Acianthera-aphthosa-Bryon-CHM-82-Pts-2023-03-08 *SITF confirms this plant is Acianthera aphthosa (Mar 2023).

Plants of the World On-line (POWO) accepts this species as Acianthera aphthosa; this plant was identified as Acianthera aphthosa by Carlyle Luer MD, a noted taxonomist; the unique putrid odor agrees with the description; the plant matches the drawing and description in Selbyana and matches numerous images in orchidroots and the OW.

Judging Center: Great Plains Judging Center

Award Number: 20233556

Award Date: January 01, 0001

Awarded As: Pleurothallis (Acianthera) aphthosa 'Bryon' CHM 82 Pts

Eighteen cupped, fleshy flowers on five inflorescences up to 1.5cm long; sepals yellow, dorsal sepal blushed burgundy with raised burgundy spots distal one-half, three darker yellow veins, oblanceolate, sharply pointed, and concave; lateral sepals burgundy with raised burgundy spots distal two-thirds, elliptic and somewhat sharply pointed, oblique, constricted near the middle on the lower margin; sepals pubescent on reverse; petals appressed, pale yellow, midrib maroon, obliquely spathulate to elliptic-lanceolate, rounded tips; lip hinged, dark burgundy, obscurely 3-lobed with erect lateral lobes, a broadly rounded apex, and a thick, 2-ridged callus with the ridges separated by a central furrow; column winged bright yellow blushed maroon on superior surface, anther cap yellow; ovary 0.3cm wide x 1.0cm long, chartreuse, ribbed longitudinally; substance very thick; texture crystalline; extremely putrid odor noted; species from S/SE Brazil; commended for darker, richer color than previous awards; ID by Carlyle Luer MD on 01/24/2009.

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 1.5cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.3cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: terete

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: chartreuse

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed longitudinally

Flower Natural Spread Length: 0.9cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.0cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.1cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.5cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.1cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.5cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.4cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.5cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.3cm

Flower > Column Color: bright yellow blushed marron superiorly

Flower > Anther Cap Color: yellow



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