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Lanium avicula '#1' × '#2'
Number: TN2822
Name: Lanium avicula '#1' × '#2'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Inflorescence
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Pod Parent Capsules at 188 days
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Pollen Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plants: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: A miniature bifoliate species related to cattleya. Pseudobulbs; 1" (25 mm). Leaves 3/4" (19 mm).
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 85°F, nights 61°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 84°F, nights 55°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of avicula   From Latin "avicula" small bird. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Lanium   From Latin "lana" wool. Refers to the woolly hairs on the flower raceme. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of avicula   ah-VIK-yoo-la (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Lanium   LAN-ee-um (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
You should: Consider getting individual plants or compots instead of a flask.
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Yield Estimate: 270 plants (based on flask surveys done 02/10/2003 )
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 - 40 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 07/14/2003 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 20 - 40 mm (07/14/2003)
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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: Brazil and Peru. Plants are said to be widespread in Brazil in an area from Pernambuco in the north to Rio Grande do Sul in the south and from the Atlantic coast in the east to Goiás and Mato Grosso in the west. McQueens (1992) reported that this plants grows in tall trees at about 5900 ft. (1800 m), but Pabst and Dungs (1975) indicated that plants are found from the hot, humid lowlands to the cool, moist mountains, to the hot, dry plains and savannas of the interior. This indicates that the plants probably are adaptable, which is reflected by the statement made by the McQueens (1992) who said, "Although preferring intermediate to warm temperatures, it will grow cool once well established." In Peru, plants were collected near Tarma in the Department of Junín. Plants grew in large clumps on a dry, rotten tree trunks in a sunny spot in the tall forest at 5900 ft. (1800 m).
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