Mediocalcar uniflorum Schltr.1911 SECTION Eu-Mediocalcar

Bisected Flower Photos by Dr Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Single Flowered Mediocalcar

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2300 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a terete, decumbent rhizome giving rise to suberect, basally slightly dilated cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, shortly and unequally bilobed apically leaf that blooms in the spring on a thin, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Mediocalcar rigidulum Schltr. 1919; Mediocalcar sepikanum Schltr. 1922; Mediocalcar uniflorum var. orientale Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Mediocalcar uniflorum var. orientale; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 drawing fide