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Trigonidium egertonianum 'MC3952' × self
Number: TN5746
Name: Trigonidium egertonianum 'MC3952' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: Parent plant: Medium-sized 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, Winter: days average 84°F, nights 71°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of egertonianum   Named for P. de Grey Egerton, an English orchid enthusiast during the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Trigonidium   From latinized Greek "Tri" three, "gonos" angle; due to the positions of the sepals the flower looks like an acute angled triangle. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of egertonianum   eg-er-ton-ee-AH-num (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Trigonidium   trig-on-ID-ee-um (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: Seed not viable- failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
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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.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador. In Mexico, plants are found in Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas, but detailed habitation information was not reported. In Belize, this very common orchid is found in all districts. Plants grow on trees in forests at 100-2450 ft. (30-750 ft.) and often persist on isolated trees after land has been cleared. In Guatemala, plants attach to trees and rocks in forests, coffee plantations, and in open, dry country from sea level to 3300 ft. (0-1000 m) with collections reported in the Departments of Alta Verapaz, Izabal, Petén, Guezaltenango, and Sacatepéquez. In Nicaragua, plants have been collected in the Departments of Izabal, Boaco, Chontales, Granada, Jintega, Rio San Juan, and Zelaya at 150-3300 ft. (40-1000 m). In Costa Rica, plants grow on Pacific and Caribbean lowlands with collections reported in the Departments of Limón, Puntarenas, and San Jose at 50-1300 ft. (20-400 m). In Panama, plants occur at numerous locations in the Canal Zone at 50-350 ft. (20-100 m), in Panamá Province at about 150 ft. (50 m), in Colón Province at 100-1200 ft. (30-370 m), in Veraguas Province at about 100 ft. (30 m), and in Bocas del Toro in the vicinity of Chiriquí Lagoon. Many collections are reported in western Ecuador in the Provinces of El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Rios, and Manabi at 250-3300 ft. (70-1000 m). Escobar (1992) stated that Trigonidium egertonianum is the most common Trigonidium species in Colombia and that it grows in the hot lowlands, but specific information about habitat location was not given.
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