Encyclia-spiritusanctensis-2021-09-26***Confirmed as Encyclia spiritusanctensis (Jun 2022); this species differs from other members of the Genus by its clear rose lateral lobes which are elongated but have enlarged and rounded extremities; it also has prominently elongate (fusiform) pseudobulbs and side lobes that are porrect giving a bell-shape to the lip; sepals and petals should be a brown-rose color. This plant and flower fits all of the key characteristics stated; the dissected view of the side lobes show the rose color and rounded, enlarged apex; the pseudobulbs are fusiform, not pear-shaped and the sepals and petals are brown-rose color.***

Judging Center: Honolulu

Award Number: 20212004

Award Date: September 21, 2021

Awarded As: Encyclia spiritusanctensis

Discovered and described by L. C. Menezes in 1990 in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo. Plant was brought into the USA and sold by AWZ Orchidario Brazil.

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 2-3

Plant > Leaf Length: 23

Plant > Leaf Width: 4.3

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 13

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 11

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 198

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 138

Flower Natural Spread Length: 5.0

Flower Natural Spread Width: 4.7

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 2.5

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.8

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 2.5

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.7

Flower > Petals Length: 3.0

Flower > Petals Width: 0.7

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 3.0

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 2.0

Flower > Column Color: white flushed with green and lavender

Flower > Anther Cap Color: yellow


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