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Orchid Species: Dendrobium laetum

Kew currently accepted name is Dendrobium cuthbertsonii

Dendrobium laetum is an orchid species identified by Schltr. in 1923. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dendrobium cuthbertsonii.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
laetum
Parents
Species
Author
Schltr.
Year
1923
ORIGIN: This is a high altitude [750m-3500m] mossy tree growing, miniature epiphyte or growing.

DESCRIPTION: Lithophyte on mossy rocks by streams or a east face terrestrial cliff dweller that is in leaf litter and beneath small plants in very exposed sun conditions with clustered, very short, fusiform stems carrying lanceolate, rough textured, dark green, purple veined below leaves. This plant is found in New Guinea and is free-flowering with a solitary flower on a terminal to axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence if given cool to cold conditions with high humidity and great airflow, even year round watering and a steady weekly fertilizing.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/4 inch [3 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Dendrobium Den agathodaemonis 1910 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Dendrobium Den asperifolium 1911 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Dendrobium Den atromarginatum 1929 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Dendrobium Den carstensziense 1929 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Dendrobium Den coccinellum 1916 Ridl.
Add+ Dendrobium Den euphues 1916 Ridl.
Add+ Dendrobium Den lichenicola 1929 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Dendrobium Den sophronites 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Dendrobium Den sophronitis
Add+ Dendrobium Den trachyphyllum 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Maccraithea Mrt agathodaemonis 2002 (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Maccraithea Mrt asperifolia 2002 (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Maccraithea Mrt atromarginata 2002 (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Maccraithea Mrt coccinella 2002 (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Maccraithea Mrt euphues 2002 (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Maccraithea Mrt lichenicola 2002 (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Maccraithea Mrt sophronites 2002 (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Maccraithea Mrt trachyphylla 2002 (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum asperifolium 1981 (J.J.Sm.) Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum coccinellum 1983 (Ridl.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum euphues 1983 (Ridl.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum sophronites 1983 (Schltr.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum trachyphyllum 1981 (Schltr.) Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter
Add+ Dendrobium Den cuthbertsonii 1888 F.Muell.
Add+ Maccraithea Mrt cuthbertsonii 2002 (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum cuthbertsonii 1981 (F.Muell.) Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Den. cuthbertsonii 'Fasangarten' (17 awards from 2010 to 2018) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Badefee' (11 awards from 2010 to 2013) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Gruppe' (8 awards from 2011 to 2018) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Drachenblut' (7 awards from 2011 to 2016) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Alfons' (7 awards from 2011 to 2014) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Schneewittchen 1' (5 awards from 2017 to 2018) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Christopher John' (5 awards from 1985 to 2010) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Goldesel' (4 awards from 2016 to 2018) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Alexej' (4 awards in 2014) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Neonblitz' (3 awards in 2014) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Tina' (3 awards from 2011 to 2012) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Red Parrot' (3 awards from 2001 to 2002) Mrt. cuthbertsonii 'Arcoona Park' (3 awards in 2002) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Donau-Crocus' (2 awards in 2018) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Isa' (2 awards in 2018) Den. cuthbertsonii h.f. bicolor 'Regina' (2 awards in 2018) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Rotkäppchen 2' (2 awards from 2017 to 2018) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Weiß-Rosa' (2 awards in 2015) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Louise' (2 awards in 2015) Den. cuthbertsonii 'Silbergrube' (2 awards from 2012 to 2014)
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