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Scelochilus sp. 'MC1853' -spontaneous
Number: TN3396
Name: Scelochilus sp. 'MC1853' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Kevin McHale
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: It grows cool intermediate (58-75°F), and will probably do best mounted.
Comments: At the time of collection the plant had capsules and was not in bloom.

Parent plant: This Scelochilus was collected in northern Ecuador, at an altitude of 2000 meters. Small plant.

About the name...
Etymology of Scelochilus   From latinized Greek "skelos" shinbone, limb; "cheilos" lip; there are horn-like structures on the rim of the lip. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of sp.   An abbreviation of the word "species," it indicates that based on the provenance of the plant it is believed to be naturally occurring, but the identity is as yet undetermined. (Source: Troy Meyers)
Pronunciation of Scelochilus   skel-OK-i-lus (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of sp.   Here, we say "spuh" rather than "species" to convey without explanation that it's an unidentified species. (Source: Troy Meyers)
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Availability: Capsules failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
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