Lepanthes-helicocephala-Trudy-CBR/AOS-2019-10-24***Confirmed (Nov 2019) based on the match to the Luer's diagrams on the Swiss Orchid Foundation, down to the tooth-like projections on the lip***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20194345

Award Date: October 19, 2019

Awarded As: Lepanthes helicocephala 'Trudy' CBR/AOS

Two delicate, stellate flowers on one inflorescence borne on the underside of slightly ovoid, bright green leaves up to 24 cm in diameter on a cleanly grown plant in a 4.5 cm round clay pot; sepals and petals translucent golden yellow; dorsal sepal margins dark rose; lateral sepal margins and central vein very light rose on apical half; angel-wing petals overlaid fuchsia superior three-quarters; bilobed lip dark rose kink; substance delicate; texture matte; recognized for rarity in culture; broad distribution across northern South America; confirmed by SITF

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 6.8 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 3.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 2.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: slightly ovoid

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 3.1 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: <0.1

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: round

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 0,1

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 1.9 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: distichous

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0.1 cm

Flower Natural Spread Length: 0.9 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.6 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.7 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.2 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.1 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.15 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): bilobed at apex of isthmus


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