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Comparettia falcata 'MC1032' -spontaneous
Number: TN2318
Name: Comparettia falcata 'MC1032' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: David B. Taylor  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Grow mounted on small branch, intermediate temperatures.
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 76°F, nights 58°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 72°F, nights 51°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Comparettia   In honor of Andreo Comparetti, Italian botanist during the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of falcata   From Latin "falcatus" sickle-shaped, hooked. (Source: Brown 1956)
Pronunciation of Comparettia   kom-pah-RET-ee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of falcata   fal-KAH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: Seed not viable- 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: Mexico, Central America, northern South America, and the West Indies. These widespread but uncommon plants grow on trees and shrubs in wet, humid forests, usually at high elevations. In Mexico, plants are found in the States of Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas at 3300–7200 ft. (1000–2200 m). In Guatemala, plants grow in the Departments at Alta Verapaz (near Cobán), Chiquimula, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Quiche, and Sololá below 5900 ft. (1800 m). In Honduras, plants are found in the Department of Comayagua at 4450–6550 ft. (1350–2000 m). In Nicaragua, this orchid is known from the Departments of Jinotega and Matagalpa, where it grows as 4250–4600 ft. (1300–1400 m). In Costa Rica, plants have been collected in the Departments of Alajuela, Cargago, and Heredia, where they grow at 3300–6900 ft. (1000–2100 m). In Venezuela, plants grow in the Federal District, in the States of Aragua, Carabobo, Merída, and Miranda at 2450–7550 ft. (750–2300 m), and in the Amazonas Territory at 4100 ft. (1250 m). In Ecuador, plants occur at various locations from the Colombia border to the Peruvian border, where they grow on trees in wet forests, often on Guava trees, at 2400–4900 ft. (730–1500 m). Collections were made in the Provinces of Carchi, El Oro, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pastaza, Pichincha, Tungurahua, and Zamora-Chinchipe. In Peru, plants were found in the Department of Huánuco near Cuchero (Cochero), between Cassapi and Pampayaco (Pampayacu), and in the Department of Amazonas at 4450–5250 ft. (1350–1600 m). In the West Indies, plants are found in the Dominican Republic at 4100 ft. (1350 m). In Puerto Rico, this orchid grows on the trunks, branches, and twigs of trees in wet forests at 2300–3200 ft. (700–970 m).
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