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Cyrtopodium andersonii 'MC1746' -spontaneous
Number: TN3260
Name: Cyrtopodium andersonii 'MC1746' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: David Siegrist  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range W (70-90°F)
Comments: The spontaneous capsule is believed to be a selfing because the nearby C. punctatum was not in bloom at the same time.

Parent plant: Very large 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 80°F, nights 69°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Cyrtopodium   From Greek "kyrtos" curved; "podion" little foot. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Cyrtopodium   ser-toe-POH-dee-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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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: The Lesser Antilles where plants are known to occur on St. Vincent. Garay & Sweet (1974) indicate this orchid is endemic in the Lesser Antilles, but some later writers, including Pabst & Dungs (1975-1977) and Bechtel, Cribb, & Launert (1986), and Menezes (1995) continue to report distribution into South America to as far south as Brazil. Unfortunately, we have been unable to find any reference to habitat elevation of the habitat on St. Vincent, so the following climate table is based on an estimated elevation and should be used somewhat cautiously. The highest point on St. Vincent Island, however, is 4100 ft. (1250 m), so the possible error in the indicated temperatures should be no more than 6-7F (3-4C). In Brazil, plants identified as Cyrtopodium andersonii grow on rocks on steep slopes near the coast in the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro. Menezes (1995), however, reports that this species is found in the central interior of Brazil near Brasilia where it grows on rocks and blooms in September and October, which is the Brazilian spring.
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