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Mexipedium xerophyticum 'Oaxaca' CBR/AOS × self
Number: TN7577
Name: Mexipedium xerophyticum 'Oaxaca' CBR/AOS × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Joshua Szulecki
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range Warm 90-70°F, cooler season Intermediate 83-60°F. Grown under T5 lighting during past year, previously a windowsill plant. Potted in Marilyn LeDoux's cultural mix, presumably as found in LeDoux, M. 1996 Phragmipedium xerophyticum and its Culture. Orchid Digest 59 (3): 108-110... fir bark, charcoal, and perlite in that order of magnitude.
Comments: Parent plant: Plant is a division of 'Oaxaca' CBR/AOS from Marilyn LeDoux of Windy Hill. Compared to the 'Windy Hill' cultivar, 'Oaxaca' seems to have a less tidy growth habit, with longer stolons and greater spacing between leaves. The pouch also appears slightly more elongated. Small plant.
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 84°F, nights 71°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 75°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Mexipedium   From latinized Nahuatl "Mexi-" abbreviation for Mexico; "pedium" shoe. For 'the Mexican ladyslipper', the monotypic genus that is exclusive to Mexico. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of xerophyticum   From latinized Greek "xerophyticus" dry plant. Enduring periodic dry seasons. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Mexipedium   mex-ih-PEE-dee-um (Source:
Pronunciation of xerophyticum   zer-oh-FY-tee-kum (Source: Dave's Garden Botanary)
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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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Yield Estimate: 646 plants (based on flask surveys done 02/17/2014 through 08/17/2016)
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 12 - 70 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 07/29/2015 through 05/27/2017)
From one most recently surveyed flask 30 - 50 mm (05/27/2017)
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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: Endemic to a single, restricted region in Oaxaca, Mexico at 1050 ft. (320 m), on eastern slopes that form part of the watershed for the Gulf of Mexico. Mexipedium xerophyticum grows on rocks in warm, humid conditions with other tropical, xerophytic vegetation such as Agave and Plumeria. Fearing over collection, the describers gave no precise habitat location. They did, however, indicate that the habitat receives 98 in. (2500 mm) of rainfall per year and has an average annual temperature of 77F (25C). The climate for Minatitlan, Mexico was selected as representative of the general area, and the data agrees with the habitat description.
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