Judging Center: Mid-America JC

Award Number: 20214278

Award Date: October 02, 0201

Awarded As: Calanthe sylvatica

Judging team had questions on validity due to the size of the side lobes of the lip. The two previous awards have larger side lobes, but researching through Orchid Wiz and other online sources the judges found a sizeable range of lip sizes for this species. The judges in particular felt that this plant looked similar to awards given by the Germans (D.O.G.A.)

Eight flowers and 15 buds on two sequentially flowering inflorescences up to 45-cm long; older flowers fading to brown-purple; sepals and petals white overlaid violet-purple distally; trilobed lip dark violet-purple, darker basally, side lobes minute, crest black-purple, 4.0-cm spur violet-purple; column white overlaid violet-purple, anther cap black-purple; substance light; texture crystalline.

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 8

Plant > Leaf Length: 34.0

Plant > Leaf Width: 13.0

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: pleated

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 3.6

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.3

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: violet-purple


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