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Cynorkis fastigiata 'MC4884' -spontaneous
Number: TN6551
Name: Cynorkis fastigiata 'MC4884' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Karen L. Smith
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Pod Parent Plant
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Pod Parent Flower
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Offspring 'MC5760' Flowers
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Offspring 'MC5760' Closeup of Flower
Offspring photos are siblings of the plants you would receive.
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 78°F, nights 66°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 68°F, nights 57°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Cynorkis   From latinized Greek "kynos" dog "orkis" testicles, from the small root nodules that look like testicles in this genus. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Cynorkis   SIN-or-kis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of fastigiata   fas-ti-jee-AY-ta. (Source:
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Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
You should: Consider getting individual plants or compots instead of a flask.
You can place a "Notify Flask Recipients" Request, and either we or a flask recipient may contact you when plants are available.

You may also place a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.

You may reserve a flask, but it's very unlikely you'll get one ...this could only happen if we found a flask that we didn't know we had.
Yield Estimate: 3 plants (based on flask surveys done 03/09/2009 )
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 20 - 30 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 03/09/2009 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 20 - 30 mm (03/09/2009)
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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: Madagascar and nearby islands in the western Indian Ocean, including the Comoros, the Mascarenes, and the Seychelles. On Madagascar, plants have been found in the areas around Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, and Toamasina where they grow at the edges of forests and in cool spots along rivers from near sea level to 4600 ft. (1400 m). On the nearby islands, plants have been reported from Anjouan and Moheli in the Comoros, from Mauritius in the Mascarenes, and from the Seychelles with no specific location given.
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