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Brassia verrucosa var. gigantea 'Peter Homes' × self
Number: TN2691
Name: Brassia verrucosa var. gigantea 'Peter Homes' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Gideon Singer  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range CI (58-75°F). A large brassia with large flowers. Grows like other brassias in fast draining mix in bright light. I grow mine in moss in a clay pot. They do not like to dry out and get pleated leaves if kept too dry.
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 75°F, nights 61°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 67°F, nights 55°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Brassia   Named for William Brass, British botanical illustrator of the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of gigantea   From latinized Greek "giganteus" gigantic. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of verrucosa   From Latin "verrucosus" with warts. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Brassia   BRAS-ee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of gigantea   jy-GAN-tee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of verrucosa   ver-yoo-KOE-sa (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Yield Estimate: 270 plants (based on flask surveys done 02/06/2003 )
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 20 - 50 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 08/13/2003 through 10/13/2003)
From one most recently surveyed flask 25 - 45 mm (10/13/2003)
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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: Found in lower- to mid-elevations of humid forests, with findings reported from as high as 5250 ft. (1600 m). While not abundant, it is found in scattered locations on both sides of the dividing mountain range from southern Mexico through Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, with reports of occurrence also in Venezuela. In Guatemala, it is found in the rocky hills near and above Santa Rosa and on the south facing slopes of the Volcano Atitlan.
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