Meiracyllium-trinasutum-var-album-2023-04-30 *SITF has confirmed this plant as Meiracyllium trinasutum (White Color Group) (May 2023).

The subspecies var. album has not been validly taxonomically identified for this taxon and therefore cannot be used. The term (White Color Group) is an acccepted designation used to deal with color forms that have no formal description. There are only two species recognized in this Genus, M. trinasutum and M. gemma; M. gemma has a very different flower than this plant; the lip is longer and more narrow; the pronounced beak-like extension of the column is much less pronounced and the throat is bright yellow. M. trinasutum flowers are typically purple.

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20234882

Award Date: April 22, 2023

Awarded As: Meiracyllium trinasutum var. album

Twelve flowers on three inflorescences on a 33-leaf plant 19-cm high and 14-cm wide mounted vertically covering the front of a small barkless log; leaves elliptical, entire, 3.5 cm wide by 5.0 cm long borne singly on cylindrical pseudobulbs 0.4 cm wide by 1.0 cm tall; sepals, petals and lip pure white; rolled dorsal sepal projects forward over column; lip calathiform (cup shaped); column white, brown on superior surface, black spot apically; substance firm; texture crystalline; strongly fragrant, reminiscent of cinnamon; recognized as a lovely alba form of the species;

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 6.0 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 5.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 3.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: elliptical

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 1.0 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: .3 - .4 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: shape cylindrical

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 1.0 cm

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 3.5 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: simple umbel

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

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: insignificant

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.9 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: light green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: lightly ribbed and firm

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.3 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.8 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.9 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.0 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.9 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.0 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): concave, calathiform

Flower > Column Length: 0.3 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.1 cm

Flower > Column Color: white

Flower > Anther Cap Color: black



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