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Established Seedlings of
Oncidium croesus 'Olympic' × self
 
 
 
 
Number: TN8018
Name: Oncidium croesus 'Olympic' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Ellen Covey, Olympic Orchids
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range I (60-83°F). It grows mounted on a tree fern slab.
 
Comments: Parent plant: This is the most vigorous plant from a flask of TN4854, an effort from 2004. Small 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 75°F, nights 61°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 68°F, nights 52°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of croesus   From Latin "croesus" richly-blooming, exuberant. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Oncidium   From Greek "onkos" tumor, swelling. Refers to the warty callus of the labellum. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of croesus   KREE-sus (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Oncidium   on-SID-ee-um (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
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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: Brazil. The plants originally described as Oncidium croesus were from the wet coastal mountains near Rio de Janeiro and the nearby Organ Mountains. Habitat elevation has not been reported, however, so the temperatures in the following table and cultural suggestions should be used somewhat cautiously.
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