Phragmipedium-Mini-Grande-Shelley--CHALLENGE-2024-01-20 *SITF has determined this plant to be Phragmipedium Memoria Garren Weaver, not P. Mini-Grande (Jan 2024).

There is no evidence of P. humboldtii in this cross. P. humboldtii is very dominant in producing red coloration in the pouches of its progeny and that is completely absent in the pouch of this flower. With the probable parents of P. warszewiczianum x P. pearcei, this is P. Memoria Garren Weaver (AKA P. Andean Dream). Due to changes in synomomy, P. Memoria Garren Weaver and P. Andean Dream have the same parents; P. Memoria Garren Weaver, registered in 1994, is the older Grex name and should take precedence over P. Andean Dream, registered in 2013. Excellent photos of P. Memoria Garren Weaver which closely match this plant can be found in the orchidroots/Bluenanta.

Posted on Jan 20, 2024

This plant plainly used what was called Phrag. wallisii (now warszewiczianum) as one parent rather than humboldtii, making it the only awarded Phrag. Andean Dream. NO red coloration on the pouch whic...

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Phragmipedium-x-brasiliense-2023-10-02 *SITF confirms this plant is Phragmipedium x brasiliense (Jan 2024).

Accepted by Kew POWO, Phrag. x brasiliense is a natural hybrid of P. lindleyanum × P. vittatum. It is described in the Orchid Digest 67: 242 (2003). There is a very good, detailed discussion of this by the co-author with Olaf Gruss, Robert Quene, in with good photos and a reference to the original publication. This plant matches the images of P. brasiliense in the slippertalk thread.

Posted on Oct 2, 2023

One pleasing flower and one bud on one upright, sequentially-flowering, 50-cm inflorescence; plant 64 cm high x 50 cm wide with five monopodial growths; leaves linear, smooth medium-green; bracts and ...

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Phragmipedium-wallisii-2023-05-23 *SITF has determined this plant to be Phragmipedium humboldtii, not P. wallisii (May 2023).

Phragmipedium wallisii is now considered a synomym for P. warszewiczianum, however, this plant does not match the description of P. warszewiczianum; The flower color, plant habit, and staminode shape matches P. humboldtii, as seen in the IOSPE. The longer petal length also supports this as P. humboldtii. Lindleyana article (2011) by Dressler & Pupulin has photos for comparison and a key to P. humboldtii.  

Posted on May 23, 2023

judging team suspect plant is Phragmipedium humboldtii

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