Mediocalcar congestum Schuit. 1997

Flower Closeup Photos by André Schuiteman, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol IV

Deep Shade Cold Spring Fall

Common Name The Congested Mediocalcar

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in upper montane forests at elevations of 2150 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with suberect to erect, narrowly conical to cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 5 to 6 closely adpressed, acute, glabrous, keeled apically cataphyls and carrying a single, apical, sessile, narrowly lanceolate, glabrous, entire margin, rounded apically, obscurely bilobed, mucronate, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol IV Shuiteman and de Vogel 2006