SITF Submissions and Findings

The Species Identification Task Force receives submissions from orchid judging centers or exhibitors.

Phragmipedium schlimii var manzurii "Kanga'Roo" AM 2024-06-23
Posted on June 23, 2024
Pleurothallis (Anathallis/Specklinia) citrina Bryon CBR 2024-06-22
Posted on June 22, 2024
Restrepia striata Shogun Hawaii CCE 2024-06-21
Posted on June 21, 2024
Brassia jipijapensis Shogun Hawaii AM 2024-06-20
Posted on June 20, 2024
Thunia brymeriana Vincent Labate CHM 2024-06-17
Posted on June 17, 2024
Vanda falcata Chiyo no Kotobuki CHM 2024-06-16
Posted on June 16, 2024
Ophrys scolopax subsp. heldreichii Jim Pyrzynski CBR 2024-06-14
Posted on June 14, 2024
Ophrys fusca subsp. iricolor Jim Pyrzynski CBR 2024-06-14
Posted on June 14, 2024
Elleanthus amethystinoides Oakwood Berry CBR 2024-06-09
Posted on June 09, 2024
Microcoelia cornuta 'Menominee' CBR 2024-06-06
Posted on June 06, 2024
Chiloschista lindstroemii 'Lace' CBR-2024-06-06
Posted on June 06, 2024
Chiloschista shanica Adrienne CBR 2024-06-06
Posted on June 06, 2024
Phragmipedium anguloi 'Spruce Creek' CHM 2024-05-20
Posted on May 20, 2024
Epidendrum difforme 'Max & Bryon' JC 2024-05-18
Posted on May 18, 2024
Dendrobium lunatum 'Bryon' CBR-2024-05-18
Posted on May 18, 2024
Gomesa alpina 'J&L' CHM 2024-05-10
Posted on May 10, 2024
SITF has determined this plant to be Gomesa planifolia, not Gomesa alpina (Jun 2024). The key difference between G. alpina and G. planifolia is that G. alpina has 10-15 flowers on an up to 13-cm inflorescence and G. planifolia has up to 50 flowers on a 25 to 30-cm inflorescence. This plant had 44 flowers on an up to 25-cm inflorescence, which better keys to G. planifolia. G. recurva was also considered, however, Kew's POWO considers G. recurva to be synonymous with G. planifolia. Matching photos of G. planifolia may be found in the IOSPE and the Description and photos of G. planifolia are in the "Orchids of Brazil" by Dalton H. Batista, Patricia Harding, et. al.
Galeandra minax 'XTK' CHM 2024-05-10
Posted on May 10, 2024
SITF confirms this plant as Galeandra minax (May 2024). There is an excellent matching photo of Galeandra minax in the POWO and twelve closely matching photos in the The flower size appears a little smaller (3.8 cm Vert. vs. 4.2 cm) than is described in the IOSPE. There is also a description of G. minax by Wilson and Wilson and a photo by Marni Turkel in an article in the "Orchids" magazine, June 2023.
Pinalia eriopsidobulbon 'Lori Lyon' CBR-2024-05-10
Posted on May 10, 2024
Paphiopedilum rothschildianum 'Krull's Dark Chocolate' AM-2024-05-06
Posted on May 06, 2024
SITF confirms this plant as Paphiopedilum rothschildianum (May 2024). This plant was entered as a primary hybrid of Paph. rothschildianum, however, the judging team believed it might be a straight Paph. rothschildianum. SITF concurs based on the numerous white cilia on the surface of the staminode which mimics aphids that attract predator wasps, its primary pollinators. This is a recessive trait and a key characteristic of Paph. rothschildianum. Measurements of the flowers also agree better than as a hybrid. A primary hybrid with P. gardineri would reduce the overall stature of the flower and plant.
Phalaenopsis tetraspis 'The Orchid Den' AM-2024-05-04
Posted on May 04, 2024
Stichorkis gibbosa 'Orange Benny' CBR-2024-05-03
Posted on May 03, 2024
Crepidium commelinifolium var. atropurureum 'Joel's Gift' CHM-2024-04-30
Posted on April 30, 2024
Microchilus argenteus 2024-04-24
Posted on April 24, 2024
Pleurothallis tenuisepala 2024-04-23
Posted on April 23, 2024
Posted on April 21, 2024
The flower of Calanthe judithiae does not match the form of the lip of this plant. This plant is an exact match to the 2020 AOS awarded Calanthe leonidii, #20204471/CHM. The flower form and color, including the golden yellow protuberances at the base of the lip, matches this plant, as does the flower size given in the IOSPE description. This plant also matches the photos found in the Vietnamese article: http:/ .
Epidendrum bennettii 2024-04-20
Posted on April 20, 2024
Posted on April 20, 2024
Maxillaria embreei 2024-04-20
Posted on April 20, 2024
Posted on April 18, 2024
Posted on April 09, 2024
The petals of B. sterile are broadly triangular, as are these and the trilobed lip has the cleft middle lobe and two acute lobes that are visible in this flower. The pseudobulbs on this plant match the description in the "Flowers of India" website as conical-ovoid, faintly four-angled; there is also a photo matching this plant in the "Flowers of India" and matching photos of B. sterile in the "eFlora of India" website. This flower closely matches the photo of B. sterile (as B. neilgherrense) in the IOSPE and Seidenfaden & Smitinand's 1959, "The Orchids of Thailand" stated that B. sterile can be distinguished by its distinctive membraneous bracts, reddish-brown stripes in the sepals, acute triangular lateral sepals, acute and short vertical horns on the column and the lip with basal auricles.