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Phalaenopsis tetraspis 'CedarWood Amethyst' × self
Number: TN2394
Name: Phalaenopsis tetraspis 'CedarWood Amethyst' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: CJ Maciejeski
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range W (70-90°F). This plant was purchased potted in Promix and seems to grow surprisingly well in it.
Comments: All segments clean, crisp, sparkling white with no markings anywhere on flower except at basal portion of labellum midlobe; dorsal sepal clean white, sparkling, with no markings, reflexing along edges basally; lateral petals same, with less recurving; lateral sepals curved downward, reflexing along basal portion of ventral half; labellum white with faint yellow flush on side lobes and pale violet flush at base of midlobe, distal portion of midlobe covered with white fuzz. Substance hard; texture sparkling.
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 88°F, nights 77°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Genus:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 87°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F ( )

About the name...
Etymology of Phalaenopsis   From Greek, "phalaina" moth; "-opsis" appearance. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of tetraspis   From Greek, with four shields or plates. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Phalaenopsis   fail-eh-NOP-sis (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Phalaenopsis   fal-eye-NOP-sis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of tetraspis   tet-RAS-pis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: Seed not viable- failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
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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: Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Sumatra in Indonesia. Plants are found on mangrove and other trees in very muddy swamps. Plants grow on trees at the extreme end of the creeks where the water is sweet. They are found hanging from branches a few feet above the water where humidity is always high. Grant (1895) reported that plants are never found growing under any other conditions.
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