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Dendrobium alexandrae

Den alexandrae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. alexandrae
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium alexandrae
Schltr. 1912


Dendrobium alexandrae is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the late fall and early winter with several 7.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on moss covered trees in the mountain forests of New Guinea at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters.

CultureEdit

Plant grows in intermediate to warm temperatures with medium light levels. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter reduce watering until new shoots appear. Grow in a well drained mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Alexandra's Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Latourea alexandrae [Schltr.] Breiger 1981
  2. Latourorchis alexandre [Schltr.] Breiger 1981
  3. Sayeria alexandrae (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

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