Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mediocalcar versteegii 'Mountainside'

I've seen this species under two names and am not sure which is correct.  I purchased it as Mediocalcar versteegii, but have also seen it under the name Mediocalcar uniflorum.  In either case it is from New Guinea and is a rambling plant, each new growth coming from the top of the previous growth.  It blooms late winter to early spring and the flowers are not long-lasting.  I have my plant in a pot, but most of it is not in the pot and doesn't need to be.







22 comments:

  1. Hi Ron,

    that's a beautiful species, which I don't grow! my M. bifolium is full of buds, may I ask some pollen of it to make an attempt at an interspecific?

    Cheers
    Laurent

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    1. Happy to send some, Laurent. Will do so tomorrow.

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    2. Thanks Ron!
      i'm open to a trade for a piece of bifolium, if you want to do so :-)

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    3. I'll send a piece with the pollen tomorrow. Didn't have time today.

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    4. thanks so much Ron!
      is the weather correct for the moment on your side, so I can send you a piece of bifolium?

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    5. The post office wouldn't let me mail the plant and so I'll send the pollen Monday and try to figure what to do with the plant.

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    6. Hi Ron

      Please send me a mail at laurentminet at yahoo.fr :-)

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    7. Will do, Laurent. JUst sent a note via email.

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  2. Ron, this keys out to versteegii. The difference is that in uniflorum the rhizome is always produced from the base of the pseudobulbs, leading to a more horizontal growth pattern, in versteegii the rhizome is produced from half way to the top of the pseudobulbs leading to a more vertical, climbing habit. My 2 cents, Bill

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    1. Thai being said, I love to trade ;)

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    2. Really appreciate the information, Bill, and really clarifies things for me.

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    3. I'd be happy to trade. Let me know when and what.

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    4. Hi Ron, send me an email to wdpinnix at gmail and I'll send a list of what I have.

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    5. Hi Ron, send me an email to wdpinnix at gmail and I'll send a list of what I have.

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    6. Thanks for the list, Bill. Haven't had a chance to look through it yet.

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  3. Very beautiful and different from the usual! Congratulations. Hugs

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    1. Thanks, Angel. Always appreciate the visits and comments.

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  4. Beautiful blooms, congratulations on well grown beauty

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    1. Thanks ever so much for looking and commenting.

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  5. So diff't from the usual orchid blossoms! Great series of shots, too =)

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comments, Fizzie.

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