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Cleisostoma schneiderii 'Harbinger' × self
Number: TN6091
Name: Cleisostoma schneiderii 'Harbinger' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Timothy C. Choltco  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F)
Comments: Parent plant: Medium-sized plant. This is a new Cleisostoma species that is soon to be described. It is a close relative of Cleis. simondii but differs in the shape of the sidelobes of the lip and the back wall callus in the spur. This is the only known plant of this species and I am hoping that others will soon be located. The plant is a small terete-leaved plant and the 1st flowering produced 3 flowers but I believe a mature plant will produce dozens of flowers on a branched inflorescence similar to Cleis. simondii.

About the name...
Etymology of Cleisostoma   From latinized Greek "kleistos" closed; "stoma" mouth, opening. The spur entrance is almost closed by calluses. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of schneiderii   Named for Bill Schneider of Countryside Orchids, an orchid nursery in the USA of the 20th and 21st century. (Source: Choltco pers comm)
Pronunciation of Cleisostoma   klys-oh-STOE-ma (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of schneiderii   shny-DER-ee-eye (Source: Choltco pers comm)
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Availability: Seed not viable- failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
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