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Neobenthamia gracilis 'MC863' × self
Number: TN3590
Name: Neobenthamia gracilis 'MC863' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). Plant should be grown in full sun.
Comments: Parent plant: Flowers are wonderfully fragrant.
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 95°F, nights 68°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 83°F, nights 65°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of gracilis   From Latin "gracilis" delicate, graceful. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Neobenthamia   Named for G. Bentham (1800 - 1884); renowned English botanist and orchidologist, created together with Sir Hooker "Génera platnarum" during the 19th century, one of the new standard volumes of botany. "Neos" new. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of gracilis   gra-SIL-is (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Neobenthamia   nee-oh-ben-THAM-ee-ah (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.
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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: 380 plants (based on flask surveys done 12/15/2003 through 07/08/2005)
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 8 - 110 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 12/15/2003 through 07/08/2005)
From one most recently surveyed flask 50 - 100 mm (07/08/2005)
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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: Tanzania (Tanganyika) in tropical east Africa. Plants may grow on rocks or the surface of the ground and have been found in grassland in the Korogwe-Handeni region. They are also reported from the Usagara Mountains at 1500 ft. (460 m), usually about 100 mi. (161 km) inland. Pridgeon (1992) reported that this orchid grows on cliffs and sloping rock faces in warm, humid locations.
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