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Clowesia russelliana 'MC29' × self
Number: TN1134
Name: Clowesia russelliana 'MC29' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pod Parent Inflorescence
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Pod Parent Capsules at 136 days
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
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 86°F, nights 70°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 83°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Clowesia   Named after Rev. J. Clowes, an English minister and orchid enthusiast, in the 1 half of the nineteenth century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Clowesia   klo-WES-ee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
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You may reserve a flask, but it's very unlikely you'll get one ...this could only happen if we found a flask that we didn't know we had.
Yield Estimate: 184 plants (based on flask surveys done 08/06/2000 through 08/16/2002)
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 10 - 20 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 08/16/2002 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 10 - 20 mm (08/16/2002)
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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: Southern Mexico and Central America including Nicaragua. Some writers report that the habitat extends into Costa Rica, Panama, and Venezuela, but Dressler (1993) considers it unlikely that it will be found in Costa Rica or Panama. It is rather rare, but it has been found in numerous locations throughout its range. In Mexico, plants are found in the States of Jalisco and Chiapas at up to 2300 ft. (700 m), but some writers question whether or not the plants from Jalisco were actually Clowesia russelliana. In McVaugh (1985), it is reported that Dodson considers the range of this species to extend from Chiapas to Nicaragua. In Belize, plants are found near Toledo at 200–300 ft. (60–90 m). In Guatemala, plants grow near Patulúl on trees in open mountain forests near 1950 ft. (600 m). Plants are found in several locations in El Salvador at 350–3300 ft. (100–1000 m) and at numerous locations in Nicaragua, where plants grow in fairly dry, open forests from near sea level to 0–2800 ft. (0-850 m). In Venezuela, plants identified as Clowesia russelliana were found in forests above El Limón and near Tiara at about 3950 ft. (1200 m).
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