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Bulbophyllum lemniscatoides 'MC7716' -spontaneous
Number: TN8805
Name: Bulbophyllum lemniscatoides 'MC7716' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Troy C. Meyers  (Email:
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Pod Parent Inflorescence
Comments: Parent plant: One of the offspring from our TN6786 effort of 2009.
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 72°F, nights 57°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Bulbophyllum   From Greek "bolbos" bulb; "phyllon" leaf. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of lemniscatoides   Graecised, looking like an orchid with the epithet "lemniscatus". (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Bulbophyllum   bul-bo-FILL-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Flask Information
Availability: We have approximately 390 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: 788 plants (based on flask surveys done 06/25/2019 through 01/31/2020)
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 2 - 5 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 06/25/2019 through 01/31/2020)
From one most recently surveyed flask 3 - 5 mm (01/31/2020)
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: Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Thailand, and Vietnam. In Java, plants are found in both east and west Java, but they are quite common in the east where they grow on the drier, more seasonal northern faces of the mountains at 2950-5500 ft. (900-1670 m). Plants usually grow as trunk epiphytes in fairly open situations. These plants have been found at several locations in peninsular Thailand, while collections have been reported from Dalat and other locations in Vietnam, but details of habitat elevation were not given for plants from these regions. Although reported as occurring in Borneo, specific habitat details were not given. We have been able to find details for only var. exappendiculatum J. J. Smith in Sumatra.
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