Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20185313

Award Date: February 23, 2018

Awarded As: Lepanthes erythocles

Six charming flowers and three buds on eight wiry, sequentially flowered, arched, pendant 6.0 cm inflorescences, and 12 additional active inflorescences, borne on a robust, cleanly grown, 12 cm high by 10 cm wide caespitose plant mounted vertically on a moss-covered 12.5 cm x 4 cm x 3 cm tree fern slab; 1.8 cm long ramicauls bear 1.2 cm wide by 3.8 cm long lanceoalate leaves; sepaline cup translucent pale yellow overlaid oxblood, darker marginally, translucent pale yellow vein centrally on dorsal sepal and at fused line of lateral sepals; minute petals pale yellow, oxblood centrally; substance medium; texture satin; recognized as a large-flowered, beautifully proportioned, unusually shaped member of a very diverse genus; species known only from type-specimen discovered in 1975, first flowered in cultivation in 1987 at J & L Orchids, and described in 1991; native to Columbia; confirmed by SITF

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 5.6 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1

Plant > Leaf Length: 3.8 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.2 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 1.8 (ramicaul)

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 1.8 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.1 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: lepanthiform, dried sheaths covering length

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 0

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: non-visible

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 6.0 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: sequential

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 3.4 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0.8 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.5 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 0

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.3 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: brown tinged

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed, finely rugose

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.2 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.0 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 1.2 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.6 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 1.4 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.1 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.2 cm


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