Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20185308

Award Date: February 09, 2018

Awarded As: Appendicula malindangensis

Twenty-four strikingly colored, tubular flowers and 70 buds borne on 10 branched, congested, imbricate, compressed conical inflorescences and an additional 10 emerging inflorescences borne on a robust, 11-growth plant grown in a sphagnum moss mix in a 10 cm square plastic mesh basket; upright growths 0.3 cm in diameter up to 55 cm in length; alternating, loosely imbricate leaves elliptical, emarginate, 1.3 cm wide by 3.7 cm long, up to 50 per growth, are borne on 1.0 cm sheathing petioles; sepals and petals deep indigo blue, lateral sepals joined at base to form a mentum enclosing the lip; lip light indigo blue; apically curled under, apical margin finely serrate; column white; anther cap dark indigo blue; substance firm; texture matte; recognized for unusual color and inflorescence habit; native to the Philippines; confirmed by SITF

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 55 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 50

Plant > Leaf Length: 3.7 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.3 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth/emarginate

Plant > Leaf Shape: elliptical

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 1.0 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 52 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.3 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: smooth

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: beneath medium surface, but seems to be both close and traveling

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: not visible

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 3.5 - 4 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: alternating, congested, imbricate, like a heliconia

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 1.1 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.6 cm very acuminate

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: indigo blue

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: smooth

Flower Natural Spread Length: 0.5 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.8 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.5 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.9 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Column Length: 0.4 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Column Color: white

Flower > Anther Cap Color: dark indigo blue


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