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Cattleya labiata 'Unusual Dark Form' × 'September Mist'
Number: TN8903
Name: Cattleya labiata 'Unusual Dark Form' × 'September Mist'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
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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 86°F, nights 64°F; best fit is warm-intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 73°F, nights 60°F; best fit is cool-intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Genus:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 83°F, nights 60°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F ( )

About the name...
Etymology of Cattleya   Named in honor of William Cattley, English horticulturist in the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of labiata   From Latin "labiatus" with a large lip. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Cattleya   KAT-lee-ya (Sources: Pridgeon 1992, Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of labiata   la-bee-AH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: We have approximately 20 plants in intermediate-stage flasks, but this may not be enough to make flasks for new requests, because we are still making flasks for prior requests.
You should: Reserve a flask now. Even though we might not have enough plants, if someone drops out ahead of you you many get a flask. If you wait, this will be less likely because you would be further down on the list.
Yield Estimate: 300 plants (based on flask surveys done 11/12/2020 through 04/16/2021)
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 5 - 70 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 11/12/2020 through 06/04/2021)
From one most recently surveyed flask 30 - 70 mm (06/04/2021)
Expected Flask Price: $40.00 per flask of 16 (min.) plants
Plants proliferate if crowded, so are planted more sparsely than usual.
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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.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Northeast Brazil. Cattleya labiata was originally described from a plant said to have originated in the Organ Mountains, which are just north of Rio de Janeiro. This species has never again been found in that area, however, and it is quite probable that the habitat location given to Dr. Lindley was erroneous or deliberately misleading. Plants are found in mountain forests in the states of Cearaá Paráiba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, and Piauí at 1650-3300 ft. (500-1000 m). They are found in inland areas starting 31-93 mi. (50-150 km) from the coast and extend as far inland as 186-249 mi. (300-400 km). Within this region, plants are found in 3 different types of habitat, including a seasonal tropical rainforest zone near the coast, a tropical deciduous forest zone which is further inland, and a thornbush scrub zone which is very far inland. Plants normally grow in bright conditions near the tops of old trees where they are found on the vertical trunks or the semivertical branches. However, they are occasionally found growing lithophytically either in shade or in sun. Plants are usually protected from the full sun, but not always. When they are in full sun, the leaves and pseudobulbs develop a protective reddish-brown color, and the reddish-rose flowers are more intensively colored. For many years, Cattleya labiata has been reported from the states of Bahia and Minas Gerais. Although concerted efforts have been made to find this species in these states, especially in northern Bahia, no plants have been found. However, populations of the very closely related Cattleya warneri are found in southern Bahia. Because the differences between the 2 species are so slight, Cattleya warneri T. Moore has probably been erroneously reported as Cattleya labiata over the years by dealers, collectors, and visitors to the habitat.
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