Porroglossum-porphyreum-2022-04-19***SITF confirmed this plant to be Porroglossum porphyreum (Aug 2022);
This species is named for its purple color; the size of this flower and the rhombic shape of the lip and length of the caudae and overall flower form matches the drawing, photos and description in the Lankesteriana 9(3) paper, "New Species of Porroglossum from Ecuador" by Merino, et.al. and supported by photos in the IOSPE, the SOF and the OW.***

Judging Center: Mid-American Judging Center

Award Number: 20224282

Award Date: March 19, 2022

Awarded As: Porroglossum porphyreum

Five flowers and two buds held above foliage on seven 9.5 cm long inflorescences, born on a 11 cm tall by 5 cm wide vigorous plant grown on a 11.5 cm tall by 4.5 cm wide ceramic KoolLog; caudate sepals cream heavily overlaid burgundy distally, fused basally; petals minute, translucent burgundy mid-vein; lip hinged, cream basally, burgundy distally, cream apex; column and anther cap cream; substance firm; texture crystalline; ID by SITF______.

Vendor Ecuagenera

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 11cm by 5cm clump

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 11cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 5cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: oblanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 3.5cm

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 9.0cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: sequential

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.4cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: cylindrical

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: olive green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: lightly papillose

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.5cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 1.5cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.6cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 1.4cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.6cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 1.4cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.3cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.3cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.5cm

Flower > Column Length: 0.3cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.1cm

Flower > Column Color: cream


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