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Prosthechea vitellina 'Patricia' -spontaneous
Number: TN8031
Name: Prosthechea vitellina 'Patricia' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Rachel Ewing-Pace
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pod Parent Inflorescence
Comments: Parent plant: Plant is the offspring of 'Bright Eyes' × 'Apricot'
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: days average 72°F, nights 49°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Summer, Autumn: days average 70°F, nights 50°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 62°F, nights 41°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Prosthechea   From Greek "prostheke" appendage. (Source: The New Encylopedia of Orchids, La Croix)
Etymology of vitellina   From Latin "vitellinus" yolk-yellow. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Prosthechea   pros-THEE-kee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of vitellina   vi-TEL-i-na (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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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.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. In Mexico, E. vitellina is found on mountain slopes facing the Gulf of Mexico in the states of Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. Plants usually grow epiphytically in moist pine-oak forest, in cloud forest, and in scrub on lava fields at 4600-8550 ft. (1400-2600 m).
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