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Mexipedium xerophyticum 'Hawk' × 'Dear Moon'
Number: TN9004
Name: Mexipedium xerophyticum 'Hawk' × 'Dear Moon'
Type: outcross    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Troy C. Meyers
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pollen Parent Flower
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Pollen Parent Flower
Comments: Pod parent plant: One of the offspring from our TN7577 effort of 2013.

Pollen parent plant: One of the offspring from our TN7230 effort of 2011.
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 84°F, nights 71°F; best fit is Warm-Intermediate 87-64°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 75°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Mexipedium   From latinized Nahuatl "Mexi-" abbreviation for Mexico; "pedium" shoe. For 'the Mexican ladyslipper', the monotypic genus that is exclusive to Mexico. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of xerophyticum   From latinized Greek "xerophyticus" dry plant. Enduring periodic dry seasons. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Mexipedium   mex-ih-PEE-dee-um (Source:
Pronunciation of xerophyticum   zer-oh-FY-tee-kum (Source: Dave's Garden Botanary)
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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 is 1 item with 6 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.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: Endemic to a single, restricted region in Oaxaca, Mexico at 1050 ft. (320 m), on eastern slopes that form part of the watershed for the Gulf of Mexico. Mexipedium xerophyticum grows on rocks in warm, humid conditions with other tropical, xerophytic vegetation such as Agave and Plumeria. Fearing over collection, the describers gave no precise habitat location. They did, however, indicate that the habitat receives 98 in. (2500 mm) of rainfall per year and has an average annual temperature of 77F (25C). The climate for Minatitlan, Mexico was selected as representative of the general area, and the data agrees with the habitat description.
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