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Paphiopedilum villosum var. boxallii 'Norkel' -spontaneous
Number: TN6579
Name: Paphiopedilum villosum var. boxallii 'Norkel' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Eric Muehlbauer
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range C (52-70°F)
Comments: Parent plant arrived with a capsule. It was presumed to be a selfing or a sib-cross, but at least some of the offspring has leaves with markings instead of being solid green, so may be a hybrid. The grower who supplied the plant to the donor also has callosum, appletonianum, and purpuratum so any of these might be the pollen parent.

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: days average 76°F, nights 62°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 74°F, nights 44°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of boxallii   Named for William Boxall (1844-1910), English orchid collector in Sout East Asia, Brazil and Central America. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Paphiopedilum   From Greek "Paphia" the name of Aphrodite of Cypress; "pedilon", sandal. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of boxallii   box-AL-ee-eye (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Paphiopedilum   paf-ee-oh-PED-i-lum (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of villosum   vi-LOW-sum (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
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Yield Estimate: 739 plants (based on flask surveys done 05/13/2009 through 11/11/2009)
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 0.5 - 80 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 01/14/2009 through 06/14/2010)
From one most recently surveyed flask 70 - 80 mm (06/14/2010)
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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: Burma. Plants are found in the region around Inle Lake at 3500-4000 ft. (1070-1220 m). Plants grow high up on dolomite cliff faces where they are exposed to bright light but not to direct sun. These plants are most often found in wetter locations, usually near streams, with their roots embedded in mosses and water seepages.
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