Octomeria-praestans-Bryon-CBR-2022-05-17 *SITF has confirmed this plant as Octomeria praestans (Dec 2022); the key discriminators are the acute, broad petals, tri-lobed lip with a unique wavy edge not seen on other Octomeria species, and flower size in range; leaf form is a unique characteristic being mostly straight; terete leaves are diagnostic; leaves closely match the photos in orchidroots.com and Kew's herbarium specimen in the POWO; flower enlargement shows the three veins in the petals and the convergence of the outer two with the middle one; flower color is weaker than most; several supporting photos can be found on-line.*

Judging Center: Great Plains Judging Center

Award Number: 20223579

Award Date: May 07, 2022

Awarded As: Octomeria praestans 'Bryon' CBR

Thirty-two stellate flowers on 32 inflorescences 0.5cm long; plant growing in a 9cm plastic pot with small bark mixture, longest ramicaul 0.4cm wide x 14cm long, green, smooth, five light tan sheaths around ramicaul; longest leaf 0.7cm wide x 13cm long, terete, green, smooth; sepals and petals translucent pale yellow; lip pale yellow, midlobe blushed purple, side lobes with a purple stripe basally; column pale yellow, 0.1cm wide x 0.2cm long, anther cap pale yellow; ovary 0.1cm wide x 0.3cm long, green, ribbed longitudinally; species from S/SE Brazil; ID by SITF ______________.

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 13.0cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 0.7cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: terete

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 14.0cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.4cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: smooth

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: close together

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 0.5cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.3cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: terete

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed longitudinally

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.5cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.5cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.1cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.3cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.0cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.3cm

Flower > Petals Length: 1.0cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.4cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.2cm

Flower > Column Length: 0.2cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.1cm

Flower > Column Color: pale yellow

Flower > Anther Cap Color: pale yellow


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