Cattleya-trianae-For-the-Living-AM/AOS-(Challenged)-2021-11-15***Re-affirmed as Cattleya trianae (Nov 2021); the challenge has been removed; this plant is from a flask of two known C. trianae and sibling seedlings have flowered as tipo C. trianae; these plants have shown no signs of bifoliate influence; some of the confusion may have been due to photography, which may have rendered a color tone different than the true color of the specimen.***

Judging Center: Hawaii Judging Center

Award Number: 20193305

Award Date: November 09, 2019

Awarded As: Cattleya trianae 'For the Living' AM/AOS (Challenged)

Award has been challenged by an accredited judge that this is possibly not a C. trianae, but a hybrid, it was Illustrated on page 622 of the AOS "Orchids" for August 2021. This flower may have a bifoliate in its background. The conformity of the flower appears bifoliate, not labiate and may be a Granier hybrid.

Description: "Five flowers on two staked inflorescences; sepals lavender; petals lightly ruffled, lavender; lip ruffled, lavender, overlaid yellow centrally, purple distally, throat striped lavender; column white, blushed lavender, anther cap white; substance good; texture crystalline. Five flowers and no buds on two infl.

Flower Natural Spread Length: 14.7

Flower Natural Spread Width: 13.8

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 2.8

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 8.2

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 7.8

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 2.5

Flower > Petals Length: 8.0

Flower > Petals Width: 6.8

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 7.7

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 5.0


The plant is definitely unifoliate and grown from flask along with many other seedlings consistent with trianae shape and growth habit. 'Cashens'FCC/AOS x 'Canaima's Lottery', cross from Michael Sinn. The color of the photograph is the problem here - not an accurate representation.


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