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Flasks of
Schlimmia condorana 'MC151' × self
 
 
 
 
Number: TN4251
Name: Schlimmia condorana 'MC151' × self
  A comment from Troy about the name...
I think it is an error when people spell the genus Schlimia, though Dressler and others have done so. I think the problem is that the genus Schlimia (author Regel in 1875) is in the Gentianaceae, the Gentian Family. The genus Schlimmia (authors Planch. & Linden ex Lindl., 1852) is the orchid. I am guessing one was named after Schlim (perhaps Jean Schlim, half-brother of Jean Linden) and the other after Schlimm (if such a person exists). It is easy to see how one misspelling could lead to another since the genus Schlimia does exist. Index Kewensis has the orchid as Schlimmia, as does the Missouri Botanical Garden.
If you know more about the etymology of this genus, please let me (Troy) know.
 
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
 
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Pod Parent Inflorescence
 
 
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range CI (58-75°F)
 
Comments: Parent plant: Medicinal but not unpleasant fragrance. Flowers are approximately 1-1/2 inches long.
 
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 70°F, nights 53°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Schlimmia   Named for Louis Schlimm, half brother to and orchid collector for Jean Linden, who collected around 1850 in the Andean states of South America. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Schlimmia   SHLIM-ee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: Capsules 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: Ecuador. This epiphytic or terrestrial orchid is found on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Zamora-Chinchipe Province where it grows in the Cordillera del Condor in very wet montane forest at 4900-5900 ft. (1500-1800 m)
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