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Cyclopogon elatus 'MC3662' × self
Number: TN5969
Name: Cyclopogon elatus 'MC3662' × 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: From Colombia. Small 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: days average 77°F, nights 66°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 73°F, nights 61°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Cyclopogon   From latinized Greek "kyklos" circle; "pogon" beard. Reffering to the sepals, which have hair all around them. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of elatus   From Latin "elatus" stately, handsome, large. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Cyclopogon   sike-low-POE-gon (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of elatus   e-LAH-tus (Source: Todd Durboraw)
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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: Widely distributed from Florida through the West Indies, Mexico, and most of Central America. Distribution extends southward to include of temperate and tropical South America to as far south as Argentina. The plant was discovered in Florida in Hernando County in 1881 and was not collected again for 80 years when plants were found in a hardwood hammock south of Miami. In Jamaica, plants are found in numerous locations on the island, growing in cool, shaded locations. Plants have been found in numerous locations in Puerto Rico where they grow as terrestrials in shady sites in the understory of moist and wet forests at 650-3100 ft. (200-950 m). Plants have been reported as occurring in the Virgin Islands on St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, and Tortola. Details of the habitat in the Virgin Islands were not reported. In Mexico, plants have been found in the states of Veracruz, Morelos, Guerrero, and Oaxaca, but details of habitat location and elevation were not reported. In Guatemala, Ames & Correll [(1952-1953, and 1965) 1985] reported that these plants have been found in many locations around the country, growing in leaf mold and loamy soil in forests and dense thickets at elevations up to 9850 ft. (3000 m).
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