Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20185021

Award Date: August 18, 2018

Awarded As: Bletia catenulata

Five flowers, four buds, and one emerging bud on two upright racemose inflorescences up to 102 cm and a third immature inflorescence; plant, consisting of one mature growth comprised of a 2cm wide by 49.5 cm long plicate, linear-lanceolate, smooth-edged leaf borne on a 9.5 cm petiole and one additional emerging four-leaved new growth, grown in terrestrial mix in a 28 cm clay pot; sepals light magenta, darker magenta veins; petals light magenta, darker magenta on reverse; trilobed lip deep magenta, yellow overlaid dark magenta stripes centrally, five prominent yellow calli, central callus extends to center of deeply cleft midlobe; column magenta; anther cap white spotted black; substance medium; texture crystalline; recognized as a unique terrestrial rare in cultivation; native to Ecuador ; confirmed by SITF

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 54 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1 (on mature growth)

Plant > Leaf Length: 44.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 2.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: plicate, linear-lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 9.5 cm

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: non-visible

Inflorescence > Overall Length: up to 102 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: racemose

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 91 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 1.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 2.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 2.5 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: .5 c,

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: .05 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.2 (or 0.4) cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.3 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: tubular

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: brown

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: smooth

Flower Natural Spread Length: 4.9 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 3.9 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 2.3 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 1.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 2.2 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 2.6 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 2.1 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 2.6 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 1.8 cm

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

Flower > Column Length: 1.2 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Column Color: magenta

Flower > Anther Cap Color: white, spotted black


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