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, 3 to 7 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 fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 10 1986 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 8 1995 photo fide; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide;