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Grammatophyllum speciosum 'Martha' × self
Number: TN3935
Name: Grammatophyllum speciosum 'Martha' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range W (70-90°F). It takes full sun, and I mean total, complete exposure. Likes good drainage materials. It takes a lot of water, BUT like all plants that set off aerial roots, it likes to dry off between waterings.
Comments: When my friends moved they sold all of their plants, the grammatophyllum included. The person who bought the grammatophyllum in spike promised me that he was going to self a flower and send me the seed, and he did send me the seeds. Alas the magnificent plant was divided into smaller pieces and sold.

Parent plant: This species is not for the person that has no space, or worse, has no patience as it takes several years for a seedling to become blooming size. ( 'Martha' bloomed for the first time 7 years after bought in a 5 inch pot, so the plant was about 10 years old.)
Grammatophyllum speciosum 'Martha' used to grace the entrance of a friend's farm., huge in size (the average bulb was 6 feet tall) and a prolific bloomer.
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 85°F, nights 71°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Grammatophyllum   From latinized Greek "gramma" letter; "phyllum" leaf. Inscribed leaf, from the pattern on the flower. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of speciosum   From Latin "speciosus" beautiful, outstanding. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Grammatophyllum   gra-mat-oh-FIL-um (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of speciosum   spee-see-OH-sum (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
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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: 730 plants (based on flask surveys done 02/09/2004 through 02/18/2004)
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 1 - 90 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 02/09/2004 through 07/07/2004)
From one most recently surveyed flask 55 - 90 mm (07/07/2004)
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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: Burma, Thailand, Malaya, Borneo and the Philippines with distribution extending through Sumatra, Java, and the rest of Indonesia to as far eastward as New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Plants grow in wetter, non-seasonal lowlands throughout the range at 2950 ft. (50-900 m). Plants are most frequently found in the first fork of trees which have a light canopy. While rather common through most of its range, this orchid is now considered rare in Java, probably because of habitat destruction.
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