Mediocalcar pygmaeum

Mediocalcar pygmaeum

Mediocalcar pygmaeum                                                                                                                                                photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy     desribed by    Schlechter, Richard Rudolf
  published in     Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis, beihefte 1 : 233   1911
  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, shady forests in Papua (Mount Victoria, Iswan Swamp)
  altitude 1524 - 1829 (2400) m  (5030 - 6040 (7920) ft)

climate informations from Kokoda (Mount Victoria, Northern Province, 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 1650 m / 5445 ft) :

    Mediocalcar pygmaeum b gr uk
  photoperiod in Kokoda this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 34 m' to 11 h 26 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness low
inflorescence        length 1,2 cm (0.48") from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower 0,6 L 0,5 cm (0.24" L 0.2")
  duration single flower ~ 4 days
  time to bloom from birth, ~ days
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