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Tainia hookeriana 'MC6093' × self
Number: TN7361
Name: Tainia hookeriana 'MC6093' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Mr Gareth Wills  (Email:
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pod Parent Blooming Plant
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 hookeriana   Named for William Hooker, (1785-1865); director of Kew Gardens, London, renowned English botanist, published "Exotic Flowers", father of Sir Joseph D. Hooker. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Tainia   From Greek "tainia" fillet, referring to the long narrow petals. (Source: The New Encyclopedia of Orchids)
Pronunciation of hookeriana   hook-er-ee-AH-na (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Tainia   TAY-nee-uh (Source: Dave's Garden Botanary)
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Flask Information
Availability: There were problems with this item and we weren't able to make any viable flasks.
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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.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: From the Himalayan region in northeastern India, Sikkim, and western Bengal eastward to Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Vietnam, China to Taiwan, and southward to peninsular Malaysia. In Sikkim, plants are found is several locations at 1950-2950 ft. (600-900 m). In Vietnam, plants have been found at several locations, including near Dalat, at elevations 3150 ft. (960 m). In Malaya, plants have been found in Pinang as well as the Taiping Hills and Gunung Geriang in Kedah Province. Although reported by some as occurring in China and Taiwan, we have been unable to find specific information reporting distribution in this area in the literature available to us.
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