Robiquetia-bifida-Irene-CBR/AOS-2019-09-17***Based on the ear-like appendages of the column and the excellent match to Cootes' The Orchids of the Philippines pg.141, this is confirmed (Nov 2019)***

Judging Center: Northeast

Award Number: 20194332

Award Date: August 17, 2019

Awarded As: Robiquetia bifida 'Irene' CBR/AOS

Twenty-five flowers and 57 buds alternately arranged and successively opening on one 21 cm pendulous inflorescence emerging from a basal axil on a 22 cm wide by 14 cm tall plant grown on an 11cm wide x 21 cm high tree fern plaque; leaves elliptical, unequally bilobed; sepals and petals light yellow; lip white, forked terminally; column yellow, spotted purple; substance firm; texture waxy; endemic to the Philippines; commended for its educational value and rarity in cultivation; confirmed by SITF

Plant purchased from Purificacion Orchids Philippines
Syn. Megalotus bifidus

Reference material Jim Cootes - Philippine Native Orchid Species 2011 pg 183 (as Megalotus bifidus)

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 3.0 cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 6.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 2.0 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: elliptical

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

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 1.2 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.4 cm

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 21 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: alternate spiral

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 5.0 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 0.7 cm

Flower Natural Spread Length: 0.8

Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.4

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.2

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.1

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.2

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.1

Flower > Petals Length: 0.2

Flower > Petals Width: 0.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.4

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): long and forked apically

Flower > Column Color: white



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