Dendrobium-violaceum-2019-03-04***Confirmed as violaceum subsp. violaceum (June 2019)***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20194521

Award Date: March 02, 2019

Awarded As: Dendrobium violaceum

Seven large, well-open, xanthotic flowers and four bud presented primarily in pairs on five 0.2 cm inflorescences emerging from the upper nodes of four canes of a robust, well-grown 16 cm tall plant mounted on a 7 cm wide by 17 cm tall moss-covered cork plaque; leaves medium green, conduplicate, linear-lanceolate, 0.8 cm wide x 11 cm long are attached to petioles up to 3.5 cm long that sheath the 1.0 cm wide by 3.8 cm tall basally swollen pseudobulbs; sepals and petals translucent ice-green distally tipped green, each segment bears five fine linear ice green veins, lateral sepals fused basal one-half to form a 0.8 cm mentum which encloses the 0.5 cm long nectary extension of lip; lip acuminate, exterior green basally, dark green centrally, orange distally, interior non-visible; column enclosed between lip and sepals/petals; anther cap dark green; substance firm; texture crystalline; awarded as a beautiful and distinctive color form, devoid of the anthocyanins in the segments found in the typical forms of this attractive, miniature New Guinea species; confirmed by SITF

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: up to 16 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 2 - 3

Plant > Leaf Length: 11.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 0.8 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: linear-lanceolate, conduplicate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 2.0 - 3.5 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 3.8 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 1.0 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: conical, ovate

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

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 5.0 cm including entire flower

Inflorescence > Arrangement: in pairs or in triples

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 0.2 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.5 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 0.9 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.3 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.5 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.4 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: square

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: ice-green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: winged

Flower Natural Spread Length: 3.2 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.8 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 3.0 cm including 0.8 cm mentum

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.9 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 1.3 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 2.2 cm including 0.5 cm nectary

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): held adnate to petals and sepals

Flower > Column Length: 2.0 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Anther Cap Color: green


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