Cattleya-violacea-f-alba-2022-08-29

Cattleya-violacea-f-alba-2022-08-29***SITF confirmed this plant is Cattleya violacea f. alba (Aug 2022);
C. violacea has been known to have up to seven flowers on an inflorescence grown on a vigorous plant; this is a colchicine treated plant and could easily have five flowers on one inflorescence; this plant has all the key attributes of C. violacea; it is clearly a Cattleya violacea; forma alba is also a validly published form of C. violacea.***





























Judging Center: FNCJC

Award Number: 20221416

Award Date: August 27, 2022

Awarded As: Cattleya violacea f. alba

One of the judges on the team, questioned this as a true species since there were five flowers. This plant is a selfing of a plant off of a tree belonging to Ursula Ploch in Venezuela, and was colchicine treated.
Description:
Five nicely-arranged, nearly flat alba flowers on one cut inflorescence; sepals broadly elliptical, tipped green; petals broadly lanceolate, distal margins undulate; lip midlobe round, bifurcate, margins dentate, gently ruffled slightly reflexed, proximal yellow stripe radiates from column, along central granulose ridges, side lobes enclose column; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Flower Natural Spread Length: 11.0

Flower Natural Spread Width: 11.2

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 5.8

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 2.3

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 5.0

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 2.6

Flower > Petals Length: 5.5

Flower > Petals Width: 3.7

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 4.8

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 3.0

Flower > Column Color: white

Flower > Anther Cap Color: white

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