The Latest Orchid Awards

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Encyclia phoenicea 'Odom's Orchids Blessing'

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Odom's Orchids
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20172371

Fourteen dark, stellate flowers and two buds nicely arranged on one branched, 105-cm, staked inflorescence; dorsal sepal lanceolate; lateral sepals and petals spatulate; base chartreuse, lightly stippled oxblood, distally coalesced to solid oxblood overlay; lip broad, pleasantly ruffled margins, light lavender, heavily striped deep fuchsia, side lobes clasp column, flared out apically, light lavender; column pale chartreuse, anther cap bright yellow; substance hard; texture matte.

Encyclia phoenicea 'Odom's Orchids II'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Odom's Orchids
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20172370

Nineteen stellate flowers and five buds on a single, staked, branched 47.5-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals spatulate, base light green, granular chocolate overlay, margins slightly undulate, distal light brown picotee; lip light lavender, side lobes tightly embrace column, midlobe ruffled, striped purple deeply centrally, lightens toward margins; column white, dorsally lightly blushed lavender, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; arrangement slightly crowded terminally.

Encyclia phoenicea 'Odom's Orchids I'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Odom's Orchids
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20172180

Six stellate, symmetrical, flat flowers and one bud on one 66-cm, staked inflorescence; sepals and petals pale green, heavily overlaid mahogany, coalesced apically; sepals lanceolate; petals spatulate; lip white, veined purple, darker centrally, midlobe round, margins ruffled, side lobes apiculate, folded over column, pinched apically; column white, striated purple, blushed pale lavender apically, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Bulbophyllum Wilbur Chang 'Orkiddoc's Litter Box'

Bulbophyllum echinolabium x Bulbophyllum carunculatum

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Larry Sexton
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20171521

Two stellate flowers and three buds on two inflorescences, plus two immature inflorescences; sepals and petals yellow, attenuate, faintly striped maroon; lateral sepals declinate, folded inward; petal tips upcurved; lip hinged, maroon, papillose, distal half smooth, held between and below lateral sepals; column and anther cap white, edged maroon; substance firm; texture waxy.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Matthew Koch 'Gold Country'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Sunday x Cattleya Bright Angel

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ted McClellan
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 29, 2017
  • Award No: 20171282

Three well-presented flowers and three immature flowers on two upright inflorescences; sepals and petals bright yellow; sepals ovate, distal margins very slightly undulate; lip bright yellow, overlaid magenta, side lobes closed over column, veined magenta, yellow blotch centrally, midlobe spade-shaped, apically ruffled; substance hard; texture diamond dust; upgraded for improved color saturation, texture and conformation.

Cattleya Purple Fantasy 'Big Ben'

Cattleya Precious Stones x Cattleya Mini Purple

FCC/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ted McClellan
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 29, 2017
  • Award No: 20171278

Two symmetrically round flowers and one bud on two inflorescences; sepals and petals dark magenta; sepals lanceolate; petals broadly ovate, margins undulate; lip intensely dark magenta, margins undulate; column and anther cap dark magenta; substance rigid; texture glistening.

Phalaenopsis violacea 'Melencia'

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ramon de los Santos
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 29, 2017
  • Award No: 20171279

One well-presented flower and one bud on one inflorescence; sepals and petals saturated rich magenta; sepals apices pointed, bright green; lip midlobe saturated rich magenta, side lobes white, rich magenta at apex; column and anther cap rich magenta; substance hard; texture crystalline.

Bulbophyllum Wes Newton 'Whisper Jäeger’s Dad'

Bulbophyllum Laura Newton x Bulbophyllum echinolabium

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Laura Newton
  • Date: Jul 26, 2017
  • Award No: 20172302

One stellate, well-formed, strikingly colored flower, held on a semi-erect inflorescence; flower chartreuse, heavily overlaid burgundy; sepals and petals lanceolate; sepals linearly spotted burgundy, margins sharply pointed; lateral sepals deep burgundy on inferior half, folded and curved outward distally; petals slightly reflexed apically, linearly spotted darker burgundy; lip knee-shaped, articulate, papilose, distal half goldenrod, proximal half dark burgundy; column and anther cap goldenrod; substance firm; texture matte, slight diamond dust on sepals and petals.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Mima's Brilliant Treasure 'WingDreams'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Rubescence x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Hisako Akatsuka

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Julio & Eileen Hector
  • Photographer: Julio Hector
  • Date: Jul 26, 2017
  • Award No: 20172304

Two brilliantly-colored flowers, well displayed on one inflorescence; sepals and petals dark purple; sepals lanceolate; petals ovate, apically flared darker purple, distal margins finely ruffled; lip flared, frames column, base color cream, throat bright yellow, veined dark black-purple, coalesced to solid black-purple distally and marginally, apical margins crenate; column white, anther cap almost black; substance firm; texture matte, lip velvety; first bloom seedling from a green sheath; photos taken the next day in daylight, description written as seen at night under daylight lamps.

Dendrobium stratiotes (Albescens) 'Kazuyuki Oka'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Melvin Waki
  • Photographer: Alyn Nishioka
  • Date: Jul 20, 2017
  • Award No: 20173120

Thirty-three flowers on five erect inflorescences; sepals white, margins undulate, apices recurved; petals upright, twisted, chartreuse; lip midlobe white, side lobes chartreuse, slightest of pink lines around upper column; column pale chartreuse, anther cap pale yellow; flowers nicely arranged on inflorescences; substance firm; texture matte.

Vanda Albert Roguenant 'Diane'

Vanda Bigness x Vanda Korb Fah

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Leland Nakai
  • Photographer: Alyn Nishioka
  • Date: Jul 20, 2017
  • Award No: 20173122

Nine flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals orange-rose, brown spots centrally; lip midlobe mahogany, side lobes orange; column and anther cap cream; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Encyclia megalantha 'Natural World'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tropical Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jul 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20173037

One hundred forty-seven full flowers and ten buds well-presented on six, arched inflorescences; sepals and petals chartreuse, overlaid light brown; lip and prominent side lobes ruffled, white, overlaid purple venation; column white,  green basally, slight purple blush medially, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Bulbophyllum lobbii 'Maile Mari'

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Andrew Okada
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jul 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20173038

Forty-one flowers and fourteen buds on 55 inflorescences; presented on a well grown, clean specimen in a 43-cm square plastic tray; plant 88cm wide by 42cm high; flowers yellow, overlaid maroon venation all segments; dorsal sepal reverse spotted maroon; anther cap yellow; substance medium; texture matte.

Catasetum saccatum 'Taro'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Andrew Okada
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jul 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20173039

Forty-three convex, star-shaped flowers on two pendulous inflorescences; sepals dark brown; dorsal sepal and petals held upright; lateral sepals held horizontal; petals green, blotched dark brown; lip green, brown blotches coalesced centrally, sinus white ringed with maroon spots centrally, side lobes fimbriate brown; column and trigger green, overlaid light brown dorsally; substance medium; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Chou-Yi Anigode (leucochilum Group) 'Bryon'

Paphiopedilum godefroyae f. leucochilum x Paphiopedilum adductum

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jul 15, 2017
  • Award No: 20172676

One flower on one 8-cm inflorescence; base color chartreuse; dorsal sepal heavily overlaid burgundy centrally, striped burgundy distal one-third, spotted burgundy basal one-fifth; synsepal striped burgundy; petals margins slightly undulate, striped and blotched burgundy; pouch overlaid light burgundy on superior portion, lightly spotted burgundy on interior; staminode hirsute, finely spotted light burgundy; substance medium; texture waxy; cross Paph leucochilum 'Red' (godefroyae) x Paph anitum 'Select'; RHS consulted on correct hybrid name.

Paphiopedilum Macabre Contrasts 'Littlefrog Alex's Memory'

Paphiopedilum Love Song x Paphiopedilum Macabre Magic

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Rob Halgren
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jul 15, 2017
  • Award No: 20172552

One flower on one 15-cm inflorescence; sepals white, veined green, striped burgundy; petals nicely held, flat, bright green, ciliate, heavily spotted burgundy, coalesced distal third; pouch concolor dark burgundy; staminode green, tesselated darker green centrally; substance firm; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Patti MacHale 'Georgia's Gift'

Phragmipedium pearcei x Phragmipedium sargentianum

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ginna Plude
  • Photographer: Charles Marden Fitch
  • Date: Jul 15, 2017
  • Award No: 20173944

Four flowers and four buds well displayed on two vertically staked inflorescences emanating from an immaculate, compact, semi-hydroponically grown plant in a 10cm plastic pot; dorsal sepal cream, overlaid light green, longitudinally striped dark rose; synsepal cream, overlaid light green, lightly striated dark rose; petals cream, gently spiraled, margins undulate, overlaid apple green basally, longitudinally striated dark rose marginally and distally; pouch cream, exterior overlaid and veined rose, apple green marginally, interior heavily spotted rose; staminode apple green, hirsute margins dark rose; substance medium; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Vanguard 'Semper Fi'

Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

CCE/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Thoms & Doris Dukes
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Jul 08, 2017
  • Award No: 20172366

Seven flowers and four buds well presented on three strong, staked, up to 47.1-cm inflorescences on a beautiful, well groomed plant 62.2cm wide by 27cm high, potted in a 16-cm plastic pot in bark mix with aliflor; flowers bright chartreuse; sepals ovate, distinctly striped and veined mahogany; petals twisted distally, veined and spotted mahogany, margins undulate, hirsute, mahogany hairs; pouch overlaid and veined plum; staminode knee-shaped, glossy mahogany blotch centrally, margins puberulent, mahogany hairs; substance firm; texture glossy.

Encyclia tampensis 'Whisper Boon II'

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Jul 08, 2017
  • Award No: 20172367

Seventy flat, stellate flowers on fourteen inflorescences; sepals and petals spatulate, light green, blushed cordovan, leaving a green picotee; lip midlobe rounded, white, purple blotch and purple crest, side lobes clasp column; column chartreuse, blushed cordovan, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Brassocattleya Edna 'Woodlands'

Brassavola nodosa x Cattleya coccinea

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Jul 08, 2017
  • Award No: 20172369

One stellate, carmine flower and two buds on one inflorescence; sepals and petals flat, lanceolate with faint midrib; lip funnel-shaped, encloses column, slightly askew, yellow, overlaid carmine, barred and striped darker red, yellow in throat and on reverse basally, tiny red spots basally; substance thin; texture matte.

Cattleya tigrina 'Kathleen II'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: William Rogerson
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Jul 08, 2017
  • Award No: 20171514

Seventeen flowers on a 24-cm inflorescence on a 84-cm plant; sepals and petals dark rose, heavily overlaid and spotted dark mahogany; sepal edges smooth; petals slightly cupped, margins gently undulate; lip spatulate, magenta, side lobes dark pink, distal tips crossed, exposing dark pink column, anther cap white; substance very heavy; texture waxy; upgrade from previous award 20162582, HCC 79.

Cattleya Hardyana (1896) 'July's Freedom'

Cattleya dowiana x Cattleya warscewiczii

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fred Missbach
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: Jul 08, 2017
  • Award No: 20171070

Four stunning, exceptionally flat flowers beautifully spaced on one strong inflorescence; sepals and petals white; petals margins ruffled, minutely tipped fuchsia; lip broad, ruffled, vibrant fuchsia, eyes bright lemon yellow, throat profusely and sharply veined yellow; column encased by lip; substance firm; texture crystalline, lip velvety.

Stanhopea Lydia Bush 'Genevieve'

Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea x Stanhopea grandiflora

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Doug Hartong
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: Jul 08, 2017
  • Award No: 20171071

Three spectacular flowers on one inflorescence; flowers ivory, blushed light yellow; sepals and petals proximally and medially spotted burgundy, coalesced basally; lip mesochile finely dotted burgundy, hypochile spotted burgundy, coalesced basally; column chartreuse, wings translucent ivory, finely spotted burgundy; substance hard; texture satiny, lip glossy.

Paphiopedilum callosum 'Windy Hill's RiverChase'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marilyn & Brian LeDoux
  • Photographer: Beth Martin
  • Date: Jul 08, 2017
  • Award No: 20173362

One well presented, full flower on one strong, upright inflorescence; sepals white, flat, veined green basally, veined burgundy medially, overlaid maroon medially; petals white, veined green basally, overlaid pink distally, margins undulate, hirsute, spots dark burgundy; pouch maroon, staminode maroon; substance firm; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum Carolyn Butcher 'Raspberry Sunset'

Paphiopedilum Fanaticum x Paphiopedilum delenatii

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Rick Jacoby
  • Photographer: Larry Livingston
  • Date: Jul 08, 2017
  • Award No: 20175083

One flat flower well held on one erect 18-cm hirsute inflorescence; base color white; sepals finely hirsute, overlaid raspberry red, distinctly tessellated darker raspberry red; petals marginally hirsute, overlaid raspberry red, tessellated darker raspberry red, suffused deeper raspberry red apically; pouch overlaid raspberry red, faintly tessellated; staminode deep raspberry red, spotted yellow centrally; substance firm; texture velvety.

Dendrobium Vintner's Reserve 'Vino Tino'

Dendrobium Copper Queen x Dendrobium Takami Kodama

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Matt and Michelle Jaenke
  • Photographer: Beth Martin
  • Date: Jul 08, 2017
  • Award No: 20173363

Fifteen flowers and nine buds on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals beet purple, darker distally; lip beet purple, five keels tippedmagenta; column beet purple, anther cap white; substance firm; texture satiny.

Dimorphorchis lowii 'Peacon'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ian Hiler
  • Photographer: Linda Medine
  • Date: Jul 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20172863

Fifty flowers and four buds on two 147-cm scabrous, pendent inflorescences bearing two distinct types of flowers both with hinged lips; four proximal recurved flowers, sepals and petals golden yellow, stippled cordovan; lip light yellow, overlaid lavender; column chartreuse densely speckled cordovan; anther cap chartreuse; substance hard; texture waxy; distal flowers (measured) undulate sepals and porrect, furled petals light yellow, blotched cordovan; lip cream, flushed lavender; column chartreuse with fine cordovan spots, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture matte.

Promenaea Chameleon 'Jon'

Promenaea Limelight x Promenaea guttata

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Diana Blasingame
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 05, 2017
  • Award No: 20171277

Twenty-four slightly cupped flowers and three buds on 27 well arranged inflorescences, completely circling a compact 27-cm plant grown in a 5.5 x 5.5-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals light chartreuse, heavily spotted and barred maroon; lip trilobed, chartreuse, side lobes spotted maroon, midlobe overlaid dark maroon centrally, fades to maroon spots apically, callus rich glossy oxblood; column chartreuse, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; flower also received an AM of 83pts,  20171276.

Promenaea Chameleon 'Jon'

Promenaea Limelight x Promenaea guttata

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Diana Blasingame
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 05, 2017
  • Award No: 20171276

Twenty-four slightly cupped flowers and three buds on 27 well arranged inflorescences, completely circling a compact 27-cm plant grown in a 5.5 x 5.5-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals light chartreuse, heavily spotted and barred maroon; lip trilobed, chartreuse, side lobes spotted maroon, midlobe overlaid dark maroon centrally, fades to maroon spots apically, callus rich glossy oxblood; column chartreuse, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; grower also received a CCM of 83 pts, 20171277.

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum 'Graciano'

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dave Sorokowsky
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 05, 2017
  • Award No: 20171273

Five striking flowers and one bud beautifully arranged on one 73-cm inflorescence; sepals broad, dark chartreuse, striped dark oxblood; petal margins undulate, basally hirsute, dark chartreuse, dark oxblood proximal spots coalesce to stripes distally; pouch chartreuse, fully overlaid dark oxblood; staminode chartreuse, slight oxblood flush, oxblood hairs; substance firm; texture waxy.

Vanda White Crane 'Hyeland'

Vanda sanderiana x Vanda falcata

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carl Kassabian
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 05, 2017
  • Award No: 20171275

Fifteen relatively flat flowers and one bud nicely whorled on one strong upright inflorescence; dorsal sepal and petals white; lateral sepals faintly blushed light pink; lip white, faint pink keels, nectary 2.0 cm; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture sparkling.

Cattleya purpurata var. sanguinea 'Phyllis'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Paul and Phyllis Chim
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 05, 2017
  • Award No: 20171272

Three large, bright purple flowers held high on one inflorescence; sepals cream, heavily overlaid purple, striped darker purple; petals margins undulate, cream, overlaid purple, striped darker purple midrib, with cross-hatched stripes on margins; lip ruffled, white, throat with purple striations, deep rich velvety purple side lobes and distal tip; substance light; texture diamond dust.

Paphinia Majestic 'Raise The Red Lantern'

Paphinia cristata x Paphinia herrerae

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Tyler
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 05, 2017
  • Award No: 20171274

Seven slightly cupped flowers on two inflorescences; sepals and petals ivory, central one-fifth stippled and barred burgundy, remainder heavily veined burgundy; lip white, side lobes overlaid dark burgundy, midlobe fimbriate, white; column chartreuse, anther cap yellow; substance heavy; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Oberhausens Rubin 'Dark Pearls'

Paphiopedilum glanduliferum x Paphiopedilum sanderianum

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marcia Romick
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Jul 02, 2017
  • Award No: 20174274

Three striking flowers on one staked 37-cm inflorescence; sepals yellow-green, heavily striped brown longitudinally; petals brown, floccose basal one-fourth, central one-half spiraled, distal one-fourth elongated; pouch light green, overlaid brown; staminode rectangular, brown, margins hirsute; substance firm; texture matte.

Rhynchostylis coelestis var. coerulea 'Laurette'

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Stuart Fraser
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Jun 27, 2017
  • Award No: 20172297

Approximately 450 flowers on ten well-displayed, upright inflorescences, on an exceptionally grown 37-cm high by 43-cm wide plant with an additional 121-cm of long roots, plant holds leaves from roots to apex, grown in an 8-cm black plastic basket; flowers superior in color and form, well spaced around each inflorescence, very fragrant; form unusually flat and full; sepals and petals white, lightly blushed indigo blue, apically darker indigo blue; lip midlobe deep indigo blue, remainder of lip paler blue; column white, slight indigo blue stripe down center of anther cap; substance firm, texture matte; exceptional density of blooms on inflorescences; flower size precluded higher score; plant also received CCE/AOS on award 20172298.

Rhynchostylis coelestis var. coerulea 'Laurette'

CCE/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Stuart Fraser
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Jun 27, 2017
  • Award No: 20172298

Approximately 450 flowers on ten well-displayed, upright inflorescences, on an exceptionally grown 37-cm high by 43-cm wide plant with an additional 121-cm of long roots, plant holds leaves from roots to apex, grown in an 8-cm black plastic basket; flowers superior in color and form, well spaced around each inflorescence, very fragrant; form unusually flat and full; sepals and petals white, lightly blushed indigo blue, apically darker indigo blue; lip midlobe deep indigo blue, remainder of lip paler blue; column white, slight indigo blue stripe down center of anther cap; substance firm, texture matte; exceptional density of blooms on inflorescences; flower size precluded higher score; flower also received AM/AOS on award 20172297.

Encyclia tampensis 'Whisper Boon'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Jun 27, 2017
  • Award No: 20172299

Thirty-six large, flat, stellate flowers and 86 buds on 23 branched inflorescences; sepals and petals spatulate,  chartreuse, overlaid mahogany, margins clear chartreuse; lip trilobed, white, side lobes clasp column, pale yellow, midlobe flat, round, centrally and proximally blotched purple; column soft yellow, stripped mahogany, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum thaianum 'Fajen's Orchids'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Jun 27, 2017
  • Award No: 20172300

One slightly cupped, full flower and one bud on one strong, erect 5.5-cm inflorescence; flower white, petals faintly stippled red-purple on basal inferior half, heavier on midline; pouch interior distinctly spotted red-purple; staminode yellow centrally, heavily veined green; substance firm; texture slightly satiny.

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima 'Fajen's Orchids'

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Jun 27, 2017
  • Award No: 20172301

Fifteen flowers and 27 buds on three strong upright inflorescences; sepals and petals swept back, light pink, margins crenate; lip trilobed, side lobes up swept, dark pink, centrally overlaid gold, stripped dark pink, midlobe down swept, light pink, striated pink coalesced apically; column pink, anther cap white; substance firm; texture diamond dust; commended for foliage with punctate marks.

Paphiopedilum Johanna Burkhardt 'Suzanne'

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum x Paphiopedilum adductum

AM/AOS (89 points)

  • Exhibitor: Glen Decker
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Jun 24, 2017
  • Award No: 20173999

Four beautifully proportioned, highly colored, well-spaced flowers on one upright, staked, 73cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal rich tan striped dark cordovan coalesced proximally, synsepal tan, evenly striped dark cordovan; petals well-held, yellow-chartreuse, spotted and longitudinally lightly striped cordovan, coalesced distal two-thirds, slight twist apically; pouch tawny yellow, heavily suffused light chestnut; staminode creamy yellow, ciliate, cordovan hairs on superior margins; substance heavy; texture waxy.

Cattleya Hardyana (1896) 'Kathy's World'

Cattleya dowiana x Cattleya warscewiczii

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tropical Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jun 20, 2017
  • Award No: 20173033

Two open flowers on one well held, upright inflorescence; sepals and petals white; lip magenta, yellow venation radiates to yellow eyes distally; column and anther cap white; substance medium; texture matte.

Rhyncattleanthe Memoria Luciano Pavarotti 'Valley Isle'

Rhyncattleanthe Memoria Mario Lanza x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Murray Spencer

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Exotic Orchids of Maui, I
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jun 20, 2017
  • Award No: 20173035

Three open flowers on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals concolor dark purple; petals margins slightly undulate; lip black-purple, yellow venation radiates centrally; column dark pink, anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Valley Isle Charm 'Exotic Orchids'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Crispin Rosales x Rhyncholaeliocattleya James Clarkson

FCC/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Exotic Orchids of Maui, I
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jun 20, 2017
  • Award No: 20173036

Four full flowers well spaced radially on one strong inflorescence; sepals pink-orange; petals deep pink, concolor overall; large ruby red ruffled lip, bright yellow eyes; column white, overlaid pink; substance heavy; texture velvety.

Promenaea rollisonii 'Max'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 17, 2017
  • Award No: 20172670

Seventeen cupped chartreuse flowers and 12 buds on 29 inflorescences; sepals and petals finely spotted maroon; lip heavily spotted maroon; anther cap white; substance medium; texture matte; cross between Promenaea riograndensis 'Vera Cruz' CBR/AOS x self;  KEW shows riograndensis as a synonym of Promenaea rollisonii.

Cynorkis gibbosa 'Bryon Rinke'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 17, 2017
  • Award No: 20172671

Twenty-seven flat, well-spaced and arranged flowers and 23 buds on one strong semi-upright, 64-cm,terminal raceme, plus one immature raceme; dorsal sepal hooded, pale apricot, reverse blotched red-orange; lateral sepals apricot, spotted red-orange on reverse; petals appressed and held tightly under the dorsal sepal, apricot, darker distal one-third and on the reverse; lip four-lobed, apricot, rose blotch centrally; midlobe cream colored, darker rose blotch centrally; spur 3.3cm long, chartreuse, stippled red-orange on distal two-thirds; column cream colored, linear red-orange spots on inferior distal one-half; ovary 5.2cm long, green, hirsute; substance firm; texture matte; species from Madagascar.

Cattleya Bryon Rinke 'SVO Yellow Star'

Cattleya briegeri x Cattleya crispata

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 17, 2017
  • Award No: 20172672

Four yellow flowers and 11 buds well-presented on three upright inflorescences; petals and lip ruffled; lip side lobes closed over column; substance firm; texture matte; cross is (Cattleya briegeri 'Sunset Valley Orchids II' x Cattleya crispata (Syn flava) 'Select').

Phragmipedium Red Tail Hawk 'Bright Eyes'

Phragmipedium Tall Tails x Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 17, 2017
  • Award No: 20172674

One symmetrical flower, one partially opened flower, and three buds on a 27-cm upright inflorescence; dorsal sepal red-pink, tessellated darker red-pink; synsepal fused, orange-red, striped light red; petals very flat, red-pink, hirsute basal one-third, margins slightly undulate; pouch yellow, exterior red-pink, striped darker red-pink, interior margin spotted red; staminode tan, lateral margins hirsute; substance good; texture matte; parentage is Phrag. Tall Tails 'Tail-full' x Phrag. Memoria Dick Clements 'Cardinal'.

Cattleya Great Spotted Cat 'Timbucktoo'

Cattleya Fort Motte x Cattleya aclandiae

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sarah Pratt
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 17, 2017
  • Award No: 20172675

Four well-arranged flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, large mahogany spots; sepals slightly cupped; petals margins slightly undulate; lip magenta, darker venation, midlobe white, magenta venation centrally, side lobes white, tips blushed light pink; column dark magenta, anther cap white, dark magenta spot; substance heavy; texture crystalline; strong fragrance noted; cross is (Cattleya Fort Motte 'Cheetah' x aclandiae).

Paphiopedilum Ap Philip 'Lauren, Larry and Margaret'

Paphiopedilum Judge Philip x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joe & Joyce Peterson
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Jun 17, 2017
  • Award No: 20172648

Two well arranged flowers and one bud on one strong 45-cm inflorescence; sepals yellow-green, dark maroon stripes and veins; petals yellow-green, covered with maroon spots, spots coalescence at tips into solid maroon, margins hirsute, maroon; pouch yellow-green, heavily overlaid maroon, dark maroon interior and rim; staminode yellow, overlaid maroon centrally, margins hirsute, maroon; substance firm; texture matte.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Liu's Joyance 'Brilliant'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Chunyeah x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Tainan Gold

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Connie Vernon
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Jun 17, 2017
  • Award No: 20172793

Two stunning, full flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals intense gold, flared cranberry red apically; sepals margins slightly recurved basally; petals ruffled; lip ruffled, intense gold, overlaid deep cranberry distally, striations centrally coalesced to form eyes; column yellow, anther cap white; substance heavy; texture matte, lip velvety; slight fragrance, spicy.

Cattleya Pittiae (1886) 'Whisper Why So Blue'

Cattleya loddigesii x Cattleya schilleriana (1857)

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20172365

Six flat, stellate, pleasing colored flowers on two unstaked inflorescences; sepals and petals base color violet-blue; sepals lanceolate, spotted purple centro-distally; dorsal sepal upright; laterals sepals falcate, slightly undulate; petals oblong, lightly spotted purple centro-distally; lip cream, side lobes surround column, throat lemon yellow, midlobe slightly curved, ruffled, tessellated purple, margin serrate; column and anther cap cream; substance firm; texture waxy; musky fragrance; actual hybrid cross (Cattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS x Cattleya schilleriana 'Orchidglade' AM/AOS).

Dendrobium linguella 'Just An Accent'

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Leslie Belew
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20172364

One hundred fifty-eight flowers and 102 buds on 32 inflorescences on a plant 168cm long by 105cm wide in a 10-cm plastic net pot in bark mix; 31 canes with multiple keikis; flowers white; sepals and petals lanceolate, blushed lavender, heavier distally; sepals broad; petals held slightly forward; lip saccate, apices sharply pointed; anther cap dark maroon, substance firm; texture waxy; above average flower count per inflorescence.

Cattleya praestans (Concolor) 'Claire'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: William Rogerson
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171510

Three flat flowers on three inflorescences to 7-cm; sepals and petals clear, bright rose-lavender; petals margins slightly undulate; lip tubular, covers column, throat bright yellow fading to white, internal linear keels, distal margin rose-lavender, margins undulate; column white; substance average; texture crystalline; this award is titled (Concolor) for the lip exhibiting the same color as the sepals and petals, unlike the typical forms that have a darker lip.

Vanda flabellata (Yellow form) 'Robert'

CHM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Cheryl Erins
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171511

Five flowers and seven buds on two inflorescences on a two-growth plant, growths to 20cm, leaves lanceolate to 2.5cm x 13.5cm, grown in a 7-cm pot, no media; sepals and petals lime green, rounded; dorsal sepal slightly hooded; lip white, margin serrated, sides lobes tubular, yellow, spur yellow, apple green distally; column yellow, ringed red basally; substance firm; texture waxy; commended for non-typical color variation awarded as Vanda flabellata var alba; SITF has confirmed this to be Vanda flabellata; due to the red ring at the base of the column, this cannot be considered an (Alba form), so we have designated it as (Yellow form), note: this species has no valid names below the species level, so in either case there is no valid taxonomic name for the forma or variety (Aug 2017).

Cattleya Pacavia 'Spellbound'

Cattleya purpurata x Cattleya tenebrosa

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Larry Sexton
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171513

Four flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals lavender, veined dark magenta; dorsal sepal basal half recurved; lateral sepals margins slightly curled; petals taper to a point, margins ruffled, slightly reflexed from midrib, narrow dorsal sepal creates opening between petals; lip tubular, folds over column, interior basal 1/3 white, veined dark lavender, medial 1/3 overlaid dark magenta, distal 1/3 flared; column white; substance heavy; texture matte.

Lycaste tricolor 'Lori Amble'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Bird
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20173359

Twenty flowers and one bud on 21 inflorescences; sepals light concolor olive-green; petals white, overlaid pink, striped and spotted darker pink; lip white, overlaid pink, basally spotted deeper pink; substance heavy; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Alexej 'WOW Baby'

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum x Paphiopedilum hangianum

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Helen (H. B.) Blythe-Hart
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171068

Two boldly patterned flowers well-held on one 42-cm inflorescence; base color gold; dorsal sepal heavily reticulated burgundy; synsepal lightly veined burgundy; petals heavily flushed burgundy proximally, veined distally, margins undulate; pouch veined burgundy; staminode burgundy, median gold stripe; substance coriaceus; texture matte.

Laelia lyonsii 'Jumping Jester'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carson Barnes
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171069

Twenty-eight non-resupinate flowers on one 166-cm inflorescence; flower base color white; sepals and petals undulate, spotted burgundy, white picotee; lip midlobe pink, side lobes yellow; column pink, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Krull's Pride 'Gary Amble'

Paphiopedilum Shin-Yi's Pride x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Bird
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20173360

Two flowers and one bud on one strong inflorescence; sepals cream color, distinctly striped dark mahogany; petals held downward, cream color, striped mahogany, barred mahogany basally, proximal margins undulate; pouch cream color, overlaid and veined cordovan; staminode cream color, overlaid cordovan; staminode light cordovan; substance firm; texture matte.

Encyclia tampensis 'Peggy's Delight'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Debra Baker
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20173361

One hundred, forty-seven flowers of exceptional color and 148 buds on 56 inflorescences; sepals and petals olive-green, overlaid olive-brown with distinct olive-green picotee; lip white, midlobe bright fuchsia centrally, margins undulate; column white, basally overlaid green, striated fuchsia, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

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