Dendrobium-laterale-Cordelia-CHM/AOS-2021-05-28***Confirmed as Dendrobium laterale (May 2021); the photos of the whole plant show the inflorescences clearly originate from the bases of the pseudobulbs, which is the key characteristic of this species and unique within the Genus Dendrobium; an article in the March 1941 Orchids Bulletin includes the description and drawing, and notes the species is from Burma, now Myanmar.***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20214856

Award Date: May 15, 2021

Awarded As: Dendrobium laterale 'Cordelia' CHM/AOS

Twenty flowers and four buds on four inflorescences; four of 17 pseudobulbs flowering on a 4.5 cm x 10 cm cork mount; deciduous pseudobulbs ovoid, 2 cm; sepals and petals white heavily margined and suffused lilac purple; lip yellow green centrally, serrate margins amethyst purple; flowers well held above plant creating an attractive floriferous miniature display; native to Myanmar.

Plant purchased from Popow Orchids, May 2019

Blooms on immature growth 0.6 cm long, 0.2 cm wide, sheath is spotted

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 1.6 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: two on immature growths, one on the mature growths

Plant > Leaf Length: 1.0

Plant > Leaf Width: 2.0

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 0,1

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 1.6

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.6

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: ovoid

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 0

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: no root tip visible, roots white when dry, green where wet

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 3.0

Inflorescence > Arrangement: alternate

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 1.6

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0.5

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.7

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.7

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 0.6

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.2

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.3

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: conical, ridged

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: suffused red

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: smooth

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.0

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.5

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.5

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.4

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.9

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.3

Flower > Petals Length: 1.5

Flower > Petals Width: 0.3

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.0

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.2

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): spur: 0.6 cm long, 0.2 cm wide, callus 0.5 cm from apex

Flower > Column Length: 0.2

Flower > Column Width: 0.2

Flower > Column Color: light green

Flower > Anther Cap Color: white


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