Epidendrum-amblostomoides-2022-06-08 *SITF has determined this plant to be Epidendrum subpurum, not Epi. amblostomoides (Jul 2023).

Identified with the aid of Dr. Eric Hagsater. Epi. amblostomoides has very small flowers with sepals only .4-cm long. In this plant the sepals are .8-cm long, so it is not Epi. amblostomoides. In addition, the leaves on this plant are about 1-cm wide and in Epi. amblostomoides, they are only .5-cm wide. The two possiblilites for this plant came down to Epi. subpurum and Epi. lanipes. Epi. lanipes has very short hairs on the column and ovaries for which it is named the Wooly column footed Epidendrum. This plant does not show any short, wooly hairs in any of the magnified photos, so it is not Epi. lanipes.

Judging Center: Hawaii-Maui

Award Number: 20223918

Award Date: March 15, 2022

Awarded As: Epidendrum amblostomoides

Approximately four thousand eight hundred flowers and 275 buds on 48 branching, terminal, pendulous inflorescences; sepals elliptical, light yellow-green, dorsal sepal porrect; petals yellow, spatulate, reflexed; lip yellow-green, trilobate; column green; anther cap cream; substance heavy; texture matte; species is native to Brazil; strongly fragrant day to evening.

References used: Orchid Wiz, Jay's Internet Species Photo Encyclopedia, Google search

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 45 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 5 - 6

Plant > Leaf Length: 19.0

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.5

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: linear

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 45 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 1.0

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: smooth, round

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: immeasurable on this plant

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 28

Inflorescence > Arrangement: branched, terminal, pendulous

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 2 - 3 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 1 - 1.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.8

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.8

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.5

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: light yellow-green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: heavy

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.2

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.1

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.9

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.2

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.9

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.2

Flower > Petals Length: 0.8

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.8

Flower > Column Length: 0.7

Flower > Column Width: 0.2

Flower > Column Color: green

Flower > Anther Cap Color: cream



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