Maxillaria-nardoides-2018-07-23**Determined to be Maxillaria paranaensis, based on the 3 grass-like apical leaves (Sept 2018)***

Judging Center: Chicago

Award Number: 20182121

Award Date: July 14, 2018

Awarded As: Maxillaria nardoides

Award description: Two cupped dark maroon flowers on 2 short inflorescences to 1cm, growing basally on a 11.5 x12cm plant tied on a 4 x18cm stick; leaves to 6.5cm growing from a 0.3 x1.5 cm ovate pseudobulb; sepals and petals maroon, sepals tipped cream apically; lip darker maroon, column cream; substance heavy; texture glossy. Plant is from Orquides Amazonicas nursery from Peru. It is referenced in Jay Pfahl's orchid species list.

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 1 cm. only one flower per inflorescence

Flower Natural Spread Length: 0.8

Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.5

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.5

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.3

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.6

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.4

Flower > Petals Length: 0.7

Flower > Petals Width: 0.3

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.4

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.3

Flower > Column Color: cream


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