Bulbophyllum-rinkei-2019-12-05***Confirmed (Dec 2019) this is the specimen used to describe the new species, as published by Thoerle and Phillips***

Judging Center: Great Plains

Award Number: 20183503

Award Date: January 20, 2018

Awarded As: Bulbophyllum rinkei

This is the award that was originally submitted as Bulbophyllum ovalifolium. Which has now been described as Bulbophyllum rinkei.
Four flowers and six buds on 10 inflorescences up to 7.5cm long, plant mounted on a 9.5cm x 7.0cm wooden plaque; pseudobulbs ovoid, elongated, 0.4cm wide x 0.9cm long; lanceolate leaf, largest leaf blade 0.5cm wide x 3.0 cm long, dark green; sepals translucent yellow, surface and reverse stippled burgundy horizontally, spots coalesce apically, stippling on reverse creating 3 veins; petals porrect, yellow stippled burgundy, stippling on reverse on midrib; lip hinged yellow overlaid dark yellow, stippled burgundy, mid lobe with orange stripe centrally, side lobes spotted burgundy; column green, anther cap yellow; ovary 1.4cm long, chartreuse darker distally, finely stippled burgundy; substance light, texture crystalline; species from New Guinea; ID by SITF__________. Plant came from Andy's Orchids. Plant collected in New Guinea by Walter Teague in the 1970's.

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 3.0

Plant > Leaf Width: 0.5

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 0.9

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.4

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

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: green

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 7.5

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.4

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: round

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: chartreuse

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed

Flower Natural Spread Length: 0.7

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.0

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.5

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.3

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.7

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.3

Flower > Petals Length: 0.3

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.5

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.2

Flower > Column Color: green

Flower > Anther Cap Color: yellow


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