Anacamptis-morio-subsp-picta-2022-04-19***Confirmed as Anacamptis morio subsp. picta (May 2022); many photos and drawings in the SOF are a close match to this plant; subsp. picta plants have broader, shorter leaves resulting in more of a rosette, instead of sharply pointed, upright leaves of subsp. morio; inflorescences of subsp. picta are shorter and more congested and lateral sepals are much less inflated than in subsp. morio; the length of the inflorescence of this plant is maximum for subsp. picta, but is minimum for subsp. morio and the inflorescence is dark and loosely arranged; the spur appears thinner than on subsp. morio, all of which better fits subsp. picta.***

Judging Center: Mid-American Judging Center

Award Number: 20224275

Award Date: March 04, 2022

Awarded As: Anacamptis morio subsp picta

Eleven flowers and two buds on upright 12.6cm inflorescence rising from a basal rosette of 8 curled, 5.4cm x 1.9cm leaves, produced by a tuberous geophyte; dorsal sepal slightly cupped, translucent, pale pink with three chartreuse stripes; lateral sepals slightly cupped, translucent, pale pink with six chartreuse stripes, pink picotee; petals tucked into dorsal sepal, slightly cupped with apices cupped around distal column, translucent, white blushed pale pink on margins, pink picotee, midrib chartreuse; lip trilobed, pinched distally, white blushed pink on lateral margins, random pink spots centrally, spur white blushed pale pink, 0.2cm wide x 0.7cm long; column 0.3cm wide x 0.5cm long, white, chartreuse stripe on superior surface, two purple spots on lateral margins of distal apex housing multiple pollinia on one stalk per purple spot; ovary green 0.2cm wide x 1.2cm long, smooth, surrounded by one bract, translucent, pale pink, chartreuse stripe centrally, 0.3cm wide x 1.5cm long; substance firm; texture crystalline; species from Europe and western Asia; ID by SITF _____________________.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: basal rosette

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 8 leaves, 3 upright forming sheath

Plant > Leaf Length: 2.6cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.5cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 7.0cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: rosette

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 12.6cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: whirled

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 7.5cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0.5cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 0.5cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.2cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.1cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: glabrous

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.5cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.2cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.4cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.7cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.3cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.8cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.2cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.5cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.0cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.9cm

Flower > Column Length: 0.3cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.5cm

Flower > Column Color: white, chartreuse stripe on superior surface


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