Brassavola-cucullata-2022-08-28

Brassavola-cucullata-2022-08-28 *SITF determined to be Brassavola appendiculata, not Brassavola cucullata (Sep 2022); this is a very good form of B. appendiculata, which has been historically misidentified as B. cucullata; B. cucullata is a more diminutive form of Brassavola with much smaller sepals and petals, not the long, elegant segments like B. appendiculata and this flower; a photo of the actual B. cucullata may be seen in the AOS Orchids magazine, August 2022 issue.*









































Judging Center: Hawaii-Hilo

Award Number: 20223708

Award Date: February 25, 2022

Awarded As: Brassavola cucullata

Exhibitor provided January 2022 AOS Magazine with article "Will the real Brassavola cucullata please stand up" written by Claude Hamilton & Thomas Mirenda; plant and flowers matched description provided within.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 25.0

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1

Plant > Leaf Length: 17

Plant > Leaf Width: .4

Plant > Leaf Margin: Smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: Terete-narrow

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 8.0

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: .2

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: Smooth

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 1.5

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: Light Green

Inflorescence > Overall Length: N/A

Inflorescence > Arrangement: Singular

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

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: Single Flowered

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 17.0

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: .4

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: round

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: Chartreuse

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: Smooth

Flower Natural Spread Length: 11.0

Flower Natural Spread Width: 9.0

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: .7

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 9.0

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: .8

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 8.5

Flower > Petals Length: .6

Flower > Petals Width: 7.5

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 2.0

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 6.7

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

Flower > Column Length: 2.0

Flower > Column Color: White

Flower > Anther Cap Color: White

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