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Stanhopea ecornuta 'MC7112' × self
Number: TN8221
Name: Stanhopea ecornuta 'MC7112' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Troy C. Meyers  (Email:
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Comments: Parent plant: One of the offspring from our TN5951 effort of 2007.
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 85°F, nights 72°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 79°F, nights 65°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of ecornuta   From Latin "ecornutus" hornless, without horns. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Stanhopea   In honor of Philip Henry, 4th Earl of Stanhope, president of the London Medico-Botanical Society during the early part of the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of ecornuta   ee-kor-NOO-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Stanhopea   stan-HOPE-ee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Availability: We have approximately 120 plants in intermediate-stage flasks available for immediate reflasking for you. Because the plants are already so far along, these flasks will take a relatively short time to mature.
You should: Reserve a flask now so that we can make it for you. If you don't reserve, the plants won't be reflasked.
Yield Estimate: 488 plants (based on flask surveys done 12/17/2016 through 11/13/2019)
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 12/17/2016 through 11/13/2019)
From one most recently surveyed flask 25 - 45 mm (11/13/2019)
Expected Flask Price: $40.00 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: Jenny (1993-Orchid Digest) reported that the habitat extends from Guatemala to Costa Rica and includes the northern portion of Panama. He stated that all collections are from shady, very warm, constantly wet lowlands below 800 ft. (250 m). Other writers report this species throughout the Caribbean watershed in most of Central America, with distribution including Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. It is uncommon in most regions, however. In Belize, plants grow on trees in the Toledo District in wet broad-leaved forests at about 350 ft. (100 m) and in humid mountain forests. In Guatemala, plants grow on forest trees up to 3950 ft. (1200 m). In Nicaragua, plants have been collected in Jinotega Province along the Rio Cua at 2150 ft. (650 m), and along the road to El Tuma near Finca Bilbao at 3600-3950 ft. (1100-1200 m). In Costa Rica, Horich (1974) reports that this orchid grows in dark niches or ravines along rivers or creeks in the steaming, hot, lowland, rainforest jungles on the Atlantic side at sea level to rarely more than 1650 ft. (500 m). Mora and Atwood (1993), however, report that Costa Rican plants grow in shady lowland tropical evergreen forests at 1650-3950 ft. (500-1200 m).
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