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Kefersteinia graminea 'MC705' × self
Number: TN2447
Name: Kefersteinia graminea 'MC705' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: A large-flowered member of the genus.
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 73°F, nights 55°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 70°F, nights 52°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of graminea   From Latin "gramineus" grass-like. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Kefersteinia   In honor of Herr Keferstein, German orchid grower during the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of graminea   gra-MIN-ee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Kefersteinia   kef-er-STINE-ee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Availability: Capsules 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: Colombia and Venezuela. In Colombia, plants are reportedly grow at 3300-8200 ft. (1000-2500 m) but no additional habitat information is available. In Venezuela, plants were collected in the Federal District near Caracas in the Cordillera de la Costa at 5600-6550 ft. (1700-2000 m), in the State of Aragua near Colonia Tovar at 4100 ft. (1250 m), and in the State of Mérida at 5900-6900 ft. (1800-2100 m)
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