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Mediocalcar versteegii subsp. intermedium 'MC436' × self
Number: TN2250
Name: Mediocalcar versteegii subsp. intermedium 'MC436' × self
Type: self    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Dale Borders
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: Temperature range CI (58-75°F)
Comments: A rampant grower and good bloomer. Flowers are very waxy and firm when squeezed.
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 Infraspecies:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 66°F, nights 54°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Infraspecies:   Winter: days average 60°F, nights 52°F; best fit is Cool-Cold 64-44°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter: days average 77°F, nights 64°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of intermedium   From Latin "intermedius" in the middle, medium-sized. (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 intermedium   in-ter-MEE-dee-um (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of Mediocalcar   mee-dee-oh-KAL-kar (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Availability: Seed not viable- failed. We were not able to make any flasks.
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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.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: Discovered originally on Seran (now Seram) in the Molucca Islands, this plant is said to occur on the Pacific Islands from the Moluccas to Vanuatu, but we have been unable to locate any information in the literature giving details of habitat location and elevation other than that reported by J. J. Smith for Mediocalcar seranicum which was found in the central part of Seran (now Seram) at 6550-8200 ft. (2000-2500 m).
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