Platanthera-chlorantha-2022-05-15***Confirmed as Platanthera chlorantha (Jun 2022); this plant closely matches the description and photos in the "Modern Distribution and Ecological-phytocenotic Features of Platanthera chlorantha (Cust.) Rchb. in the Republic of Adygea" paper by A. E. Shadge, et. al., published in the Ecologica Montenegrina, Oct. 2019 as reported in Researchgate; matches photos in the OW, IOSPE and the***

Judging Center: Mid-American Judging Center

Award Number: 20224300

Award Date: May 14, 2022

Awarded As: Platanthera chlorea

Seventeen flowers and four buds on one sturdy upright inflorescence to 28 cm; two basal leaves beginning to senesce, 3.2cm wide, 5.2 cm long, ovate margins entire, basal floral bract 3.5cm long, bracts reduce in size ascending inflorescence; sepals white; petals lanceolate, white overlaid light green distally; lip white overlaid light green distally, spur 2.5cm long, straight, white becoming green distally; column light green, pollenia light green, forming an upright V; substance medium; texture crystalline; native to Europe, awarded as Platanthera chlorea; ID by SITF____.

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 5.0cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 3.2cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: ovate

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 28.0cm

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 16.0cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 1.2cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.5cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.2cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.5cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: dark green

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.3cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.0cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.6cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.6cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.1cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.5cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.7cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.3cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.3cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): lip white overlaid light green distally, spur 2.5 cm long, straight, white becoming green distally

Flower > Column Color: light green



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