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Mediocalcar decoratum 'MC256' × self
Number: TN1307
Name: Mediocalcar decoratum 'MC256' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Pod Parent Flower
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Pod Parent Flower and Foliage
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Pod Parent Blooming Plant
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Offspring 'MC4302' Flower
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Offspring 'MC4302' Blooming Plant
Offspring photos are siblings of the plants you would receive.
Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range CI (58-75°F)
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 75°F, nights 55°F; best fit is Cool-Intermediate 75-58°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of decoratum   From Latin "decoratus" ornamented, charming. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of Mediocalcar   From Latin "medium" middle; "calcar" spur. The spur is attached at the middle of the lip. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Mediocalcar   mee-dee-oh-KAL-kar (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
You should: Consider getting individual plants or compots instead of a flask.
You can place a "Notify Flask Recipients" Request, and either we or a flask recipient may contact you when plants are available.

You may also place a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.

You may reserve a flask, but it's very unlikely you'll get one ...this could only happen if we found a flask that we didn't know we had.
Yield Estimate: 363 plants (based on flask surveys done 01/05/2001 through 12/27/2001)
Yield estimates are only approximate, but may appear to be fairly exact numbers because they are a combination of large rough estimates in remaining mother flasks and more accurate small estimates in reflasks.
Plantlet Sizes: From many flasks 10 - 20 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 12/27/2001 )
From one most recently surveyed flask 10 - 20 mm (12/27/2001)
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: New Guinea. This orchid is widespread on the island, both in Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. It grows on trees in montane forests at 2950-6550 ft. (900-2000 m), but plants reportedly grow as high as 8200 ft. (2500 m). This orchid and other members of the genus Mediocalcar are successfully cultivated at the Highland Orchid Collection in Laiagam, Papua New Guinea, which is at 7200 ft. (2200 m). It also grows in the Mt. Gahavisuka Provincial Park near Goroka in Eastern Highlands Province.
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