Provisional Awards

San Diego, CA , April 2, 2013

Papilionanthe biswasiana HCC AOS 78 pts
© Arnold Gum 2013
Plant Name: Papilionanthe biswasiana 'Nyarna Wadi' HCC/AOS 78 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 5.0 cm Vertical: 5.5 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.5 cm Length: 2.3 cm
Petal Width: 2.4 cm Length: 3.2 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.7 cm Length: 2.5 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.4 cm Length: 2.0 cm

Description: Eight pleasing flowers on three inflorescences; on a multi-kiekie plant mounted on a 60.0 cm piece of tree fern; terete green leaves up to 18.0 cm in length and 0.2 cm wide; flowers white; sepals with light pink overlay; petals slightly reflexed with dark pink mid-vein; Tri-lobed lip white, side lobes erect, one long, narrow projection resembling a horn and several smaller projections fringed gold, throat striped gold, extending back to spur, mid-lobe anchor shaped, divided with a deep cleft, the spur at the base of the lip, which extends downward and curves forward, is cone- or funnel-shaped, and is 1.5 cm long darker pink; column white overlaid light pink, anther cap toothed, white; substance light; texture crystalline.
Exhibitor: Winn Winmaw