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Porroglossum amethystinum 'MC2616' × self
Number: TN4338
Name: Porroglossum amethystinum 'MC2616' × self
  Very low yield
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range CI (58-75°F)
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 79°F, nights 55°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of amethystinum   From Latin "amethystinus" amethyst-colored, lilac. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Porroglossum   From latinized Greek "porrho" forward; "glossa" tongue. The column is situated distantly from the lip. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Porroglossum   por-ro-GLOS-sum (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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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.
Plantlet Sizes: From many flasks 20 - 50 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 05/27/2005 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 20 - 50 mm (05/27/2005)
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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. Numerous collections of this orchid have been made in Pichincha Province mostly near Quito. Collections have been made at 4900-7550 ft. (1500-2300 m), but most plants were found at about 6550 ft. (2000 m). Plants grow both as epiphytes or as terrestrials on steep slopes in very wet montane cloudforest.
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