Bulbophyllum-graveolens-2023-05-21 *SITF has confirmed this plant as Bulbophyllum graveolens (May 2023).

An award was given to B. graveolens with a spotted dorsal sepal by the AOC and several photos in orchidroots.com show spotted dorsals with the name B. graveolens var. robustum, which is not recognized by Kew. Kew does recognize Cirrhopetulum robustum as a synonym for B. graveolens. The "Orchids of New Guinea" website also pictures examples of a spotted form where the spotting is carried out onto the lip.

Judging Center: North East

Award Number: 20234887

Award Date: May 20, 2023

Awarded As: Bulbophyllum graveolens

Exhibitor noted the unique spotting on the sepals and petals that are not seen on previous awards.

CHM 82

Twenty-five flowers arranged on two strong, pseudo-umbellate 9.5-cm long inflorescences originating from the base of the newest pseudobulbs presented on a 6.1-cm wide x 1.8-cm long plant grown in tree fern in a 30-cm glazed clay pot; Sympodial plant with fine roots; thick ovate pseudobulbs approximately 5.4-cm wide x 8.1-cm long; a single oblanceolate leaf approximately 8.3-cm wide x 38-cm long per pseudobulb, with a thick central rib, smooth leaf, apex acute; Erect, slightly cupped dorsal sepal chartreuse veined dark chartreuse, overlayed burgundy spotting; lateral sepals chartreuse, basally maroon, distal two-thirds fused, interior heavily spotted burgundy; petals light chartreuse, light red-orange spots; hinged lip intense deep red; column and anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy. Recognized for unique spotting on floral segments. 

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 44 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 38 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 8.3 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: oblanceolate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 8.1 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: diameter 5.4 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: shape ovate

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

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: n/a

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 9.5 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: pseudo-umbellate

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 9 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: .5 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 3.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 3.5 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 1.5 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: .5 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: .5 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: light green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed

Flower Natural Spread Length: 6.1 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.8 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 3.1 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 1.2 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Length: -

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Width: -

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 5.6 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: .6 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Length: -

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Width: -

Flower > Petals Length: .8 cm

Flower > Petals Width: .4 cm

Flower > Petals Caudae Length: -

Flower > Petals Caudae Width: -

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: .8 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: .5 cm

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

Flower > Column Length: .5 cm

Flower > Column Width: .4 cm

Flower > Column Color: yellow

Flower > Anther Cap Color: yellow



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