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Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi 'Knob Creek' CCM/AOS × self
Number: TN3400
Name: Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi 'Knob Creek' CCM/AOS × self
  Flasks are planted more sparsely than usual because the plants spread horizontally and would crowd each other too much.
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Marla Nikirk  (Email:
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Pod Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). In Boise Idaho, I grow this plant in a southeastern exposure in bright filtered light. Household temperatures are on the warm side because of its location in a bay window with full morning sun until early to mid afternoon. In the winter it gets full morning sun. This species likes brighter light than most other phals.
Comments: Parent plant: Small plant. It blooms sequentially and will have several spikes blooming at once. Never cut the spikes unless they die off.
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: days average 90°F, nights 74°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 90°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Genus:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 87°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F ( )

About the name...
Etymology of cornu-cervi   From Latin "cornu" horn; "cervus" deer, stag. With an antler-shaped raceme. (Sources: Brown 1956, Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Phalaenopsis   From Greek, "phalaina" moth; "-opsis" appearance. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of cornu-cervi   KOR-noo SER-vye (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Phalaenopsis   fail-eh-NOP-sis (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Phalaenopsis   fal-eye-NOP-sis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Yield Estimate: 260 plants (based on flask surveys done 09/14/2004 through 11/25/2005)
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 10 - 60 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 05/25/2005 through 07/07/2006)
From one most recently surveyed flask 10 - 30 mm (07/07/2006)
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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: Widespread from northeast India through Burma, Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo. In Java, this orchid may still be found but is not common in Central and West Java where it grows on the slopes of mountains facing the south coast at 150-3300 ft. (50-1000 m). Plants usually are epiphytic, but they may be found growing on rocks or tree roots on steep hillsides. In Burma the plants grow at low elevations on swampy islands at the mouth of the Irrawaddy River. Here it prefers the dense, humid shade of mango trees protected from drying winds, but is exposed to full sun during the dormant period. Dew is the primary source of moisture during the dry season. Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi is found through Thailand from the northern mountains through Peninsular Thailand with collections reported from 650-2450 ft. (200-750 m). Collections have been made in Malaya in the states of Kedah, Pahang, Perak, Selangor, and Negeri Sembilan. In India it grows in the jungle with Dendrobium aggregatum. In Indonesia it is found on trees on limestone hills, often intermixed with Phalaenopsis maculata. It grows near Phalaenopsis violacea in Malaya but prefers exposed locations with at least a short rest.
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