Epidendrum-piliferum-M-&-B-CHM-83-Pts-2023-06-25 *SITF confirms this plant is Epidendrim piliferum (Jul 2023).

This plant matches the form and color of the description and photo in the IOSPE; it is a good match to the drawing by Jimenez, Hagsater, & Santiago also in the IOSPE. This plant is small compared to the drawing, which shows canes over 80-cm tall. Dressler states this species can be up to 2 meters. The cane size of this plant was 41cm. Other images can be found in the OW, orchidroots.com and many other sites on the internet.

Judging Center: Great Plains Judging Center

Award Number: 20233582

Award Date: June 17, 2023

Awarded As: Epidendrum piliferum 'M & B' CHM 83 Pts

One hundred and seventy-two flowers on four upright terete green arching inflorescences, longest to 19cm; growths simple straight erect cane-like terete, largest 0.8cm in diameter by 41cm tall, carrying four to five dark green alternate lanceolate acute entire margined leaves on the apical two-thirds of the stem, largest leaf 3.5cm wide by 12.8cm long; sepals green, narrowly oblanceolate, margins rolled; petals green, filamentous, slightly wider at the apex; lip white, midlobe centrally dome-shaped, covered with small linear purple blotches, apically bifurcate, segments pointed, side lobes rhomboid, reflexed; column terete, 0.2cm in diameter by 1.0cm long, green proximal two-thirds, white distal one-third, purple stippling and two teeth on apex, anther cap tan; ovary green, 0.1cm in diameter by 0.5cm long; substance sepals and lip firm, petals wispy; texture waxy; plant recognized as having much improved flower form as compared to previous awards and as a possible dwarf variety not previously appreciated; species native to Central America; ID by SITF__________.

Plant came from Tom Nasser 06/06/2009.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 41cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 4-5

Plant > Leaf Length: 12.8

Plant > Leaf Width: 3.5

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

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

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 19 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: branched panicles

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.5cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: terete

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed longitudinally

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.3

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.4

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.3

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.25

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.4

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.25

Flower > Petals Length: 1.0

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.9

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 1.0

Flower > Column Length: 1.0

Flower > Column Width: 0.2

Flower > Column Color: green proximal 2/3, white distal 1/3

Flower > Anther Cap Color: tan, ageing to brown



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