Judging Center: PRJC
Award Number: 20186368
Award Date: April 12, 2018
Awarded As: Specklinia brighamii
SITF has confirmed this is Specklinia brighamii (July 2018).
Thirteen connate flowers and four buds on 17 up to 5.2cm thin inflorescences that can carry flowers in succession ;plant 5.0 cm tall by 11.0cm wide mounted on a 12.5cm by 5.0 cm wood-slab; sepals olive-green, mahogany stripes darker on reverse, dark mahogany overlay on basal third ; dorsal sepal hooded, lateral sepals connate to half forming what basically is a bi-apex synsepal; petals minute, too small to measure; bright yellow, mahogany marks; tongue-shaped lip, mahogany, yellow patina centrally; column and anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy; a beautifully colored form of a highly variable species ; per WCSPF natural distribution is from Southern México to Ecuador and the Caribbean; provisionally awarded as Specklinia brighamii (S.Watson) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase, Lindleyana 16: 256 (2001); Franco Pupulin, who was present at the show tentatively verified the species, sent to SITF per the handbook; pending final taxonomic verification by SITF. Taxonomic and Distribution Notes: Specklinia brighamii (S.Watson) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase, Lindleyana 16: 256 (2001). This name is accepted. Distribution: S. Mexico to Ecuador, Caribbean Homotypic Synonyms: * Pleurothallis brighamii S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 23: 285 (1888). Sarcinula brighamii (S.Watson) Luer, Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 105: 206 (2006). * Basionym/Replaced Synonym Additional links : http://www.epidendra.org/taxones/Specklinia/Specklinia%20brighami/Pleurothallis%20brighamii/pleurothallis_brighami.jpg http://www.epidendra.org/taxones/Specklinia/Specklinia%20brighami/Pleurothallis%20brighamii/pleurothallis_brighamii_type_detail.jpeg http://www.epidendra.org/taxones/Specklinia/Specklinia%20brighami/Pleurothallis%20brighamii/pleurothallis_brighamii_type_drawing.jpeg http://www.epidendra.org/taxones/Specklinia/Specklinia%20brighami/salazar%20sn.jpg Please note that the link that connect to the types have attached to the herbarium sheet and drawings a copy of the description by Watson and from a publication by Luer; In both of the descriptions you will find comments regarding the variability of the species .