Isabelia-pulchella-(alba)-Snowflakes-CHM/AOS-2021-12-11***Confirmed as Isabelia pulchella f. alba (Dec 2021); this is the white form of Isabelia pulchella (synonym: Neolauchea pulchella); the key diagnostic feature of this species is the saclike nectary, which can be seen in the photos; the species is endemic to Eastern Brazil.***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20215009

Award Date: December 04, 2021

Awarded As: Isabelia pulchella (alba) 'Snowflakes' CHM/AOS

Twenty-seven dainty, slightly cupped, translucent concolor white flowers and two buds on 28 erect inflorescences emerging from the base of linear leaves atop tear-drop shaped pseudobulbs of a very clean 35 cm wide by 50 cm tall plant of creeping growth habit mounted on a 5 cm wide by 17 cm tall piece of tree fern; leaves entire, 0.2 cm wide by 7.5 cm long; pseudobulbs 0.6 cm in diameter by 1.0 cm tall are encased in dried sheaths; recognized for distinctive color form.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: up to 12.0 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1

Plant > Leaf Length: 7.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 0.2 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: linear

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 1.0 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.6 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: teardrop shape encased in dried sheath

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: up to 2.0 cm

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 5.0 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: erect

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

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

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

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.6 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: disc

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: very light green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: glossy

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.4 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.7 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.7 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.8 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.1 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.6 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): flat spathulate lip lightly ruffled along margins

Flower > Column Length: 0.3 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.2 cm

Flower > Column Color: white

Flower > Anther Cap Color: white


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