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Laelia anceps 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS × 'Feathered Flame' CHM/AOS
Number: TN6753
Name: Laelia anceps 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS × 'Feathered Flame' CHM/AOS
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
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Pod Parent Flowers
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Pollen Parent Flower
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Pollen Parent Closeup of Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Pod parent plant: Temperature tolerant.
Comments: Pod parent plant: 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:   Winter: days average 68°F, nights 52°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 77°F, nights 61°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of anceps   From Latin "anceps" two headed, two sided, two edged, double. (Source: Brown 1956)
Etymology of Laelia   One of the vestal virgins, Laelia. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of anceps   AN-seps (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Laelia   LAY-lee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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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: 1774 plants (based on flask surveys done 10/21/2009 through 12/01/2011)
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 - 110 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 02/03/2010 through 03/13/2012)
From one most recently surveyed flask 30 - 60 mm (03/13/2012)
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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: Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. In Mexico, plants are found in the mountains on the Gulf of Mexico side of the country in the states of Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. They normally grow in warm oak forests with tropical deciduous trees at 3950–5250 ft. (1200–1600 m). The habitat is varied, however, and plants may grow somewhat higher or lower in cooler or hotter climates in both shady and sunny locations. The varied habitat indicates an adaptability that explains why plants are usually considered easy to cultivate. On the Pacific side of the mountains, plants are found in the state of Oaxaca and possibly in Guerrero and Jalisco as well. They are most often found in oak trees in humid forests at 5250–5900 ft. (1600–1800 m), but they occasionally grow on rocks. This species is also reported in Guatemala and Honduras, but we found no information about habitat location and elevation in these countries.
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