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Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'Hopbrook' × Brassavola cucullata 'Fu Man Chew'
Number: TN3031
Name: Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'Hopbrook' × Brassavola cucullata 'Fu Man Chew'
(Hybrid known as Brassavola David Sander)
  This primary hybrid is known as Brassavola David Sander.
Type: hybrid    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Lawrence Schweitzer  (Email:
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pollen Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Pod parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). Takes high light, grows nicely mounted on cork
Pollen parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: This seed was received as Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'Hopbrook' x self, but the seedlings don't resemble Rhyncholaelia digbyana and the donor thinks that this is probably a misrecording of the pollination of Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'Hopbrook' x Brassavola cucullata 'Fu Man Chew'. This primary hybrid is known as Brassavola David Sander.

Pod parent plant: Medium-sized plant.

Pollen parent plant: Medium-sized plant.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 88°F, nights 75°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 82°F, nights 68°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Brassavola   Named for Antonio Musa Brassavola, nobleman and botanist of Venice during the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of cucullata   From Latin "cucullatus" cowl-carrying. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of digbyana   Named for St. Vincent Digby, English orchid enthusiast of the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Rhyncholaelia   From latinized Greek "rhynchos" beak. From the elongated fruit and some similarities to the genus Laelia. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Brassavola   bra-SAH-voe-la (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of cucullata   kyoo-kyoo-LAH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of digbyana   dig-bee-AH-na (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Rhyncholaelia   rink-oh-LYE-lee-ah (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.
You can place a "Notify Flask Recipients" Request, and either we or a flask recipient may contact you when plants are available.

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: 450 plants (based on flask surveys done 09/03/2002 )
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 30 - 55 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 03/19/2003 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 30 - 55 mm (03/19/2003)
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