Gastrochilus-rutilans-Susan-CBR/AOS-2022-02-07 *SITF confirmed as Gastrochilus rutilans (Oct 2022); this appears to be a lighter, xanthic color example of the species; flower size and form matches description; closely matches description by Seidenfaden's 1998 Opera Botanica #95; ID supported by photos in the 2001 "Field Guide to Wild Orchids" (Vaddhanaphuti), the OW and*

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20215008

Award Date: December 04, 2021

Awarded As: Gastrochilus rutilans 'Susan' CBR/AOS

Eight flowers presented on a 3.5 cm umbellate inflorescence emerging from between the leaves of a monopodial 5-leaved, many rooted plant clinging to a wood branch; leaves linear lanceolate, acute, entire, 1.5 cm wide by up to 10.0 cm long; sepals and petals light green basally, goldenrod yellow distally; saccate lip white, blush yellow underside, delicately fringed distally; column cream, two small wings goldenrod yellow; substance firm; texture matte; recognised for distinctive and attractive inflorescence habit;

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 14.0 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 10.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: linear-lanceolate, acute

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 1.0 - 2.0 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.7 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: cylinder

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 3.5 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: unbellate

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 3.0

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: <0.1

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.0 cm pedicel

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.0 cm pedicel

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.15 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylinder

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.5 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.2 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.6 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.6 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.6 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.7 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.6 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): saccate; ciliate along distal margin



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