Mediocalcar pygmaeum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Microcalcar

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Tiny Mediocalcar

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a terete, elongate rhizome giving rise to distant, depressed, adnate to the rhizome, oblong pseudobulbs carrying a 2, apical, divaricate, oblong, obtuse, glabrous, thickly coriaceous leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a thin, .2" [.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Mediocalcar crassifolium J.J.Sm. 1913; Mediocalcar pygmaeum var. altigenum Schltr. 1911; Mediocalcar sigmoideum 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; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo fide;