Himantoglossum-calcaratum-ssp-jankae-Red-Lizard-CBR-2021-05-25***Confirmed as Himantoglossum calcaratum ssp. jankae (May 2021); a Phytotaxa article, "Himantoglossum jankae, a new name for a long misnamed lizard orchid" describes the differences in the ssp. jankae (as H. jankae) and the ssp. calcaratum; the spur of ssp. jankae is .5 to .95 cm and ssp. calcaratum is .75 to 1.4 cm; also the lip of ssp. calcaratum is always spotted; the spur on his plant, although not measured looks to be about .5 cm; the identification is supported by photos in SOF, OW, and IOSPE which closely match this flower.***

Judging Center: Great Plains Judging Center

Award Number: 20213572

Award Date: May 22, 2021

Awarded As: Himantoglossum calcaratum ssp. jankae 'Red Lizard' CBR

Nine flowers and 20 buds on one upright terminal inflorescence of 25 cm; single growth plant 13 cm diameter by 13cm tall going into dormancy; pale green lanceaolate decurrent leaves arranged in an ascending whorl, largest leaf 3.5 wide by 8.5 long; sepals and petals tightly clasped forming hood, white stripped burgundy; lip trilobed, white, midlobe very elongated overlaid pale green, bifurcated and twisted, side lobes ruffled, overlaid purple distal tips falcate and overlapping; midline spotted purple; column white stigma edged maroon, exposed pollinia gray; ovary green ridged,0.4 in diameter by 1.5 in length substance firm, texture matte, species from Eastern Europe, ID by SITF__________________

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 8 - 9

Plant > Leaf Length: 8.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 3.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceaolate decurrent

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 25 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 7.5cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 1.2cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.5cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.4cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ridged

Flower Natural Spread Length: 9.2cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.1cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.6cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.5cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.6cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.7cm

Flower > Petals Length: 1.3cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.3cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 10.0cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 1.1cm

Flower > Column Color: white stigma edged maroon

Flower > Anther Cap Color: gray



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