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Established Seedlings of
Bletilla striata 'MC5989' (variegated) -spontaneous
 
 
 
 
Number: TN7272
Name: Bletilla striata 'MC5989' (variegated) -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: David Hull
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pod Parent Blooming Plant
 
 
Comments: From a clump of variegated-leaf plants, all divisions of one plant. Most likely a selfing, since although I have other Bletilla, these bloom a bit late and are 300 feet away.
 
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 89°F, nights 74°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 60°F, nights 41°F; best fit is Cold 58-38°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Bletilla   From Latin, small Bletia, from the similarity to the orchid genus Bletia. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of striata   From Latin "striatus" striped. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Bletilla   blet-IL-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of striata   stry-AH-ta (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 7 items with 1 plant 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.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: China, Japan, and Korea. This is a widespread species found in many provinces in China from Guangdong and Guangxi in the south northward to Korea and into Japan. Plants grow in rocky places on thinly bushed or grassy slopes at 3600-10,500 ft. (1100-3200 m).
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