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Cyrtopodium punctatum 'MC3617' -spontaneous
Number: TN5457
Name: Cyrtopodium punctatum 'MC3617' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: Parent plant: Large plant. Native to southern Florida.
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 89°F, nights 70°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Cyrtopodium   From Greek "kyrtos" curved; "podion" little foot. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of punctatum   From Latin "punctum" small hole, dot, spot. (Source: Brown 1956)
Etymology of punctatum   From Latin "punctatus" dotted. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Cyrtopodium   ser-toe-POH-dee-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Yield Estimate: 60 plants (based on flask surveys done 10/13/2006 )
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 - 100 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 10/13/2006 through 01/02/2007)
From one most recently surveyed flask 70 - 100 mm (01/02/2007)
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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.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: This widespread epiphytic and terrestrial orchid is found from the southern tip of Florida in the U. S. southward through Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands into South America as far south as northern Argentina. Luer (1972) reported that in Florida this orchid was previously found in great numbers in the open, sunlit cypress stands of the Big Cypress Swamp, but by 1972 it was found only in the inaccessible areas of remote swamps. In Mexico, plants have been reported in the States of Chiapas, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Puebla, Tamaulipas, and Yucatán at 2600-5900 ft. (800-1800 m). In Mexico, plants are sometimes found growing as epiphytes, but most often grow in pockets of soil and vegetable debris on lava flows and limestone outcrops in full sun or light shade. In Guatemala, plants have been found in the Departments of Izabal and Zacapa, growing as epiphytes and terrestrials on dead and living trees, logs, stumps, and on boulders or in soil between rocks. They grow mostly at low elevations, but have been found at elevations as high as 4600 ft. (1400 m). In Belize, plants are found in the Belize and Cayo Districts. They grow mostly in sandy or stony soil below 350 ft. (100 m), but are sometimes found on trees or stumps. Plants are seen frequently along the highway between Belize City and Belmopan. In El Salvador, plants have been found growing as a terrestrial on the lower slopes of Izalco Volcano at 1950-2600 ft. (600-800 m). In Honduras, plants have been found in the mountains somewhat west of Tegucigalpa with no habitat details reported. In Nicaragua, plants have been collected on the northwestern side of Lake Nicaragua, mostly near Managua at 400-1100 ft. (120-340 m). In Costa Rica, this orchid is reported to inhabit dry, rocky areas. In Costa Rica, a collection has been reported in Guanacaste Province at 30 ft. (10 m). In Panama, plants have been found only on the Perlas Islands, which are off the southern coast in the Gulf of Panama. In this habitat, plants form colonies on rocks near sea level. In the Caribbean, this orchid occurs but is very rare in Peurto Rico where it grows both as an epiphyte and terrestrial in moist forests at low to middle elevations in the northern limestone regions. Plants have also been found on Trinidad in the extreme northwestern area of Chacachacare. In Venezuela, plants are found in the Federal District near Caracas and in the States of Barinas, Carabobo, Mérida, and Sucre at 350-5250 ft. (100-1600 m). This species occurs in Colombia, but details of the habitat in that region have not been reported. In Ecuador plants have been found in Imbabura Province at 7550 ft. (2300 m). In Peru, they have been collected in the Department of San Martín at 1000-1300 ft. (300-400 m). In Bolivia, plants have been found in the Department of Santa Cruz near Yotaú, which is somewhat north of the city of Santa Cruz, at 1250 ft. (380 m). Pabst & Dungs (1975-1977) report that in Brazil this orchid is found in the hot, humid lowlands in the Territory of Amapá and the States of Goiás and Mato Grosso. Menezes (1995), however, contends that Cyrtopodium punctatum is found in Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela, while the plants found in inland central Brazil are Cyrtopodium saintlegerianum Rchb. f. Because of the extremely large range of distribution, we have included climate tables from low elevations near the northern, central, and southern extremes of distribution and from high elevations in the sub-tropical and equatorial regions to give a rough idea of the range of conditions to which these plants should adapt.
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