Ceratostylis-pristina-2023-01-05 *SITF has confirmed this plant as Ceratostylis pristina (Jan 2023); this plant matches the Photo and description in ResearchGate of this distinctive new species published in Phytotaxa in 2017; matches photos in orchidroots.com and the OW.*

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20224899

Award Date: December 17, 2022

Awarded As: Ceratostylis pristina

Nineteen full, diaphanous flowers and 14 buds on 33 inflorescences to 1.4 cm emerging basally from lanceolate, apically bilobed leaves 0.4 cm wide to 2.8 cm in length on a 7.5 cm diameter pristine plant grown in moss in a 4 cm clay pot; flowers white; sepals and petals ovate; lip white; column green, white centrally; anther cap white; substance medium; texture crystalline; awarded for well distributed flowers on an immaculately grown plant; native to the Philippines; plant also received a CCM/AOS (Award 20224900)

Plant purchased from Tarzane Group - Google Images and Orchid Wiz consulted, as well as Marc Hachadourian

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 2.8 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 2.8 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 0.4 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: terete, lanceolate, bilobed apically

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 1.4 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: single flowered

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 1.4 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 0.6 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.2 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green at apex, white at base

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: smooth

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.7 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.7 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.8 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.9 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.6 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.1 cm

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

Flower > Column Length: 0.1 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Column Color: green

Flower > Anther Cap Color: white


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