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Diothonea megalospatha 'MC3580' × self
Number: TN4864
Name: Diothonea megalospatha 'MC3580' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pod Parent Blooming Plant
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 73°F, nights 55°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Diothonea   From Latin "di" two, "othone" sail; column and lip have together a shape like the front part of a sailship (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of megalospatha   From latinized Greek "megalospathus" having a large spatha (flower sheath). (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Diothonea   dye-oh-tho-NYE-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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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: Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. In Ecuador, plants have been found in the provinces of Napo, Morona-Santiago, and Tungurahua where they grow in wet upper montane forests with collections reported from 2600-9200 ft. (800-2800 m), but mostly from 5900 ft. (1800 m) or higher. In Venezuela, plants have been found in the states of Mérida and Tachira at 5750-8650 ft. (1750-2630 m). We have been unable to find details of habitat location or elevation in Colombia.
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