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Dendrochilum wenzelii 'Red' × 'Yellow'
Number: TN4319
Name: Dendrochilum wenzelii 'Red' × 'Yellow'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plants: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: Pod parent plant: Although small-flowered, this species quickly becomes a specimen plant. A 60 growth plant is easily accommodated in a 3" pot.
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 91°F, nights 69°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 81°F, nights 62°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Dendrochilum   From Greek "dendron" tree; "cheilos" lip. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of wenzelii   Named for Wenzel, orchid collector in the Philippines in the 2nd half of the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Dendrochilum   den-droe-KYE-lum (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Availability: Capsules failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
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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: The Philippine Islands. This orchid was first discovered in 1913 near Sagnay on Mount Canayan on southeastern Luzon Island in Camarines Province. Plants were growing on trees on wooded slopes at 1000 ft. (300 m). Collections have since been reported in northern Luzon near Balbalan in Kalinga-Apayao Province and on Leyte Island near Jaro at 1650-2300 ft. (500-700 m).
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