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Paphiopedilum urbanianum 'Jean' HCC/AOS × 'MC3954'
Number: TN5747
Name: Paphiopedilum urbanianum 'Jean' HCC/AOS × 'MC3954'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Peter Cataldo
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Pod Parent Flowers
Culture Notes from Donor: Pod parent plant: Temperature range C (52-70°F)
Comments: Pod parent plant: Blooms annually! Great grower! 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: days average 84°F, nights 70°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 78°F, nights 67°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Paphiopedilum   From Greek "Paphia" the name of Aphrodite of Cypress; "pedilon", sandal. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of urbanianum   Named for Mrs. Jacinta Urban Tecson, a Philippine orchid nurserywoman during the second half of the 20th century.. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Paphiopedilum   paf-ee-oh-PED-i-lum (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of urbanianum   ur-ban-ee-AY-num (Source:
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Flask Information
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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Yield Estimate: 2060 plants (based on flask surveys done 07/24/2007 through 02/19/2009)
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 3 - 75 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 09/27/2007 through 09/16/2009)
From one most recently surveyed flask 25 - 55 mm (09/16/2009)
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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 Philippine Islands. Found only on Mindoro Island at 1300-2600 ft. (400-800 m). Plants grow on northeast-facing slopes, usually among rocks in fairly shaded locations on the jungle floor. The roots generally are embedded in thick pads of humus and leaf litter.
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