The Latest Orchid Awards

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Paphiopedilum Franz Glanz 'Springwater'

Paphiopedilum armeniacum x Paphiopedilum emersonii

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Apr 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183230

Two well-held, beautifully colored flowers on two staked inflorescences, to 24cm; flower base color green; dorsal sepal slightly darker, veined darker green, apical margins recurved; synsepal apiculate, margins slightly undulate; petals superior margins uniformly and pleasingly reflexed, overlaid yellow, basally stippled mahogany, hirsute; pouch interior heavily spotted red-purple, shown through to exterior; staminode shield-shaped, medially reticulated mahogany; substance firm; texture satiny, petals also velvety; noted for unique vibrant yellow-green color.

Encyclia Nursery Rhyme 'Odom's Orchids Midnight'

Encyclia Atroniceum x Encyclia cordigera

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Odom's Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Apr 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183231

Eighteen full for the cross, flowers and 11 buds on two upright, branched inflorescences up to 70cm; sepals and petals spatulate, green, heavily overlaid dark chocolate-maroon, green basally; sepal apices green, margins slightly undulate; lip trilobed, fuchsia, side lobes proximally wrapped around the column, apically flared out, midlobe round, flat, apex emarginate, intense fuchsia; column white, green basally, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Vanda M. V. Tannins 'Denique'

Vanda lamellata x Vanda Memoria Thianchai

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Stuart Henderson
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Apr 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183233

Twenty-one flowers and 22 buds on two upright inflorescences, plus an emerging inflorescence on a keiki; flower star shaped, light chartreuse; dorsal sepal ovate, striated light brown, lightly coalesced distal half; lateral sepals rhomboid, striated light brown, coalesced to darker brown distally; petals ovate, striated light brown; lip pristine white, striped purple basally, diffused to a light blush distally on midlobe; column white, anther cap yellow; substance very hard; texture satiny. 

Cattleya aclandiae 'Springwater'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Apr 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183234

Three full-formed, vibrantly-colored flowers on one short inflorescence; sepals and petals broadly lanceolate, green, blotched dark mahogany; sepals only slightly cupped; petals blotches heavier apically; lip white, midlobe flat, suffused fuchsia, cream-green spot under column tip, margins slightly undulate, dark fuchsia picotee, side lobes slightly curled toward column basally; column white, suffused dark fuchsia, anther cap yellow; substance hard; texture waxy, lip matte.

Dendrobium faciferum 'Springwater'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Apr 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183235

Approximately 360 flowers and 28 buds on 28 terminal extensions or flowering canes, plus many additional immature buds, approximately six flowers per facicle; flowers bright orange, face downward, basally yellow, form typical for the species and section aporum; sepals and petals apiculate; column and anther cap yellow; substance average; texture crystalline; pedicel bright orange, green basally and apically.

Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Fly Eagle 'Odom's Orchids'

Phalaenopsis tetraspis x Phalaenopsis Dragon Tree Eagle

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Odom's Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Apr 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20183236

Three flat, stellate flowers and two buds on three sequentially flowered inflorescences; flower chartreuse, randomly overlaid oxblood red, reminiscent of Phal. tetrapsis 'C1' (speciosa) parent; lip white, midlobe overlaid bright purple, callus sparsely hirsute, side lobes yellow; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture shiny.

Aerangis hildebrandtii 'Gold Country'

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Charles and Jane High
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Apr 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20182103

Approximately 255 flowers and 300 buds on 22 inflorescences on a clean 18-cm, ten growth plant, mounted on a 16 x 9-cm cork slab; leaves ovoid, lanceolate to 8.0 x 2.3cm; flowers minute, stellate, orange; column cream; substance firm; texture matte; commended for being a clean, well-grown plant.

Sarcochilus Kulnura Symphony 'Grass Valley'

Sarcochilus Elegance x Sarcochilus Bunyip

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ted McClellan
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Apr 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20181825

Thirteen flowers and two buds on two arched inflorescences; sepals and petals full, white, overlaid rose spots fully coalesced, heavy red spots coalesce proximally; lip yellow, blotched orange, orange at apex; column and anther cap yellow; pedicels pale yellow, spotted red; substance heavy; texture matte.

Phalaenopsis Taisuco Linda 'Alexandre Leblond'

Phalaenopsis Nobby's Pink Lady x Phalaenopsis Taisuco Anna

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Le Paradis Des Orchidées
  • Photographer: Denis Maheux
  • Date: Apr 07, 2018
  • Award No: 20184562

Ten beautiful, flat flowers and one bud gracefully arranged on one staked, cascading inflorescence; sepals and petals rose-pink, finely veined darker pink; lip trilobed, white, gold on margins, rose-pink distally, red-brown streaks baso-centrally; callus yellow, speckled red-brown; column rose-pink, anther cap white; substance soft; texture crystalline; commended for its striking, contrasting lip.

Paphiopedilum wenshanense 'Fajen's Orchids'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Mar 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20182946

Two remarkably similar, light-yellow flowers distinctly marked with one to four millimeter dark maroon spots on two inflorescences; dorsal sepal slightly hooded, proximal margins slightly recurved, thick midrib on reverse; petals rounded, slightly cupped; pouch elongate, interior densely spotted maroon; staminode oval, apically tridentate, stippled dark maroon; substance light; texture matte.

Rhyncattleanthe My Orange 'NN'

Rhyncattleanthe Haw Yuan Orange x Rhyncattleanthe Alpha Plus Nuggett

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Francisco Rodríguez Vargas
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Mar 25, 2018
  • Award No: 20186338

Twenty-one full, star-shaped flowers on four unstaked inflorescences; flowers bright orange, darker on mature flowers, bright green proximally; midlobe spade-shaped, yellow centrally, slightly undulate marginally, side lobes enclose the column; column and anther cap light yellow-orange; substance firm; texture waxy.

Marimerara Carlos E. Esperon 'J.A.R.R.'

Psychilis macconnelliae x Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: José Román
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Mar 25, 2018
  • Award No: 20186339

Six slightly cupped, stellate flowers and one bud on erect inflorescence; sepals and petals creamy caramel brown, overlaid light pink most of surface, fine purple spots concentrated in blotches near the apices; lip trilobed, side lobes surround the column, midlobe spatulate, cream, fine red stripes emanate from under the column towards the side lobe margins, midlobe and inferior area of side lobes overlaid rose-lavender, darker blotch over the isthmus and on the side lobes, orange side lobes margins; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture waxy.

Dendrobium Jairak Fire Horn 'Adunda'

Dendrobium Jairak Little Gem x Dendrobium tangerinum

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: René E. Garcia
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Mar 25, 2018
  • Award No: 20186340

Seventeen flowers well-presented on an upright inflorescence; base color white; sepals curled and recurved, striped violet, reverse heavily overlaid darker violet, white margins, overlaid chartreuse apically; petals upright; sharply twisted, heavily overlaid purple, thin light yellow margin; lip trilobed, midlobe sagittate, side lobes upright; overlaid chartreuse, purple veins from under the lobe radiate to the side lobes where they coalesce into a solid darker purple, lines continue spreading distally thru the midlobe isthmus and radiate through the distal half of the lobe; column blushed light rose violet, anther cap overlaid yellow; substance firm; texture waxy.

Bulbophyllum Meen March Madness 'Sister Jean'

Bulbophyllum medusae x Bulbophyllum Perseus

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: José A. Izquierdo and Irma Saldaña
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Mar 25, 2018
  • Award No: 20186343

Twenty-six flowers on two umbel-shaped inflorescences; flowers light yellow; dorsal sepal acuminate, arched forward; petals acute, face forward; lateral sepals arched, fused, acuminate, thread-like on distal fourth; lip lingulate, recurved downwards on distal half, bright orange; column and anther cap burnt orange; substance supple; texture very crystalline.

Dendrobium Silver King 'Damaris'

Dendrobium Peter Shen x Dendrobium Silver Wings

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Noel Soler-Figueroa
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Mar 25, 2018
  • Award No: 20186342

Twenty-four stellate flowers well-presented on four unstaked inflorescences; flowers off-white; sepals reverse marked very light purple, showing through obverse; dorsal sepal lanceolate, upright, slightly recurved; lateral sepals lanceolate, infolded apically; petals spatulate, apically acuminate, slightly twisted medially; lip midlobe acuminate, light yellow blotch centrally, under the column extends to inferior half of side lobes to side lobes curled around column, striated bright purple; mentum overlaid light chartreuse; anther cap overlaid chartreuse; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Dendrobium spectabile 'Carmen María Raquel'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: William Pabón Vázquez
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Mar 25, 2018
  • Award No: 20186341

Sixty-six flowers on six semi-arched inflorescences; sepals and petals twisted, margins undulate; sepals curled, light chartreuse, heavily veined maroon; petals darker chartreuse; lip white, overlaid chartreuse, white margins, side lobes cross-veined maroon, midlobe chartreuse, pinched apically; boldly netted dark maroon; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Phragmipedium Manzur la Aldea 'Barb's Hug'

Phragmipedium manzurii x Phragmipedium besseae

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: John Curtin
  • Photographer: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
  • Date: Mar 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20183457

Two flowers and one bud on two inflorescences; flowers white; sepals midrib mint green, apical margin curled forward; petals elliptic,horizontally held, tips bright pink; pouch overlaid and striped bright pink; staminode yellow, tipped bright pink; substance medium; texture velvety.

Paphiopedilum Hsinying Alien 'Cheri'

Paphiopedilum Raisin Pie x Paphiopedilum Supersuk

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dave Wujek
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Mar 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20182095

Two stately, well-formed flowers on two inflorescences to 28cm; sepals burgundy, more intense centrally, veined darker burgundy; petals cream, heavily overlaid apple green basally, overlaid dark burgundy peripherally, veined darker green transitioned to darker burgundy, edges lined with raised deep burgundy spots, margins hirsute; pouch deep burgundy; staminode pale burgundy; substance heavy; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum 'Cheri'

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dave Wujek
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Mar 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20182098

Four flowers on four inflorescences to 18cm; flowers light olive green; dorsal sepal overlaid dark chocolate brown, ciliate, margins slightly undulate; synsepal lightly overlaid dark chocolate brown proximally; petals overlaid dark chocolate brown medially, rose distally, spotted dark chocolate brown proximally, ciliate, undulate; pouch finely spotted maroon; staminode lightly spotted maroon; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Liberty Taiwan 'Timberlane'

Paphiopedilum micranthum x Paphiopedilum hangianum

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marcia Whitmore
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Mar 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20182099

One well-formed flower on one 16-cm inflorescence; flower cream-yellow; sepals and petals overlaid light pink, heavily tessellated and finely spotted darker pink; petals heavily pubescent basally; pouch striped darker pink, interior spotted rose; staminode canary yellow, lateral 2/3 reticulated dark rose; substance medium; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Pedro's Moon 'Timberlane'

Paphiopedilum armeniacum x Paphiopedilum Pinocchio

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marcia Whitmore
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Mar 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20182101

One yellow flower and one bud on one 16-cm inflorescence; sepals overlaid green; petals ciliate, finely stippled burgundy proximally, lightly overlaid green distally, margins undulate; pouch bulbous; staminode overlaid green centrally; substance medium; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Odette's Wish 'Blushing Empress'

Paphiopedilum Odette's Glory x Paphiopedilum Magic Fred

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Kandis
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Mar 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20182102

One well-formed flower on one inflorescence to 19cm; flower light green; sepals overlaid light burgundy, heavily veined dark burgundy; petals held downward, heavily spotted dark burgundy, veined dark green, inferior half blushed rose, hirsute; pouch overlaid and veined burgundy; staminode spotted burgundy centrally; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattleya nobilior var. amaliae 'Springwater Chiffon'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Beth Lamb
  • Date: Mar 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20182943

Four full flowers on one strong, well-presented inflorescence; flower base color sparklingly white; petals broadly ovate, margins slightly ruffled, faint pink blush; lip side lobes almost completely encircle column, midlobe flat, medially suffused light yellow, veined lavender, margins slightly reflexed; column green basally, anther cap light yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Mystically Wood 'Haley Suzanne'

Paphiopedilum Fred's Ghost x Paphiopedilum Wood Wonder

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Glen Decker
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Mar 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20184558

One striking flower on a 34-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal deltoid, white, heavily striped dark mahogany coalesced proximally; synsepal white, blushed green, veined dark maroon; petals oblong, held slightly downward, solid black maroon, reverse green, striped maroon, margins black maroon, floccose on margin; pouch green, overlaid dark maroon; staminode pale green, veined green bilaterally; substance firm; texture glossy, pouch waxy.

Phragmipedium Peruflora's Cirila Alca 'Alicia Linee'

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium dalessandroi

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Yolanda Breck
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Mar 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20187062

One majestic, flat flower on a 30-cm inflorescence held well above foliage; dorsal sepal ovoid, acuminate, slight reflexed basally, pink with slightly darker veins; synsepal very light pink, obverse, slight bronze, veined darker, cupped perfectly around pouch; petals pink, veined darker, flat with very slight ruffling at base; pouch base color yellow, overlaid pink, veined darker pink; staminode yellow, pink blush centrally; substance good; texture velvety and crystalline.

Cymbidium goeringii 'Mo Yin'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Daniel Kwok
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Mar 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20187063

One flower on one upright inflorescence on a dwarf plant with shorter leaves and inflorescence; sepals full, dark jade-green, lighter proximally, darker vertical veins; petals light green, veined darker, lighter and burgundy proximally; lip rolled back, white, heavily overlaid and spotted burgundy proximal half, light spotting distally; column light green, burgundy stripes on top, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; pleasantly scented.

Cattleya schilleriana 'SFO'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Mar 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20183681

Four stellate flowers on one unstaked, upright inflorescence and seven buds on two additional inflorescences; sepals and petals margins ruffled, bronze, lightly spotted mahogany distally, overlaid pink proximally; lip spade-shaped, white, overlaid bright pink, white stripes becoming yellow basally,  sidelobes encase the column, white, heavily overlaid bright pink, interior surfaces flushed yellow, striped pink; column white, anther cap and periphery flushed purple; substance heavy; texture waxy, lip velvety.

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum 'Tiger'

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hilo Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Mar 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20183682

Seven striking flowers on two inflorescences; sepals ovate, chartreuse, striped mahogany; petals linear, chartreuse, striped and spotted mahogany, proximal margins undulate, distally gently twisted; pouch chartreuse, overlaid and veined mahogany; staminode yellow, marginal mahogany hairs; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Chiu Hua Dancer 'Golden Seven'

Paphiopedilum gigantifolium x Paphiopedilum sanderianum

FCC/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hilo Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Mar 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20183683

Six well presented flowers and one bud on an arched, 78-cm inflorescence; sepals apple green, distinct burgundy stripes; petals long, gently twisted, chartreuse, burgundy spots basally transitioned to veins distally, margins hirsute; pouch chartreuse, overlaid light burgundy; staminode chartreuse, overlaid burgundy, dark burgundy hirsute margins; substance firm; texture satiny; commended for size, arrangement, and color.

Paphiopedilum Shin-Yi Williams 'Dark Star'

Paphiopedilum William Ambler x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hilo Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Mar 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20183685

Five intensely colored flowers on one 52-cm inflorescence; sepals broad, green; dorsal sepal densely striped mahogany; synsepal striped mahogany; petals somewhat horizontal, light green, striped and flushed mahogany; pouch light green, veined and heavily flushed mahogany; staminode light green, flushed rose on shield, hirsute margin with dark brown hairs; substance firm; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum Shin-Yi Williams 'Golden Wings'

Paphiopedilum William Ambler x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hilo Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Mar 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20183686

Five stately, well held flowers on a sturdy, 1-cm thick, 56-cm long inflorescence; dorsal sepal citron, cleanly striped dark chocolate; synsepal finely striped dark chocolate; petals held horizontal, citron, heavily striped dark chocolate, margins undulate, hirsute, slight distal twist; pouch citron, heavily overlaid milk chocolate, veined dark chocolate; staminode milk chocolate, finely hirsute on sides; substance heavy; texture matte; commended for overall size, and striking form, color and contrast.

Phragmipedium Don Wimber 'Littlefrog Ron's Choice'

Phragmipedium Eric Young x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Rob Halgren
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183448

One flower and two buds on one branched, erect inflorescence; flower butter yellow, heavily overlaid bright orange-red; sepals and petals yellow at base; synsepal yellow, margin orange; pouch yellow, heavily spotted orange; staminode yellow, blushed salmon; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Lycaste Dainty 'Windswept's Misty Green'

Lycaste brevispatha x Lycaste campbellii

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Windswept in Time Orchids
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183447

Twenty-nine flowers and one bud on thirty inflorescences arising from two pseudobulbs; sepals lime green; petals lighter green, canted forward, edges irregular; lip pale yellow; anther cap darker yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Guarvolclia Valle Turabo 'Susan's Pot of Gold'

Brassanthe Sunny Delight x Guaricyclia Kyoguchi

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Susan Tompkins
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183510

Fourteen stellate flowers and one bud well presented on one inflorescence; sepals and petals yellow, blushed red-purple distal three-fourths, sepals slightly twisted; lip slightly concave, veined and stippled darker red-purple; column and anther cap white spotted dark red-purple; substance firm; texture matte; cross is Guarvolclia Valle Turabo (Brassanthe Sunny Delight 'Maj' x Guaricyclia Kyoguchi 'M Sauno' (Mutation).

Paphiopedilum Prince Edward of York 'Bloyce M. Arnold'

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum x Paphiopedilum sanderianum

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: James Arnold
  • Photographer: H. A. Russell III
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183221

Seven well presented flowers of strikingly vivid chartreuse base color, on two inflorences; sepals striped mahogany, venation uniform, margins pleasantly undulate; petals arched-shouldered, mahogany spots and veins, proximal margins tightly undulate, hirsute, gently twisted distally; pouch overlaid mahogany; staminode yellow, lightly overlaid mahogany, hirsute; substance firm; texture waxy.

Dendrobium farmeri 'Mac's First'

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mac's Orchids
  • Photographer: H. A. Russell III
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183225

One hundred eight very full, flat flowers on five inflorescences; base white; sepals and petals ovate, pink-lavender marginally; petals round; lip disc velvety egg yolk yellow, white band to pink-lavender marginally; column egg yolk yellow; anther cap yellow; substance medium; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Saint Swithin 'Jake Butler'

Paphiopedilum philippinense x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

CCM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: James Arnold
  • Photographer: H. A. Russell III
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183226

A spectacular display of twenty-three flowers on six inflorescences up to 57cm on a immaculately grown plant, 89cm wide by 35cm tall in a 25-cm plastic pot of bark mix; flower base color cream, overlaid chartreuse; sepals ovate, margins undulate, striped dark mahogany; more heavily on dorsal sepal; petals undulate and hirsute proximal one-third, speckled mahogany stripes proximally, coalesced into parallel lines apically; pouch overlaid darker chartreuse, subdermally veined mahogany; staminode light mahogany distally, margins heavily hirsute; substance firm; texture waxy; flower also received an AM, 20183227.

Phalaenopsis Krull's Scarlet Prince 'Orange Delight'

Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Golden Rose x Phalaenopsis H. P. Norton

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: H. A. Russell III
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183228

Sixteen flat, round flowers on one branched, staked inflorescence; flower base color yellow, overlaid rich caramel, magenta venation, proximally bright fuchsia; sepals and petals reniform; lip deltoid, midlobe red-orange, side lobes cream, yellow interior; column white, brushed fuchsia, anther cap white; substance heavy; texture semi-glossy.

Paphiopedilum venustum 'Springwater Mars Attack'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: H. A. Russell III
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183223

One slightly nodding flower on one 9-cm inflorescence; sepals deltoid, cream, pronounced stripes dark green; petals well-formed, slightly swept back, proximally and medially green, distally rose-pink, striped green, spotted black throughout, margins finely hirsute; pouch green, veined dark green, front overlaid burgundy; staminode lime green, veined dark green; substance heavy; texture satiny.

Oncidium Louis Posey 'Louis'

Oncidium noezlianum x Oncidium strictum

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Zimmerman
  • Photographer: Michael Pearson
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20185851

Thirty-eight appealing flowers and 17 buds well-presented on four pendent inflorescences to 42cm; sepals and petals lanceolate, light cherry red, ovate; lip pink-orange, cream centrally, keels light yellow; column cream, blushed orange, anther cap light pink; substance firm; texture sparkling.

Bulbophyllum taiwanense 'Final Chapter'

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Abigail Chang
  • Photographer: Mike Pearson
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20185852

Thirty-five well-presented flowers and ten buds on nine inflorescences to 5cm and one emergent inflorescence, on plant grown on 7.5-cm by 11-cm wooden raft; sepals light yellow, white basally; dorsal sepal margins hirsute; petals light orange, white basally, margins hirsute; lip orange, hinged; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Prince Edward of York 'Cocoa'

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum x Paphiopedilum sanderianum

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Edward Hanes
  • Photographer: Mike Pearson
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20185853

Three striking flowers and no buds on one erect inflorescence; sepals yellow-green, veined red-brown; petals yellow-green, spotted red-brown, more intense distally, proximal margins undulate; pouch yellow-green, heavily overlaid rich red-brown; staminode yellow, overlaid red-brown, margins hirsute; substance firm; texure matte.

Dendrochilum uncatum 'Susan'

CCM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chuck & Sue Andersen
  • Photographer: Michael George
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20185316

Approximately 2,240 flowers and 97 buds on 89 gracefuily arched inflorescences up to 19cm long, evenly distributed 360 degrees around a compact, immaculate, exceptionally dense growth 32-cm diameter by 15-cm tall plant growing in a 10-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals translucent, light citron; lip spade-shaped, light green distally, red brown proximally along lateral edges; column light citron, anther cap green; substance soft; texture crystalline.

Dendrobium lichenastrum 'Connie Deren'

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dick and Carol Doran
  • Photographer: Charles Marden Fitch
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20185005

Fifty-three flowers of varying age and 40 buds on 93 inflorescences, evenly distributed on an exceptionally clean 25-cm high by 23-cm wide by 8-cm deep plant completely covering a cork plaque; sepals and petals cream, lightly blushed pale burgundy at tips; lip yellow, distinct burgundy stripe centrally on reverse; ovary burgundy; substance firm; texture matte.

Mormodia Keri Ray 'Memoria Cole Litke'

Clowesia Grace Dunn x Mormodes warszewiczii

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sabolcik & Sons Orchids
  • Photographer: Charles Marden Fitch
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20185007

Thirty-five remarkably well-presented flowers, fragrantly redolent of cinnamon and clove, and five buds on three pendent inflorescences emerging from the newest of four pseudobulbs; all flower segments ivory, striped garnet lake; lip blushed apricot, spotted garnet lake centrally, margins undulate; column spotted and blushed garnet lake, anther cap green; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cymbidium Eastern Wind 'Wilson's Choice'

Cymbidium Sleeping Beauty x Cymbidium Eastern Star

CCE/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Wilson Ng
  • Photographer: Albert Mok
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20187015

One hundred forty full, cupped flowers and 22 buds on eight arched inflorescences to 46cm, one inflorescence with 18 buds, presented around a 107-cm diameter by 50-cm high plant grown in a 20-cm plastic pot, ten large, leaved pseudobulbs, six with inflorescences, surrounding 14 smaller leafless pseudobulbs; sepals muted chartreuse, overlaid red-brown centrally, darker at base; petals green, overlaid bright yellow, striated red-brown centrally, darker at base; lip bright yellow striated and spotted red-brown centrally, darker at base, callus yellow; column light green, anther cap white; substance very heavy; texture matte.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Ryan Kowalczyk 'Wilson's Choice'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Steve Stevenson x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Goldenzelle

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Wilson Ng
  • Photographer: Albert Mok
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20187014

Seven fragrant, well-presented, somewhat stellate flowers on two very strong inflorescences; flowers light lemon yellow; sepals overlaid light chartreuse, darker along midline; petals margins undulate; lip dark lemon yellow centrally, margins ruffled; column white, blushed yellow, anther cap white; substance hard; texture crystalline.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya First Class 'Strawberry Milk'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Tokyo Bay x Cattleya Winter Gift

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jaime Yu
  • Photographer: H. A. Russell III
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20183220

Three full, flat, well-presented flowers on one strong, upright inflorescence; flower base color white; petals broadly ovate, margins lightly ruffled, tessellated light pink, red-purple apical flare; lip completely encloses column, margins ruffled, centrally yellow with red purple striations, margins light purple, dark red-purple distal half, column and anther cap white; substance supple; texture eggshell, lip velvety.

Chysis Maritza Bielecki 'Mark's Joy'

Chysis Langleyensis x Chysis limminghei

AM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mark Prout
  • Photographer: Matthew Nutt
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20184180

Thirty-six open flowers and two buds on three inflorescences presented on a robust plant 88cm long, leaves pristine, grown in bark in a 21-cm wooden basket; sepals and petals creamy yellow, overlaid pink on distal half, margins undulate; lip cream, midlobe striped pink, side lobes yellow, curled toward column,  spotted carmine basally, callus yellow; substance heavy; texture waxy; significant increase in flower size and floriferousness from prior award; grower also received CCM of 86 points award 20184177.

Chysis Maritza Bielecki 'Mark's Joy'

Chysis Langleyensis x Chysis limminghei

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mark Prout
  • Photographer: Matthew Nutt
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20184177

Thirty-six open flowers and two buds on three inflorescences presented on a robust plant 88cm long, leaves pristine, grown in bark in a 21-cm wooden basket; sepals and petals creamy yellow, overlaid pink on distal half, margins undulate; lip cream, midlobe striped pink, side lobes yellow, curled toward column,  spotted carmine basally, callus yellow; substance heavy; texture waxy; significant increase in flower size and floriferousness from prior award; plant also received AM of 88 points award 20184180.

Dendrobium Nora Tokunaga 'Susan's Prairie'

Dendrobium atroviolaceum x Dendrobium rhodostictum

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Susan Spencer
  • Photographer: Matthew Nutt
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20184174

Twenty-one flowers on three inflorescences; flowers white; sepals and petals spotted light purple on reverse, margins undulate; lip midlobe spotted rich dark purple, side lobes upright, densly striped intense dark purple to almost solid, keel light green; column green, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Cymbidium Emerald Shamrock 'Julia'

Cymbidium Lemon Butter x Cymbidium Emerald Moon

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Pettibone
  • Photographer: Matthew Nutt
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20184178

Forty-three flowers well presented on three strong inflorescences; sepals and petals chartreuse; lip cream, overlaid intense carmine distally, keels yellow, spotted carmine, margins undulate; column cream, anther cap white; substance hard; texture waxy.

Mediocalcar decoratum 'Frosty'

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nathan Bell
  • Photographer: Matthew Nutt
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20184173

Ten flowers on ten inflorescences borne on a diminutive, 21-cm diameter plant; leaf margins variegated white; flower color typical of species; commended for distinctive variegated leaves.

Dendrobium Yellow Stars 'Pottsy's Fuzzy Phantom'

Dendrobium polysema x Dendrobium finisterrae

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ray and Annette Potts
  • Photographer: Matthew Nutt
  • Date: Mar 17, 2018
  • Award No: 20184171

Sixty flowers and nine buds on nine inflorescences; sepals chartreuse, heavily spotted burgundy and heavily hirsute on reverse; petals cream, spotted burgundy on reverse, margins undulate; lip cream, midlobe chartreuse, striped magenta throughout, side lobes frame the column; column cream, purple on underside, anther cap green; substance firm; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Fritz Schomburg 'Missouri River'

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Woodstream Orchids
  • Photographer: Kim Frankenfield
  • Date: Mar 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20184827

One stately, flat, very full flower on one 43-cm, upright inflorescence; sepals and exceptionally flat, well-held petals, warm pink; pouch yellow, heavily overlaid warm pink, veined darker pink; staminode ivory centrally blushed warm pink, medial pale yellow stripe; substance firm; texture matte.

Maxillaria tenuifolia 'Merlot'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Shawn Wood
  • Photographer: Kim Frankenfield
  • Date: Mar 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20184830

Forty flowers and no buds on 40 inflorescences on a rounded, balanced plant in an 8-cm clay pot; sepals dark burgundy; petals upright, chartreuse, completely suffused darker burgundy; lip reflexed, cream, spotted dark burgundy; column cream, anther cap dark burgundy; substance firm; texture matte; noted for saturated color and flat sepals.

Phragmipedium Ouaisne 'Ojo Caliente'

Phragmipedium dalessandroi x Phragmipedium Eric Young

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Woodstream Orchids
  • Photographer: Kim Frankenfield
  • Date: Mar 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20184831

Five flowers and three buds borne on a single, 74-cm, two-branched inflorescence; sepals and petals yellow, heavily overlaid rich orange; petals margins slightly undulate; pouch darker rich orange, yellow within pouch rim; staminode yellow, blushed orange; substance firm; texture matte.

Vandachostylis Pine Rivers 'Kirk'

Vanda Peggy Foo x Rhynchostylis coelestis

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Kirk Hoo
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20182806

Twenty-eight flowers and fifteen buds beautifully arranged on a 38.5-cm, upright inflorescence; flowers full, cerise with darker cerise veination; lip dark cerise, column cerise, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Perreiraara Tango Fire '(Prra. Bangkok Sunset 'Chao Praya' x Renanthera storiei 'Chao Praya')'

Perreiraara Bangkok Sunset x Renanthera storiei

AQ/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Kirk Hoo
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20182808

Group of twelve seedlings exhibited together of which one Prra. Tango Fire 'Auntie Alma' AM/AOS was awarded; the cross of Perreiraara Bangkok Sunset 'Chao Praya' x Renanthera storiei 'Chao Praya' was awarded for color, floriferousness and branched inflorescences on compact plants; hybridizer is Chao Praya Orchids.

Phalaenopsis Tassanee Jongdamkerng 'Tiny Rubies'

Phalaenopsis equestris x Phalaenopsis appendiculata

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Louis Felipe Santiago
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Mar 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20186332

Five, well-rounded flowers and eleven buds on three 3.3-cm inflorescences on a miniature plant 14.5cm wide by 10cm long mounted on a 8.5-cm by 14.0-cm long wood plaque; flowers white; dorsal sepal and petals brushed rose-purple on proximal two-thirds; lateral sepals blushed lighter rose-purple proximally; lip midlobe overlaid bright rose-purple, keel yellow, side lobes upswept,  bright yellow on inferior half, bright purple distally, veined darker purple; column blushed rose-purple, anther cap white; substance firm; texture highly crystalline.

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