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Old 12-31-2009, 03:51 PM
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Default Two Mediocalcar species

Both these species are in bloom at the moment.

Mediocalcar versteegii


Mediocalcar decoratum


I am a bit confused about the first species since IOSPE shows a red and white flower for this species: http://www.orchidspecies.com/medioversteegii.htm. perhaps someone can help.
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:04 PM
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Hi;
I also have these two species.About M.versteegii: there seem to be many color combinations of this and ALL Mediocalcar species.
Do you have E.J.Brill:Orchid Monographs vol.8?:it discusses this problem ,and has lots of color photos.
It seems to me that vegetative habit is more indicative of species type than flowers (in Mediocalcar anyway),as their flowers are so similar,and even drawings with dissections dont help much.I know, I tried.!
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p.s. also look at IOPSE photo for M.Versteegii susp.intermedium (green tips)

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Old 12-31-2009, 10:33 PM
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Ron,

I love those flowers and I don't in any way mean to be disrespectful BUT when I first looked at this thread I thought it said "Two Mediocre Species".

I don't think they're mediocre at all.

Karen
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:49 PM
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Thanks for the info, Spiro, and, Karen, I really laughed at your post.
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Thanks for sharing this rare experience of orchid growing that you captured so beautifully.

I am reminded of your article about how precious orchid photos can be to have and to share.
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:27 PM
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Thanks, Sun, for the kind comments.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:07 AM
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Hi Ron -
Every time I see a photo of one of these, I am consumed by lust! Sadly, I think they would not care for my climate. I also looked at your photo of the whole decoratum plant on flickr - wowza!
Very lovely! Centerpiece-worthy!
Regards - Nancy
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:40 AM
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Hi Ron -
Every time I see a photo of one of these, I am consumed by lust! Sadly, I think they would not care for my climate. I also looked at your photo of the whole decoratum plant on flickr - wowza!
Very lovely! Centerpiece-worthy!
Regards - Nancy
Thanks for looking, Nancy, and thanks for the kind comments, too.
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Wow, how cute they are!

I just love how different some orchids are. These are just wonderful.
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Wow, how cute they are!

I just love how different some orchids are. These are just wonderful.
Thanks for taking a look, Rosie.
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