Dendrobium eximium Schltr. 1906 SECTION Latouria

Plant and Flowers

Photos courtesy of Marius Wasbauer

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Rear of Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt.

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Common Name The Extraordinary Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 3/4" to 3"

Found in New Guinea as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte on moss covered trees at elevations of 400 to 650 meters with stems that have 5 nodes below the 2 apical, oblong, spreading leaves that blooms in the spring and later in the fall on an erect, to 6", few to many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from nodes near the apex of the canes with large, showy flowers.

This species requires a slight lessening of water and fertilizer in the winter, but never allow the plant to dry out completely.

Very similar to D rhodistichum but this one differs in the hairs found on the exterior of the sepals.

Synonyms Dendrobium bellum J.J. Sm. 1910; Dendrobium wollastonii Ridl. 1916; Sayeria eximia (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 5 2002 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 4 2005; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Giniea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide;