Appendicula-alba-2020-02-03***Confirmed as Appendicula alba (Apr 2020); based on the pendent, axial flowering habit, size and color of flowers and the mentum formed by the lateral sepals held at an acute angle; also based on the minutely bilobed leaf tips; matches photos and description in Comber's "Orchids of Java" and "Orchids of Sumatra".***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20194354

Award Date: December 21, 2019

Awarded As: Appendicula alba

Buds are still forming as flowers are collapsing
Floral bracts remain after flowers fell off

Comber 1990 pg. 197-198
Cootes 2011 pg. 27, pg. 29
Comber 2001
Handoyo 2010 pg. 8

Andy's Orchids, from Java

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 90 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 26

Plant > Leaf Length: 100 mm

Plant > Leaf Width: 21 mm.

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 90 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 6 mm.

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: cylindrical

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: adjacent

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: not visible

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 35 mm.

Inflorescence > Arrangement: racemose, pendant

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 4 mm.

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 6 mm.

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 5 mm.

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 5 mm.

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 7 mm.

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 4 mm.

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 5 mm.

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 2 mm.

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: tubular

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: white

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: smooth

Flower Natural Spread Length: .7 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: .6 cm.

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 9 mm.

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 4 mm.

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Length: X

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Width: X

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 8 mm.

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 4 mm.

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Length: X

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Width: X

Flower > Petals Length: 7 mm.

Flower > Petals Width: 3 mm.

Flower > Petals Caudae Length: X

Flower > Petals Caudae Width: X

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 6 mm.

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 4 mm.

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): X

Flower > Column Length: 3 mm.

Flower > Column Width: 2 mm.

Flower > Column Color: white, tranlucent

Flower > Anther Cap Color: white, tinged brown


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