Please make sure you have included everything listed here, if the measurement is appropriate to the species you have awarded. Remember that a CBR/CHM to a new species previously not recorded by the AOS demands a full description of the plant!
ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE TO BE IN CM ONLY!!!
For samples of shape, margin, etc., please see The Descriptive Terminology for the Orchid Judge in AQ+. Remember the more information you can provide, the easier the process should be for everyone involved! Drawings are acceptable if you can scan them and submit them to us via email. If caudae are included, then the overall segment measurements should be recorded including the caudae and then the caudae length measured separately and recorded.
In addition to the flower measurements as indicated on the Award Form, please also record these:
Leaf: length 8.1 width 2.8 shape lanceolate margin entire
Leaf petiole: length 0
Size of growth (pseudobulb/ramicaul/stem): length 4.4 width/diameter 1.5 shape conical
Distance between growths: 0
Rhizome: diameter distance between nodes
Root and root tip color if visible:
Quality of roots if visible: fine/medium/coarse fine diameter if possible
Inflorescence: length 26.9 diameter arrangement raceme
Peduncle: length color shape cylindrical
Sterile bracts: number length width color
Pedicel : length 3.5 color texture
Distance between pedicels:
If you cannot separate the ovary and pedicel, then measure them together.
Floral bracts: length .2 width 0.2 color
Natural Spread: length 4.7 width 3.9
Dorsal sepal: length 2.6 width 0.7
Lateral sepals or synsepal: length 2.5 width 0.7
Caudae length only: dorsal lateral petal
Petals: length 2.7 width 0.5
Lip or pouch: length 2.4 width 2.0
Ovary: length 2.0 width 0.3 shape cylindrical
color green basally, orange distally texture satin