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Eltroplectris calcarata '19-142-1' -spontaneous
Number: TN9195
Name: Eltroplectris calcarata '19-142-1' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Jim Hanlon
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Comments: Parent plant: One of the offspring from our TN8346 effort of 2017, grown by Jim Hanlon.
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 87°F, nights 76°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 87°F, nights 76°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of calcarata   From Latin "calcaratus" spurred, having a spur. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Eltroplectris   From latinized Greek "plektron" spur. The meaning of "eltro" is not clear. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Eltroplectris   el-troe-PLEK-tris (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: We have approximately 210 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: 278 plants (based on flask surveys done 02/04/2022 through 04/20/2022)
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 - 70 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 02/04/2022 through 08/06/2022)
From one most recently surveyed flask 30 - 70 mm (08/06/2022)
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: This often-named terrestrial orchid is found from southern Florida through the Caribbean to South America in Brazil and Colombia. Plants in Florida were found in Dade County in a dense hammock in 1905 and Highlands County in 1936 where they were growing in a low, moist hammock. These swampy forests have given way to progress, and it is not known whether or not plants still survive in out-of-the-way locations in Florida. Plants are said to be common in the Bahama Islands where they grow in rather dense coppices, reportedly blooming January to March. In Puerto Rico this orchid is uncommon but is known from the western part of the island where it grows in thick humus in the shade of moist to wet montane forests at 1000-2950 ft. (300-900 m).
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