The Latest Orchid Awards

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Paphiopedilum Shirokane 'Rocking K Ranch'

Paphiopedilum White Queen x Paphiopedilum Optimus Prime

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Karen Wilson
  • Photographer: Ernest Walters
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172160

One large flower and one bud on one strong inflorescence; sepals broad, slightly cupped, white, proximally overlaid and veined green, peppered maroon; synsepal apically upturned; petals slightly cupped, margins undulate, pale yellow, darker proximally, veined chartreuse, proximally speckled maroon; pouch full, pale yellow; staminode yellow, centrally orange, umbo olive green; substance firm; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum Fajen's Fair Wench 'Whisper Crushed Velvet'

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum x Paphiopedilum wenshanense

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura & Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Ernest Walters
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172162

One striking flower on one staked, erect 8.5-cm inflorescence; flower base color light chartreuse, darker basally; dorsal sepal grape purple, veined and barred darker purple centrally, lighter marginally, ape light chartreuse; synsepal not visible from front, striations and margins grape purple, margins undulate; petals downswept, as in Paphiopedilum fairrieanum parent, vertically striated grape purple, broad grape purple picotee, superior margins wavy, hirsute baso-medially and marginally; pouch darker chartreuse, front heavily blushed burgundy, superior margin reveals base color, glistening; staminode bilobed, darker grape purple centrally, glistening, apically dentate; substance firm; texture velvety, pouch and staminode waxy; judges noted strong pleasing scent.

Lycaste Abou First Spring 'Timberlane'

Lycaste Shonan Harmony x Lycaste Shoalhaven

CCM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marcia Whitmore
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20171452

Fourteen flowers and three buds on seventeen inflorescences averaging 18cm, displayed on a beautifully flowered 12-cm x 15-cm plant grown in a 12-cm pot; leafless pseudobulbs to 6cm x 7.5cm, one new emerging growth; sepals pink, distal edges lighter pink; petals white, proximal 2/3 brushed dark pink; lip white, overlaid deep rose, white basally, overlaid yellow centrally, apical white blotch; column white; substance firm; texture matte.

Vanda Freckled Beauty 'Crazy Beeaar'

Vanda Srakaew x Vanda Butterfly

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dr. Julio D. Rios
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Jan 08, 2017
  • Award No: 20174859

Ten flowers held above the foliage on one strong, upright inflorescence; sepals and petals base color cream-yellow, overlaid light pink, darker pink tessellations on reverse, yellow halo around the column; dorsal sepal slightly concave, spotted red-brown, heavier centrally; lateral sepals slightly undulate marginally, heavily spotted red-brown, partially coalesced into blotches centrally; petals slightly convex, spotted red-brown; lip yellow, midlobe, ribbed, heavily infused dark red-brown,side lobes cupped, infused and spotted red-brown; column and anther cap white, column overlaid light yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Dendrobium Purple Cluster 'Wilson's Choice'

Dendrobium Purple Joy x Dendrobium Gillieston Jazz

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Wilson Ng
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jan 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20173411

Sixty-four charming flowers and 81 buds on 24 inflorescences grown on a 33-cane, 40-cm wide by 24-cm tall plant in a 13-cm plastic pot; flowers white; sepal margins overlaid purple, medially heavily blotched purple; petals sparsely spotted purple proximally, blending to solid purple distally; lip deep purple, raised cream medial keel; column deep purple, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; fragrant; grower also received CCM/AOS of 81 award number 20173412.

Dendrobium Purple Cluster 'Wilson's Choice'

Dendrobium Purple Joy x Dendrobium Gillieston Jazz

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Wilson Ng
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jan 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20173412

Sixty-four charming flowers and 81 buds on 24 inflorescences grown on a 33-cane, 40-cm wide by 24-cm tall plant in a 13-cm plastic pot; flowers white; sepal margins overlaid purple, medially heavily blotched purple; petals sparsely spotted purple proximally, blending to solid purple distally; lip deep purple, raised cream medial keel; column deep purple, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; fragrant; flower also received AM of 81 points, 20173411.

Paphiopedilum Cocoa Yard Festival 'Wilson's Choice'

Paphiopedilum Yi-Ying Spring Mist x Paphiopedilum Enzan Liza Festival

AM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Wilson Ng
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jan 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20173413

One large, flat flower and one bud on two up to 20-cm inflorescences; dorsal white slightly ruffled along superior margin, proximal half veined apple green, flushed light green, becoming yellow near center; petals and pouch evenly light green; petals ruffled on margins; staminode light yellow, green central boss; substance firm; texture satiny, pouch waxy.

Dracula Raven 'Midnight Windflower'

Dracula vampira x Dracula roezlii

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Betty Kelepecz
  • Photographer: Arnold Gum
  • Date: Jan 03, 2017
  • Award No: 20174530

One flat flower on one pendulous inflorescence; sepals white, light green proximally, heavily overlaid dark black-brown, tessellation revealing light green proximally and base color centrally; dorsal caudae 8.5cm; lateral caudae 7.2cm; petals light green distally, midvein black-brown, black-brown "V" distally; lip light pink, cream distally, crest coral; column green-yellow, anther cap yellow; substance medium; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum spicerianum 'Arnie'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Arnold Gum
  • Photographer: Arnold Gum
  • Date: Jan 03, 2017
  • Award No: 20174531

Two flowers on one 33.0-cm and one 24.5-cm inflorescences; dorsal sepal white, Granny Smith apple green basally, midvein purple centrally, sparse and finely hirsute pale purple basally; synsepal white, blushed light Granny Smith apple green, faintly overlaid light purple centrally; petals Granny Smith apple green, finely spotted purple along veins, very heavily concentrated along midvein, blushed purple distally, superior margin undulate, inferior margin wavy; pouch light green, overlaid diffuse maroon centrally; staminode white, overlaid purple revealing white centrally and on margin, yellow spot centrally; substance firm; texture satiny, dorsal sepal crystalline.

Braemia vittata 'Sycamore Creek'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Robson
  • Photographer: Larry Vierheilig
  • Date: Dec 21, 2016
  • Award No: 20162252

Twenty-eight flowers and one bud on one erect, 46-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals lanceolate, deep brown-purple, margins vibrant gold picotee; lip green-yellow veined dark maroon; column green, dorsal surface overlaid with one stripe medially on dorsal proximal half; substance firm; texture matte.

Coelia bella 'Carol Z'

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chaunie Langland
  • Photographer: Chaunie Langland
  • Date: Dec 19, 2016
  • Award No: 20162342

Eleven tubular flowers on four inflorescences; flowers flared open distally; sepals white, tipped purple; petals white; lip chartreuse; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Black Cherry Pistachio'

Mormodia Painted Desert x Catasetum Donna Wise

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ed Cott
  • Photographer:
  • Date: Dec 18, 2016
  • Award No: 20165072

Thirty-nine round, clove-scented, well-displayed flowers on two arched inflorescences; sepals and petals dark burgundy, fine green picotee; lip and column green, heavily suffused and spotted dark burgundy; substance hard; texture waxy

Rhyncattleanthe Toshie's Charm 'Bryon'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Little Toshie x Rhyncattleanthe Izumi Charm

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Dec 17, 2016
  • Award No: 20165150

Two very flat, well shaped flowers nicely presented on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal yellow, veined light peach-color, edges lightly blushed peach-color; lateral sepals yellow, superior edges widely blushed peach-color; petals yellow, veined peach-color distally, margins wide, blushed peach-color, apices magenta; lip beautifully ruffled, yellow, overlaid bright magenta distal one-third, striped magenta centrally, magenta picotee; column pale yellow, faded to pale green basally, anther cap white; substance firm; texture light diamond dust; fragrance noted.

Pleurothallis sandemanii 'Bryon Rinke'

CHM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Dec 17, 2016
  • Award No: 20165154

Three flowers and six buds on nine inflorescences; sepals and petals translucent yellow, finely stippled light red; dorsal sepal with three darker yellow venations; synsepal and petals darker yellow midrib; synsepal bifid tip; lip dark yellow; column pale yellow, darker distal one-half, anther cap dark yellow; substance light; texture crystalline, lip waxy; species from Ecuador; commended for different color form of the previously awarded CBR; ID by Carlyle Luer MD, 10/12/2002.

Bulbophyllum Karen Lewis 'Whisper Naughty or Nice'

Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis x Bulbophyllum echinolabium

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura & Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Dec 14, 2016
  • Award No: 20163239

Two flowers and two buds on two 18-cm arched, sequentially blooming inflorescences; flower base color chartreuse, heavily overlaid burgundy spots, less concentrated basally, veined darker burgundy; dorsal sepal lanceolate, recurved, apically pointed; lateral sepals long, inrolled, apically pointed; petals held horizontally, apically pointed; lip articulate, dark oxblood; substance hard; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Luna Spots 'Julio David'

Paphiopedilum Luna Magic x Paphiopedilum Spots Galore

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dr. Julio David Rios
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Dec 11, 2016
  • Award No: 20161842

One flower held above the foliage on one erect, unstaked inflorescence; base color white; dorsal sepal veined green, overlaid light green centrally, random small brown dots mainly along the veins; synsepal suffused light green, veined darker green; petals overlaid light green, veined darker green, covered with dark mahogany warts, distributed heavier towards apices, superior margin floccose, inferior margin slightly concave; pouch suffused light green, exterior overlaid ochre, heavily spotted mahogany, floccose margins; staminode overlaid light green, darker centrally, white margin; substance supple; texture waxy.

Bulbophyllum Karen Lewis 'Springwater'

Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis x Bulbophyllum echinolabium

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163189

One stunning, richly-colored flower and two buds on one staked, arched inflorescence; base color chartreuse; almost completely suffused rich, dark burgundy; dorsal sepal lanceolate, wide, apically recurved, sharply acuminate; lateral sepals full proximally, sharply tapered and folded distally, heavily saturated burgundy, exterior distal half roughly-papillose; petals held horizontal, lanceolate, sharply acuminate apically; lip articulate, papillose proximally, distally rugose, burnt orange cast; column and anther cap burgundy; substance firm, lateral sepals hard; texture waxy.

Bulbophyllum Emly Siegerist 'A-doribil Too'

Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann x Bulbophyllum lasiochilum

CCE/AOS (98 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Thoms & Doris Dukes
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163190

Four hundred two flowers and seventy-nine buds, hand-counted, on 239 inflorescences beautifully arranged on a magnificently grown 69-cm x 74-cm x 51-cm tall plant grown in sphagnum moss in a 30-cm bulb pan affixed to an inverted bulb pan after the prior CCM award in 2012; flowers better balanced than the prior HCC in 2008; base color cream; dorsal sepal lanceolate, densely spotted brilliant burgundy in linear pattern, margins hirsute, cupped proximally, recurved apically; lateral sepals folded inward, interior spotted burgundy proximally, exterior linearly spotted burgundy; petals arched, held horizontal, tapered apically, linearly spotted deep burgundy, margins hirsute; lip articulate, saturated dark burgundy; column spotted burgundy, anther cap burgundy; substance firm; texture slightly crystalline; flower also received an upgraded AM 20163193.

Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Razzleberry Smoothie XOXO'

Mormodia Painted Desert x Catasetum Donna Wise

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jamie Lawson
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163191

Twenty-nine well arranged, flat, balanced flowers on two pendulous inflorescences; flower base color faint chartreuse, heavily overlaid claret; sepals almost solid claret; petals finely spotted claret in linear pattern; lip scoop-shaped, dark burgundy centrally, finely spotted claret distally and marginally; column peppered claret; anther cap nicely contrasted dark burgundy; substance hard; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Mystically Wood 'Whisper Hard Candy Christmas'

Paphiopedilum Fred's Ghost x Paphiopedilum Wood Wonder

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura & Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163192

One large flower on a staked 27.7-cm inflorescence; sepals white, veined maroon; dorsal sepal centrally veined green, acuminate; petals elliptical, acute, white, overlaid light green superior half, blushed light red-pink along inferior margin, spotted burgundy, burgundy hirsute margins; pouch light green, superior 2/3 overlaid dark mahogany; staminode light green, darker green centrally; substance firm; texture waxy; rolled petals precluded higher score.

Bulbophyllum Emly Siegerist 'A-doribil Too'

Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann x Bulbophyllum lasiochilum

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Thoms & Doris Dukes
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163193

Four hundred two flowers and seventy-nine buds, hand-counted, on 239 inflorescences beautifully arranged on a magnificently grown 69-cm x 74-cm x 51-cm tall plant grown in sphagnum moss in a 30-cm bulb pan affixed to an inverted bulb pan after the prior CCM award in 2012; flowers better balanced than the prior HCC in 2008; base color cream; dorsal sepal lanceolate, densely spotted brilliant burgundy in linear pattern, margins hirsute, cupped proximally, recurved apically; lateral sepals folded inward, interior spotted burgundy proximally, exterior linearly spotted burgundy; petals arched, held horizontal, tapered apically, linearly spotted deep burgundy, margins hirsute; lip articulate, saturated dark burgundy; column spotted burgundy, anther cap dark burgundy; substance firm; texture slightly crystalline; grower also received an upgraded CCE 20163190.

Paphiopedilum Castle Sumiyoshi 'Springwater'

Paphiopedilum Sorcerer's Stone x Paphiopedilum Elfin Moon

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163195

One flower on one hirsute, staked inflorescence; dorsal sepal round, margins undulate, chartreuse-green, dark green lines radiating medially, picotee white; synsepal light green, medium green lines laterally; petals oblanceolate, margins undulate, burgundy hairs basally, chartreuse, lined medium green, faintly dusted burgundy; pouch chartreuse, faintly dusted light burgundy across upper pouch along rim; staminode chartreuse, faded to white apically; substance soft; texture shiny.

Brassocattleya Karin Lomer 'Springwater'

Cattleya percivaliana x Brassavola nodosa

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163197

Fourteen flat, stellate flowers and two buds on six inflorescences; flowers translucent white; lip trumpet-shaped, midlobe spotted burgundy, larger, linear spots ventrally, throat yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline; newly opened flowers blushed pink.

Fredclarkeara L'amour de vie de Sue 'The Dark Side'

Mormodia Painted Desert x Catasetum Louise Clarke

FCC/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: Keith & Dina Emig - Winter Haven Orchid Nursery
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163198

Twenty-six beautifully arranged, magnificent flowers on two pendent inflorescensces; flowers flat for breeding, dark burgundy with white picotee on all segments; sepals acute-linear; petals acute-ovate; lip deeply cupped, cordate, dentate on margins; column white, overlaid dark burgundy on superior half; substance hard; texture satiny; arrangement perfectly allows each flower to be viewed individually.

Dendrobium aberrans 'Springwater'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163199

Thirty-four relatively flat, white flowers and 45 buds, pleasingly arranged on 27 inflorescences, on a diminutive plant; fresh flowers lightly veined pale green, older flowers stigmatic surface pink; sepals ovate; lateral sepals broad; petals linear, held upright; lip four-lobed, double central callus, side lobes spatulate, midlobe bifurcate, finger-like; substance firm; texture matte, buds crystalline.

Scaphosepalum verrucosum 'Memoria Cinquant'

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Larry Sexton
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20162648

Fifty-seven non-resupinate flowers and thirty-six buds on twenty-two inflorescences on a 39 x 15-cm plant growing in a 10-cm square pot, bark medium; immaculate leaves ovate to 10cm; flowers pale yellow; sepals and petals lightly striped maroon, spotted maroon; dorsal sepal sharply tapered, curved upward; lateral sepals fused, distal 1/3 divided, forming horns, cupped downward; petals minute; lip light maroon, cali forming raised cushions; column fringed, light maroon; substance firm; texture waxy.

Bulbophyllum Hot Lips 'Timberlane'

Bulbophyllum wightii x Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marcia Whitmore
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20162649

Forty flowers and four buds on thirteen inflorescences; sepals and petals yellow, heavily spotted and veined brick red; dorsal sepal and petals ciliate, lateral sepals heavily overlaid brick red, recurved and fused; lip recurved, triangular, bright red, side lobes dark red; column yellow, overlaid brick red, anther cap black; substance firm; texture matte; cross originally made with Cirr pingtungense, later identified as synonym to Bulb wightii.

Paphiopedilum insigne 'Ane-Marie'

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Svend Munkholm
  • Photographer: Abu Salleh
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20162960

Twenty-two well staked flowers and two buds on 24 inflorescences on an impressive, clean, 58-cm wide, vigorous plant grown in a 25-cm plastic pot filled with bark and perlite; dorsal sepal ovoid, undulate margins, green, veined darker green, brown spots evenly distributed, apically pinched, white with no spots; synsepal green, finely spotted brown basally; petals downswept, green, light brown flush towards rim of pouch, margins slightly undulate; staminode obcordate with central protuberance, yellow, downy; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum insigne 'Royal Road's'

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Svend Munkholm
  • Photographer: Ryan Young
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20162961

Twenty six well held, erect flowers and no buds on 26 staked inflorescences to 16cm tall on a 70-cm wide by 40-cm tall extremely clean plant grown in a 22-cm pot in a bark, perlite and charcoal mix; dorsal sepal white, overlaid green, spotted brown centrally; synsepal green, faint linear brown spots; petals light green, overlaid light brown tessellation; pouch yellow-green, overlaid brown basally, rim bright yellow; substance firm; texture glossy; grower also received a CCE 20162962.

Paphiopedilum insigne 'Royal Road's'

CCE/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: Svend Munkholm
  • Photographer: Abu Salleh
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20162962

Twenty six well held, erect flowers and no buds on 26 staked inflorescences to 16cm tall on a 70-cm wide by 40-cm tall extremely clean plant grown in a 22-cm pot in a bark, perlite and charcoal mix; dorsal sepal white, overlaid green, spotted brown centrally; synsepal green, faint linear brown spots; petals light green, overlaid light brown tessellation; pouch yellow-green, overlaid brown basally, rim bright yellow; substance firm; texture glossy; flower also received an HCC 20162961.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Dendi's Gem 'Diamond Orchids'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya SunCoast Sunspots x Cattleya Jungle Gem

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Peter T. Lin
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20162058

Seven flowers on two erect inflorescences; sepals yellow, densely spotted maroon distally; petals yellow, sparsely spotted maroon distally, margins lightly feathered maroon; lip spade-shaped, cream, side lobe margins and isthmus brushed light yellow, midlobe overlaid maroon, crest brushed purple; column white, brushed purple distally, anther cap white, one purple spot proximally; substance firm; texture matte.

Angraecum Cloud's Christmas Cradle 'Steve's Star'

Angraecum Lemförde White Beauty x Angraecum magdalenae

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Harold Koopowitz- Paph Factory
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20162059

One large, flat, star-shaped flower on one arched inflorescence; dorsal sepal lanceolate; lateral sepals gracefully arched; petals elongate-triangular; lip cordate, 22.9-cm spur white, becoming green; column white, green basally; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Whimsical Baby 'Pink Petals'

Paphiopedilum Whimsical x Paphiopedilum Baby Boo Boo

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Harold Koopowitz- Paph Factory
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20162060

One round, full flower on one erect, 10.0-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, light yellow-green halo, stippled rose-purple proximally; synsepal white, overlaid light green; petals white, superior half overlaid light yellow-green proximally, becoming rose-purple distally, spotted darker rose-purple proximally, inferior half overlaid light yellow-green proximally, brushed light yellow-green distally, overlaid light rose-purple distally, spotted darker rose-purple proximally; pouch light yellow-green distally, overlaid very light rose-purple; staminode cream, overlaid light yellow centrally, rose-purple pubescence centrally; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Hsinying Alien 'Jason Thoren'

Paphiopedilum Raisin Pie x Paphiopedilum Supersuk

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Bird
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163140

One flower on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal dark maroon, striped darker maroon, green basally; synsepal dark maroon, overlaid light green, striped darker maroon; petals dark maroon distally, green proximally; pouch dark maroon; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum insigne 'Tony King'

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Bird
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Dec 10, 2016
  • Award No: 20163141

One flower on one inflorescence borne on a beautifully variegated, three growth plant; dorsal sepal white, overlaid light green, spotted light brown; synsepal light green, faintly spotted light brown; petals light green, faintly tessellated light brown; pouch light yellow, overlaid light brown; substance good; texture glossy; commended for exceptional variegation of the foliage and also apparent in coloration of dorsal sepal and pouch.

Paphiopedilum Stone Crazy 'Pinot Gris'

Paphiopedilum Crazy Jolly x Paphiopedilum Stone Lovely

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dave Sorokowsky
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Dec 07, 2016
  • Award No: 20162501

One flat, stately flower on one 24-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal green, 2-cm white margin, chestnut suffusion centrally radiates to margin; synsepal light chartreuse; petals chartreuse, faintly overlaid light chestnut centrally, darker chestnut midrib; pouch green, overlaid light cordovan; staminode yellow; substance hard; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Hop Butterscotch 'Leprechaun'

Paphiopedilum Jollix Land x Paphiopedilum helenae

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ramon de los Santos
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Dec 07, 2016
  • Award No: 20162500

Three flowers on three upright inflorescences; dorsal sepal lime green basally, 1.0-cm white margin, veins darker lime green; petals light yellow-green, horizontally veined light mahogany on superior half; pouch light yellow-green, overlaid light mahogany; staminode light yellow-green, hirsute, brown hairs; substance firm; texture waxy.

Miltoniopsis Bleuana 'Shawnee'

Miltoniopsis roezlii x Miltoniopsis vexillaria

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Deborah Halliday
  • Photographer: Arnold Gum
  • Date: Dec 06, 2016
  • Award No: 20161996

Eighteen well presented flowers and one bud on three arched 30-cm inflorescences; flowers held well above the foliage, plus one five buds on one immature inflorescence; sepals and petals white; lip white, mask yellow, callus yellow; column white; substance medium; texture matte.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Serval Gold 'Arnie'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya San Diego Hot Spots x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Sun Spots

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Arnold Gum
  • Photographer: Arnold Gum
  • Date: Dec 06, 2016
  • Award No: 20161998

Two flowers on one inflorescence; sepals pale yellow, lightly blushed pink proximally, veined maroon marginally, spotted along veins distally; dorsal sepal much more densely spotted; petals pale yellow, faintly blushed pink proximally, veins maroon marginally and distally, spotted along veins marginally; lip spade-shaped, white, side lobes curved around column, faintly blushed purple on distal margin, reverse blushed purple distally, midlobe heavily overlaid deep purple, margins serrate, slightly ruffled; column white, wings and anther cap purple; substance heavy; texture satiny.

Liparis grossa 'Memoria Mario Ferrusi'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Wilson Ng
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Dec 03, 2016
  • Award No: 20161365

Approximately 510 flowers and 245 buds on 12 arched inflorescence, two immature, up to 35cm in length, evenly distributed around the plant, grown in a 20-cm diameter plastic pot; sepals and petals burnt orange, lightly veined olive green, reflexed; lip  burnt orange, darker centrally, arched; column erect, white, green apically, anther cap green, margin yellow; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cattleya labiata var. semi-alba 'Charlie's Angels'

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dr. Leslie Ee
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Dec 03, 2016
  • Award No: 20161364

Five flowers well arranged on two strong upright inflorescences; flowers white; dorsal sepal erect, slightly reflexed; lateral sepals flat; petals slightly translucent; lip soft yellow centrally on proximal half, magenta distally, leaving clear white margin and side lobes; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Cattleya Ruth Neily 'Memoria Ron Neily'

Cattleya Starting Point x Cattleya Memoria Robert Strait

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ed Cott
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Dec 03, 2016
  • Award No: 20161363

Two full, round flowers on one inflorescence; sepals white, light magenta flaring along midrib; petals white, light magenta flaring at apex; lip white, chartreuse in throat, dark magenta on lower two-thirds; column white; substance firm, texture matte, lip velvety.

Paphiopedilum Gloria Naugle 'Pete's Surprised'

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum x Paphiopedilum micranthum

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Welacky
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Dec 03, 2016
  • Award No: 20161393

One well proportioned flower and one bud on one 22-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals yellow-green, heavily veined dark rose-purple; petals veins coalescing to solid dark rose-purple on distal third; margins hirsute, dark rose-purple; pouch bulbous, rose-purple veins darker; substance firm; texture glossy, pouch matte.

Dendrobium Hawaii Spectacular 'Whisper Sweet Nothings'

Dendrobium Big Alex x Dendrobium spectabile

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura & Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Nov 30, 2016
  • Award No: 20163238

Seven intensely colored, cernuus (nodding) flowers, and three buds on one upright, staked inflorescence, plus two inflorescences with 19 buds; flower base color white; sepals and petals intensely overlaid purple, veined darker purple; sepals sharply pointed and reflexed apically; petals ovate, slightly undulate, sharply pointed; lip trilobed, overlaid intense dark purple, veined darker purple, side lobes encircle column, overlaid dark purple on reverse, midlobe ovate, pointed apically, margins undulate, central keel; column purple, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Barkeria skinneri 'Rosita de Juarez'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Rosita de Yuarez
  • Photographer: Jorge Carlos
  • Date: Nov 30, 2016
  • Award No: 20164724

Thirty-four vividly-colored flowers and six buds on one 58-cm erect inflorescence; sepals and petals lanceolate, concolor rose-magenta; lip spatulate, callus centrally striped golden yellow atop five keels; substance light; texture matte.

Encyclia brassavolae 'Shirley Amor de Mi Vida'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Shirley Mencos
  • Photographer: Jorge Carlos
  • Date: Nov 30, 2016
  • Award No: 20164725

Sixty-six stellate flowers and 13 buds on seven upright, up to 20-cm inflorescences and 16 buds on an immature inflorescence; sepals and petals yellow-tan, reverse tan; lip white, spatulate, magenta distally; column green, spotted burgundy, anther cap white; substance heavy; texture waxy.

Oncidium endocharis 'Gabriel Bianchi'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carlos Bianchi
  • Photographer: Jorge Carlos
  • Date: Nov 30, 2016
  • Award No: 20164726

Sixty-two flowers and four buds on nine wiry, up to 40-cm inflorescences; sepals and petals dark chocolate brown; lip bright yellow, side lobes cordovan, winged crest with cordovan medial stripe; winged column and anther cap cream; substance hard; texture matte.

Laeliocattleya Miss Wonderful 'Dark Beauty'

Cattleya Mari's Song x Laelia anceps

AM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ruben Colmenares
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Nov 28, 2016
  • Award No: 20162179

Five well formed, intensely colored flowers, well arranged on one arched inflorescence; sepals lavender, margin white distally, apex pale green; petals broad, slightly ruffled, magenta, centrally flared pale chartreuse; lip full, open, beautifully ruffled, dark magenta proximally and along medial veins to midlobe apex, two gold-yellow eyes centrally; side lobe margins and midlobe deep magenta; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte, lip velvety.

Cymbidium qiubeiense 'Huntington's Green Goblin'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Huntington Botanical Gardens
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Nov 28, 2016
  • Award No: 20162180

Three flowers on one erect inflorescence, and one flower and one bud on another erect inflorescence, and two buds on one immature inflorescence; sepals and petals green; petals darker green medially, spotted maroon proximally; lip white, spotted and blotched maroon, side lobe margins dark maroon, reverse green; column green, anther cap light green; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cattleya Mini Fantasy 'Florence'

Cattleya Angel's Fantasy x Cattleya cernua

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Peter T. Lin
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Nov 28, 2016
  • Award No: 20162183

Four flat, well arranged flowers on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals bright red-orange, veins darker red-orange; lip dark red-orange, throat yellow; column white, edged magenta distally, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Cattleya cernua 'Elise'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Peter T. Lin
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Nov 28, 2016
  • Award No: 20162184

Ten flowers and three buds well presented on two inflorescences; sepals and petals full, orange, brushed faint lavender; lip yellow proximally becoming red-orange distally; column white, magenta apically, anther cap purple; substance medium; texture fine diamond dust.

Masdevallia veitchiana 'Ecuagenera Peach'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ecuagenera
  • Photographer: Sebastián Galarza
  • Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • Award No: 20161788

Two vibrantly-colored flowers well held on two inflorescences; base color yellow, overlaid light pink-orange, darker on lateral sepals inferior halves and sepaline caudae; dorsal sepal brilliant orange, tiny iridescent white hairs cover the sepaline surfaces; sepals fused forming a small tube, dorsal sepal free portion, triangular-ovate, tri-nerved, tapering into a slender cauda; lateral sepals free portion triangular-obovate, margins reflexed tapering into shorter, bent-outwards caudae; petals minute, too small to measure; substance firm; texture waxy to irridescent.

Masdevallia Falcata 'Ecuagenera Gold'

Masdevallia coccinea x Masdevallia veitchiana

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ecuagenera
  • Photographer: Sebastián Galarza
  • Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • Award No: 20161785

Five flowers and one bud on six inflorescences, held well above plant; flower white, overlaid vibrant gold-yellow, darkening distally towards sepaline caudae; dorsal sepal triangular, fused at base to triangular-oblong lateral sepals, forming a small tube, caudae long, erect; lateral sepals are darker centrally, covered with gold veins, caudae short, curved inwards; petals minuscule, too small to measure; substance very firm; texture finely crystalline.

Masdevallia uniflora 'Ecuagenera'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ecuagenera
  • Photographer: Sebastián Galarza
  • Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • Award No: 20161786

Three flowers and two buds on five erect inflorescences to 35cm tall; sepals ovate-triangular, cohering forming a round tube that gives the flower the shape of a bell; flower base color white; sepals terminate in small caudae that slightly recurve backwards; sepals overlaid rose-purple distally and marginally, overlaid bright yellow on the area of the sepaline tube, the yellow area is observed on the reverse side of the flower, caudae overlaid yellow; petals miniscule, too-small to measure, oblong, curved angle in the anterior margin, dentate apex; lip oblanceolate, thickened at the base, somewhat undulate margins, central keel, overlaid bright canary yellow, orange spot apically; all color overlays lighter on more mature flowers; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Masdevallia Sueño Lindo 'Ecuagenera'

Masdevallia teaguei x Masdevallia uniflora

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ecuagenera
  • Photographer: Sebastián Galarza
  • Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • Award No: 20161787

Twenty-four flowers and six buds held above the foliage on 28 sequentially-blooming, erect, up to 20cm tall inflorescences borne on a 30cm tall x 15cm wide plant grown in a 14cm wide plastic pot filled with fine bark as the growing medium; flowers white, dorsal sepal triangular, slightly bent forward, fused basally to the fused triangular-oblong lateral sepals forming a tube, overlaid light rose-purple centrally, light yellow-green distally up to the cauda, bright yellow basally into the tube, slightly darker rose-purple stripes can be noticed, cauda longer than the lateral sepals caudae; lateral sepals overlaid fuchsia, caudae overlaid yellow; petals too small to measure, thinly striped maroon basally; lip rectangular-acute, bends medially, heavily overlaid fuchsia; substance firm; texture waxy; plant received a concurrent AM/AOS, award number 20161789.

Masdevallia Sueño Lindo 'Ecuagenera'

Masdevallia teaguei x Masdevallia uniflora

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ecuagenera
  • Photographer: Sebastián Galarza
  • Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • Award No: 20161789

Twenty-four flowers and six buds held above the foliage on 28 sequentially-blooming, erect, up to 20cm tall inflorescences borne on a 30cm tall x 15cm wide plant grown in a 14cm wide plastic pot filled with fine bark as the growing medium; flowers white, dorsal sepal triangular, slightly bent forward, fused basally to the fused triangular-oblong lateral sepals forming a tube, overlaid light rose-purple centrally, light yellow-green distally up to the cauda, bright yellow basally into the tube, slightly darker rose-purple stripes can be noticed, cauda longer than the lateral sepals caudae; lateral sepals overlaid fuchsia, caudae overlaid yellow; petals too small to measure, thinly striped maroon basally; lip rectangular-acute, bends medially, heavily overlaid fuchsia; substance firm; texture waxy; owner received a concurrent CCM/AOS, award number 20161787.

Acianthera polystachya 'Ecuagenera'

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ecuagenera
  • Photographer: Sebastián Galarza
  • Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • Award No: 20161790

Three hundred twenty-five flowers and 120 buds on 65 inflorescences carried on a 70 growth plant 25cm wide by 15cm wide grown in a 10-cm diameter plastic pot with bark as growing medium; racemose inflorescences emerge from the base of single, apical, ovate, ancipitous leaves, that gradually narrow into long petiole, held on erect, stout ramicauls, base is enveloped by tubular sheets; flower base color translucent orange-yellow; sepals oblanceolate; dorsal sepal smaller than lateral sepals, bent forward; lateral sepals oblanceolate, fused, small pointed projections apically; petals minute, lanceolate, serrated, too-small to measure; winged column and anther cap lighter orange yellow; lip medial brown stripe; substance firm, texture, waxy.

Masdevallia Prince Charming 'Ecuagenera'

Masdevallia angulata x Masdevallia veitchiana

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ecuagenera
  • Photographer: Sebastián Galarza
  • Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • Award No: 20161791

Seven exceptionally colored flowers and two buds on nine inflorescences; sepals rich, deep burnt orange, heavy overlay of dark maroon spots, arranged in vertical striped pattern that emanate from column, large maroon blotch centrally and into the lateral sepals cauda; dorsal sepal triangular, fused basally to the lateral sepals that are triangular-oblong that are fused laterally, fused sepals form a small tube; dorsal sepal cauda, erect and longer than the lateral sepals caudae; petals rectangular, minute, too-small-to measure, white, slight maroon stripes; lip maroon, rectangular acute, bends medially, three tooth-like apical projections darker maroon; column and anther cap red-orange, column underside overlaid red-maroon; substance firm; texture waxy; judges noted the exceptional color combination and pattern.

Masdevallia Prince Charming 'Camilita'

Masdevallia angulata x Masdevallia veitchiana

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ecuagenera
  • Photographer: Sebastián Galarza
  • Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • Award No: 20161792

Seven brightly colored flowers and one buds on eight inflorescences; sepals red-orange, heavy overlay of dark maroon spots arranged in vertical striped pattern that emanate from column, large maroon blotch centrally and into the lateral sepals cauda; dorsal sepal triangular, fused basally to the lateral sepals that are triangular-oblong, fused laterally, fused sepals form a small tube; dorsal sepal cauda, erect and longer than the lateral sepals caudae; lateral sepal caudae slightly curve to the right; petals rectangular, minute, too-small-to measure, white, slight maroon stripes; lip maroon, rectangular, acute, bends medially, three tooth-like apical projections darker maroon; column and anther cap red-orange, column underside red-maroon; substance firm; texture waxy.

Masdevallia trochilus 'Equaflor-a'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Equaflor-a
  • Photographer: Sebastián Galarza
  • Date: Nov 23, 2016
  • Award No: 20161793

Eight flowers and four buds held well above the foliage on 12 erect inflorescences; flowers light chartreuse; dorsal sepal narrow, oblong bends forward, overlaid light golden yellow basally, darker apically, lightly spotted maroon, long, thin golden yellow, projects forward; lateral sepals fused form a sack, heavily spotted maroon, raised longitudinal stripes darker, long, thin caudae golden yellow, joined basally and separate distally in some flowers; petals minute, triangular; lip maroon; anther cap spotted maroon; substance firm; texture waxy.

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