Dendrobium-aurantiiflammeum-2022-04-28***Confirmed as Dendrobium aurantiiflammeum (May 2022); photos show a rather unique plant in the Section Aporum, Crumenata Group; photos of D. aurantiiflammeum in the IOSPE, OW, SOF, and orchidroots closely match this flower; an excellent description and photos of D. aurantiiflammeum can be found in Cindy Hill's article in the AOS "Orchids" magazine, July, 2014.***    

Judging Center: Carolinas

Award Number: 20222405

Award Date: April 16, 2022

Awarded As: Dendrobium aurantiiflammeum

Noted for: striking pendant, non-resupinate, brilliantly-colored flowers. Plant of unknown origin, purchased from private collection. Species originates from Borneo. Reference: Dendrobium and Its Relatives: Bill Lavarack, Wayne Harris Geoff Stocker: Timber Press, 2000; page 247.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: up to 63 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 14-20

Plant > Leaf Length: 5 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 43 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 20 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 1.1 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: narrowly hexagonal

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 0.5

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: green

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 0 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: no inflorescence; directly to ovary

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: n/a

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: n/a

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: n/a

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: n/a

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: n/a

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: n/a

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.15 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: narrowly conical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: yellow-orange

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: waxy

Flower Natural Spread Length: 6.1 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 4 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 5.1 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.7 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Length: n/a

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Width: n/a

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 5.7 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.7 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Length: n/a

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Width: n/a

Flower > Petals Length: 5.2 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.7

Flower > Petals Caudae Length: n/a

Flower > Petals Caudae Width: n/a

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 3.9 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): 3 longitudinal keels, basally

Flower > Column Length: 1.1 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.25 cm

Flower > Column Color: cream

Flower > Anther Cap Color: cream


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