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Trichocentrum tigrinum 'Raspberry Musk' × self
Number: TN2820
Name: Trichocentrum tigrinum 'Raspberry Musk' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Marianna Max  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range W (70-90°F). Requires lots of water and warm temperatures when in active growth but should be kept dry if the temperature goes below 60°F. This species is reportedly hard to grow and flower and is prone to rot. I grow mine mounted horizontally and it receives bright light.
Comments: Parent plant: This moderate-sized species, with thickened leaves and very small pseudobulbs, comes from Ecuador and Northern Peru. It has been reported to be difficult to grow and bloom, but my plant has faithfully flowered every year. Fragrant with the smell of dusty raspberries on a hot day.
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 83°F, nights 66°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 80°F, nights 62°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of tigrinum   From Latin "tigrinus" tiger-like striped. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Trichocentrum   From latinized Greek "trichos" hair; "kentron" spur. Referring to the hairy spur. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of tigrinum   TYE-grin-um (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Trichocentrum   try-koe-SENT-rum (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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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: Ecuador and Peru. In southwestern Ecuador, this orchid is found in tropical dry forests at 650-2300 ft. (200-700 m) in the Province of Guayas near Vacas Muertas and in the Province of Manabi near Monticristi and Barbosmonte. Plants have also been collected in northern Peru, near the border with Ecuador, where they were growing near Ayabaca in the Department of Piura.
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