Mediocalcar subteres Schuit. 1989

Plant and Flowers 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 Cool Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Almost Terete Mediocalcar

Flower Size .35" [8 to 9 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1850 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, creeping rhizome giving rise to aproximate, terete pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, terete, channeled above, acute and mucronate apically leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a solitary, .2" to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence


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