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Cattleya dormaniana 'Chasus' × self
Number: TN9006
Name: Cattleya dormaniana 'Chasus' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Charles G. Wilson
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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 76°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 68°F, nights 56°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°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 dormaniana   Named for Ch. Dorman, English orchid enthusiast of the 19th century. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Cattleya   KAT-lee-ya (Sources: Pridgeon 1992, 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 0 items with plants 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: Brazil. Plants grow in a very small area about 60 mi. (100 km) east of the city of Rio de Janeiro. They occur on the south or seaward-facing slopes of the Serra Taquarucu at 1800-3200 ft. (550-980 m). This mountain range, which is on the southern side of the Organ Mountains, is the first east-west barrier of significant height over which moisture-laden ocean air must pass. The habitat is one of the wettest places in Brazil. Some reports indicate that Cattleya dormaniana grows near the ground on dead, rotting wood of moss-covered fallen trees and stumps. Dr. Fowlie, however, reported that plants grow on a lichen and fungus covered species of Aspidosperma, a living tree, with bark that is so soft and rotten that it crumbles easily in the hand.
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