Malaxis-crispifolia-2022-12-19 *SITF has determined this plant to be Malaxis excavata, not Malaxis crispifolia (Dec 2022); the name crispifolia implies crisped foliage, but there is no evidence of this in the photos, also the lip is distinctly tri-dentate apically, but the drawings of M. crispifolia in the "Orchids of Venezuela Field Guide" does not show this; this plant keys to Malaxis excavata in the Key to Malaxis in Dressler's 1993 "Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama"; photos in the are a close match between this plant and M. excavata.*

Judging Center: WPBJC

Award Number: 20221673

Award Date: November 17, 2022

Awarded As: Malaxis crispifolia

Country of origin Colombia, previous identification provided by Asociacion Bogotana de Orquideologia
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Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 18 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 2

Plant > Leaf Length: 10 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 6.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: ovate-cordate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): n/a

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 3 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 1.5 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: acute

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 7 cm?

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 12 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: upright

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 19.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.7 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.7 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 0

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.7 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: n/a

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: crystalline

Flower Natural Spread Length: .35

Flower Natural Spread Width: .25

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.4

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.08

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Length: 0

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Width: 0

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.3

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.08

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Length: 0

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Width: 0

Flower > Petals Length: 0.28

Flower > Petals Width: 0.01

Flower > Petals Caudae Length: 0

Flower > Petals Caudae Width: 0

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.25

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.29

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): n/a

Flower > Column Length: 0

Flower > Column Width: 0

Flower > Column Color: green

Flower > Anther Cap Color: yellow


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