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Isabelia virginalis 'Patricia' × '#1'
Number: TN3563
Name: Isabelia virginalis 'Patricia' × '#1'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plants: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: A miniature cattleya relative. Flowers are scented of vanilla extract.
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 85°F, nights 62°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 71°F, nights 50°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Isabelia   Named for Isabel, the Brazilian princess and regent, daughter of emperor Pedro II in the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of virginalis   From Latin "virginalis" virginal, white. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Isabelia   iz-a-BEL-ee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of virginalis   vir-ji-NAH-lis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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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: 400 plants (based on flask surveys done 11/26/2003 )
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 4 - 40 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 11/26/2003 through 05/24/2004)
From one most recently surveyed flask 25 - 30 mm (05/24/2004)
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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: Brazil. Plants were originally collected in the Organ Mountains northeast of Rio de Janeiro. It is now known that plants also occur in the coastal mountains in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Paraná. The habitat extends inland to the mountains of Minas Gerais. Plants usually grow on small twigs and branches in cool, misty forests, but they also grow in crevices and debris pockets in the eroded sandstone at Vila Velha near Ponta Grossa in the state of Paraná. Plants are found at 1650-1950 ft. (500-600 m) in areas that receive about 47.2 in. (1200 mm) of rain per year.
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