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 a solitary 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;