Ophrys-scolopax-subsp-heldreichii-2019-02-23***Determined to be a hybrid of Ophrys reinholdii (April 2019)***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20194519

Award Date: February 22, 2019

Awarded As: Ophrys scolopax subsp. heldreichii

One intriguing and charming flower and 2 buds prominently displayed on a single erect 10.4 cm inflorescence emerging from a rosette of light green variegated foliage grown in a 5.8 cm square plastic pot; sepals lavender, distinct red raspberry spots long margins, apple green line centrally; lip deeply trilobed, dark purple, broad, full, and rounded mid-lobe cordovan along distal margin, two symmetrical white markings begin as narrow lines at column ending in rhomboid eye spots surrounding their cordovan center, side lobes triangular, strongly reflexed from midlobe; column multi-hued on obverse, white speckled purple on inverse, prominently displayed and held perpendicular to lip in a hammer-like formation; substance firm; texture cyrstalline; recognized as a unique subspecies of a diverse and widely spread European species; subspecies native to Turkey, Greece, and Apulia (Italy); confirmed by SITF

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 13.2 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 5 - 6

Plant > Leaf Length: 3.5 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.3 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: oblong, pale green, visible green tessellation

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 7.0 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: rosette

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: n/a

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: roots muddy white, medium thickness near growth, 0.2 cm

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 12 cm long; 0.3 cm wide

Inflorescence > Arrangement: alternating, apparently sequential

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 8.0 cm, color pale green, shape round

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 2.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.5 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.5 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 3.0 cm - pale green

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.7 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: pale green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: smooth

Flower Natural Spread Length: 3.5 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.3 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.5 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.5 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.7 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.7 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.5 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 1.5 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): trilobed; side lobe triangular and strongly reflexed

Flower > Column Length: 0.7 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Column Color: multi-hued (lavender and green) on top; white speckled purple on underside.

Flower > Anther Cap Color: yellow


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