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Acampe rigida 'MC534' -spontaneous
Number: TN1642
Name: Acampe rigida 'MC534' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Leung Hung Eve
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Pod Parent Capsule on Plant
Culture Notes from Donor:
Temperature: Summer day 25c to 32c, night 22c to 26c; Winter day 10c to 20c, night 5c to 18c

Humidity: Summer 80% to 90%, Winter 40% to 65%

Growing condition: epiphytic on rocks or trees, near the water steam, expose to the sun
Comments: Large epiphytic 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 86°F, nights 71°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 63°F, nights 47°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of rigida   From Latin "rigidus" rigid, stiff. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of rigida   ri-JI-da (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: There were problems with this item and we weren't able to make any viable flasks.
You should: Consider placing a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.
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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.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Widespread throughout the tropics, including Asia and Africa. In Asia, distribution extends from the northwest Himalayan region, southward and eastward to northeast India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaya, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and China. Distribution reportedly extends to Africa where plants have been found from Transvaal to Kenya, on the islands of Mombasa and Madagascar, and on the Comore Islands. In Sikkim and Bhutan, plants are found in tropical valleys at about 3950 ft. (1200 m). In Sri Lanka, where it is reported to be rare. this orchid is found on trees in mid-country tropical wet evergreen forests at 1000-3000 ft. (300-910 m). In Thailand, plants are found in the northern and western mountains at 1500-1950 ft. (460-600 m) as well as southward along the Thai peninsula. In Malaya, plants are found only in the state of Pinang and on Langkawi Island. In Vietnam, collections have been reported from northeastern Vietnam near Cao Bang and Ha Giang at 1000-2600 ft. (300-800 m). Plants in this area grow as lithophytes on karst limestone outcrops and cliffs among shrubs and in open, primary and secondary forests of broad-leaved, mixed, and coniferous trees. In China, this orchid occurs in southern Yunnan Province, Guangxi (Kwangsa) Province, Kwangtung Province, Hong Kong, and on Hainan Island with plants growing on shady cliffs or on trees at the edge of forests at 1950-2300 ft. (600-700 m).
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