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Sobennikoffia humbertiana 'Julie' × self
Number: TN5584
Name: Sobennikoffia humbertiana 'Julie' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Tom Hansknecht  (Email:
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pod Parent Blooming Plant
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range W (70-90°F)
Comments: Parent plant: Medium-sized plant. Long-lasting flowers.
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 86°F, nights 66°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 77°F, nights 54°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of humbertiana   Named for H. Humbert, French orchid collector in Africa, Madagascar, and South America in the 1st half of the 20th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Sobennikoffia   Named for Sobennikoff, the family name of Alexandra, the wife of Rudolf Schlechter. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Sobennikoffia   so-ben-i-KOF-ee-ah (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: Madagascar. This orchid is found mainly in the central-southern part of the island where it grows among rocks, mostly in dry forests, at 1300-3950 ft. (400-1200 m). Plants may be found in humid evergreen forest or in dry scrubland, however. The areas where this orchid is found experience a distinct, long dry season when most of the moisture comes from early-morning dew and occasional mist.
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