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Oerstedella schweinfurthiana 'SBOE species' × self
Number: TN7455
Name: Oerstedella schweinfurthiana 'SBOE species' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Mr. Larry Dighera  (Email:
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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 68°F, nights 50°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 64°F, nights 43°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Oerstedella   Honoring Herr Anders Sandøe Ørsted, the Danish collector of the genus type. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of schweinfurthiana   Named for Charles Schweinfurth, American botanist who researched the Andean states in the 1st half of 20th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Oerstedella   er-ste-DEL-lah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Flask Information
Availability: Seed not viable- failed. We were not able to make any 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.
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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: Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. In Guatemala, plants grow as terrestrials on the upper slopes of the Sierra de las Minas in the Department of Zacapa, somewhat southeast of Cobán. The are found along the Río Repollal to the summit of the mountain at 6900-7850 ft. (2100-2400 m). In Honduras, plants are found in the Cordillera deTilarán, but details of exact location and elevation were not reported. In El Salvador, plants grow as terrestrials or lithophytes on the Volcán de San Salvador at 5250 ft. (1600 m).
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