Paphiopedilum-daoense-Elias-CHM/AOS-2021-10-28***Confirmed as Paphiopedilum gratrixianum var. daoense (Nov 2021) which is the currently accepted name; as of 2021, the WCSPF (Kew) has not agreed to raise var. daoense to species status; In a Pernier article in the November 2013 issue of "Orchids", Bolger concluded there was no strong justification for raising var. daoense to species level; based on these, this is confirmed as P. gratrixianum var. daoense, which could be changed at a later date if the status changes; key features confirming var. daoense are the short inflorescence and leaves that arch/hang rather than the stiffly held, upright fan of P. gratrixianum.***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20214893

Award Date: January 01, 0001

Awarded As: Paphiopedilum daoense 'Elias' CHM/AOS

The award number on this should be 20214904, and the award date is 9/18/2021

One flower well displayed on one erect staked inflorescence presented on a vigorous 40 cm diameter 5-growth sympodial plant grown in bark in a 15-cm diameter clay pot; growths bear 5 - 6 linear leaves, 2.5 cm wide by up to 20 cm long, margins entire, apex obtuse, no petiole; dorsal sepal cuneiform, reflexed at base, white, spotted deep purple, overlaid purple blush basally; synsepal lanceolate, white blushed chartreuse basally, spotted purple; petals obovate, rolled medially, hirsute at base, white overlaid red-bronze, darker red reticulations; pouch white overlaid bronze-red, rim yellow; staminode yellow, hirsute at base; substance firm; texture waxy; native to

Exhibitor has emails from Olav Gruss citing species level status of Paph. daoense; Kew lists as synonymous with Paph. gratrixianum var. daoense

Base of staminode is hirsute.

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 5 - 6

Plant > Leaf Length: 20.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 2.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: linear to obtuse at apex

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): none

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 13.0 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: single flowered

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 13.0 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 2.5 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 1.1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 3.0 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.3 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: hirsute

Flower Natural Spread Length: 7.9 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 7.9 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 5.0 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 3.7 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 4.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 2.6 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 5.5 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 2.5

Flower > Petals Caudae Length: cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 4.05 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 2.6 cm

Flower > Column Length: 1.0 cm

Flower > Column Width: 1.1 CM

Flower > Column Color: yellow, darker yellow center



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