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January 30, 2015

Brasiliorchis marginata






20153248  FNCJC

January 27, 2015

Restrepia trichoglossa





Restrepia trichoglossa F.Lehm. ex Sander, Sander's Orch. Guide: 215 (1901).
This name is accepted.
Distribution:    Mexico (Chiapas) to Peru
79 MXT 80 COS GUA HON NIC PAN 83 CLM ECU PER

Twenty-two flowers and 23 buds on 43 inflorescences carried just above the densely packed foliage of a 20-cm diameter plant; dorsal sepal erect, paddle-shaped, translucent, overlaid rich red-maroon centrally; petals thread-like, dark maroon, thickened at apex; lateral sepals fused, held horizontally, L-shaped, chartreuse-yellow, proximal half overlaid with dense, very dark maroon dots, coalescing into lines as they approach the base; lip strap-shaped, light orange, side-lobes small, traingular; substance fairly firm; texture matte.

NS 2.6 cm vert x 1.1 hor
DS 1.8 x 0.2
PET 1.3 x 0.01
LS 2.9 x 0.3
Lip 1.0 x 0.2

CHM 83 from Toronto, 20151337

Restrepia lankesteri is a synonym of trichoglossa.








January 26, 2015

Pterostylis obtusa




Pterostylis obtuse ‘Mello Spirit’, CBR/AOS (provisional)


NS                      4.0                     4.0
Galea                   1.1                     2.0
Lateral sepal           0.6                     3.8
Lip                     0.2                     1.0


One flower solitary to 28 cm; flower translucent white with bright green stripes; galea erect for three-quarters of its length; lateral sepals embracing galea; lip about 10 mm x 3 mm oblong dark brown; colony growing in 15-cm plastic bulb pot; growing medium Pro-mix covered with Turface; recognized for rarity and educational value; native to Australia.


20143454  Atlanta Judging Center


Pterostylis obtusa R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 327 (1810).
This name is accepted.

January 22, 2015

mediocalcar uniflorum







Award 20151336 from Toronto  CBR

Six flowers and  three buds on nine inflorescences emerging from the growing tips of the branched three growth rhizomatous plant; flowers held on curved red-brown 1.4 cm ovaries atop 0.5 cm stems; all sepals fused for two thirds of their length into a floral tube; tube inflated, red-orange, the 0.3 cm tips not fused, slightly spreading and of a contrasting green; sepal tips are twice as wide and a bit longer that the petal and lip tips; substance firm, texture waxy.

NS 1.0 v x 0.8 w
DS 1.0 x 0.5
PT 0.9 x 0.1
LS 1.0 x 0.8
LP 0.9 x 0.4



Octomeria yauaperyensis







Octomeria yauaperyensis Barb.Rodr., Vellosia, ed. 2, 1: 120 (1891).
This name is accepted.

20154978 Great Plains

Epidendrum xanthoianthinum








Epidendrum xanthoianthinum Hágsater, Icon. Orchid. 2: t. 197 (1993).
This name is accepted.

20151440 Montréal   Center

January 18, 2015

Aerides quinquevulnera var. calayana







Aerides magnifica Cootes & W.Suarez
OrchideenJ. 21(3): 127. 2014 [15 Aug 2014]



file:///C:/Users/patricia/Desktop/SITF%20photos/Aerides%20quinquevulnera%20var%20calayana/magnifica.pdf---for some reason i can not convert the pictures from this pdf - which describes this species. 




20142140 Pacific South