Judging Center: Great Plains Judging Center
Award Number: 20213592
Award Date: August 21, 2021
Awarded As: Pleurothallis peculiaris 'Bryon' CBR/CCM
Forty-one flowers and three buds emanating from a conduplicate spathe 0.5cm wide x 1.5cm long, dry, brown from 44 narrowly cordate-ovate leaves to 4cm wide x 14cm long, coriaceous, dull green with maroon margins, ramicauls 0.2cm wide x 29cm long, terete, green, grown on a 39cm diameter plant in 8.5-cm clay pot of sphagnum moss; sepals and petals red-burgundy, margins pubescent; dorsal sepal 3-veined, obtuse; lateral sepals fused, obtuse, rounded apex, margins recurved, four-veined; petals spathulate; lip dark crimson-burgundy, subtriangular-trilobed, apex rounded, minutely erose, verrucose; column 0.2cm wide x 0.2cm long, ovary 0.1cm wide x 1cm long, chartreuse, ribbed longitudinally; pedicel 0.1cm wide x 1cm long, pale chartreuse; substance firm; texture waxy; species distributed from Costa Rica to Ecuador; ID by SITF ______________________.
Got a CBR & CCM 88 pts today on this Pleurothallis.
Do you think it is diabolica???
Got it from Ecuagenera.
Beautifully grown! Congrats on the CCM 88 pts.
No, this is Pleurothallis (Acronia) peculiaris that is distributed from Costa Rica to Ecuador. I had to check though, since, yes, it is similar to P. diabolica, a Colombian species. I've attached a comparison of Luer's drawings as a pdf.
Mark Wilson, Ph.D.
(he, him, his)
Dept. of Organismal Biology and Ecology
14 East Cache La Poudre
Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 29-30cm
Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1
Plant > Leaf Length: 14cm
Plant > Leaf Width: 4cm
Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth
Plant > Leaf Shape: narrowly cordate-ovate
Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 29cm
Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.2cm
Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: smooth, terete
Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: tightly clustered
Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: green
Inflorescence > Overall Length: 1cm
Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1cm
Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1cm
Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: terete
Inflorescence > Ovary Color: chartreuse
Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed lonitudinally
Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.0cm
Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.9cm
Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.5cm
Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.6cm
Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.5cm
Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.3cm
Flower > Petals Length: 0.4cm
Flower > Petals Width: 0.2cm
Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.3cm
Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.3cm
Flower > Column Length: 0.2cm
Flower > Column Width: 0.2cm
Flower > Column Color: reb-burgundy