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Orchid Species: Mediocalcar vanikorense

Kew currently accepted name is Mediocalcar paradoxum

Mediocalcar vanikorense is an orchid species identified by Ames in 1932. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Mediocalcar paradoxum.
Genus
Mediocalcar (Med.)
Grex
vanikorense
Parents
Species
Author
Ames
Year
1932
ORIGIN: Found in the Moluccas, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Fiji, Samoa, the Caroline Islands and Vanuatu in lowland to montane scub and forests as a miniature sized, hot to warmgrowing epiphyte at elevations of sea-level to 700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found in the Moluccas, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Fiji, Samoa, the Caroline Islands and Vanuatu in lowland to montane scub and forests as a miniature sized, hot to warmgrowing epiphyte at elevations of sea-level to 700 meters with a creeping rhizome carrying obliquely ovoid-conical pseudobulbs partially enveloped by 2 loose, twisted scarious sheaths and carrying 1 to rarely 2, apical, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on a new growth.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/4 inch [0.65 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Mediocalcar Med paradoxum 1910 (Kraenzl.) Schltr.
Add+ Bulbophyllum Bulb urceolatum 1952 A.D.Hawkes
Add+ Cryptochilus Ccs bicolor 1903 (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm.
Add+ Eria Er paradoxa 1898 Kraenzl.
Add+ Mediocalcar Med bicolor 1900 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Mediocalcar Med conicum 1912 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Mediocalcar Med ericiflorum 1922 Schltr.
Add+ Mediocalcar Med kaniense 1911 Schltr.
Add+ Mediocalcar Med latifolium 1911 Schltr.
Add+ Mediocalcar Med ponapense 1921 Schltr.
Add+ Mediocalcar Med robustum 1911 Schltr.
Add+ Mediocalcar Med selebicum 1933 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Mediocalcar Med stenopetalum 1911 Schltr.
Add+ Mediocalcar Med ternatense 1927 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Eria Er tunensis 1911 Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
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