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Established Seedlings of
Oeceoclades maculata 'MC3094' × self
 
 
 
 
Number: TN6098
Name: Oeceoclades maculata 'MC3094' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). This naturalized species is widespread in southern Florida in very shady hammocks where they like it warm and damp (though not wet). The more shade the better.
 
Comments: Parent plant: A warm growing terrestrial originally from Africa. Medium-sized plant.
 
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 maculata   From Latin "maculatus" spotted. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Oeceoclades   From latinized Greek "oikeios" own, private; "klados" twig. Meaning not clear. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of maculata   mak-yoo-LAH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Oeceoclades   ee-see-oh-KLAH-deez (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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ESTABLISHED SEEDLINGS of these are not currently available, but we have some maturing in the greenhouse and expect to offer them in the future. There are 0 items with plants per item that will be considered for sale later.

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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: Africa from Kenya in the north to Tanzania and Uganda, spreading westward throughout tropical Africa to Liberia and southward to Angola and Natal in South Africa. This species is widely distributed in South America and the Caribbean, and has recently been reported as spreading throughout Florida. In Kenya, plants are found in leaf-mold in shady forests and rocky scrub near the sea from near sea level to about 1000 ft. (300 m). In other parts of Africa, however, la Croix & la Croix (1997) reported plants growing at elevations as high as 3950 ft. (1200 m). This terrestrial orchid is found in many locations on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico where it grows in deep humus in dense shade of mature and disturbed dry to wet forests from near sea level to 2450 ft. (750 m). Plants have recently been found on St. John in the Virgin Islands, and are reported to be fairly widespread on wooded hillsides in Jamaica.
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