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Epidendrum sophronitis 'MC2385' × self
Number: TN4091
Name: Epidendrum sophronitis 'MC2385' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Troy C. Meyers  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Grown here with temperature range I (60-83°F), but cooler is usually recommended. Mounted on a chunk of treefern, the leaves are pendant. Watered daily in sunny weather.
Comments: Parent plant: Small plant. Flowers have the scent of ripe avocados. The dark spot on the labellum always has a pool of moisture even if the plant hasn't been watered.
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 77°F, nights 57°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Epidendrum   From Greek "epi" upon; "dendron" tree. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of sophronitis   From latinized Greek "sophros" modest. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Epidendrum   eh-pee-DEN-drum (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of sophronitis   sof-row-NYE-tis (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: Ecuador and Peru. In Ecuador, plants were found in the southern province of El Oro between Loja and Zaruma at 6550 ft. (2000 m), in Loja Province above Yangana at 8550 ft. (2600 m), and in Zamora-Chinchipe Province between Loja and Zamora at 4900 ft. (1500 m). Plans grow as epiphytes in scrubby, seasonally dry cloudforest. In Peru, plants grow as epiphytes in wet mountain forests, usually situated low on well-shaded tree trunks. Plants have been found in the department of Amazonas near Lago Pomacochas at 6900 ft. (2100 m) and in the department of Pasco near Yaupi at 6400 ft. (1950 m). In Peru, they
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