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Oerstedella tetraceros 'Dighera' × self
Number: TN6416
Name: Oerstedella tetraceros 'Dighera' × self
(Also commonly known as Epidendrum tetraceros)
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Mr. Larry Dighera  (Email:
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range CI (58-75°F). It is grown outdoors under 55% shade on the Pacific coast at Santa Barbara where relative humidity is generally ~60%, the temperature ranges from a low 33°F for brief periods during the winter, and summer highs in the mid 80s to low 90s, but these extremes are rare. Days are generally 62 to 72°F.; night lows 50 to 60°F due to the ocean's moderating influence.
Comments: This species is attractive for it's easy culture requirements, lovely icy-white flowers, and pleasant fragrance.

Parent plant: Oerstedella tetraceros 'Dighera' is a lovely, dainty, but hardy species with delightful fragrance and a blue(ish) splash on the labellum. Miniature.
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 72°F, nights 55°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Oerstedella   Honoring Herr Anders Sandøe Ørsted, the Danish collector of the genus type. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of tetraceros   From latinized Greek "tetraceros" having four waxen appendages, horns. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Oerstedella   er-ste-DEL-lah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
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Yield Estimate: 560 plants (based on flask surveys done 07/10/2008 through 01/14/2010)
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 1 - 100 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 07/10/2008 through 06/28/2010)
From one most recently surveyed flask 70 - 90 mm (06/28/2010)
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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: Costa Rica and Panama. In Costa Rica, plants are found in Puntarenas Province at 5900-6550 ft. (1800-2000 m). In Panama, collections have been made in Chiriquí Province at 3300-6550 ft. (1000-2000 m).
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