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Sacoila squamulosa 'Citrus #2' -spontaneous
Number: TN5504
Name: Sacoila squamulosa 'Citrus #2' -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: Medium-sized plant. This plant is from Citrus County, Florida where they grow in a shady environment, are very similar to S. laceolata, recently described by Paul Martin Brown in Florida as distinct. They are native to Jamaica and Caribbean Islands.
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 89°F, nights 74°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 79°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Sacoila   From latinized Greek "sakkos" sack, bag; "koilos" hollow. Referring to the hollow spur which is formed by the fused petals. (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Etymology of squamulosa   From Latin "squamulosus" finely scaled. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Sacoila   sak-OY-la (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: Reported as occurring in Florida, the Bahama Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, and Colombia. We could find no mention of the species or any of the synonyms in the literature, however, except for Cuba where plants are said to be found on the Isle of Pines with no additional details reported and In Florida where it was listed as a synonym of Spiranthes lanceolata (Aublet) León. As Sacoila squamulosa and Spiranthes lanceolata (now Sacoila lanceolata) are both now considered valid and separate species, we are uncertain as to which plant was actually being discussed.
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