The Latest Orchid Awards

Here are the latest 60 orchid awards including the exhibitor and photographer (where available). Be sure to visit this page often and add to your favorites / bookmarks as this list of orchid awards is updated frequently.

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Vanda Banjong Pink Coral 'Garrett's Pink Profusion'

Vanda Silvia Palmieri x Vanda Yip Sum Wah

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192451

Twenty-four full, round, flat, pink flowers and ten buds on two well-arranged inflorescences; sepals and petals obovate, lightly tessellated and lightly spotted darker pink, darker pink halo basally; lip midlobe rectangular, dark pink, magenta distally, side lobes round, white, spur white; column pink, anther cap white with brown eyes; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Papilionanda Ben Fragrance 'Garrett's I Can't Believe It's Not Butter'

Vanda Memoria Thianchai x Papilionanda Mimi Palmer

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192452

Six full, flat flowers and four buds on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals green-yellow, faintly tessellated and blushed very light burgundy; sepals ovate, centro-apically more green; petals broadly spatulate; lip white, side lobes cupped, marginally blushed very light burgundy, midlobe porrect, oblong, apically bifurcate, ridged, green-yellow, overlaid mauve; column white, anther cap yellow, pollinia marked brown; substance firm; texture satiny, lip waxy, heavy-sweet fragrance.

Vandachostylis Sasicha 'Apopka'

Vanda Varut Fuchsia x Rhynchostylis coelestis

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192453

Twenty-two relatively flat, full flowers and seven buds slightly irregularly arranged in a spiral on one rigidly upright inflorescence; flower base color white, sepals and petals lightly tessellated indigo proximally, densely suffused indigo distally, lip midlobe dark violet, throat and side lobes suffused and lined indigo; column white, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture crystalline, lip matte.

Vanda Wapme 'Garrett's Orange Brick Road'

Vanda Wanpen x Vanda Meda Arnold

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192455

Eighteen flat, round flowers loosely arranged in a spiral on a single inflorescence; flower base color bright yellow; sepals and petals uniformly overlaid red as to appear vermillion; lip midlobe crimson, side lobes yellow; column yellow, anther cap brown, substance firm; texture matte; several flowers with slightly corrugate sepals precluded higher score.

Vanda William Bachschmidt 'Garrett's Gold Dust'

Vanda Crownfox Keylime x Vanda tessellata

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192456

Nine boldly colored flowers on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals golden yellow, elliptical, tessellated and finely spotted red-brown, distally faded, margins undulate; lip trapezoidal, golden yellow, overlaid red-brown minute spots; column pale yellow, suffused pink basally, anther cap pale yellow, pollinia red-brown; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattleya Bryon Rinke 'SVO Yellow Star'

Cattleya briegeri x Cattleya crispata

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193049

Sixteen concolor yellow flowers and 21 buds well presented on 13 upright inflorescences; clean, well grown plant 40cm in diameter by 47cm in height grown in a 15-cm plastic pot in a bark mixture; petal margins undulate; lip ruffled, side lobes enclose column; substance firm; texture matte; cross is (Cattleya briegeri 'SVO II' x Cattleya crispata (syn flava) 'Select').

Phalaenopsis Forever Young 'M & B'

Phalaenopsis Purple Gem x Phalaenopsis deliciosa

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193050

Eighteen flowers and 13 buds on four sequentially blooming, archied inflorescences; sepals and petals white, blushed and striped pink; lip white, heavily overlaid pink leaving white midline stripe on midlobe; column white, overlaid pink, anther cap white; substance heavy; texture diamond dust; attractive undulate leaf margins; cross is (Phal Purple Gem 'B#1' HCC 76 Pts x Phal deliciosa 'Bryon Kelly Rinke' HCC 76 Pts).

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Julio Vinueza 'M & B'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya King of Taiwan x Cattleya violacea

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193051

Two well displayed flowers on one strong inflorescence; sepals very flat, purple-pink; petals slightly cupped, purple-pink, margins lightly ruffled; lip purple-pink, white basally with light purple veins, yellow medially, darker purple-pink triangular blush at distal midpoint, margin deeply ruffled, column enclosed; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture diamond dust; slight fragrance noted.

Aerides Punchinello 'Sierra'

Aerides odorata x Aerides lawrenceae

CCE/AOS (93 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193052

Seven hundred nine flowers and 202 buds on 29 gracefully arched, pendent inflorescences, averaging 43cm; extremely large, vigorous, well grown plant 120cm wide and 135cm tall grown on a 20-cm wooden basket; sepals and petals slightly cupped, white, apically shaded fuchsia; lip white, parallel to column, midlobe spotted fuchsia, coalesced solid fuchsia proximally, prominent 0.8-cm by 1.6-cm nectary green; column white dusted pink, anther cap cream-color; substance heavy; texture crystalline; fragrance noted.

Pleurothallis nanifolia 'Bryon'

CCE/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193053

Forty-two cupped flowers and 43 buds on 45 inflorescences; plant very clean and well grown on a piece of cork bark 12cm wide x 12cm vertical, mat-forming plant covering most sides of the mount, miniature sized, branching, repent rhizomes, leaves 0.5cm wide x 1cm long, suborbicular to ovate, dark green; dorsal sepal translucent, reverse blushed maroon; lateral sepals and petal translucent white, lateral sepal distal two thirds blushed maroon, petal lateral margins and central midribs blushed deep maroon; lip maroon; column white, superior portion blushed maroon, anther cap maroon; substance good; texture crystalline; species from Ecuador.

Paphiopedilum Odette's Whimsy 'M & B'

Paphiopedilum Odette's Fantasy x Paphiopedilum Friedrich von Hayek

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193054

One flower on one upright, 27.5cm inflorescence; sepals white, veined purple, blushed green centrally; petals green superiorly, light purple inferiorly, spotted dark burgundy, pouch dark burgundy; staminode light green, blushed light pink, spotted burgundy inferiorly; substance medium; texture waxy, sepals matte; cross (Paph Odette's Fantasy 'Red Devil' x Paph Friedrich von Hayek 'Lehua's Quite Elegance' HCC 78 Pts).

Microsaccus griffithii 'Whisper Dottie's Gemini'

CHM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Mark Duttweiler
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192686

Twenty-eight tiny, cupped, upright, paired, concolor white flowers and two buds emerging from distichous leaves 0.4 cm wide by 0.5 cm long, plant mount on a chunk of wood; sepals lanceolate; petals lanceolate, held forward; lip porrect, throat green; substance very firm; texture highly crystalline.

Bulbophyllum crassipes 'Tower Grove'

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Missouri Botanic Garden
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20191643

Approximately 550 flowers and 1300 buds on 21 basal inflorescences to 10.5 x1.5cm emerging from an immaculately clean, cascading, stoloniferous 70-growth plant; pseudobulbs to 3.0 x 3.8cm, lanceolate leaves to 16.5 x 3.5cm, grown in sphagnum moss in a 20 x 14-cm plastic basket; sepals light yellow, heavily spotted mahogany; petals yellow, minute; lip yellow, mobile; substance firm; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Peruflora's Spirit 'Dusty's Sweetheart'

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium Eric Young

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nile and Lois Dusdieker
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20191645

One flower and one bud on one 41-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal cream, overlaid rose, margins reflexed at midpoint; synsepal cream, brushed rose marginally; petals cream overlaid rose, midline lighter, broadly undulate margins; pouch cream, heavily overlaid rose, interior cream, spotted rose; staminode cream, centrally blushed rose; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Hop Butterscotch 'Deerwood'

Paphiopedilum Jollix Land x Paphiopedilum helenae

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ross Hella
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20191646

One extremely glossy flower on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal apple green, faint brown bars basally, dark brown midline, white picotee; synsepal green; petals chartreuse, brushed brown, heavier on superior half, margins undulate; pouch rose-tan; staminode light green, golden tan boss; substance firm; texture glossy.

Vanda Robert Moorhead 'Naoki's Purple Tongue'

Vanda Lauren Gardiner x Vanda insignis

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Naoki Kawamura
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192706

Eleven nicely-marked flowers and one bud on two inflorescences; sepals and petals spatulate, slightly undulate, base color cream-chartreuse, spotted brown proximally, tessellated brown distally; lateral sepals sub-falcate; lip porrect, white, midlobe apically bifurcate, heavily suffused and overlaid dark purple, proximal central callus white, side lobes lightly blushed purple; column and anther cap white, pollinia yellow-brown; substance firm; texture waxy; fragrance soap-like.

Vanda Robert Moorhead 'Ed Carter'

Vanda Lauren Gardiner x Vanda insignis

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Naoki Kawamura
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192707

Four distinctly marked flowers and one bud on one cut inflorescence; sepals and petals margins slightly undulate, base color cream-chartreuse, spotted cordovan proximally, tessellated cordovan distally; dorsal sepal and petals spatulate; lateral sepals ovate; lip porrect, white, midlobe apex flabellate (fan-shaped), suffused and overlaid deep purple, proximal central callus white, side lobes lightly blushed purple; column and anther cap white, pollinia yellow; substance hard; texture waxy; fragrance pleasant.

Jumellea comorensis 'Noel'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Margaret Bowling
  • Photographer: James Curtis
  • Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Award No: 20191470

Four stellate flowers on four inflorescences; sepals and petals lanceolate, cream; lip spatulate, cream, spur 13.7cm, light chartreuse; column and anther cap green; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Bulbophyllum mastersianum 'Bredren'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bredren Orchids and Phillip Hamilton
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Award No: 20196855

Eighteen flowers arranged in an umbel on two inflorescences up to 28cm long, plus an additional immature inflorescence; flowers gold, overlaid mahogany; dorsal sepal hooded, cilia burgundy; lateral sepals fused; petals porrect, suffused deep maroon; lip articulate, maroon centrally, gold apically; column and anther cap gold; substance light; texture matte, lip glossy.

Dendrobium shiraishii 'Crystelle'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Award No: 20196856

Fifty-five flowers well-arranged on five upright inflorescences up to 47cm in length; sepals chartreuse, reverse spotted burgundy medially; petals cream, typically rolled forward showing reverse surface; lip chartreuse, side lobes veined burgundy encircle column, midlobe overlaid burgundy basally, chartreuse distally, central keels white; column chartreuse, anther cap burgundy; substance firm, petals medium; texture lightly crystalline.

Laeliocattleya Miss Wonderful 'Biltmore Estate'

Cattleya Mari's Song x Laelia anceps

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marc Burchette
  • Photographer: James Curtis
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20191468

Three flowers and eight buds on four inflorescences well held above foliage; sepals and petals cream with lavender overlay; petal margins slightly undulate; lip trilobed, open, cream with lavender overlay, midlobe purple centrally and apically, margins finely ruffled, side lobe picotee purple; column and anther cap light chartreuse; substance firm; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum x vietenryanum 'Lussier'

Paphiopedilum gratrixianum x Paphiopedilum henryanum

CCM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Raymond Lussier
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20196383

Four well-presented flowers on four 14.5-cm tall, staked inflorescences on a 40-cm wide plant composed of six growths of alternate 18.6-cm long leaves in a 8-cm square plastic pot; flower yellow-green, slightly translucent; dorsal sepal with white picotee, heavily spotted dark brown centrally, rolled back proximally; synsepal lightly spotted dark brown; petals cupped, suffused light burgundy, margins ruffled; pouch suffused burgundy; staminode yellow-green, slightly suffused burgundy, small yellow bump centrally; substance firm; texture glossy, margins of dorsal sepal velvety; also awarded CHM at same judging, 20196386; awarded as Paphiopedilum x vietenryanum a natural hybrid of (henryanum x gratixianum) this plant matches the description in Die Orchidee 53 (2) 2002; SITF has confirmed (Nov 2019).

Paphiopedilum x vietenryanum 'Lussier'

Paphiopedilum gratrixianum x Paphiopedilum henryanum

CHM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Raymond Lussier
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20196386

Four well-presented flowers on four 14.5-cm tall, staked inflorescences on a 40-cm wide plant composed of six growths of alternate 18.6-cm long leaves in a 8-cm square plastic pot; flower yellow-green slightly translucent; dorsal sepal with white picotee, heavily spotted dark brown centrally, rolled back proximally; synsepal lightly spotted dark brown; petals cupped, suffused light burgundy, margins ruffled; pouch suffused burgundy; staminode yellow-green, slightly suffused burgundy, small yellow bump centrally; substance firm; texture glossy, margins of dorsal sepal velvety; also awarded CCM at same judging, 20196383; awarded as Paphiopedilum x vietenryanum a natural hybrid of (henryanum x gratixianum) this plant matches the description in Die Orchidee 53 (2) 2002; SITF has confirmed (Nov 2019).

Oncostele Memoria Flore Lussier 'Flore Lussier'

Oncostele Moira Kavanaugh x Oncidium maculatum

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Raymond Lussier
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20196384

Twenty-four pleasantly scented, well-spaced, striking flowers and 43 buds on two arched and branched inflorescences up to 150-cm in length; sepals and petals ochre-yellow, heavily overlaid dark burgundy; lip white spotted burgundy around callus and side lobes; column white, spotted burgundy; anther cap white, flushed burgundy; substance firm; texture waxy, lip matte.

Lepanthes helicocephala 'Trudy'

CBR/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Ann Denver
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20194345

Two delicate, stellate flowers on one inflorescence borne on the underside of slightly ovoid, bright green leaves up to 2.5 cm in diameter on a cleanly grown plant in a 4.5 cm round clay pot; sepals and petals translucent golden yellow; dorsal sepal margins dark rose; lateral sepal margins and central vein very light rose on apical half; angel-wing petals overlaid fuchsia superior three-quarters; bilobed lip dark rose kink; substance delicate; texture matte; recognized for rarity in culture; broad distribution across northern South America; awarded as Lepanthes helicocephala, based on the match to the Luer's diagrams on the Swiss Orchid Foundation, down to the tooth-like projections on the lip, confirmed by SITF (Nov 2019).

Paphiopedilum Memoria Renette L. Gatny 'Mary Ann’s Jewel'

Paphiopedilum Oriental Jewel x Paphiopedilum Oriental Spring

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Ann Denver
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20194343

One stately flower and one bud on two staked, upright inflorescences to 24cm excluding the ovary; dorsal sepal apiculate, snow white, distinctly veined apple green, lightly reflexed basally; synsepal cupped, apiculate, white veined apple green; petals ciliate, oblong, white, overlaid apple green, veined darker apple green coalesced central superior half; pouch light apple green, lighter apple green veins; staminode cream, reticulated apple green centrally, light apple green apical third; substance firm; texture waxy, lip matte.

Cattlianthe Mary Elizabeth Bohn 'Royal Flare'

Cattlianthe Blue Boy x Guarianthe bowringiana

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Alan Kenwood
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20194347

Twenty-three pleasantly fragrant flowers and four buds nearly circumferentially arranged on six inflorescences on a cleanly grown 27 pseudobulb, 53-cm tall x 56-cm wide plant in a 19-cm tall x 25-cm diameter plastic pot; sepals wisteria blue, medial margins recurved; petals wisteria blue, darker apical flares, margins slightly undulate; lip dark wisteria blue, lighter central flare apically, lighter picotee, margins ruffled; column cream; substance medium; texture crystalline.

Masdevallia Pangueña 'Jessica Lynn'

Masdevallia peristeria x Masdevallia uniflora

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Ann Denver
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20194346

Two attractively colored, well-formed flowers held level with foliage on two erect inflorescences; sepal white, overlaid light pink, fine dark rose-pink spots coalesce into darker rose-pink radial veins; caudae erect, parallel to plane of flower face, rose-pink basal third, white centrally blending to light green apically; petals white, triangular, dark rose-pink apical tip; lip cream white, ligulate, bilobed, hinged at base, rose apically; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Cattleya Sierra Doll 'Portola'

Cattleya walkeriana x Cattleya Pink Doll

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Japheth Ko
  • Photographer: Chaunie Langland
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20194831

Two flowers on one inflorescence; sepals dark rose; petals dark rose, ruffled and notched upper margin; lip dark magenta apically, throat yellow, rose venation; column white, flushed rose, anther cap white; substance good; texture crystalline.

Cymbidium kanran 'Red in Snow'

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ken & Amy Jacobsen
  • Photographer: Chaunie Langland
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20194832

Five flowers and five buds on two inflorescences; sepals chartreuse; petals porrect, chartreuse, dark burgundy basally; lip intense dark burgundy, chartreuse picotee, keels chartreuse; column medium green, anther cap yellow; substance medium; texture matte; commended for exceptionally flat, intensely and attractively colored lip.

Stanhopea tigrina 'RoEm'

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Bui-Pham
  • Photographer: Chaunie Langland
  • Date: Oct 19, 2019
  • Award No: 20194833

Two exceptionally flat flowers on one pendulous inflorescence; sepals and petals cream, broadly and uniformly spotted mahogany, solid mahogany basally; lip cream, speckled mahogany, solid mahogany basally; column green basally, white distally, wing translucent, stippled mahogany; substance heavy; texture waxy.

Perreiraara Cutie Pie 'Garrett's Sherry Baby'

Aerides lawrenceae x Vandachostylis Ladda Gold

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192443

Twenty-eight round, full flowers and sixteen buds on one superbly arranged inflorescence; flowers cream overlaid mauve, more heavily overlaid on margins; sepals and petals ovate; lip oblong, purple, side lobes and spur cream, overlaid mauve; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Papilionanda Mimi Palmer 'Garrett's Super Mimi'

Vanda Tan Chay Yan x Vanda tessellata

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192444

Eight beautifully colored flowers on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals spatulate, light green, distinctly and heavily spotted mahogany in a tessellated pattern, blushed eggplant, margins undulate, suffused eggplant; lip white, side lobes spotted purple, midlobe porrect, truncate, heavily striped purple, coalesced marginally and distally; column white, basal lavender halo, anther cap brown; substance firm; texture satiny, lip glossy.

Vanda Wapme 'Garrett's Red Brick Road'

Vanda Wanpen x Vanda Meda Arnold

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192445

Ten round, flat flowers and eight buds on one well-arranged, upright inflorescence above foliage; sepals and petals round, overlapped, brick red; lip oblong, red, two keels, side lobes bright yellow; anther cap white; substance firm; texture satiny with diamond dust sparkle.

Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica 'Scott Ware'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192446

Seven full, flat, stellate flowers and one bud on two branched inflorescences; sepals and petals ovate, chartreuse, heavily barred and spotted red-brown; lip white, finely spotted light purple, midlobe ciliate, side lobes interior yellow; column white, finely spotted purple, anther cap chartreuse; substance firm; texture waxy.

Aerides quinquevulnera 'Garrett's Pink Lady'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192447

One hundred and eighty-three flowers, 69 buds on twelve inflorescences; dorsal sepal round, sepals and petals ovate, dorsal sepal obtuse, white, faintly blushed pink; lip white, overlaid darker pink, green apically; substance firm; texture matte, lip waxy.

Vandachostylis October Twenty Second 'Loss For Words'

Vanda tessellata x Vandachostylis Pine Rivers

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192448

Fourteen well-spaced and well-arranged flowers on one upright inflorescence; flowers white; sepals and petals tessellated light lavender; sepals ovate, dorsal sepal margin slightly undulate; petals spatulate, margins undulate; lip porrect, midlobe truncate, slight apical indention, striped and distally suffused lavender; anther cap white, ages to brown; substance firm; texture lightly crystalline.

Vandachostylis October Twenty Second 'Ponkan'

Vanda tessellata x Vandachostylis Pine Rivers

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192449

Fifteen tightly-arranged flowers on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals dusty rose pink, sepals ovate, petals spatulate, blushed peach; lip midlobe porrect, fuchsia, side lobes darker fuchsia; column white, dusty rose pink halo, anther cap brown; substance firm; texture matte, lip satiny; this is a reverse cross.

American Orchid Society Artistic Certificate 'Hab Haven'

AC/AOS (93 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joel R. Edwards
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20191636

A 30" x 60" table-top display of the genus Habenaria, consisting of multiple awarded and non-awarded species and hybrid plants, many specimen plants of the genus gracefully arranged; ten species and hybrids represented.

Habenaria rhodocheila 'Salt Creek'

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joel R. Edwards
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20191639

Twenty-eight flowers and twenty buds on seven flowering growths to 33cm; sepals and petals cream, edged orange apically; lip full, flat, lobes overlapping with pleasant symmetry, brilliant orange; nectary cream overlaid orange; column orange; substance heavy; texture matte.

Habenaria medusa 'Cat's Whiskers'

CCE/AOS (94 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joel R. Edwards
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20191640

One hundred forty-eight elegant, well-arranged flowers and 65 buds on ten inflorescences to 98cm on a 98 x 52-cm prolific plant grown in a 25-cm pot; leaves in good condition to 3.5 x 21cm; dorsal sepal and petals green; dorsal sepal hooded; lateral sepals concealed; lip white, side lobes fimbriate to the red-brown base of the lip, spur 0.2 x 4.6cm, white, distal end green; substance average; texture crystalline; a grand, impressive plant; plant also received an AM, 20191642.

Habenaria medusa 'Cat's Whiskers'

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joel R. Edwards
  • Photographer: Lois Cinert
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20191642

One hundred forty-eight elegant, well-arranged flowers and 65 buds on ten inflorescences to 98cm on a 98 x 52-cm prolific plant grown in a 25-cm pot; leaves in good condition to 3.5 x 21cm; dorsal sepal and petals green; dorsal sepal hooded; lateral sepals concealed; lip white, side lobes fimbriate to the red-brown base of the lip, spur 0.2 x 4.6cm, white, distal end green; substance average; texture crystalline; a grand, impressive plant; grower also received a CCE, 20191640.

Paphiopedilum Raingreen's Doll 'Carolyn's Joy'

Paphiopedilum Raingreen's Cerella x Paphiopedilum Doll's Kobold

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carolyn Robinson
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192695

Ten cupped flowers on ten, up to 19.5-cm, upright, staked inflorescences on a 52-cm wide by 28-cm tall plant grown in a mix of bark/sponge rock/expanded clay pellets, in an 14-cm plastic pot; dorsal sepal broad, pinched apically, proximal margins reflexed, white, blushed pink, spotted centrally dark burgundy; synsepal ovoid, light green; petals spatulate, margins undulate, light green, superior half overlaid mauve, tessellated brown, proximal one-third spotted burgundy; pouch light green, overlaid mauve; staminode light green, central boss yellow; substance firm; texture waxy, pouch glossy.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Birthday Dream 'Jack & Brenda'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Sweet Anniversary x Cattleya Beaufort

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: John "Jack" Vernam III
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192696

Two upright, well presented flowers on one staked inflorescence; flower base color white; sepals lanceolate, overlaid pink-purple, darker towards margin; petal ovate, slightly undulate, margins pink-purple, central vein dark pink-purple; lip trumpet-shaped, margin ruffled, overlaid light pink-purple, throat overlaid yellow and spotted mahogany, midlobe fuchsia; column and anther cap white; substance is firm; texture diamond dust, lip velvety.

Paphiopedilum leucochilum 'Odom's Orchids'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Odom's Orchids, Inc.
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192698

One full round, cupped flower well held on one strong, 5-cm inflorescence; flower base color cream; dorsal sepal broad, round, heavily, irregularly tessellated maroon; synsepal and petals round, irregularly tessellated maroon; pouch broadly ovate, stippled maroon on interior; staminode stippled maroon; substance firm; texture glossy, pouch matte; plant growth suggests polyploidy.

Rhyncatlaelia Graf's Cacao 'De Chuao'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Chunyeah x Laelia splendida

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Plantio La Orquidea
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192699

Three stellate flowers on one strong, upright inflorescence; flower base color white, heavily overlaid and heavily saturated oxblood; sepals lanceolate, slightly recurved medially, dorsal sepal upright; lateral sepals apices slightly reflexed; petals broadly lanceolate, undulate; lip sickle-shape, side lobes encircle column, dark fuchsia, midlobe darker oxblood, slightly undulate; column and anther cap white overlaid fuchsia; substance firm; texture extremely crystalline.

Bulbophyllum Doris Dukes 'Oh Wow'

Bulbophyllum fascinator x Bulbophyllum rothschildianum

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ghislaine Carr
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192701

Thirty-two flowers and 17 buds on 38 inflorescences on a well-grown plant 63cm wide by 22cm tall, grown in square, teak, slated 30-cm basket in sphagnum moss; flower base color light chartreuse; dorsal sepal narrow, burgundy stripes longitudinally, margins hirsute; lateral sepals fused, twisted distally, overlaid burgundy spots; petals central stripe oxblood, margin ciliate; lip articulate, burgundy, overlaid dark purple; column and anther cap spotted burgundy; substance firm; texture matte.

Bulbophyllum Lady Sam 'Mike's Surprise'

Bulbophyllum macrobulbum x Bulbophyllum echinolabium

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mike and Joni Sielaff
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 12, 2019
  • Award No: 20192702

Three stellate flowers and three buds on three inflorescences; flower base color light green; dorsal sepal and petals sharply acuminate, heavily veined and stippled burgundy; lateral sepals inrolled, acuminate, superior halves striped and spotted burgundy, interior heavily suffused burgundy; lip articulate, wrinkled, acuminate, very dark burgundy, golden yellow apically; anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy, lip matte.

Bulbophyllum septemtrionale 'Chasus'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Charles and Susan Wilson
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Oct 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20194958

Six triangular flowers and six buds on 13 sequentially flowering inflorescences to 61.5cm; sepals and petals chartreuse, darker green basally; petals trilobed, minuscule; lip hinged, fringed maroon centrally, lighter chartreuse distally, apex cream; column winged with stelida; substance firm; texture satiny, lip crystalline.

Habenaria Jiaho Yellow Bird 'Marc'

Habenaria rhodocheila x Habenaria medusa

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marc Gray
  • Photographer: Teck Hia
  • Date: Oct 05, 2019
  • Award No: 20194537

Fifteen elegant, beautifully colored, well-formed flowers and two buds on the upright, 67-cm tall, staked inflorescence of a cleanly grown, robust plant in a 10-cm square plastic pot; dorsal sepal concave, grass green; lateral sepals light grass green; petals light peach; lip trilobed, light peach, cream basally, side lobes fimbriate, cleft midlobe lightly fimbriate; column pale clear green, basal side lobes dark russet; 5.4-cm long nectary spur, yellow green apically, light green medially, white basally; substance medium; texture matte.

Rhyncattleanthe Velvet Fire 'Howard P. Martin'

Rhyncattleanthe Star Fire x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Velvet Rubies

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Howard P. Martin
  • Photographer: Charles Ufford
  • Date: Oct 05, 2019
  • Award No: 20196388

Two flat well-presented flowers on one unstaked, strong inflorescence; sepals and petals deep cherry red, darker venation; sepal margins entire; petal margins ruffled; lip deeper cherry red, darker centrally, sides orange-red, reverse, bright yellow, overlaid red on margins; column pink, anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline, lip velvety.

Brassocattleya Florida Stars 'Spring Zing'

Brassavola Little Stars x Cattleya Mark Jones

CCE/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jim Roberts Florida SunCoast Orchids
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Oct 05, 2019
  • Award No: 20196882

One hundred ten well-presented flowers and 53 buds on 36 inflorescences up to 15cm long, on a 97-cm wide by 106-cm tall exceptionally well-grown plant, mounted on a 15-cm wide by 75-cm tall cypress driftwood; sepals and petals base color chartreuse, finely spotted burgundy; sepals lanceolate; petals oblanceolate; lip spade-shaped, white, ruffled, densely overlaid intense fuchsia, side lobes partially covering column; column and anther cap ivory, apically blushed pale fuchsia; substance firm; texture waxy.

Brassavola cucullata 'Julissa Demorizi'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Melida Demorizi
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Oct 05, 2019
  • Award No: 20196883

Ten flowers and five buds on ten 2-cm inflorescences; sepals and petals chartreuse, overlaid pale yellow, edged and suffused copper distally; lip fimbriate, white, midlobe suffused copper distally; column white, anther cap black; substance firm; texture matte; noted for dark color form of this species

Catasetum Rumba 'Henrique Graf'

Catasetum Frilly Doris x Catasetum Orchidglade

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Plantio la Orquidea
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Oct 05, 2019
  • Award No: 20196886

Twenty-three flowers on one 51-cm, pendent inflorescence; sepals and petals dark ochre, heavily overlaid dark burgundy; lip fimbriate, cream, spotted lighter burgundy apically and basally; column cream, overlaid dark burgundy, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cattleya Sacramento Rose 'Old Rose'

Cattleya Mini Purple x Cattleya alaorii

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: William Jeff Trimble
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Oct 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20191311

Two flowers on two inflorescences; sepals and petals dark rose; lip dark rose, apically dark purple, frames column, darker in throat, picotee light rose, margins slightly undulate; column and anther cap white; substance medium; texture diamond dust, lip velvety.

Tolumnia Jairak Firm 'Sherbert'

Tolumnia Rainbow x Tolumnia Plush

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis & Janet Wade
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Oct 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20191312

Six flowers on one inflorescence and six buds on one immature inflorescence; sepals and petals burgundy; lip orange-red basally becoming dark red distally, calli bright yellow; column cream, side wings cream, burgundy centrally; substance firm; texture velvety.

Bulbophyllum fascinator (Semi-Alba) 'Woba'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ramon de los Santos
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Oct 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20191313

One flower on one pendent inflorescence; sepals and petals yellow-green; dorsal sepal slightly reflexed, marginal palae and cilia dark fuchsia, longitudinal stipples fuchsia; lateral sepals fully adnate, naturally curved proximal; lip articulate, deep burgundy; column yellow-green, anther cap burgundy; substance firm; texture papulose.

Paphiopedilum charlesworthii f. sandowiae (album) 'Monster'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ramon de los Santos
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Oct 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20191310

One flower on one 9.5-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal flat, broad, crystalline white, lime green veins basally; synsepal light lime green, veined darker green; petals lime green, faintly veined darker green; pouch lime green; staminode white, central nub light green; substance glossy, texture medium.

Paphiopedilum Macabre Gem 'Slipper Zone Burgundy Glow'

Paphiopedilum Macabre Pops x Paphiopedilum Petula's Love

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Oct 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20191314

One cut flower; dorsal sepal white, diffused burgundy venation; synsepal light green, light burgundy veins; petals very dark burgundy; pouch very dark burgundy, ciliate; staminode green, dark green veins; substance medium; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Magical Illusion 'Slipper Zone Strident'

Paphiopedilum Magically Wood x Paphiopedilum Red Illusion

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Oct 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20191308

One cut flower; sepals acuminate, burgundy, centrally green, venation darker burgundy; petals oblong, green, covered with dark burgundy coalescent spots; pouch green, overlaid burgundy; staminode green; substance firm; texture waxy; this award was part of the AQ, 20191309.

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