The Latest Orchid Awards

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Cattleya Pittiae (1886) 'Whisper Why So Blue'

Cattleya loddigesii x Cattleya schilleriana (1857)

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20172365

Six flat, stellate, pleasing colored flowers on two unstaked inflorescences; sepals and petals base color violet-blue; sepals lanceolate, spotted purple centro-distally; dorsal sepal upright; laterals sepals falcate, slightly undulate; petals oblong, lightly spotted purple centro-distally; lip cream, side lobes surround column, throat lemon yellow, midlobe slightly curved, ruffled, tessellated purple, margin serrate; column and anther cap cream; substance firm; texture waxy; musky fragrance; actual hybrid cross (Cattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS x Cattleya schilleriana 'Orchidglade' AM/AOS).

Dendrobium linguella 'Just An Accent'

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Leslie Belew
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20172364

One hundred fifty-eight flowers and 102 buds on 32 inflorescences on a plant 168cm long by 105cm wide in a 10-cm plastic net pot in bark mix; 31 canes with multiple keikis; flowers white; sepals and petals lanceolate, blushed lavender, heavier distally; sepals broad; petals held slightly forward; lip saccate, apices sharply pointed; anther cap dark maroon, substance firm; texture waxy; above average flower count per inflorescence.

Cattleya praestans (Concolor) 'Claire'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: William Rogerson
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171510

Three flat flowers on three inflorescences to 7-cm; sepals and petals clear, bright rose-lavender; petals margins slightly undulate; lip tubular, covers column, throat bright yellow fading to white, internal linear keels, distal margin rose-lavender, margins undulate; column white; substance average; texture crystalline; this award is titled (Concolor) for the lip exhibiting the same color as the sepals and petals, unlike the typical forms that have a darker lip.

Cattleya Pacavia 'Spellbound'

Cattleya purpurata x Cattleya tenebrosa

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Larry Sexton
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20171513

Four flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals lavender, veined dark magenta; dorsal sepal basal half recurved; lateral sepals margins slightly curled; petals taper to a point, margins ruffled, slightly reflexed from midrib, narrow dorsal sepal creates opening between petals; lip tubular, folds over column, interior basal 1/3 white, veined dark lavender, medial 1/3 overlaid dark magenta, distal 1/3 flared; column white; substance heavy; texture matte.

Encyclia tampensis 'Peggy's Delight'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Debra Baker
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Jun 10, 2017
  • Award No: 20173361

One hundred, forty-seven flowers of exceptional color and 148 buds on 56 inflorescences; sepals and petals olive-green, overlaid olive-brown with distinct olive-green picotee; lip white, midlobe bright fuchsia centrally, margins undulate; column white, basally overlaid green, striated fuchsia, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattleya Mareeba Tiger 'Springwater'

Cattleya tigrina x Cattleya schilleriana (1857)

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Chad Brinkerhuff
  • Date: Jun 09, 2017
  • Award No: 20172469

Eight open, relatively flat, well arranged flowers on two inflorescences; sepals and petals elongate; pale green, heavily overlaid deep cordovan, densely spotted darker cordovan; petal margins undulate; lip spatulate, midlobe dark rose-purple, margins serrate and undulate, side lobes light rose-purple, completely enclose column, interior cream, striped rose purple; column white, superior midline rose-purple, anther cap dark rose-purple; substance hard; texture waxy.

Phalaenopsis Lamb's Passion 'Springwater'

Phalaenopsis Zheng Min Etching x Phalaenopsis Hannover Passion

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Chad Brinkerhuff
  • Date: Jun 09, 2017
  • Award No: 20172470

Two extremely flat flowers on two upright inflorescences; sepals and petals base color cream, broadly lanceolate, barred burgundy, distally chartreuse; sepals apical tooth on reverse; lip porrect, overlaid fuchsia, side lobes erect, yellow centrally; column white, blushed violet proximally, violet halo basally, anther cap white, substance hard; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Hsinying Lady Duck 'Springwater Elegance'

Paphiopedilum Lady Isabel x Paphiopedilum adductum

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Chad Brinkerhuff
  • Date: Jun 09, 2017
  • Award No: 20172466

Three flowers and one bud on a 58.5-cm upright inflorescence; flowers chartreuse, marked red-burgundy; sepals in same plane, striped red-burgundy; dorsal sepal ungulate, synsepal apex crimped; petals arched downward, striated and spotted red-burgundy; pouch jutted, infused red-burgundy; staminode covered in pale burgundy hairs; substance hard; texture waxy.

Dendrobium cucumerinum 'Mr. Pickles'

CCM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tom Pickford
  • Photographer: Curtis Gean
  • Date: Jun 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20171266

One hundred eleven flowers on 12 inflorescences on a 39-cm plant mounted on a 46-cm hapu slab; sepals and petals white, lined burgundy centrally; lip white, midlobe finely spotted burgundy; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Phalaenopsis braceana 'In Situ'

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Tyler
  • Photographer: Curtis Gean
  • Date: Jun 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20171271

Sixty flowers and five buds on four branched inflorescences; sepals and petals spatulate, olive green, flushed rose centrally; lip deep dark fuchsia; column white, flushed fuchsia; anther cap white; substance heavy; texture matte.

Bulbophyllum dearei 'Waterfield'

CCE/AOS (93 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Tyler
  • Photographer: Curtis Gean
  • Date: Jun 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20171263

Fifty-four flowers and ten buds on 64 inflorescences fully displayed 360 degrees around an 80-cm plant grown in a 22-cm net, basket grown in New Zealand sphagnum moss; flowers golden yellow; dorsal sepal faintly veined and speckled burnt orange on reverse; lateral sepals stippled maroon on reverse, bleeding through on the medial aspect; lip side lobes heavily overlaid maroon, midlobe overlaid maroon centrally; anther cap cream; substance hard; texture waxy.

Cattleya purpurata 'Ruby'

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Tyler
  • Photographer: Curtis Gean
  • Date: Jun 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20171268

Twenty-one flowers slightly bunched on six inflorescences on a well-grown plant in a 19-cm clay pot; sepals and petals white; lip white, throat yellow, burgundy striations, distal portion dark burgundy; anther cap white; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Specklinia grobyi 'Samuel Biljan'

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Angèle Biljan
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: May 20, 2017
  • Award No: 20175464

Approximately 570 open flowers on 91 filamentous, self-supporting inflorescences up to 13cm long, beautifully arranged all around a 12-cm wide by 10-cm long, immaculate mounded plant (excluding inflorescences) grown on a 15-cm by 10-cm cork slab; flowers light chartreuse; dorsal sepal light chartreuse, striped magenta dot on tips; lateral sepals light chartreuse, striped magenta; petals width minute (not measured); lip chartreuse, overlaid magenta proximally, anther cap chartreuse; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Temptation 'Wacousta'

Paphiopedilum kolopakingii x Paphiopedilum philippinense

FCC/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dorothy Barnett
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: May 20, 2017
  • Award No: 20172649

Six striking flowers, well presented on one sturdy 83-cm inflorescence; sepals white, striped dark maroon, margins undulate; petals apple green, proximally suffused olive, striped brown distal two-thirds, lightly spotted dark mahogany medially, symmetrically tightly twisted; pouch yellow, veined light mahogany, efflorescence white on aperture; staminode yellow, margin cilia mahogany; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Cattleya John Broderick 'Flamer'

Cattleya briegeri x Cattleya violacea

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tony Millet
  • Photographer: Brian Monk
  • Date: May 20, 2017
  • Award No: 20171837

Fifty-eight stellate, reflexed flowers and one bud on 12 erect, up to 27-cm long inflorescences; flower base color light cream; petals blushed light magenta distal two-thirds; lip ruffled and recurved apically, golden yellow, suffused dark magenta apically, side lobes magenta marginally, golden yellow proximally; enclosed column; substance firm; texture crystalline; upgrade on prior AM of 80 points; pleasant fragrance noted.

Vandachostylis Sasicha 'Harumi'

Vanda Varut Fuchsia x Rhynchostylis coelestis

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Andrew Okada
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: May 16, 2017
  • Award No: 20173032

Thirty-seven full flowers and nine buds on two upright inflorescences; sepals and petals indigo with light tessellation, margins undulate; lip saturated dark indigo, side lobes white, porrect; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Dendrobium Aridang Blue 'XOXO Joyce'

Dendrobium Singapore White x Dendrobium Burana Angel

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jamie and Jackie Lawson
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172363

Fifteen flat, strikingly-colored flowers and two buds well-displayed on two upright, terminal inflorescences, one inflorescence with 10 flowers; sepals and petals base color white; sepals lanceolate, blushed lavender distally; dorsal sepal slightly twisted apically; petals spatulate, overlaid lavender distal 2/3's; lip jutted, purple, side lobes upright frame column, midlobe flat, rounded apically, five raised keels; column pleasingly contrasted white, lightly blushed lavender, anther cap white; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Cyrtopodium flavum 'Brad's Neon Dream'

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Brad Mockley
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172262

Fifty-two full, round, flat flowers and 31 buds on two strong branched, 71-cm long inflorescences; flower base color yellow; sepals almost round, heavily overlaid green, giving the appearance of chartreuse; petals held upright, round, medial stripe green; lip trilobed, side lobes upswept, surround the column, midlobe blunt, notched, two dark yellow central keels; column yellow, anther cap emerald green; substance medium; texture matte.

Cattleya Love Knot 'Sampan'

Cattleya sincorana x Cattleya walkeriana

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sally Pancoast
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172263

Two flat, coerulea flowers on one inflorescence; sepals lanceolate, apices slightly tipped green; petals margins lightly undulate; lip midlobe flat, pale green under column, darker coerulea striations medially, margins darker coerulea, side lobes folded over column, slightly flared apically, margins slightly darker coerulea; column white, blushed pale green, apically blushed coerulea, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'Springwater'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172259

One large flower on one inflorescence; sepals and petals light green; sepals lanceolate, apices tipped fuchsia; dorsal sepal upright; lateral sepals apically reflexed; petals lighter green, margins serrate, slightly undulate; lip exceptional, round, heavily fringed, lighter green, darker medially, callus dark green, fringe dense and exceptionally long; column and anther cap white; substance hard; texture satiny; judges noted that the serration on the petals likely from line-breeding using the typical form and the forma fimbripetala.

Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'Springwater Frilly Lady'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172260

One large flower on one inflorescence; sepals and petals light green; sepals lanceolate, apices tipped fuchsia; dorsal sepal upright; lateral sepals splayed, apically reflexed; petals lighter green, margins serrate, slightly undulate; lip exceptional, oblong, heavily fringed, lighter green, darker medially, callus dark green, fringe dense and exceptionally long; column and anther cap white; substance hard; texture satiny; judges noted that the serration on the petals likely from line-breeding using the typical form and the forma fimbripetala; form precluded a higher score.

Zygolum Louisendorf grex 'Frank Houser'

Zygosepalum labiosum x Zygopetalum Artur Elle

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ellyn Cavin
  • Photographer: Ernie Walters
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172261

Three flat, stellate flowers on one staked inflorescence; sepals and petals green, overlaid umber brown, irregular lime green picotee on segment margins; lip white, striated merlot, centrally and basally coalesced to deep merlot, creating a waterfall effect, labial collar deep purple; column cream, finely spotted burgundy, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture velvety.

Paphiopedilum Samantha Lowry 'Orchid Konnection Too'

Paphiopedilum Ho Chi Minh x Paphiopedilum delenatii

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Konnection
  • Photographer: Karl Siegler
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172666

One flower on one 15-cm inflorescence; sepals hirsute, white, reverse spotted pink, producing a light pink appearance on front; petals round, hirsute, white, reverse midrib spotted pink; pouch white, heavily overlaid dark pink anterior one-half, interior spotted pink forming stripes; staminode broadly rhomboid, edges blushed pink, yellow centrally, darker pink striations on yellow edges; substance light; texture matte.

Psychopsis Mendenhall 'Yellow Butterfly'

Psychopsis Butterfly x Psychopsis papilio

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Kay Backues
  • Photographer: Karl Siegler
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172667

Five flat, bright yellow flowers and one bud well displayed on six staked, upright, sequentially flowered inflorescences averaging 27cm in length; dorsal sepal and petals held upright, distal margins undulate; lateral sepals ruffled, irregularly blotched and barred darker yellow; lip ruffled, margin darker yellow; column light green, anther cap light brown; substance medium; texture matte.

Encyclia osmantha 'Karl Siegler'

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Karl Siegler
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172668

Fifteen open stellate flowers and 89 buds on 16 upright inflorescences; sepals and petals chartreuse, overlaid olive green distal two-thirds creating a picotee; lip white, margins slightly undulate, side lobes enclose column, overlaid chartruese on obverse, finely stripped purple interior basal one-half; column chartreuse, anther cap yellow; substance medium; texture crystalline; species from Brazil; slight fragrance noted; Identified by Patricia Harding (7/31/14).

Phalaenopsis Lioulin Lawrence 'Dusty's Sunshine G847'

Phalaenopsis Sogo Lawrence x Phalaenopsis Sogo Shito

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nile & Lois Dusdieker
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20171508

Ten stellate flowers and eleven buds on three branched inflorescences; sepals and petals yellow, lightly veined green, suffused with sparse fine red spots, basal white halo frames column; lip side lobes blushed orange, reticulated red, inferior margins pink, midlobe blushed light pink; column white, basal pink blush, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattleya purpurata (hort. fma. werkhauseri-str) 'Marina and Giacomo'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fred Missbach
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20171065

Four flowers well-presented on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals crystalline white; dorsal sepal upright, proximal margins recurved; petals margins undulate; lip closed, white, overlaid slate blue, veined darker violet distally, light chartreuse proximally; substance firm; texture sparkling.

Cypripedium Ulla Silkens 'Ooh La La'

Cypripedium flavum x Cypripedium reginae

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Doug and Beth Martin
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20173352

Six flowers on four inflorescences borne on an immaculate nine growth, 36.5-cm tall plant; grown in a 30-cm wide x 43-cm long x 16-cm deep plastic tub containing a mix comprised of perlite and sedge peat; sepals and petals white, hirsute; petals finely spotted light purple proximally; pouch white, interior spotted purple, shown through to exterior; staminode white, marked dark cordovan; substance good; texture matte; grower also received a CCM of 85 points AOS 20173354.

Cypripedium Ulla Silkens 'Ooh La La'

Cypripedium flavum x Cypripedium reginae

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Doug and Beth Martin
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20173354

Six flowers on four inflorescences borne on an immaculate nine growth, 36.5-cm tall plant; grown in a 30-cm wide x 43-cm long x 16-cm deep plastic tub containing a mix comprised of perlite and sedge peat; sepals and petals white, hirsute; petals finely spotted light purple proximally; pouch white, interior spotted purple, shown through to exterior; staminode white, marked dark cordovan; substance good; texture matte; flower also received an AM of 83 points AOS 20173352.

Paphiopedilum Yang-Ji Hawk 'Lori Sollin'

Paphiopedilum sanderianum x Paphiopedilum anitum

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Bird
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20173353

Four well-formed, richly colored flowers well-held on one inflorescence; sepals chartreuse, striped dark brown; petals twisted, chartreuse, spotted mahogany basal one-third, overlaid rose-mahogany distal two-thirds; pouch chartreuse, overlaid mahogany; staminode chartreuse, overlaid mahogany centrally, margins hirsute; substance hard; texture waxy.

Encyclia Borincana 'CofO Dark Chocolate'

Encyclia alata x Encyclia bractescens

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nathan Bell
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20173355

Thirty-one flat flowers and three buds on four inflorescences; sepals and petals lanceolate, margins recurved, chartreuse, overlaid cordovan; lip white, margins ruffled, veined purple, side lobes flushed purple, flared apically; column green, distally blushed purple, anther cap yellow; substance good; texture matte.

Bulbophyllum Taiwan Cicad 'Swamprad'

Bulbophyllum arfakianum x Bulbophyllum burfordiense

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mark Mills
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20173356

One flower well-held on one upright inflorescence; dorsal sepal ovate, hooded, exterior medium green, interior light green, distinctly reticulated cordovan; lateral sepals light green, distinctly reticulated cordovan, fused distally; petals minute, medium green; lip articulate, light green, striped cordovan; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Cypripedium Philipp 'Uncle Phil'

Cypripedium macranthos x Cypripedium kentuckiense

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Doug and Beth Martin
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20173357

One flower on one erect inflorescence; flower base color white; dorsal sepal upright, heavily overlaid rose-purple; synsepal veined rose-purple; petals overlaid rose-purple, margins undulate, recurved; pouch stippled rose-purple; staminode stippled rose-purple; substance fair; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Volcano Goddess 'Rolland Sollin'

Paphiopedilum Yang-Ji Apple x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Bird
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20173358

Two dark colored, well-presented flowers on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal chartreuse, striped dark cordovan, solid centrally; synsepal chartreuse, striped dark cordovan; petals chartreuse, spotted dark cordovan basal half, striped dark cordovan, solid cordovan distal half; lip chartreuse, overlaid and veined light cordovan; staminode chartreuse, dark cordovan marginal hairs; substance firm; texture satiny.

Cattleya purpurata (hort. fma. werkhauseri-str) 'Memoria Elaine Frances S. Durnherr'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fred Missbach
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20171066

Six flowers on one strong, upright inflorescence; sepals and petals crystalline white; dorsal sepal upright, proximal margins recurved; petals margins slightly ruffled; lip closed, white, overlaid slate blue, veined darker violet distally, light chartreuse proximally; substance firm; texture sparkling.

Paphiopedilum Ho Chi Minh 'Mello Spirit'

Paphiopedilum delenatii x Paphiopedilum vietnamense

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Mellard
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20171067

One flower and one bud on two inflorescences to 28cm tall; flower cream, finely hirsute; sepals lightly overlaid mauve; petals overlaid mauve, darker distally; pouch overlaid dark mauve; staminode overlaid mauve, yellow centrally, green medially; substance firm; texture matte.

Maxillaria striata 'Robin Jane'

FCC/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sasha Kubicek
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20174338

Three spectacular flowers on three ascending inflorescences; dorsal sepal base color medium yellow, basally flushed burgundy, overlaid vittate dark burgundy, lanceolate; lateral sepals horizontally-held, medium yellow, overlaid vittate burgundy, tessellated marginally, distally bright yellow, margins undulate; lip white, callus tinted green, midlobe overlaid burgundy venation, undulate margins with picotee white margin, fully covered puberulent with white; column white-green, anther cap white-orange, velvety; substance thick; texture matte; commended for superb flowers and plant presentation.

Cattleya Tokyo Magic 'Sidsel'

Cattleya Irene Finney (1964) x Cattleya briegeri

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Svend Munkholm
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20174339

Thirty-four flowers on seven inflorescences averaging 22cm plus two undeveloped inflorescences with undifferentiated visible buds; robust plant grown in 25-cm diameter plastic container in bark and perlite mix; sepals yellow; petals yellow, broad, frilled at edges; lip yellow, apically deep purple, frilled, side lobes closed over column, yellow, midlobe bright orange, center purple; column base purple, anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline; also awarded AM/AOS 81 points (20174340).

Cattleya Tokyo Magic 'Sidsel'

Cattleya Irene Finney (1964) x Cattleya briegeri

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Svend Munkholm
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20174340

Thirty-four flowers on seven inflorescences averaging 22cm plus two undeveloped inflorescences with undifferentiated visible buds; robust plant grown in 25-cm diameter plastic container in bark and perlite mix; sepals yellow; petals yellow, broad, frilled at edges; lip yellow, apically deep purple, frilled, side lobes closed over column, yellow, midlobe bright orange, center purple; column base purple, anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline; grower also awarded CCM/AOS 84 points (20174339).

Dendrobium Ueang Phueng 'Evguenia'

Dendrobium jenkinsii x Dendrobium lindleyi

CCE/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Alexey Tretyakov
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20174343

Approximately two hundred fifty-five flowers and 16 buds on approximately 30 inflorescences averaging 13cm; plant 25cm wide by 29cm tall grown on a plastic, coarse fibered mount measuring 16cm wide by 22cm tall; sepals and petals saturated yellow, elliptical, recurved; lip saturated yellow, proximally orange-yellow, reniform; column and anther cap yellow; substance thin; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum tonsum f. alboviride 'Gleen Glory Lehua'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172947

One flower on a 21-cm inflorescence; sepals green, dark green veins, dorsal sepal transitions to white on distal, pinched margin; petals apple green, striped and spotted dark green apices reflexed; pouch green; staminode green; substance medium; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Mount Toro 'Extremely Ticklishly Lehua'

Paphiopedilum stonei x Paphiopedilum philippinense

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172946

Five flowers and one bud on one staked inflorescence; sepals cream, maroon stripes; dorsal sepal distal margin slightly undulate; petals elongate, distally gently twisted, chartreuse, maroon spots and stripes coalesced to solid maroon at tips; pouch yellow, light mahogany veins; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattleya Mareeba Tiger 'Darth Maul'

Cattleya tigrina x Cattleya schilleriana (1857)

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172945

Nine beautifully presented flowers on one staked, upright inflorescence; sepals and petals olive green, spotted dark burgundy; petals overlaid purple on ruffled margins; lip spatulate, cream, midlobe heavily overlaid magenta, margin ruffled, dentate, side lobes folded over column, blushed magenta; column white, anther cap magenta; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cattleya warscewiczii (Alba) 'Cantadora'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172944

Nine flowers on two inflorescences; sepals and petals snow white; petals margin slightly undulate; lip white, throat yellow, margins ruffled, side lobes partial enclose column; substance medium; texture matte.

Laeliocattleya Flamingo Dance 'Paco De Lucia'

Laelia anceps x Cattleya Mini Purple

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172943

Five flowers and three buds on five inflorescences; sepals and petals pale lavender; lip pale lavender, dark purple outward striations distal 1/3, yellow mid center, purple stripes in throat, side lobes encircle column; column green, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture satiny.

Cattleya purpurata 'Orchid Eros'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172942

Eight crystalline flowers on two upright, staked inflorescences; sepals and petals pristine white; petals margins slightly undulate; lip closed over column, white,  purple stripes on the interior that shows lightly on the obverse, solid purple apically, light purple at the tip; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Cattleya warscewiczii (Coerulea) 'Gabriel Amaru'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Award No: 20172941

Six well presented flowers on one upright, staked inflorescence; sepals and petals soft pale blue-lavender; petals margins undulate; lip ruffled, closed over column, pale lavender, purple distally and on margins, throat yellow, vertical purple stripes; substance medium; texture satiny.

Masdevallia coccinea 'Thornwind'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Liana Webb
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: May 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20174258

Three striking flowers on three erect inflorescences to 60cm; sepals and petals vibrant fuchsia; sepal apices orange-red; petals and lip too minute to measure; substance firm; texture velvety.

Masdevallia veitchiana 'Phillip'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Liana Webb
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: May 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20175976

Two vibrant orange flowers and six buds on eight inflorescences to 50cm; dorsal sepal overlaid intense purple hairs; lateral sepals hirsute on outer one-half; petals and lip too minute to measure; substance firm; texture velvety.

Phalaenopsis Penang Starbright 'Vitito - Dajao'

Phalaenopsis Penang Violacea x Phalaenopsis Yungho Gelb Canary

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dr. Luis M. Rivero
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: May 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20174972

Three full, star-shaped flowers on two semi-arched inflorescences; flower base color pearl white; sepals and petals overlaid lime-green distally, leaving a relatively large base-colored area around the column; lip trilobed, triangular midlobe tufted, side lobes upright, overlaid bright yellow basally, bright orange distally; substance very heavy; texture glistening.

Dendrobium linguella 'Victor - Dajao'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dr. Luis M. Rivero
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: May 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20174973

Fourteen flowers clustered on two pendulous, axilliary inflorescences; flower base color white; sepals and petals open, cupped, overlaid light rose, darker distally; lip fleshy, slightly concave, keeled, apiculate; anther cap infused dark lavender; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Phalaenopsis Moncho Melendez 'Memoria Moncho Melendez'

Phalaenopsis Misty Baby x Phalaenopsis I-Hsin Sunflower

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carlos Fighetti
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: May 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20174975

Two full, flat, star-shaped flowers on one erect, branched inflorescence; base color white; sepals and petals suffused chartreuse on distal two-thirds, leaving a broad halo around column, random light maroon cross spotting, heavy band around the column; lip midlobe triangular, overlaid light orange-red on most of its surface, darker distally, prominent yellow blotch basally, sidelobes overlaid light lavender distally, yellow marginally; lavender halo on base of column; substance heavy; texture glistening.

Myrmetonia Summertime 'Zeynep'

Broughtonia sanguinea x Myrmecophila tibicinis

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: José A. Izquierdo-Rivera
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: May 07, 2017
  • Award No: 20174976

Six flowers on one 42-cm, cut-flower inflorescence; base color white; sepals and slightly undulate, overlaid rose, except on apices and bases, darker centrally, veined purple; lip trilobed, margins lightly serrate, side lobes erect, midlobe keeled; bright yellow blotch centrally over keels, thin purple veins radiate from center to margins; rose overlay on distal area of sidelobes and distal half of midlobe, darker lavender overlay on midlobe area; column lightly blushed lavender; substance delicate to supple; texture crystalline.

Masdevallia Angel Heart 'Grand Poobah'

Masdevallia ignea x Masdevallia infracta

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Andrea Price
  • Photographer: Marcus Valentine
  • Date: May 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20171141

Seven flowers and three buds well-presented on ten inflorescences; dorsal sepal translucent yellow, striped maroon, caudae yellow; lateral sepals raspberry red, striped maroon, caudae orange, overlaid raspberry red; substance firm; texture velvety; petals and lip minute, not measured.

Paphiopedilum Johanna Burkhardt 'Sam's Choice'

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum x Paphiopedilum adductum

FCC/AOS (93 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Inn, Ltd.
  • Photographer: Marcus Valentine
  • Date: May 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20171142

Five stately flowers beautifully presented on one 76-cm upright, staked inflorescence; flowers intensely colored, bright chartreuse, heavily veined rich cordovan; sepals flat, round; dorsal sepal rich cordovan centrally; petals spotted cordovan, coalesced distally, proximal margins undulate; pouch overlaid solid cordovan, veined darker cordovan; staminode light cordovan, dark cordovan pubescence; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Cloud's Abducted Mockingbird 'Red Delight'

Paphiopedilum moquetteanum x Paphiopedilum adductum

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Inn, Ltd.
  • Photographer: Marcus Valentine
  • Date: May 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20171143

Two flowers well-displayed on one staked 50-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal dark olive green, heavily maculated cordovan; synsepal olive green, striped cordovan; petals light olive green, spotted dark cordovan proximal half, striped cordovan apical two-thirds, distally twisted, margins undulate; pouch light olive green, overlaid cordovan; staminode cordovan, darker centrally, hirsute; substance firm; texture waxy.

Phragmipedium Scheherezade 'Swamprad'

Phragmipedium richteri pro. sp. x Phragmipedium wallisii

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mark Mills
  • Photographer: Marcus Valentine
  • Date: May 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20171144

Four flowers well-presented on one staked 40-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals creamy yellow, striped olive green; sepals darker green centrally, coalesced to rose-mahogany proximal two-thirds, interior puberulent mahogany basally, margins undulate; dorsal sepal medial margin reflexed; petals twisted, margins undulate; pouch light green, veined olive green, interior spotted mahogany; staminode olive green, mahogany margins hirsute; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum charlesworthii f. sandowiae (album) 'Green Delight'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Inn, Ltd.
  • Photographer: Marcus Valentine
  • Date: May 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20171145

One flower well-presented on one staked 10.5-cm inflorescence; dorsal large, sepal white, slight lime green suffusion basally; synsepal lime green; petals lime green, horizontally held, margins symmetrically undulate; pouch lime green; staminode white; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Delophyllum 'Carolyn's Joy'

Paphiopedilum delenatii x Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carolyn Robinson
  • Photographer: Michael Wright
  • Date: May 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20172355

Five pleasing flowers and four buds on three inflorescences; sepals ovate, pale yellow-green, finely spotted red-purple; petals oblong, wavy, hirsute, white, overlaid mauve, margins darker, fine linear red-purple spots proximally; pouch white, overlaid mauve; staminode shield-shaped, mauve, anterior half overlaid red-brown; substance supple; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Song of Love 'Carolyn's Joy'

Paphiopedilum liemianum x Paphiopedilum lowii

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carolyn Robinson
  • Photographer: Walt Wager
  • Date: May 06, 2017
  • Award No: 20172356

Nine well balanced flowers and five buds on four inflorescences; sepals ovate; dorsal slightly pinched basally, avocado, veined dark purple proximally, veined green distally; petals slender, hirsute, cream, distal half overlaid purple, dark brown spots apically; pouch green, heavily overlaid rose-purple; staminode cordate, green, magenta distally; substance firm; texture glossy.

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