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Triphora trianthophora (Maine group) -spontaneous
Number: TN5736
Name: Triphora trianthophora (Maine group) -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
No Photos Available
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range C (52-70°F)
Comments: Parent plant: Small 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 60°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 46°F, nights 25°F; best fit is Frigid 46-28°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of trianthophora   From latinized Greek "trianthophorus" bearing three flowers. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Triphora   From latinized Greek "tri" three, "phoros" carrying; the flower has a triangular lip. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of trianthophora   try-an-tho-FOE-ra (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Triphora   try-FOE-ra (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: We had yield problems with this item, so we didn't continue flasking it.
You should: Consider placing a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.
You might also want to: View the seed assay for this item.
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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: The eastern U. S. from northwest Florida along the Gulf Coast to eastern Texas and then north just west of the Mississippi River to southern Wisconsin. Distribution then extends eastward across the southern Great Lakes region, curving northeastward to include all of the New England states. Plants are not found in a narrow band along the Atlantic coast southward from eastern Virginia and including the eastern portions of North and South Carolina, Georgia, and northern Florida. Little has been written describing the habitat for this orchid, but McCartney (1984) reported plants growing "in the rich, damp understory of a forested area near a rushing mountain stream." The area was located about 2500 ft. (760 m) above sea level in the Granny Squirrel Gap region of the Appalachians, which is near Andrews in the southwestern tip of North Carolina.
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