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Dendrobium alexandrae 'MC2200' × 'MC2201'
Number: TN3885
Name: Dendrobium alexandrae 'MC2200' × 'MC2201'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Charles E. Lamb, Jr.  (Email:
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Pod Parent Flowers
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Pod Parent Capsules at 100 days
Culture Notes from Donor: Pod parent plant: A Dendrobium from the section Latouria, native to Papua New Guinea. It is easy to grow in intermediate conditions (60-85 °F). Most latourias like a rest during the winter, however this species seems to grow well without one. Appreciates bright light. Can be grown potted or on slabs.
Comments: The capsule parent plant had slightly smaller, more colorful blooms, and the pollen parent plant
had larger, less colorful blooms. The flower structure
was the same for both despite the size difference.

Pod parent plant: It is a graceful plant with 3-4 leaves at the end of slender pseudobulbs. Plants stand approximately 18 inches tall. They bear up to seven long-lasting flowers per inflorescence.
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 80°F, nights 61°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of alexandrae   Named for Alexandra Schlechter, born Sobennikoff, the wife of Rudolf Schlechter in the 1st half of the 20th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Dendrobium   From Greek "dendron" tree and "bios" life. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of alexandrae   al-ex-AN-drye (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Dendrobium   den-DRO-bee-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
You should: Consider getting individual plants or compots instead of a flask.
You can place a "Notify Flask Recipients" Request, and either we or a flask recipient may contact you when plants are available.

You may also place a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.

You may reserve a flask, but it's very unlikely you'll get one ...this could only happen if we found a flask that we didn't know we had.
Yield Estimate: 120 plants (based on flask surveys done 03/01/2007 )
Yield estimates are only approximate, but may appear to be fairly exact numbers because they are a combination of large rough estimates in remaining mother flasks and more accurate small estimates in reflasks.
Plantlet Sizes: From many flasks 15 - 45 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 06/08/2007 through 07/24/2007)
From one most recently surveyed flask 20 - 45 mm (07/24/2007)
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: Northeastern Papua New Guinea, in the Morobe District. The type specimen was found in the Waria Valley near Gobi (Gobe) at 2950–3600 ft. (900–1100 m). It grew in cool, shady conditions on moss-covered trees in the mistforest.
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