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Cattleya harrisoniana 'MC5748' × self
Number: TN8332
Name: Cattleya harrisoniana 'MC5748' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Troy C. Meyers
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Pod Parent Flower
Comments: Parent plant: One of the offspring from our TN4352 effort of 2004.
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 82°F, nights 65°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 74°F, nights 55°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Genus:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 83°F, nights 60°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F ( )

About the name...
Etymology of Cattleya   Named in honor of William Cattley, English horticulturist in the 19th century. (Source: Pridgeon 1992)
Etymology of harrisoniana   Named for William Harrison, English orchid enthusiast, during the 19th century, traveled Brazil around 1840. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Cattleya   KAT-lee-ya (Sources: Pridgeon 1992, Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of harrisoniana   ha-ri-son-ee-AH-na (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 12 items with 1 to 12 plants per item (1 is a compot) 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: Brazil. Plants grow in riverside and swampy forests along the Rio Paraiba and its tributaries in the western part of the State of Rio de Janeiro from near Alem Paraiba to just east of Campos. They are also found along tributaries of the Rio Muriae to as far north as the State of Espirito Santo. Plants also grow the States of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo along the Rio Doce. They are sometimes found near sea level, but they are more common at 1300–2600 ft. (400–800 m). Plants normally grow 5–10 ft. (1.5–3.0 m) above the ground on trees with coarse, rough, lichen-encrusted bark. Along with the orchids, these trees are often laden with bromeliads, epiphytic cacti, gesneriads, and other plants.
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