Anacamptis-sancta-2022-05-15

Anacamptis-sancta-2022-05-15***Confirmed as Anacamptis sancta (May 2022); matches the description in Lindleyana 12, 1997 and the Reichenbach description in 1851, which shows the length of the inflorescence to be 15-45 cm with this plant having an inflorescence length of 35 cm; this species is also differentiated from other closely related species by not having any spots on the lip. This plant also has no noticeable spots on the lip; color and form match photo in the IOSPE; color seems somewhat variable.***













































Judging Center: Mid-American Judging Center

Award Number: 20224299

Award Date: May 14, 2022

Awarded As: Anacamptis sancta

Twenty-three flowers on one stiff, upright 35.0-cm inflorescence; plant tuberous geophyte, leaves lanceolate, irregularly variegated 1.5 cm wide by 7.5 cm long, margins entire, basal floral bracts 0.2 cm wide by 3.8 cm long, size of floral bract reduces ascending inflorescence; sepals and petals white fused into a hood, bright green midvein, margin rose pink; trilobed lip white overlaid light pink, margin darker pink, reverse striped green, side lobes dentate, nectary 0.1 cm wide by 0.7cm long white overlaid light pink; column white overlaid bright green; substance firm; texture crystalline; native to Eastern Mediterranean, awarded as Anacamptis sancta, ID by SITF____.

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 12

Plant > Leaf Length: 7.5cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.5cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 35.0cm

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 17.0cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 3.8cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.2cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.5cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.3cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: pale green

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.5cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.8cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.7cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.4cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.7cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.4cm

Flower > Petals Length: 1.0cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.5cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 1.1cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): trilobed lip white overlaid light pink, margin darker pink, reverse striped green, side lobes dentate, nectary 0.1 cm wide by 0.7cm long white overlaid light pink

Flower > Column Color: white overlaid bright green

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