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Caularthron bilamellatum 'MC7057' -spontaneous
Number: TN8095
Name: Caularthron bilamellatum 'MC7057' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
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Pod Parent Flower
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range Intermediate 83-60°F. Try to keep it drier during the winter months. Potted in a mix of clay pellets and coconut husk.
Comments: Parent plant: Medium-sized 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, Winter: days average 87°F, nights 75°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of bilamellatum   From Latin "bilamellatus" with two ledges. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Caularthron   From latinized Greek "kaulos" stem or trunk; "arthron" limb, articulate. The bulbs grow tightly, one after the other, the connecting rhizome remains virtually invisible. Not a very declarative name (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of bilamellatum   by-lah-mel-AH-tum (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Caularthron   kawl-AR-thron (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: We don't have any uncommited flasks, but if someone drops out you may get a flask.
You should: If you want this item, reserve a flask now, even though there is a waiting list. If anyone drops out of the list you may get a flask.
Yield Estimate: 735 plants (based on flask surveys done 12/16/2015 through 08/20/2021)
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 3 - 80 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 07/13/2016 through 08/04/2022)
From one most recently surveyed flask 20 - 70 mm (08/04/2022)
Expected Flask Price: $43.75 per flask of 25 (min.) plants
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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: Belize, southeastern Guatemala, Central America, Venezuela, Colombia, Trinidad, and northwestern Ecuador. Although plants are distributed over a very large area, they are uncommon throughout much of their range, particularly in northern Central America, but they are more common in other parts of the habitat. In Guatemala and Belize, plants are found in swamps and wet forests at low elevations up to 500 ft. (150 m). In Nicaragua, plants grow in tall evergreen forests, open pastures, and on fence rows from sea level to 1650 ft. (0–500 m). In Costa Rica, plants are abundant in dry forests on both the Pacific and Caribbean side of the dividing mountains. In Panama, they are reported near Chiriquí Lagoon and in open woods east of Panama City as well as several other locations. Plants are common in the valley around Caracas and throughout northern Venezuela. In Ecuador, plants are found near the northwest coast in Esmeraldas Province, where they grow in dry tropical forests below 150 ft. (50 m).
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