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Bulbophyllum macraei 'MC7268' -spontaneous
Number: TN8316
Name: Bulbophyllum macraei 'MC7268' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Troy C. Meyers  (Email:
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Comments: Parent plant: One of the offspring from our TN5997 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 84°F, nights 69°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 61°F, nights 45°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Bulbophyllum   From Greek "bolbos" bulb; "phyllon" leaf. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of macraei   Named for James Macrae, English plant collector in Brazil during the first half of the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Bulbophyllum   bul-bo-FILL-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of macraei   mak-RAY-eye (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: We have 2 uncommitted flasks ready for immediate shipment, and one flask that will be ready later.
You should: Order a flask now for immediate shipment. If you wait, the ready-to-go flasks may be taken.
Yield Estimate: 458 plants (based on flask surveys done 10/06/2017 through 04/30/2021)
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 15 - 80 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 02/13/2018 through 08/12/2021)
From one most recently surveyed flask 40 - 70 mm (08/12/2021)
Expected Flask Price: $43.75 per flask of 25 (min.) plants
Plants require 2 or more years in flask so there is an additional charge (included) for materials and labor.
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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: Sri Lanka (Ceylon), India, Taiwan, the Ryukyu Islands, and Vietnam. In Sri Lanka, this orchid is said to be rather common, growing on trees in the tropical wet evergreen forests at 3000-4500 ft. (915-1370 m). Plants are reported to be common throughout Taiwan where they grow in forests at 1650-3300 ft. (500-1000 m). In Vietnam, this creeping, lithophytic, or occasionally epiphytic, orchid is found in Cao Bang Province at several locations near Thang Heng Lake. It is common and locally abundant, especially along ridge tops. Plants grow on limestone outcrops and cliffs in primary, broad-leaved, evergreen and mixed forests at 1800-2950 ft. (550-900 m).
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