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Ticoglossum krameri 'Halcyon' × self
Number: TN2827
Name: Ticoglossum krameri 'Halcyon' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pod Parent Capsule at 215 days
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range CI (58-75°F)
Comments: Parent plant: A miniature Costa Rican relative of Odontoglossum. Imaged flowers are 1.75" (4.4 cm).
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 78°F, nights 60°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of krameri   Named for Carl Kramer, German orchid collector in South America during the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Ticoglossum   From "Tico" the nickname of the Costa Rican people in Latin America, and latinized Greek "glossa" tongue. (Sources: Mayr & Schmucker 1998, Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of krameri   KRAY-mer-eye (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Ticoglossum   tee-co-GLOS-sum (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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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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You may also place a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.

You may reserve a flask, but it's very unlikely you'll get one ...this could only happen if we found a flask that we didn't know we had.
Yield Estimate: 240 plants (based on flask surveys done 04/07/2003 )
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 7 - 40 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 03/08/2004 through 03/31/2004)
From one most recently surveyed flask 7 - 30 mm (03/31/2004)
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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.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Costa Rica. This epiphytic orchid is endemic to Costa Rica where it grows on the Pacific slope in low mountain forests at 1950-3950 ft. (600-1200 m). This orchid grows at elevations that are always lower than those occupied by the closely related Ticoglossum oerstedii and is found in a zone that, according to Halbinger (1982), "has largely been deforested for the cultivation of coffee and sugar cane, leaving mostly gallery forest where Ticoglossum krameri appears to exist as a diffuse population."
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