Sudamerlycaste-barrowiorum-2020-03-30

Sudamerlycaste-barrowiorum-2020-03-30***Confirmed as Sudamerlycaste barrowiorum (Jun 2020); based on the distinguishing features and matching photos described in Oakeley's 2003 Orchid Digest Article; S. barrowii has short thin pseudobulbs with very fine keels on the callus, osmophores on the midlobe and side lobes, small lacerations on the proximal margin of the midlobe and a crescent shaped viscidium to the pollen stipe, which all match this plant; flowers on this plant are a bit larger than in the Oakeley article, due probably to the lateral sepals having a wider spread carriage, instead of being more strongly falcate.***





































































Judging Center: Chicago

Award Number: 20202578

Award Date: March 07, 2020

Awarded As: Sudamerlycaste barrowiorum

This is for the CBR:
Seven flowers and four buds on eleven basal, erect, 4-bracted inflorescences to 10.5 cm emerging from a single, conical, 3-leaved 8.0 x 4.5 cm sheathed pseudobulb, leaves to 76 x 12 cm, two smaller, leafless pseudobulbs; plant 22 x 50 cm grown in sphagnum moss in a 13 x 12 cm plastic pot; sepals apple green, acuminate; petals pale green, acuminate, held forward over column; fimbriate lip creamy yellow, saccate; column cream, anther cap dark brown; substance firm; texture waxy; also awarded AM 83, 20202579.

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