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Stenocoryne aureofulva 'Olympic' × self
Number: TN8329
Name: Stenocoryne aureofulva 'Olympic' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Ellen Covey, Olympic Orchids  (Email:
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Pod Parent Blooming 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 79°F, nights 65°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 69°F, nights 56°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of aureofulva   From Latin "aureo" golden; "fulvus" red-yellow. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Stenocoryne   From latinized Greek "stenos" narrow; "koryne" club. From the conspicuous pseudospur of the type species. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of aureofulva   AW-ree-oh-FUL-va (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Stenocoryne   sten-oh-koe-RYE-nee (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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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: 848 plants (based on flask surveys done 09/25/2018 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 50 - 80 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 03/08/2019 through 06/25/2022)
From one most recently surveyed flask 50 - 80 mm (06/25/2022)
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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: Brazil. Plants grow in the mountains of southern Brazil in the states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul. We have been unable to locate specific habitat elevations, but Pabst and Dungs (1975) indicate that Bifrenaria aureo-fulva grows in intermediate conditions. These conditions are also recommended by the McQueens (1993). Therefore, we have estimated habitat elevation to coincide with the reported growing temperatures, but the temperature extremes resulting from this estimation should be used cautiously until more exact information is available. The other elements in the climate table reflect seasonal weather patterns in the habitat.
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