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Drymoanthus minutus 'MC5501' -spontaneous
Number: TN6948
Name: Drymoanthus minutus 'MC5501' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Rudolf Jenny  (Email:
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Pod Parent Flowers
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Pod Parent Blooming Plant
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Pod Parent Capsules at 6 months
Comments: The capsules are spontaneous, but undoubtedly a selfing since there are no pollinators in its Wardian case.
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

About the name...
Etymology of Drymoanthus   From latinized Greek "Drymos" meaning forest; "anthos" meaning flower. The genus grows in deep forests. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of minutus   From Latin "minutus" weak, insignificant. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Drymoanthus   dry-moe-NAN-thus (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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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.
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You may also place a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.

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Yield Estimate: 696 plants (based on flask surveys done 06/30/2010 through 06/13/2013)
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 0.2 - 45 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 04/07/2010 through 07/23/2012)
From one most recently surveyed flask 10 mm (07/23/2012)
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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: Australia. This orchid is native to northeastern Queensland where it is found between Cairns and Townsville. Plants may be found in the lowland rainforests but are most common at higher elevations in the ranges and tablelands. They grow on rainforest trees near streams and on bottlebrushes in the vegetation along watercourses.
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