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Eriopsis biloba 'Portilla' × self
Number: TN1876
Name: Eriopsis biloba 'Portilla' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pod Parent Blooming Plant
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: A characteristic and unique species. Flowers interestingly scented of 'sweet-vinyl'. Eight inch pseudobulbs become black and finely wrinkled with age.
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 73°F, nights 52°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of biloba   From Latin "bilobus" double lobed (lip). (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Eriopsis   From Greek "Eria" the orchid genus; "opsis" looking like. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of biloba   by-LOW-ba (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Eriopsis   ee-ree-OP-sis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: Capsules failed. We were not able to make any 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.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: Costa Rica to Brazil and Peru. In Costa Rica, plants grow in the mountains above 2600 ft. (800 m). In Panama, they are sometimes found in Chiriquí Province at about 6000 ft. (1830 m), but they are more often found in wet forests north of El Valle de Antón in Coclé Province. In Venezuela, this orchid is found at many locations in the cooler regions of Venezuelan Guayana in Bolívar State and the Federal Territory of Amazonas. Plants are found on Mt. Roraima as well as other mountains and mesas at elevations of 3500-8400 ft. (1070-2560 m). In Brazil, plants are found in the State of Amazonas, but specific habitat was not reported. In Peru, plants are found near Moyobamba in the Department of San Martín, where they grow on trees in mountain forests at 3600 ft. (1100 m). Schweinfurth (1958-1961) reports that Eriopsis colombiana Schlechter, which is now considered a synonym of Eriopsis biloba, has been found near Pataz in the Department of La Libertad at 5900-6550 ft. (1800-2000 m).
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