Mediocalar decoratum

orchidnickDecember 25, 2013

A cold grower from Papua, new Guinea and immediate area. Makes a mat, I have it in a hanging plastic basket. The flowers are small so I have the usual difficulty to get it focused on my cell phone.

Nick

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orchidnick

The entire box. The ones commonly seen are M decoratum and M veerstegii. Veerstigii is interesting as it comes in different varieties. All veerstegii have a red body, the rims are as follows:

Mediocalar versteegii var versteegii has a yellow rim.
Mediocalar versteegii var vulcanicum has a white rim.
Mediocalar versteegii var intermedium has a green rim
Mediocalar versteegii var amphigenium, I cannot find a picture nor a description.

Mediocalar paradoxum red body / green rim, often 2 flowers
Mediocalar uniflorum red body / green rim.
Mediocalar bifolium red body / white rim.
Mediocalar aganthodoensis red body / green rim.

Several have the red body with a green rim and the only way to distinguish them is by the growth characteristics which is different.

Then there are a few with orange bodies and one with a yellow body. Mediocalar decoratum, the one shown, has the orange body with yellow rim.

Nick

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 4:00PM
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jane__ny(9-10)

Very pretty and delicate looking. What are you growing it in?

Jane

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 12:50AM
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orchidnick

It's growing in 'Gorilla Hair', a nickname we have given redwood fibers who make sort of a mat. Retains more moisture than bark but less than shagnum Moss.

Nick

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 1:19AM
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orchidnick

Now they are all open, pretty little things.

Nick

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 12:34PM
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Greencurls(Z5)

Lovely little bells!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2013 at 4:14PM
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