Lepanthes-inaequisepala-2021-08-21***Confirmed as Lepanthes inaequisepala (Sep 2021); although the photos of the flower were of minimum quality making identification difficult, based on Luer's drawing and the description which matches this plant, it is determined to be L. inaequisepala.***

Judging Center: Mid-America JC

Award Number: 20214271

Award Date: August 14, 2021

Awarded As: Lepanthes inaequisepala

Four slightly cupped non-resupinate flowers four buds on 5 suberect, flexous, successively several flowered, racemose inflorescences up to 17cm; longest upright ramicaul 0.1cm wide x 6.5cm long with 6-7 ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths, largest leaf 1.3cm wide x 4.5cm long, erect,dark green, elliptical; dorsal sepal pale orange blushed maroon basally on margins, stippled maroon on distal four-fifths; synsepal fused, pale orange, reverse red-orange showing through front of flower creating orange blush,three pale orange veins; petals light orange, darker orange on distal one-third, pubescent, transversely sigmoid; lip bilaminate, orange, blades fleshy, erect, orange, yellow picotee, pubescent; column terete, pale yellow; ovary carinate, green, 0.1cm x 0.4cm; pedicile 0.5 cm, green; substance light; texture crystalline; species from Ecuador; ID by SITF _____________.

Resource ICONES 24, pages 90, 92

Plant > Leaf Length: 4.5

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.3

Plant > Leaf Shape: elliptical

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 6.5

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.1

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 17.0

Inflorescence > Arrangement: racemose

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.4

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: carinate

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Flower Natural Spread Length: 4.7

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.0

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 3.0

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.5

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.0

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 2.8

Flower > Petals Length: 0.4

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.2

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.1

Flower > Column Color: pale yellow


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