Meyers Conservatory -
Site Navigation
Flasking Home Page
Your Picks List
Comprehensive List
Articles in the Site
Ready-To-Go Flasks
Fast-Turn Flasks
Greenhouse Plants
Current Reservations
Established Seedlings of
Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'MC5283' × self
Number: TN6760
Name: Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'MC5283' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Mr Gareth Wills
Click to Enlarge
Pod Parent Flower
Click to Enlarge
Pod Parent Flower, Side View
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). I hang this plant above my vandas so it gets some full South Carolina sun and high humidity but not the watering the vandas get. It will grow well in cattleya light but I doubt it will flower well.
Comments: Parent plant: Plant is the offspring of 'Laura' x 'Mrs Chase'. Medium-sized plant.
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 88°F, nights 75°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 82°F, nights 68°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of digbyana   Named for St. Vincent Digby, English orchid enthusiast of the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Rhyncholaelia   From latinized Greek "rhynchos" beak. From the elongated fruit and some similarities to the genus Laelia. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of digbyana   dig-bee-AH-na (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Rhyncholaelia   rink-oh-LYE-lee-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
If you would like to direct someone to this web page, please copy and paste this URL into your email:

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 is 1 item with 1 plant per item that will be considered for sale later.

Click here to see if we have flasks available.

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: Plants are found in the southeastern Mexican states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo with distribution extending through the Caribbean-facing lowlands of Belize into Honduras. They grow on stunted trees in hot, humid lowlands near sea level. There have been some reports of occurrences in Nicaragua and Guatemala, but we have been unable to locate any details relating to collections or habitat location in these areas.
More about this information and the Bakers...

Go to Flasking Home Page -- Contact Us
Contents of all pages Copyright © 1999-2021. All rights reserved.