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Pollardia venosa 'MC873' × self
Number: TN2082
Name: Pollardia venosa 'MC873' × self
(Acquired incorrectly named as Epidendrum radicans)
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Jorge Melendez Zajgla  (Email:
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Offspring 'MC5186' Flower
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Offspring 'MC5186' Blooming Plant
Offspring photos are siblings of the plants you would receive.
Comments: Seed was supplied, with a photo presumably of the parent plant, identified as Epidendrum radicans, but the seed did not appear to be the correct form for E. radicans, and later the plants clearly did not have the correct morphology. All flask reservations were canceled because of this. The donor could not suggest what might have been substituted. As of 2009 we have bloomed the seedlings (see offspring photo) and this is Pollardia venosa.
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 80°F, nights 57°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 75°F, nights 42°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of venosa   From Latin "venosus" with veins. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of venosa   ve-NOE-sa (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.
You can place a "Notify Flask Recipients" Request, and either we or a flask recipient may contact you when plants are available.

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: 30 plants (based on flask surveys done 11/14/2001 )
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 8 - 15 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 11/14/2001 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 8 - 15 mm (11/14/2001)
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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: Mexico. This orchid is found in the western states of Sinaloa, Colima, Jalisco, and Michoacán. It grows in ravines and on moist slopes as an epiphyte in oak and pine-oak forests at 4900-7200 ft. (1500-2200 m) but occasionally may be found on rocks.
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