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Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum 'Julie' × self
Number: TN5837
Name: Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum 'Julie' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Tom Hansknecht  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range W (70-90°F). Established in a moss-lined cypress basket with CHC, aliflor and charcoal medium. Grown warm with frequent water and fertilizer (DynaGro).
Comments: Parent plant: Good species with long-lasting pendant flowers. Medium-sized 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 78°F, nights 66°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Grammatophyllum   From latinized Greek "gramma" letter; "phyllum" leaf. Inscribed leaf, from the pattern on the flower. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of stapeliiflorum   From Latin "stapeliiflorus" with flowers like a Stapélia (carrion flower). (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Grammatophyllum   gra-mat-oh-FIL-um (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of stapeliiflorum   sta-peel-ee-eye-FLOE-rum (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
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Yield Estimate: 30 plants (based on flask surveys done 02/08/2008 )
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 60 - 100 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 05/06/2008 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 60 - 100 mm (05/06/2008)
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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: Malaya, Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi. In Malaya, this orchid was collected on the Taiping Hills in 1899 and 1901, but then it was unknown until recently when plants were found on Ulu Kali, a mountain northeast of Kuala Lumpur. On Sumatra, Schlechter (1911) reported plants near Padang at 2600 ft. (800 m). In Java, plants are known only from the southern half of western Java at 1950-3950 ft. (500-1000 m). Plants usually grow on the trunks of sugar palms and sago palms. In the past, this orchid was fairly common, but it is now rather rare, probably because the flowers are very attractive causing it to be heavily collected. On Sulawesi, Schlechter (1911, 1925) reported that plants grow near Manado on the Minahassa Peninsula at 2950 ft. (900 m).
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