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Laelia anceps 'Koko' × self
Number: TN8179
Name: Laelia anceps 'Koko' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Troy C. Meyers
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Pod Parent Flowers
Comments: Parent plant: One of the offspring from our TN3642 effort of 2003.
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:   Winter: days average 68°F, nights 52°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 77°F, nights 61°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of anceps   From Latin "anceps" two headed, two sided, two edged, double. (Source: Brown 1956)
Etymology of Laelia   One of the vestal virgins, Laelia. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Pronunciation of anceps   AN-seps (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Laelia   LAY-lee-ah (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 6 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.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. In Mexico, plants are found in the mountains on the Gulf of Mexico side of the country in the states of Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. They normally grow in warm oak forests with tropical deciduous trees at 3950–5250 ft. (1200–1600 m). The habitat is varied, however, and plants may grow somewhat higher or lower in cooler or hotter climates in both shady and sunny locations. The varied habitat indicates an adaptability that explains why plants are usually considered easy to cultivate. On the Pacific side of the mountains, plants are found in the state of Oaxaca and possibly in Guerrero and Jalisco as well. They are most often found in oak trees in humid forests at 5250–5900 ft. (1600–1800 m), but they occasionally grow on rocks. This species is also reported in Guatemala and Honduras, but we found no information about habitat location and elevation in these countries.
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