Habenaria-chlorina-2022-09-11 *SITF confirmed this plant as Habenaria chlorina (Nov 2022); excellent match to the illustration in Seidenfaden & Smitinand's, "The Orchids of Thailand" and photos in the OW, IOSPE, SOF and a photo in Vaddhanaphuti's 2001 ed. of the "Wild Orchids of Thailand"; the description in the IOSPE states this species has cauline (without petioles), mucronate (sharp pointed) leaves with stiff hairs on the bracts; these can be seen in several of the photos.*

Judging Center: Atlanta

Award Number: 20222083

Award Date: September 10, 2022

Awarded As: Habenaria chlorina

Habenaria chlorina C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 30: 140 (1874).
This name is accepted.

Award description: Five flowers and 26 buds opening successively on one 28 cm upright inflorescence; a 38.5 cm tall lanceolate leaved terrestrial species grown in a 9 x 9cm plastic pot with soil mix of peat, perlite and fine bark; three basal leaves up to 2.5 cm wide by 12.5 cm long; flowers clear chrome yellow overlaid chartreuse-green, with two bilateral brown spots on reverse of hooded dorsal sepal; petals appressed inside dorsal hooded dorsal sepal; lateral sepals reflexed; lip bilobed; spur 0.7 cm, clavate; column white, horned projections from column; substance firm; texture matte; native to Thailand and Myanmar; recognized for rarity in cultivation and educational value.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 38.5

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 3

Plant > Leaf Length: 17.5

Plant > Leaf Width: 2.5

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 28

Inflorescence > Arrangement: erect

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 2.2

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.4

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.2

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: elongate, thin

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: light chartreuse

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: glabrous

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.1

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.1

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.5

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.3

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.5

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.4

Flower > Petals Length: 0.5

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.6

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.2

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): spur clavate 0.7 cm

Flower > Column Length: 0.3

Flower > Column Width: 0.2

Flower > Column Color: white

Flower > Anther Cap Color: white



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