Polystachya-malilaensis-Irene-CBR/AOS-2019-10-24***Lip shape, carriage and curvature, and the hirsute dorsal surface of the sepals all match, Confirmed (Dec 2019)***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20194348

Award Date: October 19, 2019

Awarded As: Polysyachya malilaensis 'Irene' CBR/AOS

Two non-resupinate flowers and four buds on two inflorescences on a 5.5 cm tall plant in a 5 cm diameter round clay pot; sepals and petals olive green lightly veined chestnut brown, heavily suffused chestnut brown basally; attractive conyrasting lip bright white speckled maroon centrally; peduncle and reverse of sepals and petals finely pubescent; awarded for rarity and educational value as an example of an uncommon species infrequently exhibited genus; native to Zimbabwe; confirmed by

Purchased from Afri Orchids (Lourens Grobler)

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 5.5 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 3 - 4

Plant > Leaf Length: 3 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.1 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: ovate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 1.8 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.5 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: shape oval

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: none

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: non-visible

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 3.3 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: alternate

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 1.2 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0.7 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 0.4 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.2 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylinder

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: smooth

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.2 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.5 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.3 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.4 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.6 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.6 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.4 cm

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

Flower > Column Length: 0.4 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.2 cm

Flower > Column Color: white suffused maroon

Flower > Anther Cap Color: yellow


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