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Mediocalcar versteegianum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by spiro K., Feb 25, 2013.

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  1. spiro K.

    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    The best its ever looked till now.An easy plant ,just like M.decorata
    Mediocalcar versteegianum.jpg
     
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice, Spiro. I almost bought one this past weekend at POE but I was already over my spending limit.
     
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    nice to see different sp, colour from this genus - nice berrys ;-)
     
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    What you have there is a beautiful specimen of Mediocalar versteegii var intermedium. Here is a description of the other versteegii:

    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.

    Enjoy, Nick
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you have different "zones" under your conditions? What are the conditions where this is growing? It is so compact.
     
  6. spiro K.

    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    Well, not strictly speaking,most things I grow in my 4 shelf light garden is cool-intermediate growing( and I keep my house relatively cool in the winter), but I do have a small "under the tank"reptile heater for the small aquarium where I grow my warmer species.My lights have been for the past 2 years 2 tube T50 types (I'm very happy with them), and I run a small ultrasonic humidifier during the day, directed by a small fan towards the plants.
    There! you have all my growing secrets!:)
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I doubt that. But I do appreciate knowing your basics.
     
  8. spiro K.

    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    Nick, I do have a white rimmed Mediocalcar,however I always called it M.bifolia(without disecting the flower,or anything definitive like that)
    See attached picture
    Spiro Mediocalcar bifolium.JPG
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I would call it M. bifolia as well. Mine is in bloom now also...
    Your M. versteegii is way more compact than mine..., Nice blooming!
     
  10. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Beautiful compact plant; well done!

    The red/white one is lovely as well. I finally broke down and purchased a red/white flowered one recently as I have wanted to grow it for some time. I'll be growing it cool (min 50°F/10°C) and I hope it likes it.