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Established Seedlings of
Macradenia lutescens 'MC7258' × self
Number: TN8356
Name: Macradenia lutescens 'MC7258' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Louis Schulman
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Mounted on cork bark, with a little
sphagnum moss on the roots, grown under artificial
light (fluorescent lights in daylight color). The plant gets watered
when the moss gets dry, and is fertilized regularly.
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, Winter: days average 86°F, nights 68°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of lutescens   From Latin "lutescens" yellowish, becoming yellow. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Macradenia   From Latin "makros" large; "aden" gland. Reffering to the long stipites. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of lutescens   loo-TES-enz (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Macradenia   mak-ra-DEN-ee-ah (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 4 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: Extreme southern Florida, the Bahamas, and Cuba with distribution continuing southward through the other islands of the Caribbean into Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru in northern South America. This orchid was first found in Florida in 1903 growing in a densely wooded hammock near Homestead in Dade County. Luer (1972) reported that although this orchid was originally found in several similar locations in southern Florida, by 1972 the plants had been completely removed from all but one site which was just within the boundaries of the Everglades National Park. In Cuba, plants are known from near San Juan, the Isle of Pines, the Sierra de Cubitas, and the Camagüey region. Plants are known from several areas in Jamaica. In Venezuela, plants have been found in the state of Bolívar along the Río Paragua, but no other details were reported. In Colombia, plants grow in hot lowland regions at elevations below 3300 ft. (1000 m). In Ecuador, plants are found in wet forests at 650-1500 ft. (200-450 m), with collections reported in the province of Napo and in Sucumbios. In Peru, plants have been collected in the department of San Martín where they were growing high on tree trunks in wet forest at 1300 ft. (400 m) and in the department of Pasco where plants were growing in tropical rain forest near Oxapampa at 800 ft. (250 m).
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