Cattleya-liliputana-2022-08-29 *SITF confirmed this plant as Cattleya liliputana (Nov 2022); the form, color and flower size match the description of C. liliputana; C. liliputana is usually one to rarely three flowered; key characteristics are in the lip with a bright egg-yolk yellow disc, porrect side lobes and midlobe recurved with rose colored margins.*

Judging Center: Hawaii-Hilo

Award Number: 20223756

Award Date: June 24, 2022

Awarded As: Cattleya liliputiana

No SITF form completed at judging. See award form for flower measurements. Exhibitor will upload plant photos/measurements at later time.
Please contact exhibitor with questions about plant specifics, if any.

More complete description is as follows:

"One tiny, stellate flower on one 4.9cm terminal inflorescence borne on a 5.5-cm tall plant approx. 4-cm wide growing in a full, 4-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals minute, lanceolate, light pink, blushed darker pink distally; lateral sepals widest segment, falcate; lip tubular, gently ruffled at distal margin, darker pink basal third, throat golden-yellow, extending into midlobe; column and anther cap white, blushed lightest pink; substance firm; texture diamond dust; recognized for novel charm and extreme miniaturisim, even within rupiculous group."

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 5.5

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 4.8

Plant > Leaf Width: .8

Plant > Leaf Margin: Smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: Green

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: .7

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 1.1

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: Smooth

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: None

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 4.9

Inflorescence > Arrangement: Singular

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 2.5

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: N/A

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 2.5

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: Cyclindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: Mauve

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: Smooth

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.2

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.2

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: .4

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 1.2

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: .5

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 1.0

Flower > Petals Length: .35

Flower > Petals Width: 1.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: .3

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: .8

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

Flower > Column Length: Too minute to measure

Flower > Column Width: Too minute to measure

Flower > Column Color: White blushed pink.

Flower > Anther Cap Color: White blushed pink.



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