Collabium-chinense-Irene-CHM/AOS-2019-08-11***Confirmed (Oct 2019)***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20194328

Award Date: July 20, 2019

Awarded As: Collabium chinense 'Irene' CHM/AOS

Four flowers and three buds on one erect, basal, racemose, 14 cm long inflorescence; 14 cm wide by 17 cm tall plant grown in sphagnum moss in a 21 cm clay pot; plicate, ovate leaves green spotted purple emerge from a tubular sheath on terete pseudobulbs; sepals and petals apple green, faint darker longitudinal striations; lip white, faint apple green centrally, proximal half striated purple; column white; aesthetically pleasing flower and plant commended for its culture as well as educational value since genus is not widely cultivated; native to China, Hong Kong, Laos, and Taiwan; confirmed by SITF; purchased from Andy's Orchids, this specific plant came out of Laos.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 16.0

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1 - 3

Plant > Leaf Length: 14.0

Plant > Leaf Width: 8.5

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: ovate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 0.5 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 3.5

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.7

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: cylindrical

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 2.0 cm

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 16.0

Inflorescence > Arrangement: alternate

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 9.0

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 1.0

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.3

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.3

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 1.7

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.6

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.7

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical/connate

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: matte; deep longitudinal ribs

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.6

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.5

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.1

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.4

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.2

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.4

Flower > Petals Length: 1.0

Flower > Petals Width: 0.3

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 1.2


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