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Paphinia cristata 'MC424' × self
Number: TN1505
Name: Paphinia cristata 'MC424' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pod Parent Capsule at 180 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, Winter: days average 84°F, nights 63°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of cristata   From Latin "cristatus" with a comb, a callus. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Paphinia   From Greek "Paphia" the name of Aphrodite of Cypress. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of cristata   kris-TAH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Paphinia   pa-FIN-ee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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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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You may also place a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.

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: 1070 plants (based on flask surveys done 08/14/2000 through 03/28/2002)
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 - 50 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 06/10/2002 through 07/15/2002)
From one most recently surveyed flask 10 - 35 mm (07/15/2002)
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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: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Panama, the West Indies, and Venezuela. Although found over a large area, these plants are not common, and most authorities consider them rare. In Venezuela, Dunsterville (1959) reported that plants are found in the northern coastal mountains at about 1950 ft. (600 m), but that the species is slightly more common further south in the State of Bolívar and the Amazonas Territory. Plants grow at about 650 ft. (200 m) on the upper section of the Caura River in the extreme western section of Bolívar State. They have been seen on the slopes of Cerro Sarisariñama at about 1650 ft. (500 m), on Cerro Venamo near the Guayana border at 2600 ft. (800 m) and on the flanks of Auyántepui at slightly more than 3300 ft. (1000 m). In most areas, plants grow in well protected locations inside forests.
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