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Dimerandra elegans 'MC1449' -spontaneous
Number: TN2850
Name: Dimerandra elegans 'MC1449' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: David B. Taylor  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). Grown in intermediate light.
Comments: Related to epidendrums.

Parent plant: Blooms regularly from October through February. Plant appearance is similar to a reed stem Epidendrum. Reblooms on old canes for several years. Medium-sized plant.
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 87°F, nights 66°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Dimerandra   From latinized Greek "di" two; "meros" part; "andros" man or anther. Refers to the upright wings on both sides of the column. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of elegans   From Latin "elegans" elegant, noble. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Dimerandra   dim-er-AN-dra (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of elegans   EL-e-ganz (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: We had yield problems with this item, so we didn't continue flasking it.
You should: Consider placing a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.
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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: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana (British Guiana), Surinam, Colombia Ecuador, and Brazil. In Mexico, collections have been made in the Gulf of Mexico lowlands in Oaxaca and near Minatitlan in the State of Vera Cruz.
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