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Paphiopedilum wardii 'Bert' × self
Number: TN2116
Name: Paphiopedilum wardii 'Bert' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Marla Nikirk  (Email:
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Pod Parent Flower
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 70°F, nights 63°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 52°F, nights 36°F; best fit is Cold-Frigid 52-32°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Paphiopedilum   From Greek "Paphia" the name of Aphrodite of Cypress; "pedilon", sandal. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of wardii   Named for Frank Kingdon Ward, British army captain and plant collector in South China and Indochina c. 1910. (Sources: Mayr & Schmucker 1998, Braem & Bakers)
Pronunciation of Paphiopedilum   paf-ee-oh-PED-i-lum (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of wardii   WARD-ee-eye (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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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: 110 plants (based on flask surveys done 07/15/2002 through 12/16/2002)
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 7 - 20 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 07/15/2002 through 12/16/2002)
From one most recently surveyed flask 8 - 20 mm (12/16/2002)
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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.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Northeast Myanmar (Burma) and possibly southwest China. In Burma, plants are found in the mountains along the Tami River near Putao at 3950-4900 ft. (1200-1500 m). They usually grow on the forest floor in shady locations near the base of trees and have their roots in deep leaf litter over rocky soil on steep slopes. Plants may also be found on cliff faces, growing on moss covered rocks with only a few, loosely attached roots. Plants are also reported from Yunnan Province in southwest China, although information on specific collection sites has not been given. There is some speculation that plants imported from China were brought in from Myanmar (Burma) and then re-exported. However, it is entirely possible that Paphiopedilum wardii does exist along the upper Salween River.
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