Brassia-wageneri-2023-11-06 SITF confirms that this plant is Brassia wageneri (Nov 2023).

Identification is based on the detailed description of the callus having two parallel, thick keels, the basal portion with a high rounded base and obliquely triangular leading edge. There are two erect oblong, obtuse-rounded teeth on the apical portion which are taller than the basal portion. These teeth appear distinctly in photos of B. wageneri found in, IOSPE and OW. This plant is an excellent match to the illustration in Garay and Dunsterville, Vol. 1 of the Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated. There is also a good description of B. wageneri by Baker and Baker in the OW.

Posted on Nov 6, 2023

Judging team feels that the plant with prior CBM/AOS award (19750608) appears to be a different species.

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Brassia-pozoi-Rosie-Steiner-CHM/AOS-2023-03-28 *SITF confirms this plant as Brassia pozoi (Yellow color group) (Jun 2023).

Xanthina is not a taxonomically accepted subspecies of B. pozoi; however this plant exhibits an unusual yellow color, not typical of the species, otherwise the flower form and vegetation match the "Icones Plantarum Tropicarum" 1984 description and drawing by Dodson. The drawing shows what appears to be articulation and photos of this plant show this articulation as well. The description states the species is distinguished by the pandurate, acuminate at the apex, lip, which this flower also exhibits.

Posted on Mar 28, 2023

Twelve strikingly-colored stellate flowers on two inflorescences to 43 cm; plant robust, leaves lanceolate, 4.5 cm wide by up to 47 cm long, borne on distinct petioles; pseudobulbs flattened and compr...

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Brassia arachnoidea

Posted on Apr 21, 2015

2015 5303 PNWBrassia arachnoidea Barb.Rodr., Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 97 (1877).This name is accepted.Brassia arachnoidea, award 20155303, has been confirmedto Brassia arachnoidea by SITF (June 2015). 

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