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Cymbidium atropurpureum 'MC3874' × self
Number: TN5680
Name: Cymbidium atropurpureum 'MC3874' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
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, Winter: days average 82°F, nights 66°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of atropurpureum   From Latin "atropurpureus" black-purple. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Cymbidium   From Greek "kymbos" boat-shaped cup. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of atropurpureum   at-row-pur-PUR-ee-um (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Cymbidium   sim-BID-ee-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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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.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Peninsular Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo, and throughout the Philippines. The species has also been reported in Java and Vietnam but is evidently rather rare in these locations. In Malaya, plants have been found near Melaka (Malacca) and in the States of Johore and Pahang. In Sumatra, plants have been collected near Palembang. In Borneo, they are found in Kalimantan and Sabah, but details of habitat location were not given. These plants normally grow in the forks of forest trees but are occasionally found on rocks. They usually grow in lowland and lower mountain forests from near sea level to 3950 ft. (1200 m), but plants have been reported from elevations as high as 7200 ft. (2200 m).
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