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Oerstedella wallisii 'Halcyon' × 'The Beav'
Number: TN3792
Name: Oerstedella wallisii 'Halcyon' × 'The Beav'
  Low yield
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flowers
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Pollen Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Pod parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: Pod parent plant: A remarkable cultivar with an 'alba' lip.
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 66°F, nights 48°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Oerstedella   Honoring Herr Anders Sandøe Ørsted, the Danish collector of the genus type. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of wallisii   Named for Gustav Wallis (1830-1878), German orchid collector, collected for Veitch in the northern parts of South America, one of the most famous orchid collectors of the 19th century. (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Oerstedella   er-ste-DEL-lah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of wallisii   WAL-is-ee-eye (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: There were problems with this item and we weren't able to make any viable flasks.
You should: Consider placing a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.
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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: Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. Oerstedella wallisii was first discovered in the Frontino district of northern Colombia. Plants were growing as epiphytes in the Cordillera Occidental at 3950-6550 ft. (1200-2000 m). This species has since been found in Panama and Costa Rica growing either in the mountains at about 6550 ft. (2000 m) where the dry season is not as severe, or in wet forests at somewhat lower elevations on slopes facing the Caribbean. While plants are usually found as epiphytes, they also grow as terrestrials.
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