Dracula-diana-2019-02-23***Verified (Feb 2019)***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20194303

Award Date: February 16, 2019

Awarded As: Dracula diana

Five flat, hirsute flowers and two bud well held on eight strong, semi-pendent 18 cm successively blooming inflorescences, and an additional five immature inflorescences developing, presented on a vigorous specimen grown in a 10 cm wide x 8 cm tall plastic basket; sepals white, overlaid dark yellow-gold centrally, densely covered by white hairs, spotted mahogany centrally and apically coalescing into solid mahogany caudae; petals ivory, striped black centrally; lip saccate, pale pink, raised ridges on interior resembling mushroom gills; column and anther cap cream white; substance light; texture hirsute and matte; awarded due to level of culture and to stand as a good representative of the species; native to Colombia; confirmed by SITF.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 23.0 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 23.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 4.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate; plicate

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: up to 22 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: sequential

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 14.0 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 3.0 cm

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

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

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: .2 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.5 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: purple-green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: mildly rugose

Flower Natural Spread Length: 9.9 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 15.0

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 6.5 cm including cauda

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 2.0 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Length: 5.0 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 8.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 2.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Length: 6.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Width: 1.0 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.2 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.8 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): multiple keels resembling mushroom gills; hinged

Flower > Column Length: 0.3 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Column Color: white

Flower > Anther Cap Color: white


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