Dracula-soennenmarckii-Still-Waters-CHM/AOS-2022-03-29***Confirmed as Dracula soennemarkii (Apr 2022); this plant matches most photos (IOSPE, Orchidroots.com, OW) and the line drawing in the IOSPE; size matches quite well at 2.4 cm horizontal N.S.; matches flower form in the Quito Botanic Garden website that shows 65 Dracula species.***  

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20224854

Award Date: March 19, 2022

Awarded As: Dracula soennenmarckii 'Still Waters' CHM/AOS

One slightly cupped flowers and one opening bud on two pendant inflorescences with 3 additional immature pendant inflorescences, emerging basally from a 13 growth, 27.0 cm wide by 29.0 cm tall plant grown in sphagnum moss in a 10.0 cm wide by 8.0 cm tall black plastic mesh pot; sepals fused, white, spotted chestnut, caudae chestnut; petals minute; lip white, finely spotted chestnut; substance firm; texture matte; species native to Ecuador

Purchased from Andy's Orchids

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 26.0 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 26.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 3.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

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

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

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: non

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 43.0 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: single flowered

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 42.0 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.2 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylinder

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green-brown

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: matte

Flower Natural Spread Length: 7.9 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.4 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 2.0 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 2.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 2.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 2.1 cm

Flower > Petals Length: minute

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.6 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.5 cm


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