on leafless stems with triangular, acute, translucent greenish-purple floral bracts.

CAUTION Kew puts this species as a synonymonous with D datinconnieaea and they are similar but it seems that there are differences in the lip so I leave them separate at this time pending more references. If they are synomonous then D serena-alexianum takes precedence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 photo/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide