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Paphiopedilum villosum var. boxallii 'MC5248' -spontaneous
Number: TN6756
Name: Paphiopedilum villosum var. boxallii 'MC5248' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Thomas R. Martin  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). It is an easy-growing plant. It likes to be on the dry side, with bright light.
Comments: When I had received this plant it already had the pod forming, so I don't have a photo of the flower.

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 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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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: 918 plants (based on flask surveys done 10/29/2009 through 12/10/2015)
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 5 - 100 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 05/03/2010 through 11/20/2016)
From one most recently surveyed flask 30 - 50 mm (11/20/2016)
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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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