Cattleya-x-hispidula-2022-03-30***Confirmed as Cattleya hispidula (Apr 2022); recognized by Kew as a species (not a natural hybrid); identification aided by Mario Rosim; photos show a range of color forms; the key features are the hairs at the base of the lip, the tall pseudobulbs with tall leaves which have more or less flattened blades; distinctly clawed midlobe margins in contrasting red or orange with the rest of the midlobe and claw white.***

Judging Center: Alamo

Award Number: 20212008

Award Date: December 05, 2021

Awarded As: Cattleya x hispidula

Vendor unknown, source Brazil (Redlands Festival 2017)
13 cm wide clay pot, grown in sphagnum, bloomed from 8.5cm green sheath
Mauro Rosim made identification as xhispidula, plant originally purchased as gloedeniana

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 11.0cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 15.0cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 4.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: linear

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 14.0cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 14.0cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 1.7cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 0.0

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 42.5

Inflorescence > Arrangement: raceme

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 27.5cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 2.0cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.5cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.5cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 1.3cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.8cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.9cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: cordovan

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: waxy

Flower Natural Spread Length: 4.0cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 4.7cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.7cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 2.3cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.8cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 2.3cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.5cm

Flower > Petals Width: 2.2cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.5cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 1.5cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): lip cream, overlaid pink marginally, ruffled distally, callus double keeled, cream

Flower > Column Length: 1.1cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.4cm

Flower > Column Color: cream, flushed pink

Flower > Anther Cap Color: green


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