Prosthecea-aemula-Irene-CBR/AOS-2021-05-28***Confirmed as Prosthechea aemula (Jun 2021); photos show the column as apically three dentate with a strap running between the yellow spots on the anther cap and the flowers on inflorescences which are blooming on immature pseudobulbs, which are all key characteristics of P. aemula.***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20214861

Award Date: May 15, 2021

Awarded As: Prosthecea aemula 'Irene' CBR/AOS

Five non-resupinate flowers and nine buds on seven inflorescences to 4 cm in length nestled within the foliage of a well grown 13 cm diameter plant grown in bark mix in an 18 cm clay pot; blooms emerge from new growths; unifoliate, bilaterally flattened pseudobulbs 3 cm wide by up to 7 cm tall; leaves entire, lanceolate, 3 cm wide to 19 cm long; sepals and petals cream, lanceolate, recurved and slightly twisted apically; lip obovate, apex acuminiate, cream striped purple; column light green; anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline; extreme pleasant fragrance noted; recognized for rarity in cultivation and educational value; species native to Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 28.0

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 21.0

Plant > Leaf Width: 3.0

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 1.0

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 7.0

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 3.0

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: bilaterally flattened

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 0.2 - 0.5

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: light green

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 4.0

Inflorescence > Arrangement: alternate

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 6.0

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 1.0

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.0

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1.0

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: <0.1

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: <0.1

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.0

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 2.0

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: grooved cone

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: matte

Flower Natural Spread Length: 3.5

Flower Natural Spread Width: 4.4

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 2.5

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.4

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 2.0

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.5

Flower > Petals Length: 2.0

Flower > Petals Width: 0.9

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.9

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 1.6

Flower > Column Length: 0.3

Flower > Column Width: 0.2

Flower > Column Color: cream/white

Flower > Anther Cap Color: white



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