Paphiopedilum-vejvarutianum-2020-09-27***Confirmed as Paphiopedilum vejvarutianum (Dec 2020); new photos show the unequally bilobed apex of the leaves with the green above and intense purple coloration under the leaves towards the base which agree with the description of P. vejvarutianum; as does the single flower on an 18cm inflorescence; this flower also closely matches the photo in IOSPE and the photos in OW.***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20204878

Award Date: September 19, 2020

Awarded As: Paphiopedilum vejvarutianum

One sizeable, richly colored flower on one 18cm erect, staked inflorescence presented on a three growth, elongated plant; dorsal sepal white, chartreuse basal third, overlaid lavender veining basal two-thirds; synsepal chartreuse; petals chartreuse reticulated chestnut brown, margins undulate, black hairs basally; pouch chartreuse, overlaid brown-purple, black hairs proximally on inside; staminode chartreuse, overlaid bright yellow, yellow-orange centrally; substance firm; texture waxy.

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: up to 8

Plant > Leaf Length: 32.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 2.6 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): n/a

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 3.0 cm

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: non-visible

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 18.0 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: single flowered

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 3.5 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 1.0 cm green/heavily spotted

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 5.0 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.4 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: arcuate, ridged around

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: hirsute at tops of ridges, smooth between ridges

Flower Natural Spread Length: 8.5 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 9.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 9.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 4.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 5.3 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 1.4 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 4.5 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 2.5 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 5.0 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 3.0 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): hairs on inside near column

Flower > Anther Cap Color: staminode light green, overlaid yellow, bright yellow orange centrally


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