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Comparettia ignea 'Firefly' × self
 
 
 
 
Number: TN3125
Name: Comparettia ignea 'Firefly' × self
  Here is a link to a nice article on the genus: Susquehanna Orchid Society Newsletter, Issue 2, Vol XXII, February. -Marianna Max
 
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Marianna Max  (Email: marianna.max@mssm.edu)
 
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). A twig epiphyte Colombia native that grows at intermediate temps in bright light.
 
Comments: Parent plant: Miniature.
 
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 82°F, nights 60°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Comparettia   In honor of Andreo Comparetti, Italian botanist during the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of ignea   From Latin "igneus" fire-red. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Comparettia   kom-pah-RET-ee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of ignea   IG-nee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: Capsules failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
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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: Colombia. Plants are found in the northern part of the department of Antioquia. They grow in relatively warm regions at elevations of 4750-5250 ft. (1450-1600 m), and plants were originally found in the terminal branches of a moderately sized tree.
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