Judging Center: PRJC

Award Number: 20186322

Award Date: February 15, 2018

Awarded As: Epidendrum centropetalum (Hort var. alba)

One hundred-ten white flowers on 15 inflorescences bearing 10-15 flowers each borne on a caespitose, spreading plant grown vertically attached to a 4 cm diameter by 20 cm long tree log; some of the reed-type canes carry flowered offsets (keikis); sepals broad, linear lanceolate, acute; petals broad, linear-oblanceolate, obtuse, slightly oblique; lip explanate, trilobed, unguiculate, claw adnate to the column, side lobes explanate, midlobe relatively large, deeply retuse, the two lobules cuneate at the junction with the side lobes; very small yellow blotch under the column; hooded column; anther cap white overlaid yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline; awarded as Epidendrum centropetalum Rchb.f., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10: 732 (1852);an albiflora form of the species; preliminary determination made by Franco Pupulin who was present at the judging; pending final determination by SITF.

Epidendrum centropetalum Rchb.f., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10: 732 (1852).
This name is accepted.
Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas) to C. America
Homotypic Synonyms:
Oerstedella centropetala (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10: 932 (1852).
Heterotypic Synonyms:
Oerstedella centradenia Rchb.f., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 10: 932 (1852).
Epidendrum centradenia (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 1163 (1865).
Epidendrum tenuiflorum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 3: 49 (1906), nom. illeg.
Epidendrum leprosum Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 38 (1923).
Oerstedella tenuiflora Hágsater, Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 8: 24 (1981).





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