The Latest Orchid Awards

Here are the latest 60 orchid awards including the exhibitor and photographer (where available). Be sure to visit this page often and add to your favorites / bookmarks as this list of orchid awards is updated frequently.

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Bulbophyllum Herkules 'M & B'

Bulbophyllum macrobulbum x Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Aug 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20183534

Eleven flowers on one crowded, pendent inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, exterior densely maculated dark maroon, interior solid dark maroon; lateral sepals fused, distinct ridge where joined, folded longitudinally; lip hinged, dark maroon; column foot chartreuse spotted dark maroon, column and anther cap dark maroon; substance hard; texture waxy; unpleasant fragrance noted.

Paphiopedilum Memoria Robert Wimmer 'Maxine'

Paphiopedilum Rainbow Sky x Paphiopedilum Coconut Candy

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Aug 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20183535

One round, symmetrical, chartreuse flower on one 7.5-cm, upright inflorescence; dorsal sepal white picotee, veined darker green; petals veined darker green, margins undulate; staminode light green, dark green spot centrally; substance firm; texture waxy; cross is Paph Rainbow Sky 'Lime Pepper' x Paph Coconut Candy 'Skylark'.

Brassocattleya Seagulls Yellowbug 'Bryon'

Cattleya briegeri x Brassavola nodosa

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Aug 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20183537

Three flat, stellate flowers and eight buds on three upright inflorescences; sepals, petals and lip lemon yellow; lip closed over column; spotted magenta on interior and exterior, margin ruffled; column and anther cap lime green; substance heavy; texture matte; slight fragrance noted; cross is Cattleya briegeri 'Star of Brazil' HCC/AOS 78 Pts x Brassavola nodosa 'Susan Fuchs' FCC/AOS 91 Pts.

Bulbophyllum Walnut Valley Jersey 'M & B'

Bulbophyllum Jersey x Bulbophyllum reticulatum

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Aug 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20183538

Six large, flat, stellate flowers and 16 buds on eight inflorescences, plus 20 immature inflorescences; sepals chartreuse, overlaid with maroon lines and spots; lateral sepals falcate; petals heavier overlaid with maroon lines and spots; lip hinged, maroon, yellow-orange spot centrally, orange on distal one-half; column yellow, anther cap bright yellow; substance heavy; texture waxy; slight odor noted; actual cross is Bulbophyllum Jersey 'Bryon' CCM/AOS 82 Pts x Bulbophyllum reticulatum 'Bryon' (Syn katherinae).

Cattleya Lake Tahoe 'High Sky'

Cattleya Floralia's Azul x Cattleya sincorana

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ted McClellan
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20181841

Four well-presented flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals light blue, green basally; sepals margins slightly undulate; lip light blue, distal half overlaid dark blue, lavender center midlobe to apex, column and anther cap white; substance good; texture light diamond-dust.

Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi f. chattaladae 'Raise The Red Lantern'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Tyler
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20181842

Fifteen stellate flowers and twelve buds on fifteen inflorescences; flower oxblood, column yellow distally, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy.

Dendrobium Hibiki 'Tiny Bubbles'

Dendrobium bracteosum x Dendrobium laevifolium

CCE/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Tyler
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20181843

Four hundred five flowers and one hundred eighty-eight buds on ten canes on a well-grown, 40-cm by 45-cm plant in a 15-cm clay pot; sepals and petals bright fuchsia; lip orange-brown, column ivory; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Pabstiella tripterantha 'Gilbert'

CCE/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carol Zoltowski
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20181844

Six hundred twenty-four flowers on one hundred four inflorescences borne on a spherical 32-cm plant; flowers tubular, yellow base color, overlaid and striped dark mahogany; lateral sepals fused basally; substance firm; texture waxy; previously awarded CCM August 2014; awarded CCE for increased floriferousness and condition of plant.

Gongora Canary 'Samantha's Solo'

Gongora flaveola x Gongora galeata

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis Seffernick
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Jul 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20183479

Twenty-one flowers and 18 buds on four pendent inflorescences; sepals olive green; dorsal sepal hooded; lateral sepals horizontally held, heavily rolled and puckered; petals minute, lanceolate; lip yellow, hypochile overlaid oxblood, mesochile short-horned, epichile light oxblood blush; column heavily overlaid and spotted oxblood; anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy.

Stanhopea Assidensis 'Alex's Adventure'

Stanhopea tigrina x Stanhopea wardii

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis Seffernick
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Jul 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20183480

Five flowers and five buds on three inflorescences, plus four emerging inflorescences; sepals and petals light yellow with pale burgundy spots; hypochile butter yellow, dark burgundy splotch centrally, mesochile ivory, finely covered with burgundy stippling, horns ivory, stippled burgundy; column ivory, pale green centrally, stippled burgundy; substance firm; texture matte.

Stanhopea Assidensis 'Stephanie's Max'

Stanhopea tigrina x Stanhopea wardii

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis Seffernick
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Jul 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20183481

Twenty very fragrant flowers and six buds on nine inflorescences; sepals and petals ivory, burgundy spots evenly distributed, yellow blush proximally; hypochile butter yellow, dark burgundy splotch centrally, mesochile ivory, finely covered with burgundy stippling, horns ivory, stippled burgundy; column ivory, pale green centrally, stippled burgundy; substance firm; texture matte.

Eulophia petersii 'Matthews's Baxter'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis Seffernick
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Jul 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20183484

Eighty-three flowers and 102 buds on two 184-cm, sturdy, branched inflorescences; sepals curled back distally, green, striped red; petals curled back distally, green veined red; lip white white, ruffled, stippled pink centrally, side lobes green veined red; column light green, two dark magenta eyes connected with a magenta stripe; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Johanna Burkhardt 'Asha'

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum x Paphiopedilum adductum

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Madhu Chintala
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Jul 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20185017

Three elegant, well-presented flowers on one erect, sturdy inflorescence; dorsal sepal chartreuse, striped deep mahogany, more intense on reverse, distal margins slightly undulate; synsepal chartreuse, veined light mahogany ventrally, heavily overlaid mahogany on reverse, distal margins slightly undulate; petals long, chartreuse, spotted deep mahogany basally, merging to deep mahogany stripes apically, proximal margins hirsute, distally gently twisted; pouch chartreuse, overlaid mahogany, tessellated deeper mahogany; staminode cream, lateral margins hirsute, mahogany; substance firm; texture matte.

Dendrobium gerlandianum 'Irene'

CHM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Al & Irene Messina
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Jul 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20185018

Twenty-one flowers and one bud presented on 14 sub-apical inflorescences bearing up to three flowers each, borne on 14 of 61 spindle-shaped, terete-leaved pseudobulbs typical of the Crumenata section of the genus Dendrobium; attractive, compact, full, and well-grown 49-cm wide x 27-cm tall plant potted in Aliflor in a 12-cm pot; up to 10 grass-like, entire, 0.5-cm wide by up to 10-cm long leaves borne on long, interlocking petioles atop 7-cm tall pseudobulbs which are 0.7cm in diameter at widest point; sepals and petals light chartreuse-yellow; lip lighter yellow, central keel yellow-green, side lobes upright, yellow, finely striped burgundy; random distribution of flowers around the beautifully grown, grassy-leaved plant creates an overall airy presentation; native to Philippines; Dendrobium gerlandianum confirmed by SITF (August 2018).

Dendrobium Maui Sparkle 'Valley Isle Giant'

Dendrobium Blue Sparkle x Dendrobium Samarai

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jadine Harriman
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jul 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183857

Two hundred twenty-one flowers and one bud on 11 inflorescences; sepals white, purple striations distally; petals upright, twisted, white,  purple overlay, darkened distally; lip trilobed, white, dark purple overlay distally, purple venation on open side lobes; column white, light purple spotting, anther cap green; substance heavy; texture waxy; the exhibitor of this plant was awarded a CCE, award 20183858.

Dendrobium Maui Sparkle 'Valley Isle Giant'

Dendrobium Blue Sparkle x Dendrobium Samarai

CCE/AOS (93 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jadine Harriman
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jul 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183858

wo hundred twenty-one flowers and one bud on 11 inflorescences; sepals white, purple striations distally; petals upright, twisted, white,  purple overlay, darkened distally; lip trilobed, white, dark purple overlay distally, purple venation on open side lobes; column white, light purple spotting, anther cap green; substance heavy; texture waxy; this plant was also awarded an AM 86 points, award 20183857.

Cattlianthe Bactia 'Rick Helmuth's SunCoast'

Guarianthe bowringiana x Cattleya guttata

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jim Roberts Florida SunCoast Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jul 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183286

One hundred thirty-six slightly cupped, open, fuchsia flowers and fifty buds on twenty-two, mostly erect inflorescences on a plant 108cm wide by 85cm tall growing in a 115-cm diameter plastic planter; sepals lanceolate; dorsal sepals upright, some slightly turned; petals narrowly ovate, margins slightly undulate; lip side lobes enclose column, lighter fuchsia, striated fuchsia, midlobe deep fuchsia, velvety, margins tightly ruffled; column white, striated fuchsia, anther cap white; substance moderately-firm; texture satiny.

Encyclia Orchid Jungle 'SunCoast's Kerygma'

Encyclia alata x Encyclia phoenicea

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jim Roberts Florida SunCoast Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jul 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183287

One hundred and four striking colorful flowers and one hundred and one buds on three tall, 154-cm, branched inflorescences; sepals and petals spatulate, flat, chartreuse, overlaid dark-chocolate on distal two-thirds; lip white, side lobes slightly upswept, striated and suffuses light rose-pink, midlobe striated dark rose pink, margins dark rose-pink, providing a dramatic contrast; column white, anther cap sulfur yellow; substance firm; texture diamond dust, lip matte.

Encyclia Orchid Jungle 'SunCoast Higher Standard'

Encyclia alata x Encyclia phoenicea

CCM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jim Roberts Florida SunCoast Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jul 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183289

One hundred sixty-five flowers and two hundred fifteen buds on four tall, 137-cm, branched inflorescences on a very impressive plant 90cm wides by 59cm tall grown in a 22-cm clay pot with expanded clay pellets; sepals and petals spatulate, chartreuse, overlaid chocolate on distal three-quarters; lip white, side lobes, slightly upswept, light yellow, slightly suffused rose-pink, midlobe striated dark rose pink, margin yellow; column white, anther cap gold-yellow; substance firm; texture diamond dust, lip matte; flowers also received an AM, 20183290.

Encyclia Orchid Jungle 'SunCoast Higher Standard'

Encyclia alata x Encyclia phoenicea

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jim Roberts Florida SunCoast Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jul 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183290

One hundred sixty-five flower and two hundred fifteen buds on four tall, 137-cm, branched inflorescences on a very impressive plant 90cm wides by 59cm tall grown in a 22cm clay pot with expanded clay pellets; sepals and petals spatulate, chartreuse, overlaid chocolate on distal three-quarters; lip white, side lobes, slightly upswept, light yellow, slightly suffused rose-pink, midlobe striated dark rose pink, margin yellow; column white, anther cap gold-yellow; substance firm; texture diamond dust, lip matte; grower also received a CCM, 20183289.

Paphiopedilum hookerae 'Fajen's Orchids'

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jul 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183291

One well-balanced flower on a 31-cm, upright inflorescence; dorsal sepal ovate, light green, basal half suffused lime green; synsepal narrowly ovate, apiculate, light green; petals spatulate, proximally light green, midline dark rose-purple, superior half stippled dark rose-purple, margins undulate, heavier on superior half hirsute, apical half rose-purple, fine light green picotee; pouch narrow, lime green, veined dark lime green, blushed dark lime green, apically slightly blushed rose-purple, appears olive, rim downy; staminode round, apically bifurcate, light green, center very light green, outer ring rose-purple, proximal margin light green; substance firm; texture glossy.

Bulbophyllum Dolores Smith 'Whisper Pretty in Pink'

Bulbophyllum Crownpoint x Bulbophyllum bicolor

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura Newton and Dolores Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jul 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183293

Ten flowers and four buds on three nicely-held umbels; dorsal sepal ovate, apiculate, heavily hirsute, khaki, vertically striped deep burgundy, coalesced to apical point; lateral sepals in-rolled, fused, inferior side khaki, striped burgundy, superior side heavily suffused and veined light burgundy; petals slightly porrect, khaki, veined burgundy, coalesced to distal hirsute point; lip recurved, hinged, dark burgundy; column light gold, anther cap yellow; substance very firm; texture matte, dorsal sepal glossy.

Phragmipedium Mont Fallu 'Itsa Miracle'

Phragmipedium longifolium x Phragmipedium Grande

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sherry Maloney
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Jul 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20182120

Two flowers and one bud on one 86-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal light green, striped apple green, white picotee, reflexed and lightly twisted distally; synsepal light green, striped apple green, white picotee; petals long, twisted, light green, striped apple green proximally, edged rose proximally, heavily suffused pink distally, white picotee proximally; pouch light green overlaid pink, inner rim spotted dusky rose overall, green centrally, two side flares; staminode bilobed, light green, superior margin finely pubescent, mahogany; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattleya Big Dipper 'Mizar'

Cattleya Little Dipper x Cattleya sincorana

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: James G. Morris
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 11, 2018
  • Award No: 20181837

Eight well presented flowers on two inflorescences held well above the foliage; sepals and petals light lavender; petals margins slightly undulate; lip white,sidelobe margins and midlobe dark fuchsia, creamy yellow centrally; column white, blushed fuchsia, margin tipped dark fuchsia, anther cap white; substance firm; texture sparkling.

Oberonia rufilabris 'Gilbert'

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carol Zoltowski
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Jul 11, 2018
  • Award No: 20181834

One thousand six hundred eighty-seven flowers on ten infloresceences evenly displayed around a 7x7-cm plant grown on a grapewood stick, each clean, fan-like growth bears an inflorescence; flowers concolor, brick orange, lip callus white; natural spread is 1/2 mm x 1/2 mm, all floral parts too small to measure; substance hard to ascertain due to floral proximity; texture matte; awarded as Oberonia truncata, native to Sri Lanka; SITF with the help of Daniel Geiger has determined this is Oberonia rufilabris (July 2018), due to overall habit of small soft-leaved fan, no abscission scar at base of leaves, floral bracts longer at base of inflorescence than at top, red flower, lip with single filiform lateral lobe, lip with forked epichile.

Dendrobium cuthbertsonii 'Bicolor Dream'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Golden Gate Orchids
  • Photographer: Ken Jacobsen
  • Date: Jul 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20185411

One full flower on one inflorescence; sepals orange; petals orange basally, tangerine apically; lip orange, black on distal margin; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Rhynchobrassoleya Everything Nice 'Gold Country'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Helen Brown x Brassavola perrinii

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Amy & Ken Jacobsen
  • Photographer: Ken Jacobsen
  • Date: Jul 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20185413

Seventeen flowers on six infloresences, and eight buds on two additional inflorescences; sepals and petals chartreuse; lip partially closed over column, purple, narrow chartreuse margin, yellow suffusion under column; column white, faintly blushed pale chartreuse, anther cap white; substance average; texture satiny.

Myrmecocattleya Maku'u Mana 'Maku'u'

Cattleya Lucia Cecilia x Myrmecophila tibicinis

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Gines Orchids Leonard Gines
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Jul 01, 2018
  • Award No: 20185628

Three stellate flowers and five buds on one 16-cm inflorescence, and one flower and eight buds on second 14-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals bright yellow, heavily blushed rose-pink marginally, lanceolate, recurved tips; lip bright yellow, side lobes dark rose, margin bright yellow, rolled over column, midlobe bright yellow, margins ruffled, recurved; substance firm; texture diamond dust; commended for attractive form and color, a new direction in breeding.

Stanhopea Nicholas Swett 'Arya'

Stanhopea ecornuta x Stanhopea inodora

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Gerald Swett
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Jul 01, 2018
  • Award No: 20185629

Eight striking flowers and eight buds on four pendent inflorescences; sepals and petals light yellow, spotted light maroon; lip light yellow, hypochile overlaid golden yellow, two eye spots burgundy, mesochile finely spotted burgundy, epichile finely spotted burgundy, horns concave, surfaces finely spotted burgundy; column white, wings stippled light burgundy, centrally suffused light green; substance heavy; texture matte, lip glossy; spicy fragrance.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Greenwich 'Elmhurst'

Cattleya Ann Follis x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Lester McDonald

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeanne Buchanan
  • Photographer: Charlotte Randolph
  • Date: Jul 01, 2018
  • Award No: 20181510

Two well-held, stellate flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals light yellow-green, veined lavender distal half; petals ovate, slightly reflexed; lip encloses column, ruffled, light yellow-green, magenta distal half, throat yellow; column light yellow-green, tipped magenta apically; substance firm; texture glossy.

Brassocattleya Yellow Bird 'Bredren'

Brassavola nodosa x Brassocattleya Richard Mueller

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bredren Orchids and Phillip Hamilton
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Jun 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20182964

Twenty-four, evenly spotted, stellate flowers and six buds on seven inflorescences on a well-grown plant; sepals and petals lanceolate, lemon yellow, spotted burgundy on reverse; lip trumpet-shaped, lighter lemon yellow, spotted burgundy; column and anther cap light yellow; substance firm; texture matte; commended for even and consistent spotting on flowers.

Encyclia howardii 'Bredren's Hot Lips'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bredren Orchids and Phillip Hamilton
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Jun 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20182965

Fifty-seven stellate flowers nicely arranged on three branched inflorescences; sepals and petals spatulate, lemon yellow, mahogany overlay distally, yellow picotee; lip trilobed, side lobes obovate, enclose column, distally flared out, midlobe round, folded in half downward, margins crenulate, brilliant fuchsia, white apically; column green, medially stippled fuchsia, anther cap yellow; substance medium-firm; texture matte.

Broughtonia sanguinea 'Louisiana'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Al Taylor
  • Photographer: Charlie Riner
  • Date: Jun 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20186711

Fifty-six flat  flowers and 18 buds on seven 40.5-cm inflorescences; flower cream; sepals splashed light pink; petals splashed darker pink; lip open, blushed and lined pink, darker pink centrally; substance average; texture lightly crystalline.

Trichoglottis smithii 'Dude'

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Mancini
  • Photographer: Charlie Riner
  • Date: Jun 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20186712

Five flowers on one monopodial growth and one flower and one bud on a second growth; sepals and petals creamy-yellow, barred mahogany; lip white, spotted brilliant purple, medially hirsute; column and anther cap white; substance heavy; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Parish Amble 'Louisiana'

Paphiopedilum William Ambler x Paphiopedilum parishii

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Al Taylor
  • Photographer: Charlie Riner
  • Date: Jun 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20186713

Nine flowers on three strong, erect, 44-cm inflorescences; sepals cream, faintly striped maroon; dorsal sepal margins undulate; petals cream,spotted maroon centrally, striped maroon distally, hirsute marginally,proximal margins tightly undulate, distally gently twisted; pouch maroon; staminode chartreuse, bifurcated; substance average; texture matte.

Aeranthes Hsinying Ramosa 'Elizabeth Grace'

Aeranthes Grandiose x Aeranthes ramosa

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Eron Borne
  • Photographer: Charlie Riner
  • Date: Jun 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20186714

Four chartreuse flowers on one pendent, branched, 43-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals wide at base quickly tapering to elongated point, lined light green; lip isthmus translucent, midlobe dark green basally, chartreuse distally, pointed and reflexed distally; spur 1.8 cm, hooked, green, darker at tip; column green, anther cap white; substance firm; texture satiny; translucent nature of flower striking.

Bulbophyllum More Than Aghast 'Louisiana'

Bulbophyllum agastor x Bulbophyllum echinolabium

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Al Taylor
  • Photographer: Charlie Riner
  • Date: Jun 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20186716

One stellate, slightly cupped flower and two buds on one inflorescence; base color light green, overlaid deep burgundy lateral lines and spots; dorsal sepal lanceolate, apex coalesced darker burgundy spots; lateral sepals splayed, margins of superior halves forward, apices deep burgundy, centrally lighter burgundy; petals held horizontal, pointed apically, slightly reflexed; lip pointed, slightly skewed, hinged, burgundy, throat iridescent white; substance firm; texture waxy.

Sarcochilus Kulnura Iridessa 'Purple Edge'

Sarcochilus Cherie Dawn x Sarcochilus Bunyip

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Amy & Ken Jacobsen
  • Photographer: Chaunie Langland
  • Date: Jun 22, 2018
  • Award No: 20185578

Eleven round flowers and four buds on one slightly crowded inflorescence; sepals and petals white, heavily overlaid muted red, randomly placed white speckling; lip outer surface golden yellow, inner surface red; column and anther cap cream; substance heavy; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Spring Egret 'Slipper Zone Hirsute Free'

Paphiopedilum Egret's Moon x Paphiopedilum Spring Wolf

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jun 22, 2018
  • Award No: 20183718

One flower on one 23-cm inflorescence; sepals white, dark green veins; petals cream, green stripes faded distally; pouch translucent apple green; staminode green, centrally webbed darker green; substance supple; texture glossy, pouch matte.

Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Fly Eagle 'Wilson'

Phalaenopsis tetraspis x Phalaenopsis Dragon Tree Eagle

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chris Rehmann
  • Photographer: Maurice Marietti
  • Date: Jun 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20184379

Six relatively flat flowers on two inflorescences; sepals and petals exhibiting different patterns of yellow, heavily overlaid cherry-red, finely tessellated basally; lip small, yellow, raised pink keel; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cattleya warscewiczii 'Chris Jr.'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chris Rehmann
  • Photographer: Maurice Marietti
  • Date: Jun 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20184381

Three well-arranged flowers on one sturdy, upright inflorescence; sepals pink; petals dark pink, ribbed, veined darker pink undulate distally; lip encloses column, ruffled, red-violet with yellow eyes and gold venation in throat; substance firm; texture matte, lip texture velvety.

Paphiopedilum Macabre Love 'Dark Magic'

Paphiopedilum Love Song x Paphiopedilum Macabre Contrasts

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sergey Skoropad
  • Photographer: Maurice Marietti
  • Date: Jun 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20184382

One beautifully colored, flat flower on one erect, 28-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal slightly cupped, ivory, veined mahogany on lower two thirds graded to apple-green on upper third; synsepal ivory veined mahogany, green apically; petals held horizontal, apple-green, heavily veined black, slight yellow color apically, hirsute marginally; pouch saturated mahogany with darker mahogany venation; staminode apple-green, veined darker green centrally; substance firm; texture glossy.

Prosyclia Max and Bryon 'Bryon & Max'

Encyclia pachyantha x Prosthechea citrina

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183525

Thirty-two flat stellate flowers and 35 buds on four upright, arched, and branched inflorescences up to 60.2cm; sepals and petals chartreuse, spatulate, acute, gently recurved basal one-half; lip midlobe cream-color, shaded to chartreuse proximally, side lobes envelope column, cream-color, overlaid chartreuse basal one-half; column chartreuse, anther cap bright yellow; substance firm, texture light diamond dust; fragrance noted.

Paphiopedilum Cam's Cloud 'Bryon'

Paphiopedilum bellatulum x Paphiopedilum emersonii

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183526

One flower well presented above foliage on one upright inflorescence; sepals pale chartreuse; dorsal sepal heavily stippled and lightly veined maroon basally; synsepal lightly stippled maroon on reverse; petals pale chartreuse, stippled and tessellated maroon centrally; pouch ivory, linear maroon spots internally; staminode pale chartreuse, brushed maroon distal three-fourths; substance medium; texture matte; cross is (Paph bellatulum x Paph emersonii 'H').

Paphiopedilum Frank Smith 'Max Thompson'

Paphiopedilum Norito Hasegawa x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

FCC/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183527

Three flowers on one 42-cm, sturdy, upright inflorescence and two buds on an immature inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, heavily veined and tessellated maroon, puberulent; pouch chartreuse-gold, veined and spotted maroon internally; staminode maroon, hirsute, chartreuse centrally; substance heavy; texture waxy; specific parentage is (Paphiopedilum Norita Hasegawa 'Highlight' x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum 'Jamboree Zebra').

Epidendrum Panama Ruby 'Bryon Rinke'

Epidendrum medusae x Epidendrum peperomia

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183528

One stellate flower and two buds on three inflorescences, mounted on 17.5-cm, cholla branch with sphagnum; sepals lanceolate, acute, chartreuse; petals linear, chartreuse, distal one-half light maroon; lip maroon, slightly frilled, centrally apple green; column and anther cap light maroon; substance hard; texture matte.

Echinosepala shuarii 'Bryon'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183529

Six stellate, cupped flowers and two buds on eight inflorescences produced from base of elliptical leaves; sepals and petals chartreuse, evenly spotted maroon; lip dark maroon, pubescent on lateral margins, waxy centrally; column and anther cap bright yellow; substance hard; texture waxy; species from southeastern Ecuador.

Phragmipedium Mardi Gras 'Anna'

Phragmipedium brasiliense x Phragmipedium fischeri

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jana Butcher
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183530

Three flowers and three buds, on three sequentially flowered, 60-cm inflorescences; dorsal sepal light green, veined darker green, reverse dark pink; synsepal apple green, veined darker green; petals light pink, maroon hirsute surface and edge, denser pink proximal one-fourth, inferior margin slightly undulate; pouch dark pink, interior cream-color, spotted maroon; staminode pale green, overlaid pink laterally, hirsute maroon fringe; substance medium; texture matte.

Bulbophyllum Melanie's Star 'Timbucktoo'

Bulbophyllum baileyi x Bulbophyllum lobbii

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sarah Pratt
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183531

Four stellate, cupped chartreuse flowers and nine buds on 13 inflorescences; sepals ovate, acute; petals narrowly lanceolate, all spotted maroon; lip hinged, mobile, finely spotted maroon: column chartreuse, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy; fragrance noted.

Stanhopea florida 'Timbucktoo'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sarah Pratt
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183532

Nine flowers and three buds well spaced and nicely displayed on three pendent inflorescences; sepals and petals ivory, lightly spotted maroon; petals reflexed to envelope dorsal sepal, margins undulate; lip ivory, lightly spotted maroon with exception of horns; column arched, green, spotted maroon, wings translucent, anther cap ivory; substance firm, lip extremely heavy; texture matte, lip waxy; strong pleasant fragrance noted; species from Ecuador.

Paphiopedilum niveum 'Kathryn'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hossein Noorbakhsh
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183492

Six well displayed  flowers on four inflorescences up to 13.3cm on a 22-cm x 8-cm, ten-growth plant in an 8-cm square pot; flowers porcelain white; sepals spotted burgundy, reverse heavily spotted burgundy; petals finely spotted burgundy proximally; pouch faintly spotted burgundy; staminode white, bilaterally flushed lemon yellow centrally; substance firm; texture glossy; grower also received a CCM, 20183493.

Paphiopedilum niveum 'Kathryn'

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hossein Noorbakhsh
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183493

Six well displayed  flowers on four inflorescences up to 13.3cm on a 22-cm x 8-cm, ten-growth plant in an 8-cm square pot; flowers porcelain white; sepals spotted burgundy, reverse heavily spotted burgundy; petals finely spotted burgundy proximally; pouch faintly spotted burgundy; staminode white, bilaterally flushed lemon yellow centrally; substance firm; texture glossy; flower also received an HCC, 20183492.

Cypripedium kentuckiense 'Roberts'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Roberts Flower Supply
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183488

One stately flower on a cut inflorescence; sepals citron with mahogany veins and suffusions; dorsal sepal slightly hooded; petals symmetrically twisted, citron overall with mahogany spots centrally, mahogany stripes and suffusion distally; pouch creamy yellow with interior mahogany spotted veins, showing through externally; staminode lemon yellow with green midvein; substance good; texture matte.

Phragmipedium QF Naukana Kealoha 'Littlefrog'

Phragmipedium Incan Treasure x Phragmipedium longifolium

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Rob Halgren
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183490

One flower on one 74-cm, arched inflorescence; flower ivory; dorsal sepal lightly reticulated dusty rose basally, coalesced apically, distal margins recurved; synsepal lightly dusted rose on reverse; petals margins undulate, heavily overlaid dusty rose, held downward, slight medial twist; pouch heavily overlaid dusty rose, infold and interior speckled dusty rose; staminode light dusty rose, rose hirsute marginally; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Amarantine 'Roberts'

Paphiopedilum liemianum x Paphiopedilum moquetteanum

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Roberts Flower Supply
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183487

One flower and two buds on one strong, 22-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal round, flat, dark lime green, veined darker green, margins cream; synsepal dark lime green; petals cream, spotted purple, twisted, margins undulate and ciliate; pouch light purple, light yellow proximally; staminode lime green, suffused dark purple apical half; substance firm; texture matte.

Phragmipedium caudatum 'Tristan Michaud'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nomand Michaud
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20184580

Three beautiful flowers well presented on an erect inflorescence;sepals white, tesselated green, saturated green distally, margins undulate; petals cream, ciliate on upper portion, tesselated darker green, burgundy on outside margin, coalescent burgundy darker distally pleasingly twisted; pouch cream, overlaid darker green stripes, upper portion dark apple green, lateral mahogany spots around opening, inside pouch mahogany spots; staminode pale green, burgundy distally; substance firm; texture matte.

Phragmipedium QF Kolea 'Duck Creek'

Phragmipedium pearcei x Phragmipedium fischeri

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dave Miller
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183491

One flower and one bud on one upright inflorescence; dorsal sepal cream, overlaid light pink, veined darker pink; synsepal cream lightly overlaid pink; petals cream, veined pink, more heavily marginally, coalesced darker pink distally, medial margins slightly recurved; pouch exterior deep pink, rim inner fold white, speckled pink; staminode white, blotched dark pink below boss, marginally hairs deep pink; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Magic Lantern 'Georgie Girl'

Paphiopedilum micranthum x Paphiopedilum delenatii

FCC/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Patricia Freeland
  • Photographer: Charles Marden Fitch
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20185016

Three majestic, beautifully colored and crisply tessellated flowers of round and balanced form, well-held on two staked, upright inflorescences borne on a plant grown in sphagnum moss in a 15-cm plastic pot; sepals white, vertically striated deep raspberry-red, reverse blushed and tessellated darker raspberry-red, finely hirsute; petals round, white, tessellated and stippled deep raspberry-red, color more intense centrally, reverse tessellated deep-raspberry red, similar blush around perimeter, finely ciliate on margins; pouch white, striated and mottled deep raspberry-red on upper portion intensified proximally, interior spotted deep raspberry-red; staminode white, lemon yellow centrally and distally, blotched and spotted garnet lake; substance light; texture matte; awarded for symmetry, well-balanced color gradients, and crisp tessellations which display the best of features seen in grex to date.

Bulbophyllum ocellatum (cf.) 'Windswept's Golden Pearl'

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Windswept in Time Orchids
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183486

Twenty two flowers and 17 buds on 39 inflorescences on a 18-cm x 32-cm pristine plant mounted on cork; sepals mustard yellow, striped dark chocolate, coalesced basally; petals nearly black, mustard stripes basally; lip nearly black; column cream; substance delicate; texture waxy; native of the Philippines; flowers closed during the day, judged early morning;  awarded as Bulbophyllum pardalotum is more closer related to Bulbophyllum ocellatum (cf.) The cf designation indicates that it fits within the range of the species but differs in one or more minor elements - longer inflorescence, somewhat different aspect ratio to the parts, longer stelidia, color; grower also awarded a CCE, 20183485.

Bulbophyllum ocellatum (cf.) 'Windswept's Golden Pearl'

CCE/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Windswept in Time Orchids
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jun 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183485

Twenty two flowers and 17 buds on 39 inflorescences on a 18-cm x 32-cm pristine plant mounted on cork; sepals mustard yellow, striped dark chocolate, coalesced basally; petals nearly black, mustard stripes basally; lip nearly black; column cream; substance delicate; texture waxy; native of the Philippines; flowers closed during the day, judged early morning;  awarded as Bulbophyllum pardalotum is more closer related to Bulbophyllum ocellatum (cf.) The cf designation indicates that it fits within the range of the species but differs in one or more minor elements - longer inflorescence, somewhat different aspect ratio to the parts, longer stelidia, color; flower also awarded an AM,  20183486;

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