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Zygopetalum mackayi 'Cubuy' -spontaneous
Number: TN8740
Name: Zygopetalum mackayi 'Cubuy' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
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Pod Parent Flowers
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 71°F, nights 57°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 61°F, nights 48°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of mackayi   Named for Mackay, English orchid collector in South America in the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Zygopetalum   From latinized Greek "zygos" yoke; "petalum" petals. Petals and sepals are fused with the column foot. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of mackayi   mak-KAY-eye (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Zygopetalum   zy-go-PET-a-lum (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 2 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: Southern Brazil from the states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo in the north to Rio Grande do Sul in the south. Plants grow as terrestrials in sparse woods, on brushy gentle slopes, or on grassy plains or meadows near forests at 4250-5600 ft. (1300-1700 m).
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