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Cattleya schilleriana 'MC7516' × self
Number: TN8585
Name: Cattleya schilleriana 'MC7516' × 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 TN5956 effort of 2007.
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 81°F, nights 68°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 73°F, nights 61°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 schilleriana   Named for Consul Schiller, German orchid enthusiast from Hamburg in the 19th century, who owned an extensive orchid collection. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Cattleya   KAT-lee-ya (Sources: Pridgeon 1992, Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of schilleriana   shil-er-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 5 items with 1 to 12 plants per item (2 are compots) 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, in the State of Espírito Santo. Plants have been found only near the headwaters of the Rio Jucu near Domingos Martins. Plants are found at 800–2500 ft. (240–760 m), but they are quite rare above 1800 ft. (550 m). They grow on cliffs above the river on both moss-covered rocks and on mossy trees hanging off the sides of vertical rock faces. They are usually found where springs and small waterfalls are nearby to ensure high humidity even during the dry season. Cattleya schofieldiana Rchb. f. and Cattleya velutina Rchb. f. grow in the same area, sometimes even on the same trees. Cattleya harrisoniana Bateman and Cattleya warneri Moore also grow in this area, but they are usually found on trees near the river rather than on the cliffs above it.
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