Cleisocentron merrillianum (1)

Cleisocentron merrillianum***With the help of Andy Phillips this award has been identified as Cleisocentron gokusingii (Wood & Lamb).***

From Eric, unexpurgated:

Dear Maureen,

Your plant is Cleisocentron merrillianum (note spelling).

Alas my identification won't work for the AOS. They declared war on me by insisting that I am an orchid smuggler. I tell them to go F$%$ themselves every chance I get.

I collected the species in Borneo and was the one to correctly place the species in Cleisocentron which had previously been restricted to the mainland.

I will copy this to Harding and McHatton of the on again/off again AOS Identification Task Force.

Hope that helps, Eric

From Ron MacHatton:
Patricia:        I spoke to Aileen this morning about this award 
and there is a way  to save this.  Once the SITF confirms the ID 
she can process it even  though there is now a pre-existing CHM.  
The color of these flowers is  sky blue with a darker blue lip.  
The November CHM is to a plant with  white sepals and petals and 
a contrasting blue lip; sufficiently  different to allow this one 
to stand.  Ron

Dear Jack and Maureen;

Cleisocentron merrillianum award 20085653 has been confirmed to be Cleisocentron merrillianum by the SITF with the assistance of Eric Christenson. You may now process the award.
This clone differs from another award in that the entire flower is blue rather than just the lip spur.

Please include this last sentence in the description.

Patricia Harding, chair Species Identification Task Force


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