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Ponerorchis graminifolia 'MC3522' × sib 'MC3523'
Number: TN5385
Name: Ponerorchis graminifolia 'MC3522' × sib 'MC3523'
Type: sib    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Randal K. Thomas  (Email:
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Pod Parent Flowers
Culture Notes from Donor: Pod parent plant: Supposedly hardy to USDA zone 6. I raise mine indoors with 3-4 months refrigeration during dormancy. Does extremely well in a very loose terrestrial mix. I keep mine well-watered during growing season, and then dry and cold during dormancy.
Comments: Pod parent plant: A small plant with a bloom spike often as large as the entire plant.
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: days average 84°F, nights 68°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 49°F, nights 32°F; best fit is Cold-Frigid 52-32°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of graminifolia   From Latin "graminifolius" with grass-like leaves. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Ponerorchis   From Greek "poneros' wretched", "orchis" orchid, from the insignificant flowers. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of graminifolia   gra-min-i-FOE-lee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Ponerorchis   poe-ner-OR-kis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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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.
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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: 3 plants (based on flask surveys done 05/08/2007 )
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 30 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 01/22/2008 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 30 mm (01/22/2008)
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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: Japan. This terrestrial orchid is found in damp grasslands in both the highlands and lowlands of Japan. Darnell (1976) stated, "It should be quite hardy in Great Britain in a damp spot in the rock garden or in the bog garden in loam and peat."
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