Mediocalcar bulbophylloides J.J.Sm. 1913 Drawing by Schuitteman

Common Name The Bulbophyllum-Like Mediocalcar

Flower Size .08" [2 mm] wide .38" [9.5 mm] long

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1800 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping, sparsely branching rhizome with to 3 to 4 closely adpressed, tubular, subacute to acute, slightly keeled at the apex cataphyls, with close set, suberect to erect, saddling the rhizome, obliquely conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, sub-petiolate and channeled, elliptic, obtuse, more or less unequally bilobed, mucronate, the mucro somewhat longer than the lobules, keeled beneath, fleshy, leaf that blooms on solitery or in pairs synanthous, .6" [1.5 cm] long, apically provided with a triangular bract, single flowered inflorescence carrying vase shaped, slightly oblique, red to pink flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchid Monographs Vol 8 Schuitteman 1997 drawing fide;