Acianthera bragae

Acianthera bragae

I received these images from the Toronto judging center. They are of a
plant given a CBR in Montreal and tentatively labeled Acianthera bragae
(synonyms Pths. sarracenia and Physosiphon pubescens). Unfortunately
there are no images of the internal parts of the flower and the problem
obviously will be if there are superficially similar species. [Ron]

The award info is:

Seven dark plum purple, pubescent flowers on seven inflorescences on a
scandent plant grown on an 8-cm by 11-cm treefern plaque; leaves
lanceolate, succulent, v-shaped in cross-section, erect, thick,
short-stemmed as described in Icones Pleurothallidinarum III, Systemics
of Pleurothallis, pg. 73; petals and lip unobservable without dissection
of flowers; species native to Brazil; Natural spread = 2.0 x 0.5, dorsal
sepal 1.0 x 2.5, lateral sepals 1.0 x 2.2.

A note from your blog mother: Oh, no, NOT THIS THING! This is an
exceptionally well traveled species, long known and common in
cultivation. Could Patricia or somebody else with all the information
please check and be sure this thing has not already been CBRed? I find
it hard to believe that it has not.


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