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Dimorphorchis lowii 'Goliath' × self
Number: TN6975
Name: Dimorphorchis lowii 'Goliath' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Ellen Covey, Olympic Orchids  (Email:
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Pod Parent Apical Flower
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Pod Parent Basal Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range Warm 90-70°F, in cooler season Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F. Needs to be as high as possible in greenhouse due to pendant flower spikes. Needs plenty of light. Should be basketed (bare root or with large cork pieces) or mounted.
Comments: Very large plant has long pendant spikes with two different types of flowers. The first few basal flowers are yellow with red spots and the remainder are mostly red.

Parent plant: The plant is like a medium-large vanda. The flower spikes are extremely long, hence the classification "very large".
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 85°F, nights 72°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Dimorphorchis   From latinized Greek "di" two, double; "morph" shape; "orchis" orchid. This orchid produces, on one raceme, two different flower types. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of lowii   Named for Mr. Hugh Low (father of Sir Hugh Low) of the orchid nursery Messrs. Low & Son of Clapton, England. (Sources: Braem & Bakers, Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Dimorphorchis   di-MORF-or-kis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of lowii   LOW-ee-eye (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 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: 788 plants (based on flask surveys done 10/28/2010 through 08/11/2011)
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 3 - 50 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 10/28/2010 through 03/28/2012)
From one most recently surveyed flask 30 - 50 mm (03/28/2012)
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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: Western Borneo. Plants were originally found in Sarawak where they were relatively common. They are now rare in their historic habitats; but in recent years, populations have been found in Kalimantan and at several locations in Sabah. Plants grow in the hot, moist lowlands, and collections have been reported from the lower slopes of Mt. Kinabalu on the Kota Belud side of the mountain.
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