Meyers Conservatory -
Site Navigation
Flasking Home Page
Your Picks List
Comprehensive List
Articles in the Site
Ready-To-Go Flasks
Fast-Turn Flasks
Greenhouse Plants
Current Reservations
Flasks of
Macradenia brassavolae 'RonG' × self
Number: TN3410
Name: Macradenia brassavolae 'RonG' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Marianna Max  (Email:
Click to Enlarge
Pod Parent Flowers
Click to Enlarge
Pod Parent Blooming Plant
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). I grow mine mounted horizontally on moss covered cork under intermediate conditions in bright indirect light. Internet sources say it can be grown intermediate, warm to hot. It comes from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Venezuela where it is epiphytic on trees or terrestrial in leaf litter in low wet forests at or near sea level.
Comments: Parent plant: The overall size of the plant is quite manageable staying under 12" tall. It has small upright pseudobulbs that cluster tightly together so it will stay fairly compact. Sturdy, dense almost leathery leaves and small pseudobulbs make this a hardy vigorous grower that is fairly undemanding in its culture. One source says that Macradenia brassavolae flowers are fragrant but I don't detect any odor.
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 87°F, nights 71°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of brassavolae   Like a Brassavola (orchid genus). (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Macradenia   From Latin "makros" large; "aden" gland. Reffering to the long stipites. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of brassavolae   bra-SAH-voe-lye (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Macradenia   mak-ra-DEN-ee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
If you would like to direct someone to this web page, please copy and paste this URL into your email:

Flask Information
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: 27 plants (based on flask surveys done 10/08/2004 )
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 40 - 80 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 07/08/2005 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 40 - 80 mm (07/08/2005)
You might also want to: View the seed assay for this item.
View items of the same species.
View items of the same genus.

Ordering Information
You are not currently logged in.
You must be a registered user and be logged in to reserve a flask or place a notification request. Please log in:
Registered Email Address

Remember my login information:   (what's this for?)
  Remember email
  Remember email & password

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: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. This orchid grows as an epiphyte in wet lowland forests, usually near sea level. Through most of Central America, it is found in the Caribbean-facing lowlands, and in Nicaragua plants have been found in the department of Zelaya near Bluefields. In Costa Rica and Panama plants have been found in both the Caribbean and Pacific slopes at elevations from near sea level to 350 ft. (100 m). In Colombia, plants have been collected in the department of Chocó near sea level along the northwest coast. In Ecuador, plants have been found at several locations in the provinces of Esmeraldas Los Ríos, Manabi, and Pichincha at elevations of 350-1000 ft. (100-300 m).
More about this information and the Bakers...

Go to Flasking Home Page -- Contact Us
Contents of all pages Copyright © 1999-2021. All rights reserved.