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Oncidium ensatum '18-65-1' × self
Number: TN9094
Name: Oncidium ensatum '18-65-1' × 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.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 86°F, nights 70°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 83°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Oncidium   From Greek "onkos" tumor, swelling. Refers to the warty callus of the labellum. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of Oncidium   on-SID-ee-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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Availability: The seeds have germinated in the mother flasks.
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We only make flasks for people who request them, so you must make a reservation for us to do the work. If you don't reserve now, there will likely not be enough flasks made to cover your later need. If you wait to reserve until after we begin reflasking into final maturing flasks, then you will lose your place in line. Otherwise, your original notification request acts as your place-holder, keeping you earlier in line.
Yield Estimate: 90 plants (based on flask surveys done 12/11/2020 )
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.
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: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. In Guatemala, plants are terrestrial on dry, grassy slopes among rocks or epiphytic in open mountain forests, usually at elevations below 1950 ft. (600 m). Collections were made near Secanquim in the Department of Alta Verapaz, and in Montaña del Mico near Izabal in the Department of Izabal. In Belize, plants are usually terrestrial in open grassy areas and in mountain and coastal pine ridge areas, often in dense grass growing among small bushes. Plants are rather common in the Cayo and Toledo Districts including the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. In Honduras, collections have been made near Tegucigalpa and Choluteca. In Nicaragua, where plants are frequently found growing on rocky slopes or on trees in wet forests. Plants have been collected in scattered locations in the Departments of Esteli, Chontales, and Zelaya from near sea level to 2700 ft. (0-825 m). In Costa Rica, plants grow in the Pacific lowlands. In Panama, O. ensatum is a rather common terrestrial species of the Pacific slope that often grows in low scrub in association with Peristeria elata and in open grassland. Collections have been made in the foothills east of Panama City at about 100 ft. (30 m). In the northern part of its range, this species is reported only on the Atlantic watershed; but in the south, it is found only on the Pacific slopes.
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