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Stanhopea wardii 'CC9443' × self
Number: TN9003
Name: Stanhopea wardii 'CC9443' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Troy C. Meyers
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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, Winter: days average 79°F, nights 59°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
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)
Etymology of wardii   Named for Dr. E. Ward, English orchid enthusiast and collector of the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Stanhopea   stan-HOPE-ee-ah (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of wardii   WARD-ee-eye (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: We have approximately 90 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: 270 plants (based on flask surveys done 08/12/2021 through 04/11/2022)
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 8 - 80 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 08/12/2021 through 08/04/2022)
From one most recently surveyed flask 50 - 80 mm (08/04/2022)
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: Southern Central America and northern South America. Present thinking is that this orchid is only found south of Honduras, with the range of distribution including Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, and Colombia. It was first collected near Caracas, Venezuela and has since been found as various locations in the region. Dunsterville and Garay (1959) reported that plants have been found near Caracas at Mariposa dam. Foldats (1970) reported that plants were found at 2600-5900 ft. (800-1800 m) in the National Park in the District of Aragua. In Colombia, plants grow in the northern part of the country, north of the Departments of Antioquia and Chocó, at 5900-8200 ft. (1800-2500 m). In Costa Rica, S. wardii is native to the Costa Rican Meseta Central, east and southeast of Cartago and the adjacent Reventazon area at nearly 4450 ft. (1350 m). It grows on old trees covered with spanish moss and masses of bromeliads, particularly Tillandsias. In Panama, the orchid is common throughout the intermediate highlands on the Pacific slope of Coclé and Chiriquí Provinces at 1800-4000 ft. (550-1220 m). Plants collected in El Salvador near Boquerón and in the Cerro Grande de Apaneca at 4900 ft. (1500 m) were originally discussed as S. wardii by Hamer (1964), but Hamer (1970) later indicated that they were actually S. graveolens. In Guatemala, Ames and Correll reported that plants were collected in Zacapa, on Sierra de las Minas, between Río Hondo and the summit of the mountain at Finca Alejandría, where the orchids grew on trees and rocks in humid forests at elevations up to 8850 ft. (2700 m). Originally reported to be widespread in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Panama, but later work indicates that the habitat for S. wardii does extend that far north and plants from these areas are probably S. graveolens.
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