Dracula-chiroptera-Devotion-AM/AOS-2021-10-16

Dracula-chiroptera-Devotion-AM/AOS-2021-10-16***Confirmed as Dracula chiroptera (Oct 2021; closely matches the drawing, key, and expert opinion in identifying the prior 2014 submission of this species, although the lip width is larger at .8 cm; the closest related species is D. chimera, however, the lip of this plant does not match the description of that species; closely matches photos in IOSPE and OW; color of D. chiroptera is noted as variable***













































Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20214882

Award Date: July 17, 2021

Awarded As: Dracula chiroptera 'Devotion' AM/AOS

One flat, stately, finely pubescent flower and one bud on two pendent inflorescences up to 40 cm long, and four immature inflorescences, presented on a cleanly grown, vigorous plant in a 10 cm basket; sepals cream blotched lemon-yellow, spotted burgundy, cilia yellow, 13.0 cm long caudae burgundy; petals minute, burgundy, ivory picotee, reminiscent of eye spots; lip saccate, mobile, peach, keels orange; column ivory; anther cap yellow; substance medium; texture velvet and hirsute; awarded for exceptional size, color, and flatness.

Purchased from Ecuagenera

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 29.0 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 29.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 4.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 40.0

Inflorescence > Arrangement: sequential bloomer - single flower on inflorescence

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.4 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: ovoid

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: red & green gradient

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: velvet

Flower Natural Spread Length: 34.0 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 12.0 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 16.2 cm (inc cauda)

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 3.3 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Length: 12.0 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 17.3 cm (inc cauda)

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 3.4 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Length: 13.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.2 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.0 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.8 cm

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

Flower > Column Length: 0.3 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Column Color: white

Flower > Anther Cap Color: yellow

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