Maxillaria-oakes-amesiana-2023-10-31 *SITF confirms that this plant is Maxillaria oakes-amesiana (Nov 2023).

The white flowers and distinct chains of spindle-shaped pseudobulbs topped with clusters of minute falcate, "pine needle-like" leaves are an excellent match to the description and type drawing. This is a good match to the photo shown as the synonym Pityphyllum amesianum in the IOSPE.

Judging Center: WPBJC

Award Number: 20231639

Award Date: September 13, 2023

Awarded As: Maxillaria oakes-amesiana

cloud forest species from Colombia
Julie Jordan
rare, unusual pine tree like growth, looks like a club moss

The Marie Selby Gardens 2008

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 1.8 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: approximately 14

Plant > Leaf Length: 0.9

Plant > Leaf Width: 0.1

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: needle like

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

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 1.3

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.4

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: ovate with bracts

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

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: n/a

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 0.3

Inflorescence > Arrangement: flowering from bracts

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 0.5

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: singular

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1 mm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1 mm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: n/a

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: n/a

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: n/a

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: n/a

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: n/a

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: white

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: n/a

Flower Natural Spread Length: 0.4

Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.2

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.1

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Length: n/a

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Cauda Width: n/a

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.1

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: n/a

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Length: n/a

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Caudae Width: n/a

Flower > Petals Length: n/a

Flower > Petals Width: n/a

Flower > Petals Caudae Length: n/a

Flower > Petals Caudae Width: n/a

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: n/a

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: n/a

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): flower color white

Flower > Column Length: n/a

Flower > Column Width: n/a

Flower > Column Color: white

Flower > Anther Cap Color: n/a



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