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Flasks of
Ancistrochilus rothschildianus 'Hopbrook' × self
 
 
 
 
Number: TN6785
Name: Ancistrochilus rothschildianus 'Hopbrook' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Lawrence Schweitzer  (Email: poptyrone2@gmail.com)
 
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). Terrestrial, grow evenly moist when not dormant. Medium to low light. A shallow bulb pot works well.
 
Comments: Parent plant: This African makes a handsome specimen in a few years, well worth the wait. Joyce Stewart used this plant on the cover of her book "Orchids of Africa". 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, Winter: days average 77°F, nights 63°F; best fit is intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Ancistrochilus   From latinized Greek "ankistron" hook; "cheilos" lip. From the lip which is bent like a hook. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of rothschildianus   Named for the banker family Rothschild, supporters of orchidology. Several members of the family owned famous orchid collections in the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Ancistrochilus   an-sis-TRO-ki-lus (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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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.
You might also want to: View the seed assay for this item.
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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: Found from Sierra Leon to southern Nigeria in equatorial west Africa. A. rothschildianus is an uncommon rainforest epiphyte that usually grown at moderate elevations near the coast. However, plants have been reported growing inland as far east as a rainforest in central Uganda.
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