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Brassia arcuigera 'Clack' × 'Variegata'
Number: TN2113
Name: Brassia arcuigera 'Clack' × 'Variegata'
  Very LOW yield
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flowers
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Pollen Parent Flowers and Leaves
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Pollen Parent Capsules at 215 days
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plants: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: For the genus, flowers are very pleasantly scented.
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:   Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring: days average 77°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of arcuigera   From Latin "arcuiger" bow-carrying. With a bent flower raceme. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Brassia   Named for William Brass, British botanical illustrator of the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Brassia   BRAS-ee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Flask Information
Availability: We had yield problems with this item, so we didn't continue flasking it.
You should: Consider placing a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.
You might also want to: View the seed assay for this item.
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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, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru. In Costa Rica, numerous collections are reported on the Pacific side of the isthmus in the Provinces of Alajuela and Guanacaste. In Alajuela Province, plants grow from near sea level to 3150 ft. (0–960 m). In Guanacaste Province, they were found at 1950–3950 ft. (600–1200 m). In Panama, plants grow on Pacific side of the isthmus in the Provinces of Coclé and Veraguas at 3000–3400 ft. (910–1040 m) and northeast of Panama City in Panama Province at 2600–3950 ft. (800–1200 m). In Ecuador, plants are found on the western slopes of the Andes in the Provinces of Canar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Napo, and Pichincha at 1650–3300 ft. (500–1000 m). Plants usually grow on moss-covered trees in cloudforests or wet, lower-elevation rainforests. In Venezuela, this orchid (as Brassia rhizomatosa) is found between Duaca and Agua Fría. In Colombia, it grows at 3300–5900 ft. (1000–1800 m). This is the only information available about the habitat in Venezuela and Colombia, and no information was available for the Peruvian habitat.
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