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Prosthechea boothiana '17-7-1' × self
Number: TN9047
Name: Prosthechea boothiana '17-7-1' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Jim Hanlon
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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.

About the name...
Etymology of boothiana   Named for William B. Booth, English gardener who provided plant material for the botanist Lindley. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Prosthechea   From Greek "prostheke" appendage. (Source: The New Encylopedia of Orchids, La Croix)
Pronunciation of boothiana   booth-ee-AH-na (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Prosthechea   pros-THEE-kee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: There were problems with this item and we weren't able to make any viable flasks.
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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: Cuba, Beilze, and Mexico. In Belize, plants are found in the Orange Walk, Belize, and Cayo Districts where they grow in rather dry forest and shrub below 350 ft. (100 m). In Mexico, plants are found in the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán where they grow in dry scrub forest and tropical deciduous forest from near sea level to about 500 ft. (150 m). We were unable to find details of habitat location and elevation in Cuba. The plants reported as occurring in Florida in earlier literature were described as Encyclia boothiana (Lindley) Dressler var. erythronioides (Small) Lure, which was later considered a synonym of Encyclia boothiana (Lindley) Dressley subsp. erythronioides (Small) Hágsater ex Christenson and are now considered synonymous with Prosthechea boothiana (Lindley) Higgins. These plants were first discovered on Key Largo, but before development destroyed its habitat, it was said to be a relatively common epiphyte in the hammocks of Dade and Monroe Counties. Luer (1972) reported that although they are now greatly depleted in numbers, "they can still be found in a few mosquito-infested swamps from Key Largo to Cape Sable.
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