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Prosthechea cochleata 'MC5651' -spontaneous
Number: TN7024
Name: Prosthechea cochleata 'MC5651' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Brady Mitchell
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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 81°F, nights 61°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 73°F, nights 52°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of cochleata   From Latin "cochleatus" shell shaped. With a shell-shaped lip. (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Etymology of Prosthechea   From Greek "prostheke" appendage. (Source: The New Encylopedia of Orchids, La Croix)
Pronunciation of cochleata   kok-lee-AH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Prosthechea   pros-THEE-kee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: We had yield problems with this item, so we didn't continue flasking it.
You should: Consider placing a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.
Plantlet Sizes: From many flasks 10 - 60 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 12/23/2011 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 10 - 60 mm (12/23/2011)
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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, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, the West Indies, and Florida. In Mexico, plants grow on mountain slopes facing the Atlantic Ocean in the states of Campeche, Chiapas, Hildalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz. They are found in open forests and clearings in many types of forests including tropical deciduous, tropical evergreen, and oak. Habitat range is listed as near sea level to 6550 ft. (0-2000 m). Plants usually grow in the midrange of the preceding elevations, however, and in much of Central America, plants are found at 1000-4250 ft. (300-1300 m). In Venezuela, plants were seen in open forests above Pie del Cerro near La Victoria at about 5000 ft. (1520 m) and in cloudforests along the road to Choroní at about 4500 ft. (1370 m). In Puerto Rico, this orchid is widespread and common. It grows in both shady and bright conditions in nearly dry to wet forests at 650-2950 ft. (200-900 m). In the Virgin Islands, however, plants are reported only on St. Croix.
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