Dendrobium-x-suffusum-Georgias-Gift-CHM/AOS-2022-07-17

Dendrobium-x-suffusum-Georgias-Gift-CHM/AOS-2022-07-17***SITF confirmed this as Dendrobium x suffusum (Jul 2022); distinguishing features of x suffusum are the combination of a plant that looks like a small gracilicaule, but with flowers that resemble D. kingianum in shape; this plant is consistent with these key characteristics, also the heavy suffusion of pink on the backsides of the segments is a characteristic of D. x suffusion.***

























































Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20225002

Award Date: May 07, 2022

Awarded As: Dendrobium x suffusum 'Georgia's Gift' CHM/AOS

Nine flowers and seven buds held slightly above the foliage of an 8 cm tall compact plant on four upright inflorescence, one inflorescence bearing sis flowers; extended ovoid pseudobulbs, 0.6 cm diameter by 5.0 cm tall, bear 2 - 3 lanceolate leaves 1.4 cm wide by 4.2 cm long; sepals cream, faintly blushed and streaked lilac purple apically, reverse spotted and blushed darker purple, petals cream, faint purple blush centrally; lip cream, tri-lobed, spotted lilac purple, three chartreuse keels centrally; column cream; anther cap lavender, substance firm; texture matte; natural hybrid between Dendrobium kingianum and Dendrobium gracilicaule

Plant purchased from Andy's Orchids

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 7.0 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 4.2 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.4 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 5.8 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.6 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: extended ovoid

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

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 8.0 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: alternate

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 1.7 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: up to 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.5 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.6 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.3 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: tubular

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: dark purple-brown

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.3 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.6. cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.3 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.1 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 1.1 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.6 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.7 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): 3 keels

Flower > Column Length: 0.3 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.2 cm

Flower > Column Color: cream

Flower > Anther Cap Color: lilac-purple

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