Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mediocalcar decoratum

Mediocalcar decoratum is an unusual miniature, mat-forming species from the island of New Guinea.  It is cool growing and does well either on a mount or in a pot, but needs room to ramble.  The individual growths are about 1 cm, have a thick fleshy stem and a fan of four tiny fleshy leaves at the top.  Each new growth begins near the top of the previous growth, forming an ever-lengthening chain.  The flowers, .5 cm in size, come from the base of the growths and look like tiny candy-corns.


  1. Très belle série de clichés Ron, le rendu des couleurs est vraiment fabuleux. Excellente qualité d'image et superbe piqué.
    Bonne journée Ron :-)

  2. Thanks, Dominique. It is a jewel, isn't it?

  3. Thank you for sharing this beauty!