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Myrmecophila tibicinis 'MC2224' -spontaneous
 
 
 
 
Number: TN3936
Name: Myrmecophila tibicinis 'MC2224' -spontaneous
(Also commonly known as Schomburgkia tibicinis)
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range W (70-90°F)
 
Comments: The Myrmecophila (Schomburgkia) has hollow pseudobulbs that can grow to more than a foot long, and multiply in large masses if not thinned annually. They are warm climate epiphyte orchids native to Mexico and Costa Rica. They do best mounted on cork or tree fern slabs and should be fertilized during the growing season and allowed to rest in the cooler months. The bloom spike appears in March or April (Northern Hemisphere) and can get quite long with the flowers finally appearing at the end of the spike. Spontaneous pollination is common and produces a good sized seed capsule that matures in two or three months.

Parent plant: Medium-sized plant.
 
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 87°F, nights 68°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 79°F, nights 58°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Myrmecophila   From Greek "myrmekos" ant; "phileo" love as a friend. (Source: Brown 1956)
Etymology of tibicinis   From Latin "tibicinis" flute-like. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Myrmecophila   meer-me-KOF-i-la (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of tibicinis   ti-bi-SIN-is (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: Seed not viable- failed. We were not able to make any 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: Eastern Mexico southward through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and possibly Nicaragua. In Mexico, plants are found in the states of Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Yucatán. They grow in the lowlands and on the lower slopes in regions facing the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Plants grow on the surface of the ground or on trees and shrubs in sand dunes, and savannas, They are found in both humid and dry forests at up to 1950 ft. (600 m).
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