The Latest Orchid Awards

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Paphiopedilum Fumi's Delight 'Chasus'

Paphiopedilum armeniacum x Paphiopedilum micranthum

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Charles and Susan Wilson
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Oct 01, 2017
  • Award No: 20174279

One flat flower on one 10.2-cm inflorescence; sepals light green; dorsal sepal faintly striped cordovan; petals hirsute, light green superior half, inferior half lighter green, tessellated cordovan; pouch yellow-green, upper one-half lighter yellow-green; staminode distinctively tessellated red-brown; substance firm; texture semi-glossy.

Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis 'Chasus'

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Charles and Susan Wilson
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Oct 01, 2017
  • Award No: 20174280

Twenty-five gracefully arrayed beak-like flowers on one recondite 10-cm inflorescence borne on an impressive plant 80.6cm long by 40.7cm wide, leaves to 68cm, grown in bark mix in 30-cm plastic pot; dorsal sepal porrect, basal fourth chartreuse, heavily suffused dark saturated burgundy distally, visible dorsal surface spotted chartreuse, coarsely hirsute distal one-third; lateral sepals fused ventrally, connate three-quarters dorsally, basal one-fourth chartreuse, distally heavily suffused dark saturated burgundy, spotted chartreuse, distal one-fourth coarsely haired chartreuse; petals burgundy; dissected lip golden yellow, cordate, suffused deep red distal two-thirds; column short, dark, saturated burgundy; substance rugged, foam rubber-like; texture matte.

Catasetum maculatum 'B-C II'

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts - C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Sep 23, 2017
  • Award No: 20173458

Eight non-resupinate male flowers and no buds on one decumbent, 40-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals light chartreuse, densely spotted rose, coalesced distally; lip helmet-shaped, exterior green, finely speckled dark rose, denser and darker distally, margin finely fimbriate, green, interior larger-spotted rose; column elongate, visible side bright green, reverse heavily spotted rose, triggers green; substance firm, lip and column hard; texture matte, lip and column waxy; intense sweet fragrance.

Catasetum Bella's Dream 'B-C'

Catasetum Bela Vista's Sangria x Catasetum pileatum

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts - C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Sep 23, 2017
  • Award No: 20173459

Twelve flowers well arranged on one 42-cm, decumbent inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, overlaid fine burgundy spots: lip mint green, margin finely dentate, callus ivory, saccate indent golden yellow; column and triggers ivory; substance firm; texture matte, lip glossy; light fresh fragrance.

Paphiopedilum Toni Semple 'Forest Park'

Paphiopedilum haynaldianum x Paphiopedilum lowii

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Deno Kandis
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Sep 16, 2017
  • Award No: 20171533

Five flowers and one bud on an arched 100-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal apple green, overlaid and striped magenta proximally, strongly reflexed at proximal margin; synsepal apple green, radially striped darker green; petals apple green proximally, blushed magenta distally, finely pubescent dark, mahogany spots proximal half; pouch apple green, blushed and veined magenta; staminode green, pubescent at apex; substance good; texture matte.

Vanda Chaisiri 'Dr. Spike'

Vanda denisoniana x Vanda miniata

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Larry Sexton
  • Photographer: Lois Cinert
  • Date: Sep 16, 2017
  • Award No: 20171534

Twenty-two very flat flowers on one 32-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals round, overlapped, light orange, spotted cinnamon, margins overlaid solid cinnamon; lip six-keeled, light orange, blushed cinnamon, basal orange spot; column light orange, visible pollinia brown; substance firm; texture matte.

Phalaenopsis Chian Xen Pink Pearl 'DSM 1336-Iowa'

Phalaenopsis Chian Xen Magpie x Phalaenopsis OX King

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Bannister
  • Photographer: Alison Fortney
  • Date: Sep 16, 2017
  • Award No: 20171535

Thirteen impressive flowers on two inflorescences to 26cm; sepals and petals white, heavily overlaid dark pink, spotted burgundy; lip dark pink, side lobes pale yellow basally, splashed pink apically on reverse; column white; substance heavy; texture matte.

Cycnoches Martha Clarke 'Max'

Cycnoches herrenhusanum x Cycnoches barthiorum

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Sep 16, 2017
  • Award No: 20172681

Twenty-four non-resupinate, male flowers on one 35-cm pendulous inflorescence and 14 buds on one 18-cm pendulous inflorescence, plus two developing inflorescences; sepals and petals pale orange, blushed light maroon, sparse random maroon spots; lip cream-colored, tip light orange, margin digitate, random maroon spots on margins and distal one-third; column maroon, elongate, thin and curved, tip bright green with maroon spots, anther cap pale orange; ovary chartreuse; substance heavy; texture matte; fragrance noted; cross (Cyc. barthiorum 'Sunset Valley Orchids II' x Cyc. herrenhusanum 'Sunset Valley Orchids Sun God').

Cattleya Caudabec Candy 'Bryon'

Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Caudebec Group) x Cattleya Lulu

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Sep 16, 2017
  • Award No: 20172682

Six well arranged, stellate flowers on one strong upright inflorescence; sepals and petals pink; sepals heavily spotted purple; petals lightly spotted purple distal one-half; lip white, blushed and veined pink, darker pink centrally, side lobes medium pink, wrapped around the column: column ivory, blushed pink dorsally, anther cap white, dark pink vertical stripe; substance heavy; texture satiny; fragrance noted. cross (C Lulu 'Hot Pink' AM 81 Pts x C Caudebec 'Marty's Orchids' (Penny Kuroda (Caudebec Group)).

Phalaenopsis bellina (Coerulea) 'Blue Ribbon'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Konnection
  • Photographer: Manuel Aybar
  • Date: Sep 09, 2017
  • Award No: 20171718

Three flat flowers and six buds on five inflorescences, one branched; sepals and petals elliptical, white, margins light green, overlaid light violet basally; lateral sepals inferior half overlaid grape violet; lip midlobe grape violet, side lobes yellow; column and anther white, overlaid violet; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Phragmipedium Jason Fischer 'June'

Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Lois Cinert
  • Date: Sep 09, 2017
  • Award No: 20171525

Two flat flowers and one bud on one 54-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals puberulent, intensely saturated dark red-orange; synsepal yellow, striped orange; pouch red-orange, interior yellow, striped crimson, rim edge spotted crimson; staminode yellow, blushed red-orange; substance firm; texture velvety.

Aerangis biloba 'Winterfell'

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Lois Cinert
  • Date: Sep 09, 2017
  • Award No: 20171526

One hundred thirty stellate flowers and eleven buds on eleven inflorescences to 30cm, cascade from a 40 x 20-cm plant grown in sphagnum moss in a 26-cm net pot; bilobed and cuniate leaves to 4 x 17cm; flowers white; sepals and petals apical salmon blush; lip white; column and anther cap cream; column base and nectary pale salmon; substance firm; texture matte.

Vanda Jack Duncan 'Spotted Gold'

Vanda Barbara Hanck x Vanda Fuchs Gold

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Cheryl Erins
  • Photographer: Lois Cinert
  • Date: Sep 09, 2017
  • Award No: 20171530

Six flat, butterscotch yellow flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals round, speckled burgundy; lateral sepals overlap; lip apex orange, midlobe brushed light orange; column yellow, anther cap brown; substance light, texture crystalline.

Stelis argentata 'Prolific'

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Lois Cinert
  • Date: Sep 09, 2017
  • Award No: 20171531

Approximately one thousand five hundred resupinate flowers and one 150 buds on 65 terminal inflorescences on a dense 56 x 22-cm plant; leaves clean, lush, oblanceolate, to 4 x 15cm, grown in sphagnum moss in an 18-cm plastic pot; sepals rose, finely pubescent; petals and lip minuscule (not measured), burgundy; substance good; texture matte.

Cattleya pumila var. coerulea 'Marcie Lyle'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Doug Kubo
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Sep 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20171284

One exceptionally flat flower on one inflorescence; sepals and petals white, blushed very pale slate blue; petals margins undulate; lip closed over column, white, distal one-half indigo, white apical stipe, margins undulate; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Bulbophyllum cruentum 'Raise the Red Lantern'

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Tyler
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Sep 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20171286

Five flowers and two buds on one inflorescence plus one immature inflorescence; flowers concolor deep burgundy; petals papillose at apex; substance hard; texture waxy.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Sierra Garnet 'Nevada City'

Cattleya Sierra Doll x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Oconee

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ted McClellan
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Sep 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20171287

Three flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals indigo purple; petals margins slightly ruffled; lip ruffled, yellow, distally overlaid intense darker indigo purple, side lobes frame column; column white, blushed pink, anther cap white; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Catasetum lanciferum 'B-C II'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts- C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Sep 02, 2017
  • Award No: 20173440

Twenty flowers and no buds spirally arranged on one strong, semi-erect, red-brown inflorescence; flowers light olive green; sepals and petals heavily spotted red-brown; sepals exterior brushed red-brown, color intensifies towards base; petals brushed red-brown behind the column; lip red-brown picotee on exterior, lip edged chartreuse up to 0.5cm long ciliae; base of lip ornamented with a spreading fan-like callus consisting of three erect, pointed, cream rods, center of midlobe ornamented with two light yellow almost fused erect rods; beyond this callus the blade of the lip has two to four ciliae emerging from it; substance firm; texture matte.

Catasetum lanciferum 'B-C'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts - C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Sep 02, 2017
  • Award No: 20173439

Thirty seven flowers and no buds nicely arranged on two arched red-brown inflorescences; flowers Granny Smith apple green; sepals and petals evenly dotted red-brown; lip shaded brown on exterior of side lobes, edge fringed with thin ciliae up to 0.4cm long, base ornamented with a cream-yellow callus consisting of four erect almost fused rods, second almost erect yellow callus consisting of one to six partially fused rods close to the middle of the midlobe, beyond this callus and the apex are also a few ciliae emerging from the blade of the lip; substance firm; texture matte.

Catasetum Francisco Deusvando 'B-C'

Catasetum lanciferum x Catasetum rodigasianum

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts - C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Sep 02, 2017
  • Award No: 20173441

Fourteen erect flowers well arranged on distal half of one 35-cm, arched inflorescence and sixteen erect flowers well arranged on distal half of second 35-cm, arched inflorescence; sepals and petals red-brown, color breaks up at edges to produce a narrow chartreuse and brown margin; lip bright green, blotched red-brown coalesced to solid red-brown on distal half, crest with two yellow trip hairs, plus another horn-like white and yellow protrusion near the lip apex; column green, two brown extensions along base, anther cap white, edged yellow; substance firm, texture satiny; scent reminiscent of an oak fire.

Catasetum Double Down 'B-C II'

Catasetum Chuck Taylor x Catasetum kleberianum

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts - C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Sep 02, 2017
  • Award No: 20173438

Eighteen fragrant flowers wonderfully arranged on one 37.5-cm arched inflorescence; sepals and petals olive green, heavily reticulated rich dark chocolate brown; lip dark olive green, basal callus and apical callosity golden yellow; substance firm; texture satiny, lip waxy.

Catasetum Double Down 'Louisiana'

Catasetum Chuck Taylor x Catasetum kleberianum

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Al Taylor
  • Photographer: Charlie Riner
  • Date: Aug 26, 2017
  • Award No: 20175187

Seven open flowers on one pendant inflorescence; sepals and petals cream, heavily barred maroon; lip fringed peripherally, glowing gold; column pale green, overlaid maroon on upper surface, anther cap pale chartreuse; substance firm; texture waxy.

Stanhopea wardii 'Louisiana'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Al Taylor
  • Photographer: Charlie Riner
  • Date: Aug 26, 2017
  • Award No: 20175188

Six flowers and two buds well-arranged on one pendulous inflorescence; sepals and petals light yellow with random minute burgundy spots; lip light yellow, hypochile bright golden yellow with dark maroon eyes; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cattleya coccinea 'Psyche'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Aug 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172987

One well shaped, round flower on one inflorescence; sepals and petals orange-red, slightly darker venation; lip orange-red, yellow basally, dark orange-red venation; substance good; texture crystalline.

Stanhopea oculata 'Okika'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Okika Ltd. Glen Barfield
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Aug 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172988

Nineteen flowers and six buds on two pendent inflorescences; sepals and petals cream, spotted maroon, petals recurved; lip cream, epichile spotted maroon, hypochile cream, maroon spots; column green; substance heavy, lip rigid; texture matte, lip semi gloss.

Cattleya violacea (Semi-Alba Flamea) 'Mirtha Isabel'

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Aug 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172989

Five breathtaking flowers on one staked inflorescence; sepals cream, irregularly overlaid light magenta; petals cream, heavily saturated intense magenta, midvein raised, margins outer third touched porcelain white; lip spatulate, darkest magenta transitioned to cream centrally, crest overlaid canary yellow, side lobes magenta; column porcelain white; anther cap magenta; substance firm; texture satiny; commended for exceptional color and outstanding form.

Cattleya alvaroana 'Orchid Eros'

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Aug 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172990

Approximately 124 stellate flowers and forty-eight buds on sixteen upright inflorescences from 55cm to 75cm tall; sepals and petals gold; lip gold, side lobes veined burnt orange, midlobe margins undulate, burnt orange, light orange centrally; substance delicate; texture matte.

Cattleya Landate 'Whisper Frog Pond'

Cattleya aclandiae x Cattleya guttata

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Aug 23, 2017
  • Award No: 20172308

Four flowers well-arranged on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals lanceolate, lightly undulate, base color chartreuse, overlaid blush pink, heavily spotted dark rose-purple; lip midlobe spade-shaped, undulate, base color white, side lobes curled toward column, striated fuchsia, margins fuchsia, midlobe overlaid solid fuchsia; column fuchsia, anther cap dark fuchsia, eyes white; substance firm; texture glossy, lip velvety; flowers noted for beautiful color.

Cattleya Hawaiian Wedding Song 'Virgin'

Cattleya Angel Bells x Cattleya Claesiana

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tom Pickford
  • Photographer: Chaunie Langland
  • Date: Aug 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20174155

Nine flowers on two inflorescences; sepals and petals white; petals margins undulate; lip closed over column,white, pale yellow centrally, margins ruffled; column white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Catasetum macroglossum 'MonDan'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nicole Roy
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Aug 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20175470

Three female and two hermaphrodite non-resupinate flowers on one strong, upright inflorescence; sepals and petals green, margins very pale green; lip hooded, green, interior darker green; pollinia very dark magenta-brown; substance hard; texture waxy, lip matte.

Pleurothallis sandemanii 'Bryon'

CCE/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Aug 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20172678

Fifty-seven flat flowers and 20 buds on 77 inflorescences, blooming from sheath on leaf axil; plant 40cm wide x 41cm long x 28cm tall in a 10-cm plastic pot, growing in sphagnum; flowers translucent, very pale chartreuse with fine magenta stipples; dorsal sepal, three fine magenta veins; synsepal fused, two fine magenta veins; petals stippled darker magenta; lip chartreuse, finely stippled magenta; column chartreuse, finely stippled maroon; anther cap mustard yellow; substance fair, texture minutely pebbled; species from lowlands SE Colombia; ID by Carlyle A. Luer MD 06/06/2002.

Paphiopedilum Tokyo Black Knight 'Susan Lowe'

Paphiopedilum Memoria Hirohisa Kawai x Paphiopedilum Muriel Constance

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Aug 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20172679

Two slightly cupped, white flowers on two inflorescences; dorsal sepal spotted and lined maroon, margins finely pubescent; petals spotted maroon in a generally linear pattern, lighter markings on inferior portions, margins finely pubescent; synsepal lined maroon, margin very finely pubescent; pouch finely spotted maroon proximal two-thirds and interior; staminode yellow centrally, margin very finely spotted maroon, faint green tint basally; substance firm, texture waxy; cross is (Paphiopedilum Memoria Hirohisa Kawai 'Confluence' x Paphiopedilum Muriel Constance 'Misalo').

Habenaria Jiaho Yellow Bird 'Bryon Rinke'

Habenaria rhodocheila x Habenaria medusa

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Aug 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20172680

Eighteen well-spaced and arranged flowers and seven buds on one strong, upright, 46-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal folded in half, hooded over column, chartreuse; lateral sepals reflexed, cream color, chartreuse overlay on distal four-fifths; petals tucked under the hooded dorsal sepal, salmon; lip trilobed, salmon centrally, feathered salmon to white on the distal fimbriations; spur 0.3cm wide x 4.0cm long, clavate, salmon, darker salmon distally; complex reproductive parts salmon; ovary ribbed, 0.4cm wide x 4.0cm long, chartreuse, sheath folded in half, 1.0cm wide x 3.0cm long, chartreuse; substance medium, texture matte.

Cattleytonia Happy Face 'H&R'

Cattleytonia Peggy San x Cattleya Mari's Song

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis Seffernick
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Aug 19, 2017
  • Award No: 20172553

Five stunning, peloric flowers; sepals white, overlaid pink; petals ruffled, white, overlaid pink centrally, faded to creamy yellow, dark pink picotee, flared very deep magenta distally; petals and lip flared velvet column ivory; substance firm; texture crystalline

Cattleya Allen Condo 'Princina'

Cattleya Summerland Girl x Cattleya Mrs. Mahler

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joe Grezaffi
  • Photographer: Maurice Marietti
  • Date: Aug 16, 2017
  • Award No: 20173203

A cluster of eight well-formed flowers and two buds on one inflorescence; sepals and petals dark reddish-bronze, finely spotted purple; lip bilobed, beautifully formed bilobed, dark purple, side lobes light purple, column bright white; substance heavy; texture waxy.

Phalaenopsis Zheng Min Anaconda 'Elena's Choice 6'

Phalaenopsis Sunrise Red Peoker x Phalaenopsis Fusheng's Super Man

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sergey Skoropad
  • Photographer: Maurice Marietti
  • Date: Aug 16, 2017
  • Award No: 20173201

Three strikingly colored, beautifully patterned and well shaped flowers with two buds on one inflorescence; sepals and petals golden, finely dotted deep burgundy on apical half coalesced basally and on inferior half of lateral sepals; lip deep rose on outer three quarters, ivory basally; column and anther cap white; substance hard; texture waxy.

Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Easter Island 'Taida Orchids'

Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian x Phalaenopsis World Class

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Off
  • Photographer: Maurice Marietti
  • Date: Aug 16, 2017
  • Award No: 20173202

Six flat flowers and four buds on one arched inflorescence; sepals white; petals white, blushed pink; lip white basally, flat, open, blushed pink, crest yellow-green, dotted dark pink; substance firm; texture matte.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Anthony Coppola 'Valley Isle'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Malworth x Cattleya Mrs. Mahler

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Exotic Orchids of Maui, I
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Aug 15, 2017
  • Award No: 20173040

Nineteen flowers and three buds well presented on three upright inflorescences; sepals chartreuse, overlaid rose venation; petals ruffled, chartreuse, overlaid darker rose venation; lip ruffled, yellow, midlobe overlaid rose distally, side lobes overlaid rose marginally; column and anther cap white; substance rigid; texture crystalline.

Cattleya Leoloddiglossa 'Exotic's Leopard'

Cattleya Loddiglossa x Cattleya tigrina

AM/AOS (89 points)

  • Exhibitor: Exotic Orchids of Maui, I
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Aug 15, 2017
  • Award No: 20173041

Thirty-eight flowers well presented on three upright inflorescences; sepals light olive green, overlaid lavender marginally, lightly overlaid spots apically; petals ruffled, light olive green, overlaid lavender marginally; lip white, midlobe suffused dark lavender, side lobe tips suffused lavender; column white, anther cap pale lavender; substance firm; texture waxy.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Toshie Aoki 'Pizazz'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Faye Miyamoto x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Waianae Flare

AM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: John Jaworski
  • Photographer: Yvonne Dunphe
  • Date: Aug 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20171584

Three exceptionally well-presented flowers on one strong inflorescence; sepals and petals rich yellow, well-defined red flares distally; lip ruffled, velvety magenta, veined yellow basally; column and anther cap cream color; substance very firm; texture matte; cultivar previously received AM/AOS 84 points (19830957)

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.

Phalaenopsis Bredren's Cutie Pie 'Bredren'

Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Golden Eagle x Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bredren Orchids & Phillip Hamilton
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20172374

Five flowers and three buds on one nicely arched inflorescence on an immaculately grown plant; flower base color pale yellow, overlaid terracotta, minutely barred fuchsia; dorsal sepal cupped; lateral sepals apiculate, minute fuchsia bars on inferior half; petals ovate; lip cream, midlobe porrect, overlaid fuchsia, apex cream, side margins serrate, side lobes upright, interior stippled fuchsia, overlaid fuchsia apically; column pale yellow, basally pale fuchsia, anther cap pale yellow; substance firm; texture satiny; cross is Tying Shin Golden Eagle 'Bredren' x cornu-cervi f. chattaladae 'Red'.

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.

Paphiopedilum Carolyn Butcher 'Lorraine's Plum Jam'

Paphiopedilum Fanaticum x Paphiopedilum delenatii

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lorraine Heyden
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20171522

One flower on one 23-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, tessellated raspberry red, finely spotted darker raspberry red proximally; synsepal white, overlaid apple green proximally, spotted raspberry red, obscured by pouch; petals white, tessellated raspberry red; pouch white, overlaid raspberry red, interior spotted dark raspberry red; staminode white, inferior 3/4 overlaid dark yellow, overlaid and spotted raspberry red; substance good; texture matte, pouch texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Ap Philip 'Kandis' Emperor'

Paphiopedilum Judge Philip x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

FCC/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Deno Kandis
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20171523

Three well-presented flowers on one inflorescence; flower base color chartreuse; sepals and petals distinctly striped maroon; petals arcuate, frame pouch, proximal 2/3 spotted maroon, margins ciliate, proximal margins undulate; pouch blushed wine-red; staminode, side margins hirsute, maroon; substance firm; texture waxy.

Phragmipedium fischeri 'Joanne Hicks'

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Bird
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20173365

One full flower and two buds on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, overlaid rose pink; synsepal cream; petals white overlaid rose pink on superior half, lighter rose pink on inferior half; pouch white, overlaid rose-purple; staminode white, overlaid yellow centrally with a purple spot on inferior margin; substance medium; texture hirsute.

Cattleya crispa 'Windy Hill's Curli-Q'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marilyn & Brian LeDoux
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20173366

Nine flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals white; sepals lanceolate, proximal and apical margins recurved; petals ovate, reflexed, margins undulate, serrate; lip white, striped purple basally, solid purple medially, striated purple distally, side lobes marked purple distally, margins tightly ruffled, serrate; column white, anther cap white, blushed pale purple; substance soft; texture satiny.

Sudamerlycaste locusta 'Quintal Farms'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Bird
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20173367

Four flowers and one bud on three inflorescences; broad sepals and petals lanceolate, emerald green; lip emerald green, fringed light green; column white, anther cap light green; substance heavy; texture satiny; award upgraded for improved floriferousness, size, and fuller form.

Bulbophyllum Magnifico 'Jo Levy'

Bulbophyllum Louis Sander x Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Aleksandr & Viktoriya Kumok
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20173364

Eight slightly crowded flowers on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal and petals light chartreuse, heavily overlaid cordovan; dorsal sepal held forward, apically acuminate; petals lanceolate, held horizontal; lateral sepals fused, light chartreuse, spotted cordovan; lip canary yellow, cordovan on margins; substance heavy; texture matte.

Masdevallia Minaret 'Burrard Inlet'

Masdevallia calocodon x Masdevallia ignea

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joe Chow
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Aug 12, 2017
  • Award No: 20174354

One hundred thirty-five cheery flowers and 15 buds on 150 inflorescences average 15.5cm in length; on a 56-cm wide by 27-cm tall plant, grown in horticultural insulation in an 18-cm wide pot; sepals base color off white, overlaid light pink, darker distally, magenta vittate veins evenly distributed across segments, caudae transition to orange-red; petals indescript; lip dark magenta centrally, orange marginally; column white, anther cap black; substance firm; texture semi crystalline.

Promenaea Conni 'Memoria Mario Ferrusi'

Promenaea Crawshayana x Promenaea Chameleon

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joyce Medcalf
  • Photographer: Robin McLaughlin
  • Date: Aug 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20173430

Twenty-four flowers and four buds on 24 pendent inflorescences on a 34-cm wide by 17-cm high plant growing in sphagnum in a 6-cm wide mesh pot; sepals and petals light yellow, barred red-brown; lip darker yellow, heavily barred red-brown centrally, spotted red-brown distally, side lobes and callus heavily barred red-brown; column light yellow, red-brown blotch at base; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattleya araguaiensis 'Fayeze and Water Boy'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Faye Menzies
  • Photographer: Robin McLaughlin
  • Date: Aug 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20173431

One flat flower on one inflorescence, sepals and petals chartreuse, extensively mottled mahogany brown; lip spirally rolled, white, interior splashed mahogany for the length of the tube, midlobe magenta-brown blended to mahogany apically; substance firm; texture waxy, lip matte; slight medicinal scent.

Catasetum Frank Maine 'B-C'

Catasetum expansum x Catasetum Karen Armstrong

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts - C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Robin McLaughlin
  • Date: Aug 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20173432

Five flowers and no buds well spaced on a single, near-horizontal, inflorescence; flowers pale chartreuse; sepals and petals proximal half densely spotted ox-blood, distal half heavily blotched ox-blood; lip distal margin fimbriate, proximal half densely spotted ox-blood, distal half overlaid darker chartreuse, blotched and spotted dark ox-blood, central sac blotched very dark ox-blood, callous golden yellow, heavily spotted dark ox-blood; substance solid; texture matte, lip waxy; strong medicinal scent.

Phalaenopsis javanica (Blue form) 'Blue Java'

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Little Brook Orchids
  • Photographer: Julie Rotramel
  • Date: Aug 05, 2017
  • Award No: 20173628

Two small cupped pale yellow flowers on two 6-cm inflorescences; sepals and petals pale yellow, faintly barred brown that are entire on lateral sepals; lip true cerulean blue with light yellow calli; column and anther cap white; substance hard; texture matte; awarded for rare blue lip and pale flower; awarded as Phalaenopsis javanica; SITF has confirmed this as Phalaenopsis javanica (Blue form) (August 2017).

Vandachostylis Janice Allison 'Alta Loma'

Vanda Phairots Sand x Rhynchostylis coelestis

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laurie and Sheila Skov
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Aug 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172864

Twenty-four full, round, flat, well-presented flowers on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals delicate pink, margins fuchsia; lip rhomboid, midlobe vibrant deep fuchsia, side lobes curled forward, darker pink; column and anther cap white; substance firm, texture crystalline.

Encyclia oxypetala 'Vera Cruz'

CBR/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: David G. Hunt
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Aug 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172799

Thirteen flowers and one bud on one arched, branched 16.4-cm inflorescence; plant 15-4cm long by 3-5cm wide, six ovoid-fusiform pseudobulbs and one new growth; leaves stiff, erect, obtuse, linear, range from 8cm to 27.5 cm in length, mounted on 5-cm by 14-cm tree fern block; flowers cuspidate, resupinate, stellate; segments lanceolate, lime green proximally changing to bronze apically; lip ivory, distal end tipped burgundy, midlobe erect, ivory, interior stripped burgundy, attached to base of column; column and anther cap burgundy; substance form; texture matte; country of origin Cub; awarded as Encyclia oxypetala; SITF has confirmed this as Encyclia oxypetala (August 2017).

Vanda vietnamica 'Lily'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sandra Higham
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Aug 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172798

Twelve attractive flowers on two inflorescences plus an additional emerging inflorescence; sepals and petals apple green; lip margin fimbriate, midlobe white, side lobes apple green, throat darker apple green, mentum apple green; substance firm; texture matte.

Dendrobium laevifolium 'Full Moon'

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hilo Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Aug 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172981

Fourteen full flowers and four buds on four inflorescences; sepals and petals light peach, faint green venation; lip spatulate, canary yellow, crest gold; substance firm; texture crystalline.

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