Mediocalcar decoratum

Mediocalcar decoratum 

Mediocalcar decoratum                                                                                                                                                    photo C Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Schuiteman, Andrè
  published in      Blumea  34 ( 1 ) : 167    1989
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Podochileae
  genus Mediocalcar  JJ Smith 1900
  metabolism C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    soluble mineral nutriens are effective both, foliar or on the roots.
native of origins moist and shade forests of Papua (Laiagam, Mt. Gahavisuka, Goroka, Morobe, Mt. Suckling, Param), 
    Indonesia (eastern Irian Jaya)
  altitude 700 - 2000 (2500) m   (2300 - 6600 (8250) ft)

climate informations from Wau (Morobe, Papua)


Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest


(without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1350 m / 4455ft) :

    Mediocalcar decoratum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Wau this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 29 m' to 11 h 31 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    low 
inflorescence     length 1 cm (0.4"), from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower 1 L 0.8 cm (0.4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 days
CITES appendix II


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