The Latest Orchid Awards

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Trisetella andreettae 'Kaitlyn's Patience'

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chris Miller
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Dec 09, 2017
  • Award No: 20171548

Five flowers and five buds on eight inflorescences to 10.5cm, on a miniature plant mounted on a 7 x 5-cm cork slab, on sphagnum moss; thin tubular sheaths hold single, erect, semi-terete leaves to 3.5cm; dorsal sepal chartreuse, striated light brown; lateral sepals cordovan, caudae chartreuse; petals diminutive (not measured); lip dark wine-red; substance firm; texture matte.

Coelia bella 'Lise Beauséjour'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Raymond Lussier
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Dec 09, 2017
  • Award No: 20175484

Thirty semi-tubular , strikingly colored flowers on six inflorescences; sepals lanceolate, white, apical half purple; petals lanceolate, white; lip yellow, pointed; column white, anther cap ivory, base dark purple; substance firm; texture crystalline; scented almond.

Paphiopedilum Topaz Magic 'Littlefrog'

Paphiopedilum In-Charm Topaz x Paphiopedilum Sorcerer's Stone

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Rob Halgren
  • Photographer: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
  • Date: Nov 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172572

One upright, slightly cupped flower on one 330cm tall, staked inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, overlaid light apple-green centrally and basally, veined green, lightly veined and spotted chestnut proximally, margin outer third white, basal and apical margins undulate; synsepal light yellow, veined green; petals slightly cupped, proximal margins undulate, yellow, superior half spotted light chestnut brown basally, veins light chestnut brown; pouch yellow, light chestnut veins basally; staminode yellow, uno light brown; substance firm; texture glossy.

Bulbophyllum Meen Mercury Sandal 'Chasus'

Bulbophyllum lasiochilum x Bulbophyllum annandalei

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Charles and Susan Wilson
  • Photographer: Mike Pearson
  • Date: Nov 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20174448

Four erect flowers and seven buds on three nflorescences; dorsal sepal and petals apiculate, ciliate, yellow, linearly spotted crimson; lateral sepals lanceolate, curved forward, yellow, front striped crimson, reverse heavily striped crimson; lip stiffly hinged, olive; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Cowichan Green 'Jenny'

Paphiopedilum Hilo Super Green x Paphiopedilum Pat Rowland

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Svend Munkholm
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Nov 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20174359

One flower and no buds on one 23-cm inflorescence; sepals white, green stripes radiate from base, fade to white at margin, apical margin slightly undulate; petals cream-white, overlaid green stripes, small warts intersect along length centrally, margins ciliate; pouch pale yellow-green; staminode pale yellow-green, green venation centrally; ovary green, darker green along ridges, puberulent; substance firm; texture waxy.

Pleurothallis inornata 'Pepe's Gift'

CBR/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sasha Kubicek
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Nov 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20174360

Five slightly cupped flowers and three buds on seven terminal inflorescences emerging from the leaf axils; plant grown in moss and perlite mix in a 7-cm plastic pot; sepals base color deep yellow, overlaid burgundy spots forming stripes; petals linear, erect, flank dorsal sepal, base color deep yellow, overlaid burgundy spots, coalesced into central stripe; lip oval and acute, edged in red; column prominent, soft yellow with bright yellow anther cap; substance firm; texture waxy; native to Ecuador; awarded as Pleurothallis inornata; SITF has confirmed Pleurothallis inornata (Nov 2017).

Dendrobium pachyglossum 'Irene'

CBR/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Al & Irene Messina
  • Photographer: Charles Marden Fitch
  • Date: Nov 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20173954

Thirty flowers and 21 buds on 51 usually paired, occasionally trebled, axial inflorescences on a clean 37-cm wide by 85-cm tall plant consisting of 32 mature canes, a single, hirsute immature cane, and one emerging cane, grown in aliflor and clipped into a 10.5-cm slotted clay pot; slender canes, 0.7cm in diameter and ranging from 8 to 50cm in length, bear many thick subulate leaves up to 10cm in length; sepals and petals tan, darker tan longitudinal stripes, heavily recurved; lip cream, yellow apically; column cream; substance tissue thin; texture matte; despite thin texture it was noted that flowers are very long-lasting; recognized as a species infrequently seen in cultivation; native to Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Laos; awarded as Dendrobium pachyglossum; SITF confirms this is Dendrobium pachyglossum (Dec. 2017).

Cycnoches Richard Brandon 'Mike's Next'

Cycnoches warscewiczii x Cycnoches Jean E. Monnier

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: William Stender
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Nov 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20173790

Eight full, flat, intensely colored, non-resupinate male flowers well-arranged on one 33-cm, pendent inflorescence; sepals and petals lemon yellow, blushed chartreuse centrally, lightly spotted burgundy on all segments; spotting on petals larger and more intense basally; lip spade-shaped, yellow, light green centrally, intensely spotted burgundy distal two-thirds, spots coalesced mid-lip; column curved, burgundy, distal end yellow, spotted burgundy, anther cap dark burgundy; substance firm; texture matte.

Pleurothallis allenii 'Marcella'

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Len Zieff
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Nov 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20173951

Forty-nine flowers in varying stages of openness and 24 buds on 73 inflorescences well presented on a clean 19-cm x 29-cm plant mounted using an 8-cm x 10-cm sphagnum moss pad on an 8.5-cm x 17-cm cedar plank; sepals and petals burgundy, chartreuse picotee on all segments; more pronounced on petals; lip magenta; column magenta; anther cap yellow; substance medium; texture crystalline.

Clowesetum Lydia Pan 'Mystic Sunrise'

Catasetum Frilly Doris x Clowesetum Upper Echelon

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lydia Pan
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Nov 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20173952

Sixteen remarkably full, flat flowers and three buds on one graceful 38-cm, pendent inflorescence; sepals and petals citron, finely spotted and barred oxblood; lip saccate, vibrant apricot centrally, blended to clear lemon yellow apically, oxblood spotting centrally and proximally along delicately fimbriate margins; column ivory, oxblood spotting dorsally; anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; light citrus fragrance; awarded for overall exceptional proportions and full flat form.

Cattleya Tokyo Life 'Windy Hill'

Cattleya Tokyo Magic x Cattleya Circle of Life

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marilyn & Brian LeDoux
  • Photographer: Matthew Nutt
  • Date: Nov 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20173376

One flat flower and one bud well presented on one inflorescence; sepals yellow, overlaid rose-orange, striped darker centrally; petals yellow, overlaid rose-orange proximally, darker distally, margins undulate; lip dark yellow, overlaid dark rose-orange proximally, solidly overlaid red distally, margins ruffled; column white, dorsal stripe lavender, anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Cattleya Sea Angel 'Memoria Barbara Larkin'

Cattleya Haleahi Surf x Cattleya Bright Angel

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marilyn & Brian LeDoux
  • Photographer: Matthew Nutt
  • Date: Nov 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20173377

Three flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals deep rose pink, flared magenta distally; petal margins undulate; lip closed over column basally, deep rose pink, striped yellow centrally, overlaid dark magenta distally, margins undulate; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture satiny; a delightful fragrance was noted.

Phragmipedium Ecua-Bess 'Memoria Albert White'

Phragmipedium ecuadorense x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Phyllis White - Anything Orchids
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Nov 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172630

Three well-formed flowers on two sturdy inflorescences; sepals and petals salmon ,become yellow centrally; petals intensify toward staminode and apices due to red pubescence; petals and sepals more intensely colored on reverse; dorsal sepal and petals margin slightly undulate; pouch yellow, suffused salmon over the base color appearing as deep salmon, spots on margin; substance good; texture matte.

Zygolum Louisendorf grex 'Littlefrog inda Moonlight'

Zygosepalum labiosum x Zygopetalum Artur Elle

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Rob Halgren
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Nov 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172631

Five flowers well presented on one inflorescence with a second inflorescence emerging; sepals and petals apple green, overlaid dark brown, pointed apices and picotee apple green; lip white, overlaid deep purple coalesced proximally, spotted and striped centrally in a water-fall pattern; callus deep purple; column white, lightly striped and spotted purple, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture matte, lip velvety.

Aerides Punchinello 'Bab's Beauty'

Aerides odorata x Aerides lawrenceae

CCE/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Peter Breed
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Nov 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171370

One hundred sixty eight flowers and 235 buds on eight elegantly arched inflorescences averaging 60cm, extremely well displayed on a 68-cm wide and 74-cm tall vigorous plant, grown on a 20-cm raft; sepals and petals crystalline white, overlaid light purple distally; lip hinged, light purple, lighter basally, nectary light green; column white, light purple basally; substance hard; texture waxy; flower also received an AM, 20171371.

Aerides Punchinello 'Bab's Beauty'

Aerides odorata x Aerides lawrenceae

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Peter Breed
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Nov 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171371

One hundred sixty eight flowers and 235 buds on eight elegantly arched inflorescences averaging 60cm, extremely well displayed on a 68-cm wide and 74-cm tall vigorous plant, grown on a 20-cm raft; sepals and petals crystalline white, overlaid light purple distally; lip hinged, light purple, lighter basally, nectary light green; column white, light purple basally; substance hard; texture waxy; grower also received a CCE, 20171370.

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica 'Linda's Beauty'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Peter Breed
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Nov 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171367

Three flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse with clear garnet bars; lip lilac centrally, hirsute, side lobes yellow with purple spots; column white, overlaid with lilac spots, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum In-Charm Gold 'Ben Belton'

Paphiopedilum Emerald Magic x Paphiopedilum helenae

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ben Belton
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Nov 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171369

Six flowers on six nicely spaced inflorescences on a clean 15-cm tall, 50-cm diameter plant growing in a 15-cm clear plastic pot; dorsal sepal golden yellow, suffused mahogany, margins edged white; synsepal chartreuse; petals spatulate, golden yellow, superior half blushed mahogany on basal two-thirds, margins undulate; pouch yellow, blushed mahogany; staminode yellow, green centrally; substance firm; texture glossy; plant was reciprocal cross; grower also received a CCM, 20171372.

Paphiopedilum In-Charm Gold 'Ben Belton'

Paphiopedilum Emerald Magic x Paphiopedilum helenae

CCM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ben Belton
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Nov 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171372

Six flowers on six nicely spaced inflorescences on a clean 15-cm tall, 50-cm diameter plant growing in a 15-cm clear plastic pot; dorsal sepal golden yellow, suffused mahogany, margins edged white; synsepal chartreuse; petals spatulate, golden yellow, superior half blushed mahogany on basal two-thirds, margins undulate; pouch yellow, blushed mahogany; staminode yellow, green centrally; substance firm; texture glossy; plant was reciprocal cross; flower also received an AM, 20171369.

Phalaenopsis Chang Maw Jade 'Rachel'

Phalaenopsis Yungho Gelb Canary x Phalaenopsis Yungho Gelblitz

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ben Belton
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Nov 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171368

Two flowers and one bud well-presented on one inflorescence; sepals and petals cream, transitioned to lime green around margins; faint magenta striations on inner side of lateral sepals; lip cream, magenta on either side of central keel, side lobes golden yellow; column and anther cap white; substance hard; texture matte.

Cattleya × dolosa 'Iwata’s Yuki No Hana'

Cattleya loddigesii x Cattleya walkeriana

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Keith Davis
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Nov 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171365

Two well-held flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals milk white; petals margins undulate; lip milk white, overlaid light yellow centrally and on side lobes, margins ruffled; column light lemon yellow, anther cap milk white; substance firm; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Triplett's Coral Principessa 'H.P. Norton'

Phragmipedium Prissy x Phragmipedium kovachii

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Graham Ramsey
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Nov 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171366

One stately, salmon-pink flower on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals pubescent; pouch marked curvilinear darker salmon-pink, interior cream, spotted salmon-pink, pubescent; staminode cream, overlaid salmon-pink centrally; substance firm; texture velvety.

Mormodes Jumbo Bagons 'Karen Tobiassen'

Mormodes badia x Mormodes elegans

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Karen and Steve Tobiassen
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Nov 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171363

Two hundred eighty-four flowers and 23 buds on nine branched inflorescences up to 70cm; plant 110cm wide by 72cm tall with six rotund pseudobulbs ranging from 23cm to 27cm, grown in peat mix in a 22-cm clay pot; flowers light green, suffused chartreuse, darkened to bright orange marginally as flowers mature; substance firm; texture matte; grower also received a CCE, 20171364.

Mormodes Jumbo Bagons 'Karen Tobiassen'

Mormodes badia x Mormodes elegans

CCE/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Karen and Steve Tobiassen
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Nov 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171364

Two hundred eighty-four flowers and 23 buds on nine branched inflorescences up to 70cm; plant 110cm wide by 72cm tall with six rotund pseudobulbs ranging from 23cm to 27cm, grown in peat mix in a 22-cm clay pot; flowers light green, suffused chartreuse, darkened to bright orange marginally as flowers mature; substance firm; texture matte; plant also received an AM, 20171363.

Paphiopedilum Spring Wolf 'Max & Bryon'

Paphiopedilum Dire Wolf x Paphiopedilum Spring Moonbeam

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172693

Three flowers on three strong upright inflorescences up to 20cm long and one immature inflorescence; sepals white, striped green; petals white blushed green, darker green venations, surface warted, margins hirsute, hairs 0.5cm long; lip green, darker green venations; staminode pale green, darker green tessellations; ovary 0.7cm wide by 7.0cm long, green, ribbed longitudinally; substance medium; texture waxy.

Acianthera scalpricaulis 'Bryon'

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172690

Ninety-four flowers and 42 buds on 33 inflorescences; clean, symmetrical well grown plant of 56cm diameter by 29cm height grown on a cork mount placed in a 10-cm plastic pot top dressed with sphagnum; dorsal sepal upright, slightly hooded apically, light orange; lateral sepals light orange, fused, recurved; petals translucent, midrib light orange, minutely serrate margins hug column; lip light orange, central longitudinal grooved callus; column and anther cap light orange; substance very thick; texture waxy; species from Ecuador; identified by Carlyle Luer, M. D. (2005); this cultivar received a prior CBR 20051690.

Dendrobium Remy Hartmann 'Alice in Wonderland'

Dendrobium Mini Gem x Dendrobium stratiotes

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Matt and Michelle Jaenke
  • Photographer: Pyrzynski Jim
  • Date: Nov 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20173372

Forty-five flowers and 42 buds well presented on seven inflorescences borne on a pristine, five growth plant 54cm wide by 68cm tall, grown in a 15-cm clay pot in a bark mix; sepals white, overlaid light purple distally, white picotee margins; petals purple, narrow white picotee margins; lip purple; substance firm; texture matte.

Dendrobium Hibiki 'Tiny Bubbles'

Dendrobium bracteosum x Dendrobium laevifolium

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chuck & Sue Andersen
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Nov 03, 2017
  • Award No: 20173836

One hundred thirty-nine densely arranged flowers well presented on 20 inflorescences emanating from 7 canes of a clean plant grown in a bark mix in a 14-cm square plastic pot; sepals and petals bright fuchsia; lip orange; column yellow-orange distally, Granny Smith apple green basally; substance medium; texture crystalline.

Vandoglossum Carolyn Hakim 'NWO Pink Champagne'

Holcoglossum amesianum x Vanda nana

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: New World Orchids
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Nov 03, 2017
  • Award No: 20173838

One hundred nineteen flowers and 54 buds on 27 erect inflorescences up to 14cm in length borne on a robust, nine growth, terete leaf Vandaceous plant, largest growth 20cm tall, mounted on a 11-cm x 30-cm cork slab completely covered in roots; sepals and petals white, suffused light pink, apices dark pink; lip trilobed, three-keeled central lobe white, suffused light pink, keels magenta, side lobes yellow, spotted magenta; column pink, anther cap bright magenta; substance thin; texture matte.

Cattleya pumila 'Jocelyn'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: James G. Morris
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Nov 01, 2017
  • Award No: 20171293

Two well presented flowers and one immature flower on three inflorescences; sepals deep lavender, white at apex; petals deep lavender radiating to light lavender at edges with dark lavender veins; lip throat light yellow, side lobes dark closed over column, lavender, midlobe deep maroon, margins ruffled; substance firm; texture light diamond dust, lip velvety.

Bulbophyllum rothschildianum 'Joan'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joan Gunn
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Nov 01, 2017
  • Award No: 20171294

One hundred twenty-six flowers and ten buds on 21 umbellate inflorescences; dorsal sepal chartreuse, striped maroon; lateral sepals fused, chartreuse with heavy maroon spots; petals chartreuse with fine maroon spotting, midrib dark maroon, distal maroon tassels; lip hinged, deep maroon; column chartreuse, anther cap maroon; substance firm; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Cahaba Glow 'FLIP'

Phragmipedium Sunset Glow x Phragmipedium besseae

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Betty Wise
  • Photographer: Mike Pearson
  • Date: Oct 28, 2017
  • Award No: 20174512

One stunning flower and two buds on one 42-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals bright deep red; pouch exterior red-orange, striped dark red, infolded margin bright yellow, punctated red; staminode bright yellow, overlaid red-orange; substance firm; texture satiny; commended for color saturation.

Bulbophyllum grandiflorum 'Scott Thomas'

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tom Walker
  • Photographer: Mike Pearson
  • Date: Oct 28, 2017
  • Award No: 20174511

Fifteen striking flowers and three buds on 18 inflorescences to 18cm long on a 50-cm diameter plant in sphagnum moss in a 14-cm plastic basket; sepals light chartreuse, overlaid light brown; dorsal sepal spotted cream; lateral sepals chartreuse distally; petals minute, chartreuse; lip mobile, chartreuse, spotted brown; column chartreuse; substance soft; texture matte.

Bulbophyllum Betty Kelepecz 'Dorie's Choice'

Bulbophyllum Jersey x Bulbophyllum carunculatum

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Thoms & Doris Dukes
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172315

Five well-formed, stellate flowers and two buds, on five strong inflorescences, on a plant 55cm in diameter by 19.9cm tall, filling a 15-cm plastic bulb pan in sphagnum moss covered with green moss; sepals and petals light yellow; dorsal sepal lanceolate, upright, slightly recurved apically, lightly blushed raspberry red centrally; lateral sepals lanceolate, slightly falcate, folded apically, inferior half and superior margins blushed raspberry red; petals lanceolate, horizontally held, slightly arched downward, suffused darker raspberry red; lip articulate, sickle-shaped, basally chartreuse, heavily overlaid maroon; column foot yellow, heavily stippled maroon, column and anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture satiny, lip matte; plant also received AM 85, award 20172314.

Bulbophyllum Betty Kelepecz 'Dorie's Choice'

Bulbophyllum Jersey x Bulbophyllum carunculatum

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Thoms & Doris Dukes
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172314

Five well-formed, stellate flowers and two buds, on five strong inflorescences, on a plant 55cm in diameter by 19.9cm tall, filling a 15-cm plastic bulb pan in sphagnum moss covered with green moss; sepals and petals light yellow; dorsal sepal lanceolate, upright, slightly recurved apically, lightly blushed raspberry red centrally; lateral sepals lanceolate, slightly falcate, folded apically, inferior half and superior margins blushed raspberry red; petals lanceolate, horizontally held, slightly arched downward, suffused darker raspberry red; lip articulate, sickle-shaped, basally chartreuse, heavily overlaid maroon; column foot yellow, heavily stippled maroon, column and anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture satiny, lip matte; grower also received CCM 84, award 20172315.

Bulbophyllum Khoon Meng 'Twice As Nice'

Bulbophyllum fascinator x Bulbophyllum echinolabium

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Thoms & Doris Dukes
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172316

Two flowers on one arched, staked inflorescence; base color chartreuse; dorsal sepal lanceolate, acuminate, suffused burgundy spots arranged linearly, chartreuse picotee, thin hairs apically, distal margins ciliate; lateral sepals inrolled, margins twisted around each other, exterior rugose, overlaid burgundy spots coalesced to solid burgundy apically; petals horizontally held, margins hispid, three medial dark burgundy lines, apices bright purple, hispid margins bright purple; lip articulate, sickle-shaped, deep glossy central groove, vibrant plum-purple; column fanged, stippled burgundy, anther cap white; substance firm; texture satiny, petals and lip matte; petals and natural spread measurement include significant hairs.

Bulbophyllum Laura Newton 'Whisper What A Witch'

Bulbophyllum agastor x Bulbophyllum macrobulbum

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura Newton and Dolores Smith
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172317

Seven flowers on three inflorescences; flower base color chartreuse; dorsal sepal deltoid, central flame dark burgundy, margins spotted burgundy; lateral sepals inrolled, fused, obverse heavily overlaid dark maroon, semi-coalesced spots; petals deltoid, margins ruffled, central flame dark burgundy, margins overlaid old gold; lip hinged, two central keels, overlaid solid old gold, stippled burgundy; column chartreuse, stippled burgundy, anther cap light yellow; substance hard; texture matte.

Bulbophyllum kermesinum 'A-doribil Too'

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carolyn Robinson
  • Photographer: Johanna Willink
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172487

Five flowers and seven immature buds on twelve inflorescences to 15cm, on a immaculately grown 50-cm wide x 15-cm high plant, grown in fine bark and perlite, in a 17-cm square plastic basket lined with coco fiber; flower base color chartreuse; dorsal sepal basally broad, recurved and tapered to a fine point, margins rolled forward, proximal one-quarter finely lined chestnut brown, faded basally, margins coalesced, apically faded; lateral sepals falcate, twisted forward, basal one-fourth finely overlaid chestnut brown; petals minute (unmeasured); lip articulate, chartreuse; substance medium; texture matte.

Cattleya Tiny Titan 'Carolyn's Joy'

Cattleya Precious Stones x Cattleya Beaufort

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carolyn Robinson
  • Photographer: Johanna Willink
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172488

Three full, round, flat flowers on two inflorescences; base color egg yolk yellow, lightly suffused and veined red; sepals elliptical; petals lightly ruffled apically, suffused deeper red apically; lip trilobed, light yellow on reverse side, red on superior side, bright yellow centrally, ruffled apically; column and anther cap white, tipped magenta; substance firm; texture crystalline; weak stem precluded higher score.

Fredclarkeara No Doubt 'Ellyn Marie'

Mormodia Painted Desert x Catasetum Susan Fuchs

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Edward W. Cavin
  • Photographer: Johanna Willink
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172489

Thirty-eight richly colored, fairly flat flowers on two pendent inflorescences; flower base color chartreuse; sepals and petals lanceolate; sepals completely stippled burgundy; petals suffused burgundy; lip cymbiform, suffused deep burgundy, margin dentate; column suffused burgundy; substance firm; texture waxy.

Gomesa radicans 'Karen'

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Paul Welty
  • Photographer: James Harris
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20171362

One thousand one hundred flowers and 50 buds on 110 inflorescences on a 55-cm wide by 55-cm tall plant with narrow grass-like leaves, well grown nearly encircling a cork mount; sepals and petals reflexed, light lime green; lip white; column mahogany, anther cap light lime green; substance delicate; texture matte; flowers fragrant.

Dendrobium lawesii '('Pink and White' x self)'

AQ/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Zephyrus Orchids
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20173487

Thirteen first bloom seedlings of a selfing of Dendrobium lawesii 'Pink and White' showing very diverse color combinations and good size; color range includes red, white, pink, rose, magenta, gold yellow and orange; hybridizer Ecuagenera Co. Ltda.

Dendrobium lawesii 'Jordyn'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Zephyrus Orchids
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20173468

Fifty-eight flowers and thirteen emerging buds on nine inflorescences; flowers pink, finely striped darker pink; lateral sepals fused, forming mentum, overlaid orange; lip white, serrated apically, gold proximally; column white, anther cap yellow; ovary magenta; substance firm; texture crystalline. mentum satiny.

Dendrobium lawesii 'Nicole'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Zephyrus Orchids
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20173485

Twenty-three flowers on two inflorescences grown in an 8-cm pot; dorsal sepals, petals and sepaline tube cerise, dark pink striations; ovary magenta; lip pink, tip serrated and turned up; column pink, wings yellow, anther cap off-white; substance fairly firm; texture crystalline, sepaline tube velvety.

Cymbidium Chen's Ruby 'Pat's Pride'

Cymbidium iridioides x Cymbidium Golden Elf

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Patricia Freeland
  • Photographer: Charles Marden Fitch
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20174026

Seventy-five flowers and 35 buds on 12 unstaked inflorescences held attractively around the clean foliage of a 60-cm tall by 120-cm wide plant grown in a 30-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals wheat yellow, medially spotted and striated maroon; lip and column lighter yellow, randomly spotted maroon; substance firm; texture crystalline; the natural presentation of the inflorescences contributed to the especially attractive nature of the plant's presentation.

Dendrobium lawesii 'Madelyne'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Zephyrus Orchids
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20173486

Fourteen flowers and one bud on two inflorescences on separate canes, grown in an 8-cm plastic pot; dorsal sepal and petals gold; lateral sepals gold-tipped, sepaline tube red; ovary red-magenta; lip cream, serrated apically apex turned up; column cream; substance firm; texture crystalline; sepaline tube velvety.

Paphiopedilum sangii 'Kai's Gift'

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Zephyrus Orchids
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20173461

Three flowers and one bud on four inflorescences up to 31cm displayed on a meticulous 10 growth plant in a 15.5-cm plastic pot; dorsal sepal light chartreuse, veins green, coalesced proximally, central and near-base veins burgundy; synsepal light chartreuse, veined green; petals green,distal three-quarters veined, reticulated and blushed dark magenta; pouch chartreuse, veined and lined maroon, in-rolled margin cream, heavily dotted magenta basally; staminode light chartreuse; substance firm; texture waxy, pouch matte.

Tolumnia Jairak Firm '#35'

Tolumnia Rainbow x Tolumnia Plush

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Deb Boersma
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20173466

Forty-nine flowers and 13 buds on five branched inflorescences up to 34cm; dorsal sepal and fused lateral sepals dark red; petals white, dark red centrally; lip white, dark red mask centrally, margins minutely stippled red, callus yellow blotched dark red; column white, anther cap light green; substance firm; texture matte.

Habenaria Angel Bone 'Bryon'

Habenaria carnea x Habenaria lindleyana

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172684

Nineteen well displayed and arranged white flowers and three buds on two strong, upright inflorescence up to 29cm; dorsal sepal hooded; petals tucked under the dorsal sepal; spur 4.9cm long, light pink basal one-fourth, very light green distal three-fourths; ovary green, ribbed lengthwise, 0.3cm wide x 3cm long, sheath covering ovary 2cm long, olive green; very complex reproductive parts light pink; substance light; texture matte.

Habenaria Pegasus 'Bryon'

Habenaria carnea x Habenaria medusa

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172685

Nine well arranged white flowers and 11 buds on one strong, upright, 33-cm long inflorescence; dorsal sepal hooded, overlaid chartreuse on reverse; lateral sepals flat, round, apiculate; petals tucked under the dorsal sepal; lip heavily fimbriate; spur 5.5cm, very light pink basal one-fourth, lime green distal three-fourths; ovary ribbed lengthwise, chartreuse, 0.3cm wide x 4.0 cm long; sheath covering ovary chartreuse, 4cm long; complex reproductive parts white; substance light; texture matte.

Cattleya Walnut Valley Sparky 'M & B'

Cattleya Walnut Valley Beautiful x Cattleya Brian Carwile

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172686

Two very flat flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals medium pink; sepals lanceolate; petals ovate, margins slightly undulate; lip white, side lobes pink, closed over column; midlobe distal one-fourth magenta, margins pink to magenta laterally, light yellow medial stripe, margins undulate; column and anther cap white; substance heavy; texture sparkling; fragrance noted.

Pleurothallis tricarinata 'Bryon Rinke'

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172687

Two hundred twenty-two cupped flowers and 66 buds on 27 inflorescences up to 24cm long, some leaves with two inflorescences; clean plant 58cm wide x 25cm tall well grown in an 11-cm plastic pot with bark mixture; dorsal sepal translucent chartreuse, darker midrib, two maroon stripes basal one-half; lateral sepals fused, translucent chartreuse, midrib lighter chartreuse, two maroon stripes basal one-fourth; petals transparent chartreuse, three maroon stripes, appressed to column; lip chartreuse, stippled maroon, maroon picotee; column chartreuse, lighter distally, anther cap pale yellow; ovary chartreuse; substance heavy; texture waxy; species from Peru; ID by Carlyle Luer MD 11/20/2008.

Bulbophyllum guttulatum 'Timbucktoo'

CCE/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sarah Pratt
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Oct 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172689

Three hundred and seventy-two flowers and 54 buds attractively arranged and displayed in pseudo-umbels on 39 inflorescences; clean, symmetrical plant of 70cm diameter and 50cm height grown on a 20-cm wooden slat mount; dorsal sepal and petals pale yellow, spotted red; lateral sepals pale yellow, rolled inwardly distal two-thirds, finely spotted red superior basal one half; lip white heavily stippled bright purple, hinged; column pale yellow, anther cap bright yellow; substance light; texture matte; faint fragrance noted; special consideration given to high flower count per inflorescence.

Epicattleya René Marqués 'Leonardo Andre'

Epidendrum pseudepidendrum x Cattleya Claesiana

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Manuel Arias
  • Photographer: Walter H. Wust
  • Date: Oct 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20176072

Sixty-eight flowers, one bud on eleven 30-cm inflorescences; plant 100cm tall by 90cm wide grown in a 41-cm plastic pot with osmunda chunks; sepals and petals olive green; lip golden yellow, keels purple, margins tightly ruffled and serrate; column white, olive green basally, overlaid purple distally, anther cap white; substance firm; texture satiny.

Lycaste Chita Impulse 'Manuel Moran'

Lycaste Chita Melody x Lycaste Alan Salzman

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Manuel Moran
  • Photographer: Walter H. Wust
  • Date: Oct 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20176073

Two full flowers on two, 9-cm inflorescence; sepals white, overlaid ruby red, suffused randomly darker maroon distally; petals white, suffused ruby red, striated coalesced solid apically, reverse white, heavily spotted ruby red proximally; lip white, heavily overlaid maroon, white picotee margins; column white; substance hard; texture waxy, lip velvety.

Masdevallia Charms 'Beautiful Katia'

Masdevallia Grace Arms x Masdevallia Charisma

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Manuel Arias
  • Photographer: Walter H. Wust
  • Date: Oct 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20176074

Four flowers well-presented on four, upright, 17.7-cm inflorescences; dorsal sepal white with fuchsia veins, caudae golden yellow distally; lateral sepals white, veined fuchsia, suffused golden yellow proximally, caudae golden yellow; petals white, veined fuchsia; lip white, fuchsia distally; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Masdevallia Hani 'Eumelia y Manuel'

Masdevallia coccinea x Masdevallia chaparensis

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Manuel Arias
  • Photographer: Walter H. Wust
  • Date: Oct 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20176075

Two upright, symmetrical flowers on two, 42.5-cm inflorescences; dorsal sepal burnt orange, cherry red central stripe, caudae cherry red; lateral sepals burnt orange, suffused cherry red distally; petals cream; lip green, cherry red distally; substance firm; texture velvety.

Cattleya maxima (Coerulea) 'Manuel Moran'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Manuel Moran
  • Photographer: Walter H. Wust
  • Date: Oct 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20176076

Nine blue flowers on one 15.5-cm, upright inflorescence; sepals rolled marginally; dorsal sepal erect; petals arched forward and down, slightly twisted; lip frilled, closed over column, veined light coerulean blue, central stripe yellow; substance medium; texture crystalline.

Cattleya maxima f. alba 'Nobuo Makino'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nubuo Makino
  • Photographer: Walter H. Wust
  • Date: Oct 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20176077

Four well-arranged flowers on one 8.5-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals white; dorsal sepal recurved proximally; petals margins slightly undulate distally lip closed over column, white, yellow stripe centrally, margins ruffled; substance light; texture crystalline.

Phragmipedium Don Wimber 'Natalia'

Phragmipedium Eric Young x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Susi Spittler
  • Photographer: Walter H. Wust
  • Date: Oct 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20176078

Three full, flat flowers and two buds on three 27.4-cm inflorescences; sepals and petals red-orange; pouch red-orange, interior bright yellow, minutely spotted red-orange; staminode yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline.

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