The Latest Orchid Awards

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Paphiopedilum Hawaiian Kapuna 'Whisper Lehua'

Paphiopedilum Hawaiian Contrasts x Paphiopedilum mastersianum

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Mar 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172173

One open flower on one upright inflorescence held well above the foliage; dorsal sepal oval, apically acuminate, cream, overlaid bright green, prominent picotee, darker green vertical veins; petals oblong, green, darker green veins, overlaid rose-pink distal third, dark burgundy warts and hairs on superior margin; pouch green, overlaid rose-pink, darker pink venation; staminode horseshoe-shaped, green, darker green centrally; substance hard; texture shiny; cross is (Hawaiian Contrasts 'Pink Extremities' x mastersianum 'Sassy').

Paphiopedilum Petula's Illusion 'Whisper Lehua'

Paphiopedilum Petula's Song x Paphiopedilum Hawaiian Contrasts

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Mar 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172171

One cupped flower on one upright 22-cm inflorescence; sepals ovate-cordate, light chartreuse, pleasantly veined verdant green and deep burgundy; petals lanceolate, held near parallel, base color chartreuse, overlaid deep rose, coalesced centrally, deep burgundy spots, hirsute margins; pouch jutted, chartreuse, overlaid deep burgundy, tessellated darker burgundy; staminode olive green centrally, margins lighter green; substance firm; texture waxy, sepals crystalline; hybrid cross (Petula's Song 'Black on Pink' x Hawaiian Illusion 'Red Riot').

Bulbophyllum romyi 'Giant Purple'

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joselito Tolentino
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Mar 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172172

One spectacularly striking flower on one inflorescence; flower base color green; dorsal sepal acute apically, densely spotted vivid purple, margins fringed, banded white and vivid purple; lateral sepals perfectly fused, tightly twisted distally, completely covered with vivid purple rough projections giving the feeling of sandpaper; petals hug lateral sepals, stippled vivid purple, margins fringed, dangling purple; lip articulate, deep central groove, completely suffused burgundy apically, vivid purple proximally; column stippled vivid purple, stellida fang-like, anther cap light brown; substance hard, texture waxy; foul odor noted; sepal width measured as fused.

Phalaenopsis Blushing Rosey Lips 'Bella'

Phalaenopsis Mount Lip x Phalaenopsis Taisuco Darling

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Synda Nelson
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Mar 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20171494

Seventeen round flowers and two buds on two branched inflorescences; segments overlap; sepals and petals white, blushed pink, striped magenta basally; lip dark fuchsia; callus yellow, spotted fuchsia; column pink, anther cap white; substance medium; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Vallimer Gilbert 'Mighty Mini'

Paphiopedilum Winston Churchill x Paphiopedilum Barbi Playmate

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Arnold Klehm
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Mar 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20171496

One flower on one 11-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal rounded, white, basal 1/3 chartreuse, lightly veined pale mahogany; synsepal light green, veined green; petals yellow, tessellated and veined light mahogany, superior half darker, margins gently ruffled, distal ends rounded; pouch yellow, blushed light mahogany, interior spotted rose; staminode yellow; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Lemon Meringue 'Brier Hill'

Paphiopedilum Todd Clark x Paphiopedilum White Knight

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Arnold Klehm
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Mar 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20171499

One well-proportioned flower on a 10-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, basal 1/4 chartreuse, veined and lightly spotted mahogany, superior margin wavy; synsepal light green, veined darker green; petals light yellow, spotted light mahogany, densely spotted midline, apices rounded, margins undulate; pouch yellow, lightly spotted and veined mahogany, interior finely spotted mahogany, staminode yellow; substance firm; texture waxy.

Phalaenopsis Younghome Princess 'YH0195-Dusty'

Phalaenopsis Leopard Prince x Phalaenopsis Fuller's E-Plus

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nile & Lois Dusdieker
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Mar 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20171500

Ten flowers and two buds on one arched inflorescence; flowers white, heavily overlaid pink, veined darker pink; lateral sepals spotted wine red proximal half; lip peloric, white, spotted wine red proximally, veined dark pink distally, callus blushed yellow-green; anther cap light pink; substance medium; texture matte; commended for big-lip breeding.

Paphiopedilum Katherine Binder 'Lorraine's Double Black'

Paphiopedilum sukhakulii x Paphiopedilum Hilo Glory

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lorraine Heyden
  • Photographer: Milton Wittmann
  • Date: Mar 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20171483

One impressive flat flower on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal pointed, white, radially striped apple green, faded to light burgundy distally; synsepal white, radially striped apple green proximally, faded to light burgundy distally, obscured by pouch; petals white, blushed green, radially striped darker green, spotted deep burgundy, margins hirsute; pouch white, heavily overlaid and veined burgundy; staminode green, center veined darker green; substance good; texture matte.

Cyclopogon elatus 'Windswept's Winter Green'

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Windswept in Time Orchids
  • Photographer: Paul Bujak
  • Date: Mar 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172590

Approximately 600 flowers and 300 buds will grown on 14 inflorescences to 62cm tall plus two emerging inflorescences on a 35-cm diameter x 17-cm high plant in sphagnum moss in a 16-cm plastic pot; leaves ovate-lanceolate to 4.5cm wide x 11.5cm long, dark green, attractively banded lighter green, to .5cm wide near dark green margins; sepals pubescent, olive green; petals minute; lip bright white, minutely speckled maroon; substance firm; texture matte, lip diamond-dust.

Dendrobium Mini Snowflake 'Yulia'

Dendrobium aberrans x Dendrobium johnsoniae

CCE/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: Alexey Tretyakov
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Mar 03, 2017
  • Award No: 20174316

Approximately seven hundred pristine, white flowers and no buds, cascading evenly, well distributed on about 70 inflorescences; plant 66cm across in a 20-cm diameter green plastic pot with bark mix; sepals lanceolate; petals recurved; lip trilobed, side lobes rounded, midlobe pinched coming to a point; column white, basally light green; substance firm; texture glistening.

Phalaenopsis Marie's Delight 'Patrick'

Phalaenopsis mariae x Phalaenopsis venosa

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Pat Van Adrichem
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Mar 03, 2017
  • Award No: 20174318

Fifty-three flowers and no buds on seven branched inflorescences on a 40-cm x 35-cm two crown plant with clean green leaves to 33cm in an 18-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals deep yellow-green, heavily barred red-brown; lip white, magenta centrally, column white; substance firm; texture satiny.

Dendrobium tetragonum 'Davis Delight'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: James G. Morris
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Mar 01, 2017
  • Award No: 20171208

Ninety-eight flowers and four buds on 23 inflorescences borne on 18 canes; sepals chartreuse, edged cordovan, coalesced at apex; petals chartreuse; lip cream, side lobes striped cordovan, midlobe randomly spotted cordovan; column and anther cap chartreuse; substance good; texture matte.

Cattleya Minibeau 'Grass Valley'

Cattleya Minipet x Cattleya Beaufort

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ted McClellan
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Mar 01, 2017
  • Award No: 20171210

Two bright flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals red-orange, darker red venation; lip yellow heavily overlaid darker red, two red eyes in throat, side lobes striated red coalesced at margins, red overlay heavier at midlobe; column white; substance very firm; texture diamond dust.

Cattleya Chester 'Arai'

Cattleya Beaufort x Cattleya coccinea

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ted McClellan
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Mar 01, 2017
  • Award No: 20171209

One flower and three buds on two inflorescences; sepals and petals orange-red, scarlet venation; lip bright yellow, side lobes veined scarlet, coalesced at margins, midlobe heavily overlaid scarlet, darker scarlet venation; column yellow with red wings; substance good; texture diamond dust.

Paphiopedilum Clark Gaviota 'Hampshire'

Paphiopedilum Via Gaviota x Paphiopedilum Todd Clark

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Arnold Klehm
  • Photographer: Alison Fortney
  • Date: Feb 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20171481

One flower on one 15-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal round, green, spotted mahogany, white 2.5-cm margin; synsepal light green, lightly veined mahogany, thin white margin; petals chartreuse, dark mahogany midline, superior half brushed light gold, apices rounded, superior margins undulate; pouch chartreuse, overlaid light brown; staminode lime green, dark green boss; substance firm; texture glossy.

Phragmipedium Giganteum 'Amazing Lexi'

Phragmipedium caudatum x Phragmipedium Grande

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis Seffernick
  • Photographer: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
  • Date: Feb 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172589

Three flowers well-presented on one inflorescence; flowers translucent green, veined and tessellated lime green; petals veined green and burgundy, coalescing burgundy apically half, tightly twisted; pouch olive green, fine burgundy spots apically, interior heavily spotted burgundy; staminode burgundy hairs marginally; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Rosy Egret 'Nancy Jeanette'

Paphiopedilum appletonianum x Paphiopedilum acmodontum

CCM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Julie Renner
  • Photographer: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
  • Date: Feb 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172588

Six flowers on six 43-cm inflorescences grown in a 16-cm pot, foliage immaculate; sepals white, overlaid and striped green centrally; petals apple green basally, lavender distally, spotted and ciliated dark maroon; pouch olive green, overlaid lavender, spotted mahogany internally; staminode green; substance firm; texture glossy.

Zygopabstia Macclesfield 'Jemma Karen'

Zygopetalum Advance Australia x Zygopabstia Gumeracha

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Hengehold
  • Photographer: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
  • Date: Feb 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172584

Thirty-one flowers on nine inflorescences; sepals and petals chartreuse, barred and heavily blotched chocolate; lip white, dark purple lines radiate from crest to apex, almost solid suffusion centrally and prominent white to purple keeled crest at base of lip; column white, striped purple; anther cap yellow; substance very firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Crouching Tiger 'Mustachio Joe'

Paphiopedilum philippinense x Paphiopedilum Bel Royal

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joe & Joyce Peterson
  • Photographer: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
  • Date: Feb 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172581

Five flowers and one bud on one erect 54-cm inflorescence; sepals cream, mahogany stripes; petals chartreuse, fine mahogany spotting; pouch chartreuse, darker chartreuse veining; staminode chartreuse, mahogany hairs marginally; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattleya amethystoglossa 'Fajen's Orchids'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Feb 22, 2017
  • Award No: 20172284

Eighteen nicely arranged flowers on one 30-cm inflorescence, base color light pink; sepals spotted fuchsia on front, less on reverse, slightly cupped, edges slightly recurved; petals more heavily spotted fuchsia, reflexed apically; lip isthmus shaped, fuchsia, slightly rugose, margins ruffled, side lobes fuchsia apically, curled and rolled over column; substance very firm; texture matte.

Paphinia Wild Thing 'A-doribil Star'

Paphinia Majestic x Paphinia cristata

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Thoms & Doris Dukes
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Feb 22, 2017
  • Award No: 20172283

Three flat, stellate, non-resupinate flowers, on one pendent inflorescence, plus two emerging inflorescences; sepals and petals translucent, base color cream; dorsal sepal proximally overlaid garnet bars, more solid distally; lateral sepals slightly twisted, proximally heavily overlaid dark oxblood bars, distally overlaid garnet; petals overlaid garnet bars proximally, solid garnet distally, picotee cream; lip white, apically fimbriate, white, basally barred dark oxblood, distally spotted dark oxblood, side lobes overlaid darker oxblood; column green, apically gold, anther cap gold; substance firm; texture matte; lip velvety.

Paphiopedilum venustum 'Springwater'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Feb 22, 2017
  • Award No: 20172285

One flower of fine symmetry on one 13-cm staked inflorescence; sepals cream, pronounced stripes dark green; petals well-formed, proximally and medially green, distally rose-pink, striped green, spotted black, margins finely hirsute; pouch green, veined dark green, front blushed rose; staminode lime green, veined dark green; substance heavy; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum (alboviride) 'Fajen's Orchids'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Feb 22, 2017
  • Award No: 20172286

Two well-formed, well-presented flowers, with one partially open bud, on three staked, hirsute, upright inflorescences to 24cm tall; flower base color lime green, margins pubescent; dorsal sepal round, margins undulate, cream; synsepal striped green, margins lightly undulate; petals horizontally held, spatulate, distally recurved, margins undulate, superior proximal margins tightly undulate, distally cream; pouch elongate, veined darker green; staminode round, darker green, shiny; substance firm; texture satiny; Paph. hirsutissimum f. alboviride.

Oeoniella polystachys 'Sweet Nights'

CCE/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: Aloha Aina Orchids
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Feb 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20173026

One thousand nine hundred eight flowers and 312 buds on 156 inflorescences evenly dispersed on a 88-cm circular plant, completely covering mount or pot; sepals and petals light green; lip white, tip aristate, throat and spur green; substance firm; texture crystalline; awarded for excellent culture and number of flowers on a well grown plant.

Dendrobium platygastrium 'Künü'

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nicole Roy
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20175465

Forty-six flowers borne on ten axillary inflorescences on four mature canes of which three are leafless on a 75-cm wide by 89-cm high plant grown in a 15-cm wooden basket; canes up to 84cm long, pendulous, flat, enveloped by scarious sheaths; leaves lanceolate, up to 4.3cm wide by 10cm long, alternate, clasping the cane; sepals and petals ivory; lip ivory, pale yellow spot centrally, side lobes blushed purple; mentum up to 1cm wide by 2.4cm long; substance firm; texture matte; flower also received an AM at the same judging, 20175466.

Dendrobium platygastrium 'Künü'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nicole Roy
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20175466

Forty-six flowers borne on ten axillary inflorescences on four mature canes of which three are leafless on a 75-cm wide by 89-cm high plant grown in a 15-cm wooden basket; canes up to 84cm long, pendulous, flat, enveloped by scarious sheaths; leaves lanceolate, up to 4.3cm wide by 10cm long, alternate, clasping the cane; sepals and petals ivory; lip ivory, pale yellow spot centrally, side lobes blushed purple; mentum up to 1cm wide by 2.4cm long; substance firm; texture matte; grower also received an CCM at the same judging, 20175465.

Phalaenopsis Ever Spring Prince 'Albert's Royal Consort'

Phalaenopsis Golden Peoker x Phalaenopsis Taisuco Beauty

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Albert McMillan
  • Photographer: Robert Peterson
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20172574

Twenty-seven flowers are evenly spaced on two 65 cm terminally branched inflorescences; bright white flowers with dark purple brush strokes on sepals and petals margins and a light pick blush centrally; recognized by unique departure from traditional harlequin patterning.

Paphiopedilum Krull's Pride 'Windswept's Waterfall'

Paphiopedilum Shin-Yi's Pride x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Windswept in Time Orchids
  • Photographer: Robert Peterson
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20172571

Two flowers and one emerging flower on one 48.9-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal base color olive-yellow, heavily striped mahogany; synsepal lighter yellow, striped mahogany; petals yellow, spotted mahogany, distal two-thirds solid mahogany, twisted; pouch rich mahogany, veined darker, yellow picotee; staminode mahogany, heavily hirsute on sides; substance heavy; texture satiny.

Phragmipedium Fox Valley Fireball 'Garrett Gordon'

Phragmipedium Barbara LeAnn x Phragmipedium Rosalie Dixler

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ruth Morlocke
  • Photographer: Robert Peterson
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20172570

One slightly cupped flower and one bud on one 28-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal and petals carmine, veined deeper red-purple; synsepal cream, light carmine basally; pouch carmine, veined red-purple, rimmed gold; staminode red rose, spotted light carmine; substance good; texture matte.

Dendrobium Yellow Stars 'Holly'

Dendrobium polysema x Dendrobium finisterrae

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Holly Miller
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20172776

One hundred five flowers well presented on 10 inflorescences; flower base color chartreuse; pedicel and sepals densely hirsute and distinctly spotted maroon on reverse; petals uniformly rotated 90 degrees, pale chartreuse, maculations proximally on reverse, margins undulate; lip side lobes clearly striated maroon, midlobe undulate, heavily spotted and striped maroon; callus ridged, cream; column white, maroon markings basally, anther cap bright green; substance firm; texture matte; judges noted clarity of markings.

Rhyncattleanthe Haw Yuan Glory 'NN'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Love Call x Cattlianthe Kauai Starbright

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Judith Neufeld
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20172777

Eight full flowers on four inflorescences; sepals and petals golden yellow; lip closed over column, slightly darker golden yellow, suffused red basally, veins yellow, suffused red distally, margins ruffled; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Paphiopedilum Pedro's Moon 'Kyler Starr'

Paphiopedilum armeniacum x Paphiopedilum Pinocchio

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Calvin Starr
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20172778

One large flower and one bud on a 17-cm inflorescence; sepals chartreuse; petals undulate, margins ciliate, yellow, veined light cordovan; pouch yellow, interior spotted cordovan; staminode yellow, cordovan centrally; substance soft; texture matte, dorsal sepal glossy.

Rhyncattleanthe Shinfong White Tower 'Hinomaru'

Rhyncattleanthe Nippon Flag x Rhyncattleanthe Hsinying Catherine

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carrie Buchman
  • Photographer: Charles Marden Fitch
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20174010

Nine fragrant, well-formed, beautifully colored flowers on two upright, staked inflorescences; sepals ivory-white, randomly speckled dark red raspberry apically; petals ivory-white, raspberry pink blush marginally, darkening slightly distally; lip ruffled, intense dark fuchsia distally, golden yellow basally, side lobes golden yellow proximally, dark fuchsia marginally, reverse ivory-white; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Dendrochilum glumaceum 'One Four Two'

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: William R. Smiles
  • Photographer: Charles Marden Fitch
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20174013

Two thousand ninety-six flowers and 448 buds on 56 gracefully arched inflorescences, up to 30cm in length, emerging from the new growths, symmetrically arranged around a 65-cm diameter plant growing in an 18-cm plastic azalea pot; leaves acuminate 3-cm wide by 28-cm long, arise from densely clustered 1.5-cm wide by 4-cm tall pyriform pseudobulbs; flowers cream colored, typical for the species, are arranged densely distichous on inflorescences; substance firm; texture crystalline; award for beautiful culture and presentation.

Phalaenopsis Saint André 'Pink Fragrance'

Phalaenopsis Rothschildiana x Phalaenopsis schilleriana

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: David A. Edgley
  • Photographer: Mike Pearson
  • Date: Feb 18, 2017
  • Award No: 20174430

Fifteen striking, flat flowers and one bud on two arched inflorescences to 30cm, one branched; sepals and petals white, suffused light pink basally; lateral sepals punctuated magenta basally; lip white, throat punctuated magenta, side lobes striped magenta, callous yellow, punctuated magenta; column white; substance soft, texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Fajen's Fair Wench 'Fajen's Orchids Too'

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum x Paphiopedilum wenshanense

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172164

One well-held flower on one upright 12-cm inflorescence; flower white, basally suffused chartreuse; sepals and petals striated and spotted burgundy; dorsal sepal ovoid, flat; synsepal cordate; petals elliptical, held downward, basal margins gently undulate, spots and striations coalescing on superior margins; pouch brighter chartreuse, heavily suffused minute burgundy spots superior half; staminode chartreuse, veined green, deep burgundy centrally; substance medium; texture matte; judges noted striking contrast of pouch with rest of flower.

Paphiopedilum Rory Jones 'Rocking K Ranch'

Paphiopedilum Satchel Paige x Paphiopedilum sukhakulii

CCE/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Karen Wilson
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172165

Nine flowers and one emerging bud well-arranged on ten strong inflorescences up to 35cm; on a immaculately grown plant 46cm wide by 27cm tall, filling a 20-cm clay pot, grown in sphagnum moss; sepals acuminate, slightly cupped, white proximally, blushed light cordovan, veined green; petals acute, hirsute marginally, light green, heavily warted dark cordovan; pouch light green, heavily overlaid cordovan, interior warted darker cordovan; staminode light green, darker green centrally; substance medium; texture waxy, sepals crystalline; plant also received an AM of 84 points (20172166); this is an upgrade from the 2015 CCM of 83 points and HCC of 78 points.

Paphiopedilum Rory Jones 'Rocking K Ranch'

Paphiopedilum Satchel Paige x Paphiopedilum sukhakulii

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Karen Wilson
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172166

Nine flowers and one emerging bud well-arranged on ten strong inflorescences up to 35cm; on a immaculately grown plant 46cm wide by 27cm tall, filling a 20-cm clay pot, grown in sphagnum moss; sepals acuminate, slightly cupped, white proximally, blushed light cordovan, veined green; petals acute, hirsute marginally, light green, heavily warted dark cordovan; pouch light green, heavily overlaid cordovan, interior warted darker cordovan; staminode light green, darker green centrally; substance medium; texture waxy, sepals crystalline; plant also received a CCE of 91 points (20172165); this is an upgrade from the 2015 CCM of 83 points and HCC of 78 points.

Paphiopedilum Rory Jones 'Memoria James Clarkson'

Paphiopedilum Satchel Paige x Paphiopedilum sukhakulii

CCM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Karen Wilson
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172167

Ten flowers laxly-arranged on ten staked inflorescences up to 35cm; on a beautifully grown plant 41cm wide by 31cm tall, filling a 17-cm clay pot, grown in bark mix; sepals acuminate, dusty rose, radial lines deep burgundy; petals held horizontally, iridescent green, nearly completely overlaid deep burgundy, basal halo green, margins hirsute; pouch muted green, reverse veined darker green, obverse solid deep burgundy; staminode green, veined dark green centrally; substance medium; texture sparkling, petals glossy; flower received an AM of 80 points in 2011.

Phragmipedium Jason Fischer 'Horn's Valley'

Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: James Arnold
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172168

One vibrantly-colored, well-balanced flower and two buds on a strong, 45-cm inflorescence; flower base pale yellow; sepals and petals overlaid carmine red; sepals cupped; petals slightly cupped, oblong, apices rounded; pouch well-proportioned, overlaid carmine red, veined darker red, interior pale yellow, rim finely spotted carmine red; staminode broad, cream yellow, side lobes overlaid carmine red hairs, leaving narrow picotee and central stripe; substance firm; texture velvety; this was the fourth flower on the inflorescence.

Paphiopedilum Jan Ragan 'Springwater'

Paphiopedilum Michael Koopowitz x Paphiopedilum Saint Swithin

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172170

Four well-arranged flowers on a strong 44-cm inflorescence; sepals ivory; dorsal sepal broadly lanceolate, striated burgundy, reverse light chartreuse; synsepal striated burgundy; petals graceful, light chartreuse, striated soft cordovan, coalescing apically, ciliate warts marginally, slightly twisted; pouch light chartreuse, interior beautifully veined purple, exterior faintly veined cordovan; staminode yellow, edges burgundy cilia; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum 'Vinh Huy Nguyen'

FCC/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Vinh Huy Nguyen
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20174605

One extraordinary miniature, well presented flower on 3.5-cm erect inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, veined green proximally, becoming dark purple distally, broadly brushed purple halo paralleling margin distally, margin hirsute; synsepal white, proximally veined green, becoming dark purple distally; petals white, medial veins purple proximally becoming green centrally transitioning to dark purple apically, heavily overlaid purple along margins yet revealing white picotee, finely spotted purple basally, margins hirsute; pouch white, overlaid light green, veined purple, blushed purple broadly along rim; staminode white, overlaid and tessellated dark green proximally, a purple band overlaid distally providing a mirror image of dorsal coloring; substance firm; texture glossy; awarded for the balance of miniature size in relation to the size of plant and the exquisite charm and form.

Paphiopedilum fowliei f. christianae (albinum) 'Lehua's Mrs. Song II'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172912

One flower on one 22-cm inflorescence and one flower and one bud on one 15-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals white, apple green veins; petals coalesce to light green centrally; pouch green, dark green veins, dark green butterfly pattern centrally; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Blushing Petula 'Lehua Sepal Splendor'

Paphiopedilum President Fred x Paphiopedilum Petula's Peacock

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172913

One flower on a 21.5-cm inflorescence; sepals pale maroon, thickly veined burgundy; petals slightly undulate, burgundy, overlaid apple green terminally, veined apple green fading distally, margins hirsute; pouch burgundy, faintly veined darker burgundy; staminode white, overlaid apple green and maroon striations; substance yielding; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum Memoria Gordon Peters 'Strikingly Lehua'

Paphiopedilum Julius Irving x Paphiopedilum philippinense

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172914

Four flowers and six buds on two strong slightly arched inflorescences; sepals light yellow, contrasting dark mahogany stripes; petals light yellow, mahogany spots basally, spiraling and turning to stripes in apical two-thirds; pouch light yellow, pale mahogany stripes, staminode angled, light yellow, short brown hairs on lateral margins, blushed with pink; substance medium; texture semi-glossy.

Paphiopedilum Chiu Hua Dancer 'Grandpa's Hula Hoops'

Paphiopedilum gigantifolium x Paphiopedilum sanderianum

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: The Orchid Fix Nursery Jurahame Leyva
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172915

Three flowers and two buds on one inflorescence; sepals chartreuse, prominent mahogany stripes; petals twisted, light chartreuse, overlaid dark mahogany, spots one-half to two-thirds the length, bottom one-third lined faint mahogany stripes; pouch chartreuse, overlaid light brown; staminode ivory, mahogany hairs; substance firm, supple on lower portion of petals; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Chiu Hua Dancer 'Grandma's Great Joy'

Paphiopedilum gigantifolium x Paphiopedilum sanderianum

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: The Orchid Fix Nursery Jurahame Leyva
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172916

Four well presented flowers and one bud on one 49-cm inflorescence; sepals chartreuse, mahogany stripes; petals lightly spiraled, chartreuse, overlaid light mahogany lower one-third, spotted mahogany upper two-thirds, turning to fines stripes lower one-third; pouch chartreuse, overlaid dusty rose; staminode knee-shaped, ivory, mahogany hairs on margins; substance firm, supple on lower portion of petals; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Chiu Hua Dancer 'Craig David'

Paphiopedilum gigantifolium x Paphiopedilum sanderianum

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Janice Williams
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20172917

Four flowers and one bud on one 49-cm inflorescence; sepals vivid light green, mahogany stripes; petals erratically twisted, light green, mahogany spots, occasionally dark mahogany bristles; pouch light green, flushed and veined red-brown; staminode light green, flushed rose centrally, fringed mahogany hairs at periphery; substance firm, petals supple on lower portion; texture satiny.

Phragmipedium Amitabha 'Prospect Lake'

Phragmipedium Patti MacHale x Phragmipedium besseae

CCE/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Poul Hansen
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20174306

Fifteen stately flowers and twenty-one buds on three branched inflorescences averaging 102cm and one immature 46-cm inflorescence; nine fan-like growths in a 25-cm unglazed clay pot lined with a plastic pot; plant 97cm x 63cm width; dorsal sepal light yellow-green, tessellated red; synsepal light yellow-green; petals light yellow, tessellated red, coalesced crimson distally; pouch yellow, overlaid crimson, rim and interior yellow spotted red; staminode yellow, ciliated crimson on superior edge; substance firm; texture velvety, pouch glossy; plant also awarded 91 point FCC/AOS (20174308).

Phragmipedium Amitabha 'Prospect Lake'

Phragmipedium Patti MacHale x Phragmipedium besseae

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Poul Hansen
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20174308

Fifteen stately flowers and twenty-one buds on three branched inflorescences averaging 102cm and one immature 46-cm inflorescence; nine fan-like growths in a 25-cm unglazed clay pot lined with a plastic pot; plant 97cm x 63cm width; dorsal sepal light yellow-green, tessellated red; synsepal light yellow-green; petals light yellow, tessellated red, coalesced crimson distally; pouch yellow, overlaid crimson, rim and interior yellow spotted red; staminode yellow, ciliated crimson on superior edge; substance firm; texture velvety, pouch glossy; plant also awarded 91 points CCE/AOS (20174306).

Cattleya trianae 'Sara'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: John Taylor
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20174307

Three impressive flowers on one inflorescence; sepals light magenta, slight darker splash centrally distal half, slight tessellation, eliptical, reflexed distally; petals light magenta, splashed darker magenta midrib distal half, ovate; lip light magenta basally, throat saturated yellow, transitioned to saturated dark magenta distally; column and anther cap white; ovary pale green; substance average; texture velvety.

Lycaste lasioglossa 'Sal's Mello Spirit'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Mellard
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20171051

Ten flowers and six buds on 16 inflorescences well-held above foliage; sepals olive green, lightly suffused wine red; petals porrect, canary yellow; lip hirsute, buttercup yellow; substance firm; texture satiny.

Phragmipedium Cape Sunset 'Roy's Nice Slippers'

Phragmipedium Eric Young x Phragmipedium schlimii

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carson Barnes
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20171052

Three flowers and three buds on three erect, unstaked inflorescences; sepals and petals ivory, overlaid light pink, darker on reverse; pouch dark pink, interior ivory, stippled pink; staminode white, light yellow centrally; substance soft; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum praestans 'DeFries Dark Beauty'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carson Barnes
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20171053

Two flowers and one bud well-presented on one 38-cm inflorescence; sepals ivory, blushed light chartreuse, striated deep maroon; petals widely held, chartreuse, striped burgundy, dark burgundy warts proximally upper and lower margins, slightly twisted; pouch ivory, blushed chartreuse, overlaid red-brown, vertical cinnamon striations; staminode chartreuse, margins ciliated, mahogany; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Alberta Clipper 'Vivian P. Bland, PhD'

Paphiopedilum Skip Bartlett x Paphiopedilum Hsinying Yosemite

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Kurt A. Studier
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20171054

One flower on one inflorescence; sepals and petals white, spotted wine red, margins undulate; pouch cream, interior spotted wine red; staminode chartreuse; substance firm; texture pubescent, pouch waxy.

Phalaenopsis Brother Redland Spots 'Synea'

Phalaenopsis Golden Peoker x Phalaenopsis Brother Fancy

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Synea Tan
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20173497

Six nicely presented flowers and no buds on one 40-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals white, randomly spotted purple; lip white, heavily spotted purple centrally, overlaid yellow-orange; column white , anther cap yellow: substance very firm; texture matte.

Lysudamuloa Red Jewel 'Dandy's Ruby'

Lycamerlycaste Geyser Gold x Angulocaste Red Jade

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Doug and Terry Kennedy
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20173498

Two large, stunning, stellate flowers on two strong inflorescences; sepals rose-red, lighter proximally; petals white, heavily overlaid cherry red; lip crimson, picotee yellow, sidelobes yellow on proximal half, callus golden; column yellow, anther cap white; substance stiff; texture crystalline, lip velvety.

Dendrobium White Grace 'Sato'

Dendrobium Fiftieth State x Dendrobium speciosum

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Wilson Ng
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20173501

Forty-three stellate flowers and 49 buds on five, upright, stately inflorescences,up to 57cm, borne on a 57-cm wide by 87-cm tall plant, grown in a 16-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals white; lip white, throat yellow, keel very pale green; column white, anther cap very pale green; substance firm; texture matte; grower also received CCE 91 (20173502)

Dendrobium White Grace 'Sato'

Dendrobium Fiftieth State x Dendrobium speciosum

CCE/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Wilson Ng
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20173502

Forty-three stellate flowers and 49 buds on five, upright, stately inflorescences,up to 57cm, borne on a 57-cm wide by 87-cm tall plant, grown in a 16-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals white; lip white, throat yellow, keel very pale green; column white, anther cap very pale green; substance firm; texture matte; flower also received AM 86 (20173501)

American Orchid Society Gold Certificate 'Mario Ferrusi'

GC/AOS (94 points)

  • Exhibitor: Les Orchidophiles de Montreal
  • Photographer: Jay Norris
  • Date: Feb 11, 2017
  • Award No: 20173513

A 5-ft by 5-ft floor exhibit arranged around a 12-foot tall weathered and gnarled tree trunk with variously placed driftwood supporting many, well grown, impressive specimen orchids in a variety of species and hybrids; display also received the show trophy 20173512.

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