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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Paphiopedilum Shin-Yi Williams 'Flamevine'

Paphiopedilum William Ambler x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Richard Zoehrer
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Apr 13, 2019
  • Award No: 20192339

Four well-presented and balanced flowers on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, overlaid dark mahogany stripes; sepals ovate; petals elongate, slight distal twist, proximal margins undulate, hirsute; pouch brilliant red-mahogany, veined dark mahogany, cream edge; staminode chartreuse, marginal dark mahogany hairs; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum haynaldianum 'Flamevine'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Richard Zoehrer
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Apr 13, 2019
  • Award No: 20192340

Three uniquely-colored flowers on one staked, 41-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, overlaid apple green proximally, centrally veined light purple, margins blushed light purple, proximally recurved; synsepal ovate, white, veined green, proximal margin suffused purple; petals spatulate, arched outward, green proximally, proximal half spotted chestnut, distal margins suffused light purple; pouch green, finely veined purple, appearing olive; staminode ovate, green, overlaid darker green; substance moderately-firm; texture satiny, pouch glossy, staminode downy.

Scuticaria salesiana 'Whisper Blessed Be RBA'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Apr 13, 2019
  • Award No: 20192341

One flower on one short inflorescence; sepals ovate, mustard green; petals lanceolate, mustard green, overlaid broad purple stripes; lip white, overlaid purple striations centrally, coalesced purple striations proximally, apical margin undulate; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture glossy.

Dendrobium Nestor 'Laura'

Dendrobium parishii x Dendrobium anosmum

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Charles and Susan Wilson
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Apr 07, 2019
  • Award No: 20194941

Approximately 188 flowers and no buds on 9 canes to 59cm on a 82-cm by 66-cm wide, upright plant grown in a 20-cm pot; sepals and petals white basally, suffused medium violet, pointed, embossed along central veins; lip lighter violet, midlobe deep violet centrally, pedicle red; substance medium; texture glossy; noted for pleasing fragrance.

Paphiopedilum Petula’s Love Song 'Slipper Zone Glowing Dark'

Paphiopedilum Love Song x Paphiopedilum Petula's Flame

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Apr 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20196204

One flower on a cut inflorescence; sepals slightly cupped, white, veined dark burgundy proximally turning to green distally; petals cream, green on reverse, surface heavily spotted black burgundy, coalesced along veins, and diffused apically; pouch saturated dark burgundy, staminode olive green, veined emerald green, substance firm, texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Hawaiian Love 'Slipper Zone Sepal Splendor'

Paphiopedilum Hawaiian Illusion x Paphiopedilum Love Song

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Apr 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20196205

One highly color-contrasted flower on a strong, 32-cm, cut inflorescence; sepals white, flushed light green, veined green and burgundy, proximally; petals light green, strongly overlaid dark maroon, becoming lighter distally, short maroon hairs on margins; pouch light green, heavily overlaid dark mahogany; staminode light green, darker green central ridges; substance firm; texture glossy; basal crimping of the dorsal sepal precluded higher score.

Paphiopedilum lowii 'Cleveland's'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Cleveland
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Apr 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20194526

Four flowers of balanced form and color, and one bud, well presented on a slightly arched, 75-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal cream, overlaid light green centrally, faint maroon stripes centrally coalesce and darken basally, margins hirsute, proximal margins recurved; synsepal cream; petals spathulate, held nearly horizontal, proximal half chartreuse bearing large, irregularly shaped light chestnut spots, edged dark maroon, distal half dark lavender, margins hirsute; pouch dark mahogany, veined maroon; staminode chartreuse, chestnut brown centrally; substance firm; texture lustrous.

Paphiopedilum Skelton 'Cleveland's'

Paphiopedilum lowii x Paphiopedilum dianthum

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Cleveland
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Apr 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20194527

Four graceful, softly-colored flowers and one bud artfully arranged upon an erect, statuesque, 81-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal infundibular, bright white, pale green medial stripes coalesce to dark apple green basally, overall effect of shape pleasing and symmetrical; synsepal pale green, striped apple green, swept back from vertical; petals well-held from center, distal two-thirds symmetrically twisted, pale green basally blending to mauve apically, basal third spotted maroon, distal tips pale green; pouch green, overlaid mauve, veined darker mauve; staminode bright white, apple green centrally; substance medium; texture lustrous.

Paphiopedilum Voodoo Jewel 'Slipper Zone’s Bob’s Surprise'

Paphiopedilum Voodoo Crazy x Paphiopedilum Jewel Green

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Apr 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20194528

One well-formed, attractively colored flower on a staked, 30-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, medially suffused light apple green and faintly blushed plum purple, vertically veined dark apple green, overlaid plum purple, margins white; synsepal apple green, veined dark apple green vertically, basal margins suffused plum purple; petals light apple green, veined apple green, slightly translucent inferior half, suffused dark rose pink medially through distal third, spotted dark burgundy medial third, speckled dark burgundy basal superior third, hirsute margins dark burgundy, apices pale apple green; pouch light apple green, heavily overlaid burgundy, glossy interior light apple green speckled dark burgundy; staminode apple green, lightly tessellated darker apple green medially, single dark burgundy spot centrally, superior margin distinctly indented; substance medium, texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum Ho Chi Minh 'Liberty'

Paphiopedilum delenatii x Paphiopedilum vietnamense

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Zack Bray
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Apr 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20194934

One striking flower on one erect, 23-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals white, lightly suffused and edged pink; petal margins slightly undulate; pouch white, suffused rose-pink; staminode white, light lavender picotee, suffused yellow centrally and maculated light green and maroon; substance soft, pouch firm; texture canescent, pouch matte.

Masdevallia Geneva Spots 'Measles'

Masdevallia chaparensis x Masdevallia White Swallow

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Liana Webb
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Apr 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20194935

Two flowers and four buds on six inflorescences held away from foliage; sepals white, spotted variable dark lavender; sepaline tube basally gold; caudae yellow; petals and lip not described, too minute to measure; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum delenatii f. albinum 'Sugaree'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Zack Bray
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Apr 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20194938

One strong, flat, flower on one erect 18-cm inflorescence; sepals, petals and pouch white; staminode white, suffused golden yellow; substance of sepals and petals soft, pouch firm; texture of sepals and petals canescent, pouch matte.

Cattleya intermedia (Orlata) 'Evangelina'

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Gardner
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Apr 05, 2019
  • Award No: 20193561

Five flat, stellate flowers on one 10.8-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals blush pink; lateral sepals falcate; lip margin and distal half overlaid purple, side lobes partially enclose light pink column; substance, firm; texture, glossy.

Paphiopedilum Spring Sunset 'Whisper 101 Dalmatians'

Paphiopedilum Spring Moonbeam x Paphiopedilum mastersianum

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192623

One large flower well-displayed on a 32-cm, staked inflorescence; flower chartreuse; dorsal sepal broad, ovate-cordate, veined mahogany; synsepal obovate-cordate, veined darker green; petals oblong, slightly downswept, speckled mahogany, margins hirsute; pouch overlaid and minutely stippled mahogany, veined mahogany; staminode hippocrepiform, marked dark green centrally; substance medium-firm; texture waxy.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Emily's Jim 'Jim/Ryan'

Cattleya Circle of Life x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Robert Ferguson

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Nunez
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192625

Two flowers on one staked inflorescences; sepals lanceolate, light orange-pink, central fuchsia stripe apically; petals broad, round, slightly undulate, coral, veined fuchsia apically; lip trumpet-shaped, margins ruffled, old gold, midlobe veined and heavily overlaid red-purple; column cream, overlaid fuchsia, anther cap white; substance medium; texture diamond dust.

Phaius tankervilleae 'Pam'

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeffrey Rundell
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192626

Thirty-three flat flowers and 51 buds on four strong, erect, unstaked inflorescences up to 119cm tall; flowers nodding; sepals and petals lanceolate, cream, heavily overlaid chestnut; lateral sepals held sub-horizontally, petals held evenly between sepals; lip trumpet-shaped, setose, rose-purple, lighter distally, margin undulate, three cream keels; column and anther cap white; substance medium; texture matte, lip interior velvety.

Bulbophyllum Karen Lewis 'MV Andromeda'

Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis x Bulbophyllum echinolabium

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Stuart Henderson
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192627

Two striking, richly colored flowers and five buds on one staked inflorescence; base color chartreuse; almost completely suffused rich, dark burgundy; dorsal sepal lanceolate, wide, recurved apically, acuminate; lateral sepals subulate sharply tapered and folded distally, help parallel to each other, heavily saturated burgundy; petals held horizontal, lanceolate, sharply acuminate apically; lip knee-shaped, articulate, papillose proximally, distally rugose, apical half burnt orange caste; column and anther cap burgundy; substance firm, lateral sepals hard; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Ho Chi Minh 'Pink March'

Paphiopedilum delenatii x Paphiopedilum vietnamense

CCM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids by Hausermann, Inc.
  • Photographer: Patti DeMaire
  • Date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192828

Nine flowers and two buds on four erect inflorescences up to 33 cm tall and four buds on two immature inflorescences grown on a densely leaved 41-cm wide by 23-cm tall plant in a 20-cm plastic pot; leaves heavily tessellated, firm and clean, undersides dark maroon; flowers snow white; sepals blushed light pink; dorsal slightly twisted apically; petals blushed dark pink distally, slightly recurved marginally; pouch exterior saturated dark pink, interior finely spotted dark pink; staminode yellow centrally, green midline, four dark pink vertical stripes; substance soft; texture crystalline.; commended for robust foliage and complete flowering; flower also received an AM, 20192829.

Paphiopedilum Ho Chi Minh 'Pink March'

Paphiopedilum delenatii x Paphiopedilum vietnamense

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids by Hausermann, Inc.
  • Photographer: Patti DeMaire
  • Date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192829

Nine flowers and two buds on four erect inflorescences up to 33 cm tall and four buds on two immature inflorescences grown on a densely leaved 41-cm wide by 23-cm tall plant in a 20-cm plastic pot; leaves heavily tessellated, firm and clean, undersides dark maroon; flowers snow white; sepals blushed light pink; dorsal slightly twisted apically; petals blushed dark pink distally, slightly recurved marginally; pouch exterior saturated dark pink, interior finely spotted dark pink; staminode yellow centrally, green midline, four dark pink vertical stripes; substance soft; texture crystalline.; commended for robust foliage and complete flowering; grower also received a CCM, 20192828.

American Orchid Society Educational Exhibit Certificate 'Neofinetia, the Samurai Orchid'

EEC/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Kathy Mykolajenko
  • Photographer: Patti DeMaire
  • Date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192833

Entitled "Fukiran Education" this is a 25-square foot display of ten traditional mounted Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata plants in a variety of traditional and non-traditional japanese-style clay pots; plants are not in bloom as is traditional in Japan; a black and gold trifold backdrop with cherry blossoms and cranes and a fuchsia silk brocade cloth in front accentuate the Japanese theme; a combination of informational panels and photographs outline the history, growing conditions and unique features that have made Vanda falcata collection popular for over 400 years.

Paphiopedilum philippinense 'Wacousta'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dot Potter Barnett
  • Photographer: Patti DeMaire
  • Date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192831

Thirteen wall arranged flowers on four 39-cm inflorescences, plant 94cm x 54cm in a 25.4-cm hexagonal net basket; sepals cream, maroon stripes; stripes heavier dorsal sepals; fine chartreuse stripes on synsepal; petals evenly twisted, chartreuse centrally, faded to cream, finely striped maroon, hirsute entire length; pouch light yellow, striped light maroon on exterior, darker on inside; substance firm; texture matte; grower also received a CCM, 20192832.

Paphiopedilum philippinense 'Wacousta'

CCM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dot Potter Barnett
  • Photographer: Patti DeMaire
  • Date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192832

Thirteen wall arranged flowers on four 39-cm inflorescences, plant 94cm x 54cm in a 25.4-cm hexagonal net basket; sepals cream, maroon stripes; stripes heavier dorsal sepals; fine chartreuse stripes on synsepal; petals evenly twisted, chartreuse centrally, faded to cream, finely striped maroon, hirsute entire length; pouch light yellow, striped light maroon on exterior, darker on inside; substance firm; texture matte; flower also received an AM, 20192831.

Rossioglossum Rawdon Jester 'Lucy Isabelle'

Rossioglossum grande x Rossioglossum Williamsianum

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids by Hausermann, Inc.
  • Photographer: Patti DeMaire
  • Date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192830

Eleven well displayed flowers held above the foliage on two inflorescences borne in a well grown, clean plant; yellow flowers, undulate segments; sepals barred chestnut; petals overlaid chestnut proximally on both sides; lip light butter yellow, minimal chestnut bars on distal edges; crest gold, barred chestnut; column winged, yellow; substance firm; texture glossy.

Maxillaria cacaoensis 'Napa Valley'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tom Pickford
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Mar 29, 2019
  • Award No: 20191257

Five flowers on five inflorescences; sepals and petals lanceolate, translucent cream, golden yellow apical two-thirds; petals hooded over column; lip cream, midlobe tan; anther cap yellow; substance waxy; texture shiny.

Paphiopedilum Virgo 'Whisper Hundred Acre Wood'

Paphiopedilum godefroyae x Paphiopedilum Psyche

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Mar 27, 2019
  • Award No: 20192619

One full, slightly cupped flower and one bud horizontally-held on two 2.8-cm inflorescences; flower light yellow; dorsal sepal round, slightly undulate on margins, maroon spots in loose vertical lines, reverse speckled maroon proximally; synsepal cordate, reverse speckled maroon; petals ovoid, full, slightly undulate margins; pouch slender, very lightly, minutely speckled maroon on inferior half, interior speckled maroon; staminode shield-shaped, minutely speckled maroon; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cattleya Bright Spark 'Precocious 1'

Cattleya Tiny Rubies x Cattleya cernua

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Beth Lamb
  • Photographer: Beth Lamb
  • Date: Mar 23, 2019
  • Award No: 20192613

Six flowers well arranged on one upright inflorescence on a plant in vitro; flowers deep orange; sepals lanceolate; petals spade-shaped; lip side lobes slightly rolled, yellow crest proximally; column white, magenta apically, anther cap magenta; substance firm; texture matte; plant also received a JC, 20192615.

Cattleya Bright Spark 'Precocious 1'

Cattleya Tiny Rubies x Cattleya cernua

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Beth Lamb
  • Photographer: Beth Lamb
  • Date: Mar 23, 2019
  • Award No: 20192615

Six flowers well arranged on one upright inflorescence on a plant in vitro; flowers deep orange; sepals lanceolate; petals spade-shaped; lip side lobes slightly rolled, yellow crest proximally; column white, magenta apically, anther cap magenta; substance firm; texture matte; flower also received an AM, 20192613.

Brassocattleya Theresa Ricci 'Red Hawk'

Brassocattleya Hippodamia x Cattleya aclandiae

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Victor Elliott
  • Photographer: Beth Lamb
  • Date: Mar 23, 2019
  • Award No: 20192616

Six stellate flowers and one bud on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals flat, lanceolate, chartreuse, dark mahogany blotches; petals slight forward stance; lip flat, obovate, apex slightly retuse, white, striated fuchsia, coalesced proximally, heavily coalesced distally, fades with age, forming a light band medially, pale yellow callus; column white, deep fuchsia distally, anther cap white; substance firm; texture waxy, lip matte.

Vandachostylis Memoria Linda Lou Tarr 'Sugar Plum'

Vandachostylis Viboon Velvet x Vanda Wilas

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mike Pitiriciu
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Mar 23, 2019
  • Award No: 20197175

Thirty-one flat flowers and two buds on two upright inflorescences up to 28cm in length, one additional immature inflorescence; sepals and petals plum purple, overlaid chartreuse basally, edged blue-purple; lip porrect, very dark purple; column light purple, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture crystalline, lip matte.

Vandachostylis Viboon Velvet 'Florea'

Vanda Tubtim Velvet x Rhynchostylis coelestis

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mike Pitiriciu
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Mar 23, 2019
  • Award No: 20197176

Twenty-five slightly cupped flowers and one bud on two erect inflorescences up to 21cm tall, plus one additional immature inflorescence; sepals and petals white, edged blue-violet; lateral sepals inferior half bright green-yellow; lip green-yellow, apical half of midlobe dark indigo; column cream, anther cap; substance firm; substance faintly sparkling; recognized for attractive, unique color pattern.

Dendrobium Micro Chip 'Susquehanna Surprise'

Dendrobium normanbyense x Dendrobium aberrans

CCM/AOS (89 points)

  • Exhibitor: E. Jay Holcomb
  • Photographer: William Ammerman
  • Date: Mar 23, 2019
  • Award No: 20194158

Approximately 220 flowers and one bud on fifty-one 9-cm inflorescences evenly arranged over 40-cm wide x 23-cm high pristine plant grown in a 12-cm plastic pot; sepals cream, veined light green, reverse spotted purple; petals cream, reverse spotted purple; trilobed lip chartreuse, anther cap white, purple spot at tip; substance firm; texture matte; commended for beautiful effect of chartreuse flowers contrasted by dark emerald foliage.

Cymbidium Neon Lights 'Mini'

Cymbidium Leprechaun x Cymbidium insigne

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: John Dunkelberger
  • Photographer: William Ammerman
  • Date: Mar 23, 2019
  • Award No: 20194161

Twenty-three flowers on three arched, 18-cm inflorescences; sepals and petals clear yellow, red blushed striped on reverse of sepals show through; lip medium pink, slightly mottled toward white center just below two yellow-tipped keels; column dark pink, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture matte.

Aerangis hildebrandtii 'Silas'

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Walter E. Crawford
  • Photographer: Alison Fortney
  • Date: Mar 23, 2019
  • Award No: 20191600

Seven hundred fifty-four orange flowers and three buds on twenty-two axial, pendent inflorescences to 12cm on a 29 x 20-cm plant grown on a moss pad on 16 x 17-cm cork slab; leaves ovate, pointed, to 2.1 x 7cm; substance firm; texture matte; presented as Microterangis hildebrandtii.

Rechingerara Alexandra Kontos 'Opal'

Laelia colombiana x Rhyncattleanthe Fuchs Orange Nuggett

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Brian Lam
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192009

One hundred thirty-two flowers and two buds on fifteen inflorescences well distributed on a plant grown in a 110 cm x 90-cm wooden basket; sepals and petals burnt orange, margins undulate; lip burnt orange, overlaid burgundy proximally, dark yellow centrally; column yellow, overlaid dark burgundy, anther cap ivory; substance firm; texture glossy.

Rhynchobrassoleya Henry Ford Baber 'Hamlyn'

Brassavola nodosa x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Goldenzelle

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Claude W Hamilton
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192010

Two open flowers, well held on one 15-cm, terminal inflorescence; sepals and petals pale lime-green; lip cream colored, slightly ruffled, spotted bright fuchsia on apical third striated and overlaid yellow basally; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Broughtonia sanguinea 'Hamlyn's Treasure'

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192011

Five flowers and nine buds on one strong 54-cm inflorescence, sepals and petals light pink, striated deeper pink; sepals lanceolate; petals round, medial margins serrate; lip pink, pleasantly ruffled, white disc proximally, veined cerise, yellow stripe under column; column white, blushed pink, tip cerise, anther cap off white; substance papery; texture sparkling.

Encyclia hamiltonii 'Hamlyn'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192012

Twelve flowers on a gracefully arched terminal inflorescence; sepals and petals pale green, fully suffused mahogany with a clear picotee; prominent lip midlobe white, strongly veined fuchsia, side lobes recurved enfolding column; column white, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture matte; awarded as Encyclia hamiltonii, confirmed by SITF (April 2019).

Guaricattonia Michael Sampson 'Phyllis Dorothy'

Guaricattonia Ernest Cromwell x Guaricattonia Starrlyn

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Richard Phillips
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192013

Seventeen flowers on two erect, 23-cm inflorescences; sepals fuchsia; petals round, deep fuchsia with white central flare; lip white, suffused deep fuchsia, throat yellow; column white, blushed fuchsia, anther cap white; substance firm; texture sparkling.

Dendrobium Adastra 'Pinky'

Dendrobium aphyllum x Dendrobium anosmum

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Stephanie McConnell
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192014

Four thousand five hundred flowers and eighty-four buds on multi-growth plant with approximately 280 canes, 180cm long and 78cm wide, growing on its own root mass; sepals and petals creamy white, overlaid pale lavender, veined deeper lavender; lip fringed, creamy white with purple longitudinal and lateral stripes on midlobe and side lobes; substance papery; texture waxy.

Ludisia discolor 'E. J. Hunt'

CCE/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Melanie Bitter
  • Photographer:
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192015

Approximately two thousand six hundred flowers and seven hundred-fifty buds on 176 inflorescences with numerous emerging inflorescences on a beautifully grown and flowered specimen 110cm wide and 105cm high in a totally overgrow container and presented on a pedestal; foliage pristine, dark brown and velvety with reddish brown veination, flowers white with yellow lip; substance fleshy; texture sparkling.

Broughtonia sanguinea 'Betty Chung'

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Betty Chung
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192016

Fifty full, flat, round, exceptionally large flowers and thirty-one buds on five strong, upright, branched inflorescences; sepals base color deep gold, overlaid bright pink, striated fuchsia; petals pleasantly ruffled, bright pink with darker venation centrally; lip ruffled, round, bright pink, veined darker pink with gold disc basally; column pink, anther cap cream; substance papery; texture sparkling.

Papilionanda Betty Chung 'Kirk'

Papilionanda Mevr. L. Velthuis x Vanda Adisak

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Kirk Hoo
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192017

Six flowers on one 36-cm, axial inflorescence; flowers very pale lilac; dorsal sepal and petals suffused light pink; lateral sepals suffused light green; lip light green, midlobe deep lilac, side lobes spotted deep lilac; column cream; substance firm; texture matte.

Perreiraara Thai After Glow 'Kirk'

Perreiraara Bangkok Sunset x Vanda Pralor

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Kirk Hoo
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192018

Twenty-three flowers and eleven buds on one strong, erect, 24-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals pink, suffused deep brown, darker marginally; lip white, spur overlaid pink, midlobe overlaid deep fuchsia, side lobes suffused gold; column white blushed fuchsia; anther cap white; substance firm; texture shiny.

Phalaenopsis Fuller's C-Plus 'Kisha Simpson'

Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Fireworks x Phalaenopsis Fuller's Balloon

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Kisha Simpson
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • Award No: 20192020

Eight flowers and eight buds on one 90-cm, branched inflorescence; flowers base color white; dorsal sepal striped pink; lateral sepals striped with fine purple blotching; petals striped and blotched purple to outer margins; lip white, midlobe striped purple, side lobes suffused yellow proximally and blotched purple, midlobe bifurcated; column white, anther cap cream; substance papery; texture crystalline

Cattleya jongheana 'Chickie'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bayard Saraduke
  • Photographer: Bayard Saraduke
  • Date: Mar 20, 2019
  • Award No: 20193912

Five flowers on five 10-cm inflorescences; beautiful planar presentation of a platform of flowers; sepals and petals pink; lip tubular, yellow, skirt heavily crenelated, edged pink, suffused into light yellow, dark yellow at 6-line crest; substance moderate; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Macabre Magical Moon 'Kathy'

Paphiopedilum Macabre Magical Spots x Paphiopedilum Luna Magic

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bruce Byorum
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20191598

One flower on one inflorescence; sepals cream, heavily veined dark green, base overlaid dark cordovan; petals cream, overlaid and veined dark green, raised spots dark cordovan, fine cordovan spots apically, hirsute warts on margins; pouch cream, heavily overlaid and veined dark cordovan; staminode apple green, darker center; substance firm; texture waxy.

Dendrobium Chocolate Chip 'Harri's Cutie-Pie'

Dendrobium Micro Chip x Dendrobium normanbyense

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Harriet Davis
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20193557

Twenty-one well-arranged, nodding flowers on five inflorescences; sepals ovate, creamy green, translucent, spotted maroon on reverse; petals spatulate, pale cream; lip pale green, side lobes erect crisply stripped, light rosy-pink, midlobe ligulate, spotted rosy-purple; substance average; texture matte.

Fredclarkeara Kimberley Ariel 'Rare Earth Orchids'

Mormodia Leopard Drops x Catasetum expansum

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Steve Moffitt
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20193558

Thirteen densely spotted flowers on a short, pendulous, foxtail raceme; flowers light rose-lavender overlaid with burgundy-red spots; coalesced to bars on upright petals flanking dorsal sepal; lip margin dentate, callus burgundy; column translucent, spotted burgundy-red, triggers crossed; substance firm, texture waxy.

Phragmipedium Inca Rose 'Velvet Kiss'

Phragmipedium besseae x Phragmipedium Pink Panther

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lydia Pan
  • Photographer: Gert Perry
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20194523

Two brilliantly-colored, exceptionally well-formed, flat flowers and one bud on a staked, 29-cm inflorescence on a well-grown, 41-cm wide plant in 10.5-cm wide square plastic pot; dorsal sepal and petals carmine; synsepal cream; fine white hairs basally on petals; pouch cream, suffused dark rose-pink, throat cream, longitudinally veined carmine; staminode cream, pale yellow centrally, suffused carmine surrounding center; substance firm, texture velvety.

Dendrobium Kayla's Vista 'Madeline'

Dendrobium Golden Vista x Dendrobium Dunokayla

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dick and Carol Doran
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20194308

Thirty-one flowers on three upright inflorescences; sepals and petals yellow; lip yellow, spotted burgundy apically, barred burgundy proximally, reverse spotted burgundy apically, callus deep yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline; awarded for strong form and unique lip markings; noted for permeating, pleasant fragrance.

Dendrobium Kayla's Blush 'Memoria Roy Fox'

Dendrobium Blushing Vista x Dendrobium Dunokayla

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dick and Carol Doran
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20194310

Twenty-four beautifully presented stellate flowers held well above the foliage on three upright inflorescences borne on an immaculately grown compact plant; sepals and petals cream white, reverse speckled amethyst, creating a charming light pink blush when viewed from the front; lip cream, light yellow centrally, side lobes irregularly speckled purple; column light yellow centrally; substance heavy; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Po Tree 'Nauti Artie'

Paphiopedilum Yellow Tree x Paphiopedilum malipoense

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Deborah & William Bodei
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20194311

One stately flower on a 26-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal chartreuse, heavily veined and reticulated grass green; synsepal chartreuse, veined grass green; petals spatulate, chartreuse striped grass green longitudinally, coalesced towards the center of the flower, proximal margins undulate; lip and staminode concolor chartreuse; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum micranthum var. eburneum 'Fajen's Orchids Again'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: H. A. Russell III
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20192314

One nicely shaped, well balanced flower with pleasing color on one erect inflorescence; sepals chartreuse, heavily stippled mahogany on reverse; petals white, suffused chartreuse centrally, mahogany tessellation, lighter marginally; pouch white, stippled magenta on interior; staminode white, centrally egg-yolk yellow, spotted magenta; substance firm; texture matte.

Dendrobium Gowan's Tangello 'Max'

Dendrobium mohlianum x Dendrobium melinanthum

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20193015

Twenty-two flowers and 12 buds on eight clustered inflorescences; sepals and petals red-orange, thin red picotee; lateral sepals fused distal one-half to form connate spur; lip saccate, red-orange, anterior aspect maroon, ridged; column orange, anther cap yellow; 1.8-cm ovary red-orange, longitudinally ridged; substance medium; texture crystalline.

Bulbophyllum picturatum 'Timbucktoo'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sarah Pratt
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20193016

Eighty-eight flowers and nine buds, arranged in umbels on 11 arched and slightly pendent inflorescences of up to 22cm, plus three immature inflorescences; dorsal sepal cupped, light chartreuse, spotted maroon, apex maroon, 0.8cm maroon, clubbed apical cilia; lateral sepals light chartreuse, linearly dotted maroon on reverse, rolled inward, both margins fused except at apex and base; petals light chartreuse, blotched maroon; lip hinged, maroon; column chartreuse, dotted maroon, small horns on lateral anterior aspect, anther cap chartreuse; substance light, texture slightly waxy, fragrance noted.

Polystachya ottoniana 'Bryon'

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20193010

Forty-one non-resupinate flowers and seven buds on16 inflorescences; clean, vigorous plant of 9cm x 8.5cm grown in bark in a 9-cm square plastic pot; dorsal sepal white, midline striped pink basal one-half; lateral sepals white, obverse midline striped pink; lip white, apex strongly reflexed, striped yellow centrally; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; significant fragrance noted; species from South Africa.

Sarcolexia Sea Foam 'Bryon'

Sarcoglottis sceptrodes x Pelexia olivacea

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20193014

One hundred two well-displayed flowers on four upright inflorescences, longest inflorescence 86cm; plant well grown in a 15-cm plastic pot grown in bark, 75cm wide x 86cm tall; dorsal sepal dark green; lateral sepals, petals and lip light green; petals fused to dorsal sepal; lip reflexed distally; ovary pubescent, dark green, 1.7cm wide x 2.4cm long; column white, dark brown on superior surface, anther cap brown; substance firm; texture waxy, reverse slightly pubescent; grower also awarded CCM 89 points, 20193013.

Sarcolexia Sea Foam 'Bryon'

Sarcoglottis sceptrodes x Pelexia olivacea

CCM/AOS (89 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Mar 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20193013

One hundred two well-displayed flowers on four upright inflorescences, longest inflorescence 86cm; plant well grown in a 15-cm plastic pot grown in bark, 75cm wide x 86cm tall; dorsal sepal dark green; lateral sepals, petals and lip light green; petals fused to dorsal sepal; lip reflexed distally; ovary pubescent, dark green, 1.7cm wide x 2.4cm long; column white, dark brown on superior surface, anther cap brown; substance firm; texture waxy, reverse slightly pubescent; flower also awarded AM 86 points, 20193014.

Cattleya warscewiczii (Alba) 'Adela'

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Leon Tone
  • Photographer: Bryan Ramsay
  • Date: Mar 14, 2019
  • Award No: 20194914

Nineteen flowers on five well-held inflorescences; flowers clear white; petal margins lightly ruffled; lip very flat and open, throat yellow, margin ruffled, side lobes closed over column; column and anther cap white; substance firm, texture matte.

Oncidium Cristatellum 'Manual'

Oncidium cristatum x Oncidium polyxanthum

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Pilar Almanza
  • Photographer: Bryan Ramsey
  • Date: Mar 14, 2019
  • Award No: 20194915

Eleven symmetrically presented flowers on one 55-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals yellow, blotched brown; lip yellow blotched brown; callus white, overlaid bright yellow with brown streaks; column white, overlaid green basally, anther cap white, lightly overlaid brown; substance firm, texture satiny.

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