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Pteroglossaspis ecristata (GA group) -spontaneous
Number: TN5353
Name: Pteroglossaspis ecristata (GA group) -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). North American native terrestrial hardy to North Carolina down to Florida and over to Louisiana.
Comments: Parent plant: Large plant.
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 90°F, nights 73°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 71°F, nights 53°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of ecristata   From Latin "ecristatus" combless. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Pteroglossaspis   From Greek "pteros" wing, "glossa" tongue, lip; "aspis", shield; referring to the paired column wings. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of ecristata   ee-kris-TAH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Pteroglossaspis   ter-oh-glos-ASS-pis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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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.
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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: Peninsular Florida, southern Louisiana and Mississippi in the Gulf Coast regions, the coastal sections of North and South Carolina, and throughout the island of Cuba. Habitat elevations were not reported, but the coastal areas probably are rather low-lying as is most of Florida. Plants are said to grow in rather dry, sandy palmetto fields and open pine or oak barrens.
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