The Latest Orchid Awards

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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 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.

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.

Cattleya walkeriana f. alba 'Crystelle'

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Jay Loeffler
  • Date: Feb 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172220

Eight well presented, crisp white, fragrant flowers on four inflorescences; sepals lanceolate, apical tips green; petals round, held upright, margins ruffled; lip broad, side lobes embrace column, flared, margins soft green, midlobe exceptionally flat, upper margin soft green; column broad; substance hard; texture diamond dust.

Holcostylis Wu Gift 'Amelia'

Holcoglossum wangii x Rhynchostylis gigantea

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Walter Crawford
  • Photographer: Scott Weber
  • Date: Feb 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20171467

Fourteen lightly fragrant flowers and twenty-three buds on two inflorescences to 28cm on a single growth plant; leaves to 16.5cm; sepals and petals white, spotted and blushed magenta distally, reverse spotted throughout; dorsal sepal flat, spatulate; lateral sepals and petals rotated, shown edge-wise; lip side lobes yellow, spotted burgundy, midlobe white, burgundy spots saturated basally; column yellow, spotted burgundy, anther cap magenta; substance firm; texture matte.

Dendrobium Andreé Millar 'Avery Lynn'

Dendrobium atroviolaceum x Dendrobium convolutum

CCM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis Pavlock
  • Photographer: Jay Loeffler
  • Date: Feb 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172221

One hundred thirty-four clear, chartreuse flowers and 24 buds, on 35 inflorescences, grown from a 62-cm wide by 33.5-cm high plant, in a 20-cm diameter clay pot with charcoal and aliflor; sepals and petals lanceolate, slightly cupped, undulate, form typical of grex, reverse few brown dots centrally; lip trilobed, side lobes overlaid heavily striated deep purple, midlobe coalesced deep purple; anther cap chartreuse; substance firm; texture crystalline, lip waxy.

Paphiopedilum Chiu Hua Dancer 'Hayden Jensen'

Paphiopedilum gigantifolium x Paphiopedilum sanderianum

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Jay Loeffler
  • Date: Feb 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172222

Five attractive, well-held, slightly cupped flowers on one 59-cm staked inflorescence; sepals lanceolate, acute, chartreuse, striped thick dark mahogany; petals long, spiraled, light yellow, veined and spotted rose-brown coalescing apically, hirsute dark mahogany spots on superior margins; pouch jutted, overlaid rose-brown; staminode shield-shaped, light yellow, apically light rose, margins hirsute, mahogany; pedicel cream, pubescent; substance firm; texture shiny, pouch matte.

Rhyncattleanthe Krull's Golden Horses 'Krull-Smith'

Rhyncattleanthe Tangerine Horses x Rhyncattleanthe Carolina Golden D'Or

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Jay Loeffler
  • Date: Feb 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20172223

Six brilliant-orange flowers on two inflorescences, and three emerging flowers with one bud on a third inflorescence; sepals lanceolate, slight midrib; petals round, superior margins ruffled, pleasingly overlapped, midrib slightly lighter; lip cordate, margins undulate, column exposed, orange, apically blushed deep red, halo around column blushed deep red; column light yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Prosthechea panthera 'Michael Olbrich'

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Olbrich Gardens John Wirth
  • Photographer: Scott Weber
  • Date: Feb 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20171468

Six hundred twenty-three non-resupinate, star-shaped flowers and 223 buds on fifty-nine inflorescences to 31cm, on a pristine 85 x 51-cm plant growing in a 14-cm clay pot; leaves linear to 28cm; pseudobulbs thin, up to 12cm; flowers green; sepals and petals spotted and barred mahogany; lip white, three keels yellow; column white; substance firm; texture matte.

Coelogyne usitana 'Michael Olbrich'

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Olbrich Gardens John Wirth
  • Photographer: Scott Weber
  • Date: Feb 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20171469

Five flowers and nine buds on nine sequentially flowering pendent inflorescences to 43cm on a 30 x 58-cm plant in a 16-cm clay pot; 32 pseudobulbs, 24 of which are leafless, leaves to 1.5 x 40cm; flowers down-facing, sepals and petals pale chartreuse; lip dark brown; column amber; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Coelogyne flaccida 'Michael Olbrich'

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Olbrich Gardens John Wirth
  • Photographer: Scott Weber
  • Date: Feb 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20171470

Two hundred seventy-two translucent ecru flowers and nineteen buds on twenty-five basal, recurved inflorescences to 41.5cm, growing in an 18-cm clay pot, plant 82 x 49cm, pseudobulbs to 4 x 10cm; lip white, yellow centrally, side lobes striped mahogany, column white; substance good; texture matte.

Dendrochilum yuccifolium 'michael olbrich'

CCM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Olbrich Gardens John Wirth
  • Photographer: Scott Weber
  • Date: Feb 04, 2017
  • Award No: 20171472

Approximately six hundred flowers and eight buds on twenty-five inflorescences to 19.5cm, evenly distributed around a plant 19 x 17cm grown in an 11-cm clay pot; leaves plicate, lanceolate to 2.7 x 30cm; flowers ivory, star-shaped, arranged alternately on inflorescence; substance firm; texture matte.

Lysudamuloa Red Jewel 'Boby Lou'

Lycamerlycaste Geyser Gold x Angulocaste Red Jade

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Boby Huffard
  • Photographer: Julie Rotramel
  • Date: Feb 03, 2017
  • Award No: 20173718

Three flat flowers and one bud on four inflorescences; sepals pale green, solidly overlaid oxblood red; petals cream, brick red proximal spots coalesce to solid overlay on distal third; lip butter yellow, heavily blotched blood red centrally with butter yellow margins; column cream; substance heavy; texture waxy.

Renantanda Faith-leelynnzec 'Turabo'

Vanda Varut Fuchsia x Renanthera storiei

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: José R. López
  • Photographer: Marinés Torres
  • Date: Feb 02, 2017
  • Award No: 20174867

Twelve stellate, relatively-flat flowers and seven buds on one arched, axillary inflorescence; sepals and petals rose-lavender; dorsal sepal oblaceolate, acute; lateral sepals larger than dorsal, obovate, slightly curved inwards, broadly acute, in rolled proximal inferior half; lip oblong, dark lavender; column darker lavender-rose, anther cap rose-lavender; substance firm; texture satiny.

Cattleya Petitfleur 'Jocelyn'

Cattleya jongheana x Cattleya praestans

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: James G. Morris
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Feb 01, 2017
  • Award No: 20171205

Three flowers and one bud on three inflorescences; sepals and petals rose pink; lip tubular, rose pink, overlaid yellow in keeled throat, amethyst ruffled margin; substance average; texture diamond dust.

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum f. bohlmannianum (album) 'Dijon'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dave Sorokowsky
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Feb 01, 2017
  • Award No: 20171206

Two charming flowers on two inflorescences; sepals white, veined green; dorsal sepal margins ruffled; petals white, veined green, margins evenly ruffled; pouch chartreuse, veined darker green; staminode white, marked and veined dark green; substance firm; texture velvet, pouch glossy.

Dendrobium Tarean 'Jocelyn'

Dendrobium Star of Gold x Dendrobium Hilda Poxon

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: James G. Morris
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Feb 01, 2017
  • Award No: 20171207

Ninety-nine slightly crowded flowers and 16 buds on 17 arched inflorescences; sepals and petals bright yellow-green with purple speckled edges; lip white, overlaid rose pink, spotted amethyst; column yellow-green, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture matte.

Lycaste Memoria Bill Congleton 'Sun King'

Lycaste Imschootiana x Lycaste macrobulbon

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Steve Fillmore
  • Date: Jan 28, 2017
  • Award No: 20171455

Three flowers and four buds on seven inflorescences; sepals citron yellow, tips slightly recurved; petals orange-yellow, slightly undulate edges; lip orange-yellow, edges ruffled, side lobes red-orange; column yellow, anther cap citron yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Lycaste Rakuhoku 'Marilyn'

Lycaste Auburn x Lycaste Shoalhaven

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Steve Fillmore
  • Date: Jan 28, 2017
  • Award No: 20171456

Twelve flowers on twelve inflorescences to 46cm on a six-growth plant 45cm x 46cm, grown in a 21-cm plastic pot in sphagnum moss; leafless pseudobulbs to 14cm; sepals flat, slightly reflexed; flower base color white; sepals and petals edged rose; petals folded to frame lip and column; lip midlobe heavily edged magenta; substance very heavy; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Inca Rose 'Super Star'

Phragmipedium besseae x Phragmipedium Pink Panther

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Steve Fillmore
  • Date: Jan 28, 2017
  • Award No: 20171457

One flower on one inflorescence; flower cream, heavily overlaid carmine; dorsal sepal and petals flat, taper to a point; synsepal cream, held close to pouch; pouch cream, overlaid carmine, in-folded edge yellow, interior striped red; staminode yellow, striped orange-red; substance firm; texture velvety.

Cattleya Cariad's Mini-Quinee 'Veda'

Cattleya Mini Purple x Cattleya intermedia

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lori Benassi
  • Photographer: Steve Fillmore
  • Date: Jan 28, 2017
  • Award No: 20171460

Two impressively rich coerulean-violet flowers on a 6-cm inflorescence; sepals tapered, edges smooth; petal ends rounded, slightly ruffled, distal halves darker coerulean-violet, veined dark violet; lip cream, side lobes darker coerulean-violet, midlobe darker coerulean-violet, margins ruffled; substance average, texture matte.

Lycaste Spring Performer 'Winter Rose'

Lycaste Abou Rits x Lycaste Shoalhaven

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Steve Fillmore
  • Date: Jan 28, 2017
  • Award No: 20171465

One flat flower on one inflorescence; flower base color white; sepals overlaid and stippled pale raspberry centrally; petals heavily stippled raspberry centrally, edged red; lip dark raspberry callous yellow, column white; substance very firm; texture matte.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Jacqueline DeMoss 'Charlene'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Burdekin Wonder x Cattleya Ruth Gee

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jo Ann Vaz
  • Photographer: George Lechner
  • Date: Jan 28, 2017
  • Award No: 20171127

Two flat  flowers on one inflorescence; flower base color white; petals and lip ruffled; lip bright golden yellow proximal half, side lobes surrounding column; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Holconopsis Newberry Jasmine 'Lexie'

Phalaenopsis japonica x Holcoglossum amesianum

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jo Ann Vaz
  • Photographer: George Lechner
  • Date: Jan 28, 2017
  • Award No: 20171128

Fifty-two flowers and one bud well-displayed on eight arched inflorescences to 25cm long; robust plant grown in 11-cm metal basket of bark mix; flowers white, densely dotted pink; lip side lobes striated pink, midlobe striated darker pink, margins serrated; substance moderately-firm; texture crystalline; pleasing fragrance.

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

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum x Paphiopedilum wenshanense

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Jim Tear
  • Date: Jan 25, 2017
  • Award No: 20172281

One charming flower on one 12-cm staked inflorescence; sepals and petals base color white, pale green proximally, distinctly spotted burgundy, more dense along veins, margins undulate, hirsute; dorsal sepal ovate, upright, fairly flat; synsepal slightly cupped; petals oblong, held downward; pouch oblong, light yellow-green, stippled burgundy; staminode oval, centrally veined dark green, blotched burgundy; substance firm; texture matte; staminode glossy.

Vanda Ben's Delight 'Youreye'

Vanda Duang Porn x Vanda Soontharee Red

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Juraj Kojs
  • Photographer: Brian Monk
  • Date: Jan 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20171785

Fifteen full, round, well displayed flowers on one 50-cm axillary inflorescence; sepals and petals concolor, deep burnt orange; lip midlobe red-orange, side lobes golden yellow; column yellow, anther cap cream; substance heavy; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Norito Hasegawa 'Max & Bryon'

Paphiopedilum malipoense x Paphiopedilum armeniacum

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172650

One flat, yellow flower well-presented on a 41-cm inflorescence; petals spotted light maroon basal one-fourth interiorly; pouch spotted maroon internally which creates segmentation visible from exterior; column mottled dark maroon; substance thin; texture matte; light fragrance noted; cross of malipoense 'Vic's First' AM 85 Pts x armeniacum 'Giant Sun'.

Echinosepala aspasicensis 'Bryon'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172652

Four cupped flowers and nine buds produced from the apex of the ramicauls of 13 inflorescences; dorsal sepal translucent, heavily overlaid maroon spots; lateral sepals fused proximal two-thirds that produces a bifid apex, translucent, yellow centrally, extremely heavily overlaid maroon spots; petals porrect, translucent yellow, finely spotted maroon; lip translucent yellow, overlaid maroon, nodular callus with two yellow keels; column translucent spotted maroon, anther cap yellow; substance very heavy; texture waxy, exterior puberulent, interior papillose; species from Colombia; identified by Carlyle Luer 2/21/2007.

Pleurothallis ruberrima 'Bryon'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172653

Eight non-resupinate flowers and seven buds on 15 pendent inflorescences that arise out of lanceolate leaf base; dorsal sepal chartreuse, overlaid dark maroon, darker vertical stripes; lateral sepals maroon, fused, connate, basal one-third chartreuse; petals maroon; lip chartreuse, lying tightly over base of synsepal; column chartreuse, anther cap red, heart-shaped; substance light; texture dorsal matte, synsepal glossy; species from Colombia.

Paphiopedilum Tristar Mabo 'Wilson's Choice'

Paphiopedilum Macabre x Paphiopedilum Hsinying Web

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Wilson Ng
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Jan 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20175456

One impressive cut flower on one pubescent inflorescence; dorsal sepal well-rounded, plum, striated dark maroon, chartreuse basally; synsepal chartreuse, striated maroon; petals held downward, chartreuse on superior two thirds, pale plum on inferior third, dark purple-black warts coalescing towards the tips, margins ciliate; pouch deep burgundy-black; staminode light chartreuse, overlaid pale rose, dark plum centrally with chartreuse dot; column chartreuse; substance firm; texture shiny.

Paphiopedilum Katherine Binder 'Genny Albarado'

Paphiopedilum sukhakulii x Paphiopedilum Hilo Glory

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Meta Flanagin
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Jan 21, 2017
  • Award No: 20172775

One very flat flower on a 36-cm, erect inflorescence; dorsal sepal spatulate, faint green basally, black cherry parallel venation over rose; synsepal less intense; petals horizontally-held,  green, overlaid intense black cherry, apices rose, tipped white, margins hirsute, proximal superior margins warted; pouch dominant, black cherry; staminode trilobed, rose, center green; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cymbidium erythraeum 'Memoria Vence Brown'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tom Pickford
  • Photographer: Chaunie Langland
  • Date: Jan 16, 2017
  • Award No: 20174147

Sixty flowers and on six semi-arched inflorescences held well above the leaves; sepals and petals green, overlaid mahogany speckles and stripes; lip white, irregular cordovan markings, throat and side lobes yellow, denser cordovan markings; substance firm; texture matte.

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.

Phragmipedium Jason Fischer 'Zach's Crimson Tide'

Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements x Phragmipedium besseae

FCC/AOS (94 points)

  • Exhibitor: James Arnold
  • Photographer: Ernest Walters
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172161

Two majestic, perfectly-balanced flowers and two buds on one staked 34-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal and petals tomato red, dusted ruby red; dorsal sepal nearly flat, upright; synsepal clasps pouch, not visible from front, exterior chartreuse, suffused tomato red; petals broad, flat, apices beautifully rounded, horizontally held; pouch oval, butter yellow, heavily overlaid tomato red, dusted ruby, interior folds stippled and suffused tomato red; staminode trapezoidal, margins undulate, pale yellow, laterally puberulent, ruby red hairs; substance firm; texture velvet-crystalline.

Phragmipedium Jason Fischer 'JCA'

Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements x Phragmipedium besseae

CCM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: James Arnold
  • Photographer: Ernest Walters
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172163

Seven flowers and eight buds on five staked inflorescences, ranging from 35cm to 41cm; on a clean, nicely-groomed plant 80cm wide by 64cm tall in a 25-cm plastic poinsettia pot in bark mix; flower base color tan-yellow, suffused pomegranate; dorsal sepal upright, slightly cupped, synsepal clasps pouch; petals horizontally held, apices acute, proximal margins undulate; pouch held downward, interior fold densely stippled pomegranate; substance firm; texture velvety.

Paphiopedilum Fajen's Fair Wench 'Whisper Crushed Velvet'

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum x Paphiopedilum wenshanense

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and 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.

Oncidium Tiger Hambühren 'Dave'

Oncidium tigrinum x Odontoglossum Goldrausch

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Poul Hansen
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20174305

Forty-one flowers and two buds on one 53-cm branched inflorescence and 66 buds on three additional branched inflorescences; sepals and petals light green basally; sepals yellow, darker at edges; petals bright yellow, margins undulate; lip deeper yellow, margins finely undulate; flowers consistently red-brown spotted; column red-brown spotted; anther cap red-brown; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Millennium Dream 'Clean Spots'

Paphiopedilum Millennium x Paphiopedilum Rock'n Roll

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hilo Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172900

One large, round flower on one upright ,14-cm, substantial stem; dorsal sepal bright light green basally, superior half white, round, curled at top margin, large maroon spots; synsepal light green, light maroon spots; petals maroon on superior half, green inferior half, small maroon spots, lightly overlaid pale red distally; pouch red; staminode light green, blushed red, jumbo golden yellow;  substance heavy; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Shun-Fa Golden 'HOF A380'

Paphiopedilum hangianum x Paphiopedilum malipoense

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hilo Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172901

Two immense, elliptic, raspberry scented flowers on two 28-cm inflorescences; flower sulfur yellow, veined fig purple, heavily suffused proximally, thinning distally; pouch overlaid fig purple internally, visible from obverse; staminode cream, suffused fig purple on lower two-thirds; substance yielding; texture matte; recognized for superior size and attractive color.

Paphiopedilum Doctor Pei H. Tsau 'Saturn's Orbit'

Paphiopedilum Crazy Horse x Paphiopedilum Emerald Lake

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hilo Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172902

One flower on a 20-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal broad, white, spotted beet red, flushed and striped apple green proximally; synsepal full, light green, veined darker green; petals spatulate, margins undulate, light green, spotted and striped mahogany on superior half; pouch light green, shaded mahogany; staminode chartreuse, hirsute at base, knob yellow; substance firm; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum Orange Peel 'Spring Time'

Paphiopedilum Lippewunder x Paphiopedilum Stone Lovely

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hilo Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172903

One flower on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal green, margin white, ruffled, vertical brown stripes centrally; synsepal green; petals green, brown stripes radiating from the proximal superior half, lightly ruffled; pouch green, interior brown dots; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Jaeger 'Spotted Trouble'

Paphiopedilum Taisuco America's Aromas x Paphiopedilum Hagrid

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hilo Orchid Farm
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172904

One stately flower on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal round, white, green baso-proximally, boldly spotted grape purple; synsepal green, stippled maroon; petals spatulate, green, overlaid maroon distally, heavier on superior half, spotted maroon proximally; pouch green, overlaid maroon; staminode green; substance hard; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Jolly Mele 'Fall Abounds Lehua'

Paphiopedilum Crazy Jolly x Paphiopedilum Mele Pops

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172905

Two flowers on two inflorescences; dorsal sepal broad, white, green basally, striated light violet, margins slightly undulate; synsepal chartreuse; petals chartreuse, slightly overlaid red-brown, superior half deeper red-brown, midrib cordovan, proximal margins undulate; pouch chartreuse overlaid dusty rose; staminode chartreuse; substance firm; texture glossy.

Phragmipedium Fritz Schomburg 'Sycamore Creek'

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Robson
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20174680

One very flat flower and one emerging bud on one 30.7-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal yellow-orange; synsepal yellow, reverse light green; petals cream, overlaid red-orange puberulous; pouch light yellow, overlaidsalmon-rose puberulous, heavier concentration along veins, darker yellow on inner rim; staminode cream, two red-orange triangles on either side of center; substance medium; texture puberulent.

Paphiopedilum Forest Hills 'Fuerte'

Paphiopedilum Olympic Forest x Paphiopedilum henryanum

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Outhay Viengkhou
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20174830

One flower on one 11-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal broad, white, green halo on proximal half, large evenly spaced burgundy spots on proximal three-fourths; synsepal full, green, spotted burgundy, central broad margins white; petals yellow-green, overlaid light burgundy parallel along superior margin, evenly spaced medium-sized burgundy spots along veins, fine burgundy spots on burgundy overlay, margins undulate; pouch yellow-green, overlaid purple, densely and finely spotted purple on interior surface; staminode yellow, puberulent, purple basally; substance firm; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum Cascading Henry 'Lehua's Purple Schnoz'

Paphiopedilum Cascading Pink x Paphiopedilum henryanum

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172906

One striking flower and one bud on one 23-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal slightly hooded,  bright green, chestnut brown spots coalesce to stripes centrally; synsepal bright green, chestnut brown stripes centrally; petals held-downward, yellow-green, overlaid pink distally, dark brown spots, margins undulate, hirsute, apical twist; pouch bright pink; staminode green overlaid brown; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Pink Fantasia 'Lehua's Denver Diva'

Paphiopedilum Think Pink x Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172907

One flower and one bud on one 21-cm inflorescence; sepals chartreuse, fine pink stipples; petals pink, dark pink spots, heavier basally, margins undulate; pouch pale pink finely stippled dark pink; staminode chartreuse, dark pink hirsute; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Astonishingly Wood 'Lehua With Thanks'

Paphiopedilum Wood Wonder x Paphiopedilum Magic Pink

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172910

One flower on one 32.5-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal slightly cupped, pink, overlaid green centrally, dark green veins; synsepal full, pink, overlaid green, dark green veins; petals bright green centrally, pink apices, cordovan spots, margins hirsute; pouch pale green, overlaid dark pink; staminode pale green, veined darker green; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum venustum f. measuresianum (album) 'Antidisestablishmentarianism Green'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: The Orchid Fix Nursery Jurahame Leyva
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20172911

One upright flower on one 14.5-cm inflorescence; sepals white, clear dark green stripes; petals lemon yellow, green stripes coalescing to solid green basally, light brown spots midline, lightly hirsute, superior margin centrally recurved; pouch pale yellow, dark green venation; staminode light green, dark green spots; substance firm; texture glossy.

Cattleya Academy Colors 'Lurene'

Cattleya Mini Purple x Cattleya Interglossa

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carole Gage
  • Photographer: Sallie Delahoussaye
  • Date: Jan 14, 2017
  • Award No: 20171000

Four flat, stellate flowers on four inflorescences; sepals and petals dusty lilac; lip cream-white, deep lilac distally, side lobes encircle column; substance firm; texture matte.

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