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Ticoglossum oerstedii '2' × 'Vistamont'
Number: TN4307
Name: Ticoglossum oerstedii '2' × 'Vistamont'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Marni Turkel, Stony Point Ceramic Design  (Email:
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Pollen Parent Flowers
Culture Notes from Donor: Pod parent plant: Temperature range C (52-70°F)
Comments: Pod parent plant: A compact plant with 2 and occasionally 3 flowers per spike.
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 63°F, nights 45°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of oerstedii   Named for Dr. Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish botanist and orchid collector in Central America. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Ticoglossum   From "Tico" the nickname of the Costa Rican people in Latin America, and latinized Greek "glossa" tongue. (Sources: Mayr & Schmucker 1998, Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of oerstedii   ER-sted-ee-eye (Source: Troy Meyers)
Pronunciation of Ticoglossum   tee-co-GLOS-sum (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Flask Information
Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
You should: Consider getting individual plants or compots instead of a flask.
You can place a "Notify Flask Recipients" Request, and either we or a flask recipient may contact you when plants are available.

You may also place a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.

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: 350 plants (based on flask surveys done 08/12/2005 through 04/19/2006)
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 0.1 - 40 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 02/18/2005 through 01/24/2007)
From one most recently surveyed flask 23 - 37 mm (01/24/2007)
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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.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Costa Rica and Panama. This epiphytic orchid is found in tall mountain forests or cloudforests at 5600-9850 ft. (1700-3000 m). In Costa Rica collections have been made in the Cordillera Volcánica Central and the Cordillera de Talamanca. In Panama, plants have been found near the Costa Rican border on Volcán Chiriquí.
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