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Laelia alaorii 'MC761' × self
Number: TN4566
Name: Laelia alaorii 'MC761' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: Parent plant: A very sweetly scented species from Brazil.
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 82°F, nights 67°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 76°F, nights 61°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of alaorii   Named for Alaor Oliveira, Brazilian orchid collector from the state Bahia during the 2nd half of the 20th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Laelia   One of the vestal virgins, Laelia. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Laelia   LAY-lee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
You should: Consider getting individual plants or compots instead of a flask.
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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: 548 plants (based on flask surveys done 07/11/2007 through 10/20/2011)
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 5 - 79 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 07/11/2007 through 01/23/2012)
From one most recently surveyed flask 25 - 60 mm (01/23/2012)
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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: Brazil. Plants grow in a limited area of a small range of coastal mountains near Ilhéus in the central part of the state of Bahia. The original discovery was reported at 500 ft. (160 m) along the Rio Salgado not far from the village of Santa Luzia. Because many rivers in Bahia are named "Rio Salgado," the habitat of this species could not be relocated for a number of years. Fortunately, however, there is only one village known as Santa Luzia in Bahia. It is close to Una, just south of Ilhéus. Fowlie (1989) reported rediscovering Laelia alaorii in this area at about 1800 ft. (550 m). The plant he found was growing on a horizontal, moss-covered branch in a huge old tree that was laden with bromeliads and other orchids. Unfortunately, the habitat in this region is being destroyed rapidly as the land is cleared for huge cocoa plantations.
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