Eulophia-zollingeri-Bronze-Butterflies-CBR-2022-05-30 *SITF confirmed this plant as Eulophia zollingeri (Dec 2022); this plant closely matches the description in the IOSPE as a mycoheterotrophic, terrestrial plant with an underground pseudobulb and no leaves with imbricate basal sheaths on a erect, elongate stem; matches photos in the IOSPE, OW and ten images in*

Judging Center: Great Plains Judging Center

Award Number: 20223586

Award Date: May 21, 2022

Awarded As: Eulophia zollingeri 'Bronze Butterflies' CBR

Fifteen cupped resupinate flowers on one inflorescence; plant is a mycoheterotrophic terrestrial that blooms in the late spring and early summer grown in 14-cm plastic pot in fine gritty soil mix; large and round to elongate, horizontal and thinner underground pseudobulbs give rise to an erect, elongate stem carrying three imbricate, basal sheaths and two to three more sheaths higher on the stem but no real leaves; sepals lanceolate, acuminate, light olive brown; petals oblanceolate, acute, light olive brown; lip rolled, light green, midlobe blushed maroon striped cream centrally, side lobes overlaid maroon internally; column light green, anther cap light brown; ovary light green, 0.2cm in diameter by 2.3cm long, sheath light brown 0.4cm in diameter by 2.4cm long; substance medium; texture glossy; despite reputation of pungent odor no fragrance noted in the judged condition; species from SE Asia; ID by SITF______________

Plant came from Hengduan Mt Biotech Ltd in China

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 0

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 2.4

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.4

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 2.3

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: light green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed longitudinally, and slightly twisted

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.4

Flower Natural Spread Width: 4.7

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 2.2

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 1.8

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 2.3

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.7

Flower > Petals Length: 1.1

Flower > Petals Width: 0.9

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.2

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 2.0

Flower > Column Color: light green

Flower > Anther Cap Color: light brown



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