The Latest Orchid Awards

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Dendrobium Mount Kelly Beauty 'Adrian's Surprise'

Dendrobium Madame Udomsri x Dendrobium Thailand

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dorothy Adrian
  • Photographer: Cecil Bullard
  • Date: Oct 07, 2018
  • Award No: 20181772

Thirty-eight full flat flowers and twenty-one buds on five inflorescences plus two immature inflorescences; sepals dark magenta; petals lighter magenta, darker apically; lip throat dark magenta centrally, apically lighter magenta; column magenta, anther cap white; substance medium; texture velvety.

Guaricyclia Rossy Ochoa 'Wolf Bay'

Guaricyclia Plicaboa x Guarianthe bowringiana

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joff Morgan
  • Photographer: Mike Pearson
  • Date: Oct 06, 2018
  • Award No: 20185634

Ten slightly crowded flowers and one bud on one 16.1-cm, upright inflorescence; sepals and petals saturated violet; lip side lobes violet, midlobe and central throat stripe deep violet, margins slightly ruffled; column white, striped raspberry red, anther cap pale pink; substance firm; texture finely crystalline.

Cymbidium erythrostylum 'Mar Vista'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Culver
  • Photographer: Mike Pearson
  • Date: Oct 06, 2018
  • Award No: 20185636

Thirty-one stunning flowers and no buds on four staked inflorescences to 44cm; sepals and petals delicate white, blushed pink basally; petals arched over column; lip cream, dark yellow distally, striking red hirsute veins, closed over column; substance firm; texture crystalline; form superior to previous awards.

Dendrochilum latifolium 'Beetle'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Gene and Sandy Collins
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Oct 06, 2018
  • Award No: 20186037

Eight hundred thirty-two flowers on thirteen cascading inflorescence; sepals and petals yellow become dark yellow-orange distally, yellow picotee margin; lip yellow, overlaid by two broad burnt orange; stripes medially; column cream olive green distally, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture satiny; bract cream-yellow frames dorsal sepal and petals.

Paphiopedilum Hsinying Alien 'Rolinda'

Paphiopedilum Raisin Pie x Paphiopedilum Supersuk

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ron & Linda Lang
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Oct 06, 2018
  • Award No: 20186038

One flower on one 31.5-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal broad, slightly hooded, white, heavily veined maroon overlaid burgundy throughout concentrically, centrally darker, distal third margin green; synsepal white, heavily veined maroon, blushed maroon; petal superior half light green, inferior half white, distal two-thirds veined deep maroon, distal half heavily overlaid deep burgundy, margins deep maroon, ciliate, superior proximal third warted dark maroon; pouch dark maroon throughout with obscure darker maroon veins; staminode cream, faintly blushed maroon, tessellated light green centrally; substance medium; texture matte.

Phalaenopsis tetraspis (Alba) 'Caladrius'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ramon de los Santos
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Oct 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20181771

Four flowers and two buds on two inflorescences and one immature inflorescence; color white; sepals lanceolate; petals spatulate lip side lobes marked yellow, midlobe hirsute; substance firm; texture matte.

Miltonia Anne Warne 'Ruth Kelly'

Miltonia Bluntii x Miltonia spectabilis

CCM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: George Pflaum
  • Photographer: Arnold Gum
  • Date: Oct 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20185952

One hundred eleven flat flowers and fifty-four buds well-distributed on 93 35-cm inflorescences held well above the foliage on a well-grown, robust 102-cm wide by 52-cm tall plant grown in a 25-cm octagonal teak basket; sepals and petals deep dark purple, lavender-pink halo basally around column; lip bright lavender-pink, veined light purple, proximally overlaid dark lavender-pink around crest; column white, bright yellow basally, blushed purple distally, anther cap white; substance medium; texture satiny.

Fredclarkeara Beverly Danielson 'Corn!'

Fredclarkeara After Midnight x Catasetum Orchidglade

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dan Forbes
  • Photographer: Arnold Gum
  • Date: Oct 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20185954

Twenty-three flowers on two arched, pendulous, 22-cm inflorescences; sepals and petals green-cream; sepals densely spotted very dark maroon along veins, coalesced proximally; petals finely spotted very dark maroon, coalesced medially, overlaid with large very dark maroon spots; lip saccate, green-cream, lightly spotted maroon on side lobes, midlobe heavily overlaid very dark maroon, crest semi-circular, toothed, margins erose; column green-cream, lightly spotted dark maroon, anther cap green; texture firm; substance waxy.

Catasetum Judy Wagner 'Nicolas Boukhers Bisous Bisous'

Catasetum Orchidglade x Catasetum Fuchs Delight

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jamie and Jackie Lawson
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Sep 26, 2018
  • Award No: 20182982

Ten dark flowers on a 59-cm, arched inflorescence, arrangement slightly haphazard; base color pale chartreuse; sepals striated burgundy; petals apiculate, suffused, small, burgundy blotches; lip shovel-shaped, overlaid dark burgundy, proximal margins fine yellow picotee, central depression ivory, blotched dark burgundy; column overlaid and stippled dark burgundy, anther cap chartreuse, triggers crossed, white; substance average, lip hard; texture satiny, lip waxy.

Phalaenopsis Samera 'Steve Mattana's Fascination'

Phalaenopsis bellina x Phalaenopsis violacea

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Steve Mattana
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Sep 26, 2018
  • Award No: 20182986

Two vibrantly colored, full flowers on one decumbent inflorescence; base color cream; sepals and petals distal margins blushed green; dorsal sepal upright, suffused fuchsia, tipped green; lateral sepals, suffused bright fuchsia, darker on inferior half, inferior-proximal margin slightly reflexed, apices tipped green; petals ovate, proximal half suffused fuchsia; lip midlobe porrect, dark fuchsia, side lobes inferior half yellow, apices sharply pointed, fang-like; column and anther cap suffused fuchsia; substance hard; texture satiny.

Brassocattleya Flyboy Jimmy Lawson 'Evelyne Boukhers Bisous Bisous'

Cattleya Hybrida (1859) x Brassavola cucullata

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jamie and Jackie Lawson
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Sep 26, 2018
  • Award No: 20182983

Four flowers on two inflorescences; flowers star-shaped, base color white, blushed lavender; dorsal sepal lanceolate, upright; lateral sepals falcate; petals sub-falcate; lip sub-trilobed, clasps column proximally, margins slightly serrate, midlobe tip infused lavender, sharply pointed; column and anther cap white; substance firm, texture waxy.

Cattleya Day Tripper 'Fuerte'

Cattleya Tripp Johnston x Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Caudebec Group)

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Outhay Viengkhou
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Sep 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20186229

Twenty flowers on two 15.5-cm, upright inflorescences; sepals and petals cream, heavily spotted purple, petals less spotted, medially blushed purple; lip cream, side lobes blushed magenta-pink intensified distally, midlobe overlaid dark magenta-pink, keels white, margins serrate, undulate; column white, dorsal surface blushed pink medially, anther cap white; substance firm; texture satiny.

Cattleya bicolor subsp. brasiliensis 'RB Mega SanBar Bronze'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Arthur Pinkers
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Sep 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20186230

Five flowers on one elongated, 45-cm curved inflorescence; sepals and petals green, overlaid with fuchsia, providing an overall bronze appearance; sepal apices green; petal margins slightly undulate; lip spade shaped, white, overlaid fuchsia, white spot just under column tip, apical margin reflexed; column white dorsal surface blushed soft magenta, anther cap white; substance very firm; texture glossy.

Cymbidium Doctor Seton 'Christmas'

Cymbidium Fifi x Cymbidium ensifolium

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Duy Nguyen
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Sep 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20186231

Forty-six flowers and nine buds on three mature upright inflorescences, seventeen buds on one immature inflorescence; sepals and petals elliptic, yellow-green; lip yellow-green, blotched maroon, crest bright yellow; column yellow, spotted maroon on ventral surface, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum leucochilum 'Fajen's Orchids Too'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Beth Lamb
  • Date: Sep 22, 2018
  • Award No: 20182976

One large, symmetrical, flat flower well held on one strong, 6.5-cm inflorescence; flower base color cream; dorsal sepal broad, round, heavily irregularly tessellated maroon; synsepal and petals irregularly tessellated maroon; petals almost round; pouch elliptical with several fine spots centrally, stippled maroon on interior; staminode stippled maroon; substance firm; texture glossy.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Something Special 'Kayla Gross'

Cattleya loddigesii x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Rolling Thunder

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Glenn Gross
  • Photographer: Beth Lamb
  • Date: Sep 22, 2018
  • Award No: 20182977

Two striking flowers and two buds on two 13.5-cm inflorescences; sepals and petals pink-lavender; sepals oblong, spotted on reverse, petals ovate, overlap centrally, margins gently ruffled, slight midrib; lip encircles column, cream, overlaid pink-lavender on superior surface, egg yolk-yellow centrally, margins overlaid pink-lavender, highly ruffled; column and anther cap cream; substance firm; texture matte.

Phalaenopsis Samera 'WingDreams'

Phalaenopsis bellina x Phalaenopsis violacea

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Julio & Eileen Hector
  • Photographer: Beth Lamb
  • Date: Sep 22, 2018
  • Award No: 20182980

Two impressive flowers and three buds on two inflorescences; base color light green faded to cream; sepals and petals overlaid deep violet purple, margins and apices light chartreuse; sepals broadly lanceolate, apically pointed; lateral sepals darker violet centrally, midrib deeper violet; petals broadly ovate, faint medial white streak; lip midlobe porrect, dark purple, side lobes upright, curled inward, egg-yolk yellow; column and anther cap light violet purple; substance firm; texture satiny; pleasant fragrance.

Vanda falcata 'Paul Gripp'

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
  • Photographer: Larry Vierheilig
  • Date: Sep 19, 2018
  • Award No: 20186123

Four hundred fifty flowers and forty-eight buds on fifty-one inflorescences well distributed on a very large, magnificently grown 60-cm diameter by 50-cm tall plant completely overgrowing a basket containing rock with roots extending 120cm below the lowest leaf; flowers white; sepals and petals slightly recurved; column white, anther cap translucent, showing yellow pollinia; substance very firm; texture finely crystalline; pleasing strong sweet fragrance; also received a CCE/AOS, award number 20186124.

Vanda falcata 'Paul Gripp'

CCE/AOS (95 points)

  • Exhibitor: Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
  • Photographer: Larry Vierheilig
  • Date: Sep 19, 2018
  • Award No: 20186124

Four hundred fifty flowers and forty-eight buds on fifty-one inflorescences well distributed on a very large, magnificently grown 60-cm diameter by 50-cm tall plant completely overgrowing a basket containing rock with roots extending 120cm below the lowest leaf; flowers white, sepals and petals slightly recurved; column white, anther cap translucent showing yellow pollinia; substance very firm; texture finely crystalline; pleasing strong sweet fragrance; also received a FCC/AOS, award number 20186123.

Brassocattleya Glorious May 'Syzygy'

Cattleya Gene May x Brassocattleya Morning Glory

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Pete Ostlund
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20183463

Three flowers on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals lanceolate, light pink, heavily suffused bubblegum pink with many fine amethyst spots; lip white, apical half dark amethyst, blushed yellow centrally; column white, overlaid dark amethyst, anther cap white; substance firm; texture satiny; pleasantly fragrant.

Rhyntonleya Raspberry Lemonade 'Syzygy 2'

Cattleytonia Maui Maid x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Doctor Joe Walker

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Pete Ostlund
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20183476

Four round, evenly-spaced flowers on one inflorescence; flowers white; sepals heavily overlaid dark pink blush; petals ovate, overlaid dark pink marginally, heavy white ridge centrally, margins undulate; lip dark pink, ruffled; column white, magenta distal edge, anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Phragmipedium Sunspot 'Wacousta'

Phragmipedium Waunakee Sunset x Phragmipedium schlimii

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dot Potter Barnett
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20183477

One round, full, flat flower and one bud on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal light rose; petals cream, overlaid light rose on superior half; pouch cream, overlaid rose on front, spotted rose internally; staminode yellow, spotted rose apically; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Habenaria dentata 'M & B'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20183541

Seven concolor white flowers and ten buds on one 38-cm, erect inflorescence; dorsal sepal hooded; lateral sepals flat, unevenly elliptical, oblique attachment; petals enclosed within dorsal sepal; lip obdeltoid, trilobed, midlobe linear with longitudinal ridge, sidelobes dentate apically, 4.2-cm spur green distal three-fourths; reproductive parts complex; ovary green, ridged longitudinally, 0.3cm wide by 2.5cm long; substance light; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Peruflora's Cirila Alca 'Anaïs Michaud'

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium dalessandroi

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Norman Michaud
  • Photographer: Thang Dam
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20184584

One symmetrical flower and one bud on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal light yellow, overlaid coral-rose, apiculate; synsepal light yellow; petals white, overlaid coral-rose, heavier distally and on superior half; pouch yellow, suffused and striped coral-rose; staminode yellow, overlaid coral-rose centrally; substance firm; texture velvety; lack of flatness in petals precluded a higher score.

Habenaria medusa 'Bryon Rinke'

CCM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20183540

One hundred thirty-six flowers and 40 buds well arranged and displayed on eight upright inflorescences up to 61cm; dorsal sepal and petals green; dorsal sepal hooded; lateral sepals white, blushed green, rolled anteriorly; petals enveloped underneath dorsal sepal; lip white, trilobed, spreading lateral lobes divided into nearly linear fringe-like lobules, midlobe linear, brown basally; spur 0.2cm wide by 4.0cm long, white proximal two-thirds, green distal one-third; complex reproductive parts white, spotted brown on superior and inferior tips; ovary 0.3cm wide by 3.2cm long, green, ribbed longitudinally; substance delicate; texture glossy, side lobes matte; species from Borneo; flower also received an AM, 20183539.

Habenaria medusa 'Bryon Rinke'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20183539

One hundred thirty-six flowers and 40 buds well arranged and displayed on eight upright inflorescences up to 61cm; dorsal sepal and petals green; dorsal sepal hooded; lateral sepals white, blushed green, rolled anteriorly; petals enveloped underneath dorsal sepal; lip white, trilobed, spreading lateral lobes divided into nearly linear fringe-like lobules, midlobe linear, brown basally; spur 0.2cm wide by 4.0cm long, white proximal two-thirds, green distal one-third; complex reproductive parts white, spotted brown on superior and inferior tips; ovary 0.3cm wide by 3.2cm long, green, ribbed longitudinally; substance delicate; texture glossy, side lobes matte; species from Borneo; grower also received a CCM, 20183540.

Paphiopedilum x hermannii 'Sophia'

Paphiopedilum helenae x Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum

CHM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fred Allen
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20185023

One full flower on one 26-cm arched inflorescence, three mature growth, 30-cm wide plant grown in a 15-cm pot; leaves entire, lanceolate, 1.8cm wide by up to 20cm long, three leaves per growth; sepals and petals spring green; dorsal sepal hooded, suffused and veined maroon centrally, margins undulate, highly reflexed on proximal half; synsepal, faintly striped maroon; petals suffused and veined mahogany, darker at midrib and lightening towards heavily undulate margins; pouch mauve, veined deeper mauve, margins cream; staminode cream, rugose, bright yellow centrally; mahogany cilia on proximal portion of both petals and pouch; substance waxy; texture glossy; natural hybrid from North Vietnam; awarded as Paphiopedilum x hermannii; flower also awarded an HCC/AOS (Award Number 20185024); identity confirmed by SITF (Oct 2018).

Paphiopedilum x hermannii 'Sophia'

Paphiopedilum helenae x Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fred Allen
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20185024

One full flower on one 26-cm arched inflorescence, three mature growth, 30-cm wide plant grown in a 15-cm pot; leaves entire, lanceolate, 1.8cm wide by up to 20cm long, three leaves per growth; sepals and petals spring green; dorsal sepal hooded, suffused and veined maroon centrally, margins undulate, highly reflexed on proximal half; synsepal, faintly striped maroon; petals suffused and veined mahogany, darker at midrib and lightening towards heavily undulate margins; pouch mauve, veined deeper mauve, margins cream; staminode cream, rugose, bright yellow centrally; mahogany cilia on proximal portion of both petals and pouch; substance waxy; texture glossy; natural hybrid from North Vietnam; awarded as Paphiopedilum x hermannii, confirmed by SITF (Oot 2018).

Trichocentrum Ella Fitz 'Reverend James Evans'

Trichocentrum Splenku x Trichocentrum lanceanum

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis Wollard
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20184015

Twenty-three flowers well presented on a 72-cm, branched inflorescence; sepals and petals yellow, overlaid oxblood irregularly, blotched chartreuse apically; lip spatulate, yellow distally, overlaid pale lavender centrally, darker lavender on side lobes and callus; anther cap yellow, column wings prominent, dark lavender; substance hard; texture waxy.

Clowesetum Lou Lodyga 'Andrew Caldwell'

Clowesetum Jumbo Lace x Catasetum Susan Fuchs

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: William Caldwell
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20184016

Eleven exquisite flowers on one 35-cm long, pendent inflorescence and nine flowers on a 26-cm, second pendent inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, spotted cordovan; petals upright, parallel and fully overlapping dorsal sepal; lateral sepals swept backward, slightly overlaid cordovan basally, spotted distally; lip margin serrate, chartreuse, scattered cordovan spots basally; column beaked, off-white, spotted cordovan, center of lip and callus rich yellow, ten prominent ridges; substance firm, texture waxy.

Vandaenopsis Pilialoha 'Dave McDaniels'

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima x Vanda falcata

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Motes Orchids, Inc.
  • Photographer: Brian Monk
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20182477

Twenty flat, stellate, flowers and 17 buds on three unstaked, erect, up to 42-cm inflorescences; sepals and petals white, reverse lightly suffused purple linearly; lip trilobed, side lobes white, overlaid yellow; column white, anther cap cream; flower segments well arranged.

Clowesetum Doctor Lynn Damitz 'Ava Margerri Goldberg'

Clowesetum Black Jade x Catasetum Frilly Doris

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mark Margolis
  • Photographer: Brian Monk
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20182479

Nine flowers on one pendant, 31-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals apiculate, base color cream, heavily suffused burgundy, margins cream; lip deep burgundy, centrally cream, spotted burgundy, margin fimbriate; column deep burgundy, anther cap ivory; substance firm; texture diamond dust, lip waxy.

Vanda tessellata 'Esther Motes'

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Motes Orchids, Inc.
  • Photographer: Brian Monk
  • Date: Sep 15, 2018
  • Award No: 20182480

Ten large flowers and four buds on two 29-cm, erect inflorescences; sepals and petals spatulate, violet, overlaid olive green, margins slightly undulate; lip midlobe violet, side lobes white, finely spotted violet; column cream speckled violet; column cream speckled violet, anther cap cream-yellow; substance hard; texture crystalline.

Pecteilis susannae 'Malcolm'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jordan Hawley
  • Photographer: Ann DePrez
  • Date: Sep 09, 2018
  • Award No: 20182208

Four well-presented white flowers on one inflorescence on a 80-cm staked growth; dorsal sepal upright; lateral sepals reflexed and rolled, overlaid ivory; petals small; lip trilobed, side lobes ornately fimbriate; light green spur to 12.6cm; anther cap lateral, glossy stigmatic surface in between; substance hard; texture waxy.

Rhynchodendrum Cabalgata en Verde 'Springwater'

Epidendrum ciliare x Rhyncholaelia digbyana

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20183305

Two large, cupped flowers on one staked inflorescence; sepals and petals lanceolate, light green; sepals exterior suffused red-purple, shows through marginally as a slight red-purple caste; petals defined midrib; lip trilobed, white, side lobes flat, frilly, midlobe reflexed medially, distally fimbriate, green proximally; column white, blushed green, anther cap white; substance firm; texture waxy, lip matte.

Paphiopedilum godefroyae var. ang-thong 'Springwater'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20183297

One well-balanced flower, well-held on a 21-cm inflorescence; flower bright white, round, full: staminode with two lemon yellow spots centrally; substance firm; texture satiny.

Miltonia Bluntii 'WingDreams'

Miltonia spectabilis x Miltonia clowesii

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Julio & Eileen Hector
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20183298

Seventy-eight flowers and 37 buds on 40 inflorescences; well-grown plant 66cm wide by 27.5cm tall, in a 15-cm clay pot of sphagnum moss; overgrown and beautifully spills over into a large cache pot; sepals and petals dark purple; lip magenta, waterfall red-purple, crest yellow; column and anther cap cream, wings purple; substance firm; texture matte.

Bulbophyllum Jersey 'Whisper Dazzling Duo'

Bulbophyllum lobbii x Bulbophyllum echinolabium

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura Newton and Dolores Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20183299

Three stellate flowers plus one pollinated flower and one bud on three inflorescences, plus one immature inflorescence; sepals and petals reflexed, base color chartreuse, overlaid and lightly tessellated red-maroon lines; lateral sepals falcate; lip articulate, yellow, heavily overlaid red-maroon, yellow central spot, laterally flanked by red-maroon band; column chartreuse, anther cap bright yellow; substance heavy; texture waxy.

Dendrobium cymboglossum 'Springwater'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20183300

Thirty-four well-presented flowers on seven dangling inflorescences, on leafless canes; sepals and petals lanceolate, pale yellow; sepals exterior finely stippled rose; mentum hooked downward, stippled rose; petals superior margins very slightly undulate; lip cymbiform (boat-shaped), yellow, proximal bilateral rose stripes surround callus; column yellow, finely stippled bright red-purple dorsally and alongside anther cap; substance firm; texture satiny, lip waxy.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Erotion 'MV Gliese'

Rhyncholaelia glauca x Cattleya walkeriana

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Stuart Henderson
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20183301

One strikingly colored, flat flower on one strong inflorescence; flower base color white; sepals lanceolate, veined pink, suffused light pink, accentuated by darker pink line centrally; petals ovate, suffused pink, superior and inferior half darker pink, margins slightly undulate; lip open, flat, almost rectangular, side lobes slightly rolled, veined dark pink, margins undulate midlobe yellow splash centrally, apical two-thirds veined dark pink, suffused dark rose-pink, accentuated by thin dark pink line, margins undulate; column white, apical edge pink; anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Papilionanda Tamiami Blues 'Krisy'

Papilionanda Erika Cizek Dann x Vanda Marge Howe

CCE/AOS (95 points)

  • Exhibitor: Matthew Riesz
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20183302

Thirty-nine flat flowers magnificently presented on four inflorescences; on a beautifully grown, blemish-free plant 84cm x 1.7m (including roots) swallowing a 12-cm wooden basket; sepals and petals spatulate; base color mint green, tessellated grey-purple, coalesced distally, margins pleasingly undulate; lip side lobes yellow, inferior half striated grey-purple, midlobe porrect, apically bifurcate, callus ridged mint green, overlaid deep grey-purple; column ivory, anther cap dark gold; substance firm; texture matte; flower also received an AM, 20183303.

Papilionanda Tamiami Blues 'Krisy'

Papilionanda Erika Cizek Dann x Vanda Marge Howe

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Matthew Riesz
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20183303

Thirty-nine flat flowers magnificently presented on four inflorescences; on a beautifully grown, blemish-free plant 84cm x 1.7m (including roots) swallowing a 12-cm wooden basket; sepals and petals spatulate; base color mint green, tessellated grey-purple, coalesced distally, margins pleasingly undulate; lip side lobes yellow, inferior half striated grey-purple, midlobe porrect, apically bifurcate, callus ridged mint green, overlaid deep grey-purple; column ivory, anther cap dark gold; substance firm; texture matte; grower also received a CCE, 20183302.

Vanda Island Sun 'Lavandula'

Vanda Manuvadee x Vanda tessellata

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Naoki Kawamura
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20183304

Twenty-two round flowers and two buds on two strong, erect inflorescences; sepals and petals cream, violet-blue tessellation, heavier on undulate margins; lip midlobe dark violet-blue, side lobe white, brown basally, finely stippled violet-blue; column green, faintly blushed violet-blue, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture semi-matte, lip glossy

Dendrobium taylorii 'Lindinha's Paw'

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Patricia Kono Steve Gonzalez
  • Photographer: Lois Cinert
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20182128

Eighty-four flowers and six buds on ninety inflorescences on a well-grown 22 x 13-cm plant in a 9-cm plastic pot; leaves lanceolate to 0.9 x 7cm; sepals and petals white, edges smooth; dorsal sepal recurved; lateral sepals flat, ovate; petals thin, pointed distal ends; lip cream-yellow, flat, rounded, vertical center section surrounds column; column white, winged purple, anther cap purple; substance firm; texture crystalline; flowers very fragrant; awarded as Cadetia taylorii; now recognized as Dendrobium taylorii.

Vanda Fuchs Fortune 'Cheryl's Joy'

Vanda Fuchs Delight x Vanda Gordon Dillon

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Cheryl Erins
  • Photographer: Cheryl Erins
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20182129

Thirteen flowers on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals flat, round, cream-green, spotted violet, solid violet proximally; lip trilobed, three-keeled, side lobes yellow, midlobe yellow proximally, violet distally, overlaid deep purple centrally; column cream, blushed violet, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattleya Fuchsia Doll 'Harborcrest'

Cattleya sincorana x Cattleya Sierra Doll

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jill Livesey
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20187095

Two large, flat, brilliantly colored flowers, on one inflorescence; sepals and petals electric red-purple; petals full, margins slightly ruffled; lip base color pale yellow, midlobe tubular, deeper yellow, veined white centrally, purple splash below column, lower lobe ruffled, red-purple; column white, tipped purple, anther cap white; substance firm; texture velvety; lightly fragrant.

Trichoglottis atropurpurea 'Paraíso Tropical'

CCE/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carlos Fighetti
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20186393

Three hundred fifteen stellate flowers and three buds on 318 inflorescences beautifully displayed on an impressive 100-cm wide, 160-cm tall and 100-cm deep plant growing upon itself, hanging from a wire, with no substrate; sepals and petals dark oxblood red; lip midlobe winged, mid-section narrow, elongate, white overlaid fuchsia marginally, keel ciliate centrally, side lobes bright yellow, fuchsia stripe on margin; column overlaid deep red-purple, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture velvety.

Stanhopea jenischiana 'Memoria AnnaLee Boyett'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Mellard
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20181570

Eight sunny yellow flowers on one inflorescence; petals reflexed, spotted maroon; lip hypochile heavily flushed vibrant orange, small maroon eye spots, mesochile and horns spotted maroon basally; column winged, ice green, finely stippled maroon; substance diaphanus; texture waxy.

Bulbophyllum longissimum 'Ottawa Spirit'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Mellard
  • Photographer: Jason R. Mills
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20181571

Seven flowers on one mature, pendent inflorescence and seven buds on one immature inflorescence; dorsal sepal hooded, porrect, sharply apiculate, cream, striped burgundy, margins ciliate; lateral sepals ochre, striped burgundy, fused below lip, elongated to chartreuse apically; petals lanceolate, ochre, margins ciliate burgundy; lip hinged, central groove yellow-gold; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis 'Skeksis'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Alfred Hockenmaier
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20186033

Nineteen well arranged, open flowers on one well presented, pendulous 32-cm inflorescence, borne on an impressive plant with 92-cm long leaves; dorsal sepal hooded, chartreuse, overlaid dark maroon, reverse mottled maroon-red, puberulent on distal eighth; lateral sepals fused, dark maroon, reverse maroon-red, speckled yellow-green, hispidulous distally; petals chartreuse, overlaid dark maroon, reverse finely spotted maroon medially, coalesced along distal margin; lip gold-yellow overlaid maroon on distal two-thirds; column maroon; substance very firm; texture matte; repugnant odor noted.

Cattleya velutina 'Gayle'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Gayle Brodie
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20186034

Ten flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals medium green, heavily overlaid light orange-brown, spotted burgundy throughout, margins medium green; sepals apices recurved; petal margin undulate; lip white, midlobe finely veined medium pink, margins green-yellow, undulate margins, gold blotch under column, side lobes clasp column; column white, dorsal surface finely spotted burgundy, blotched burgundy around and beneath anther cap; substance firm; texture matte.

Encyclia Golden Sunset 'RB Golden Lila'

Encyclia Renate Schmidt x Encyclia aspera

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Arthur Pinkers
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Sep 08, 2018
  • Award No: 20186035

Thirty-seven stellate flowers and one bud on one graceful, 90-cm, arched, branched inflorescence; sepals and petals green, overlaid red-brown distal half; lip cream, side lobes blushed yellow proximally, midlobe distal two-thirds delicately veined fuchsia, margins ruffled yellow, speckled red; column green proximally, yellow distally, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Phalaenopsis Yaphon Red Pearl 'Arnie's Red'

Phalaenopsis Samera x Phalaenopsis Shingher Pure Love

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Arnold Gum
  • Photographer: Arnold Gum
  • Date: Sep 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20185950

Two flowers and one bud on one 8-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals full, magenta; lip white, side lobes gold, thin white bar distally, magenta apically, crest yellow, midlobe magenta; column white, heavily overlaid magenta, anther cap white, overlaid magenta; substance firm; texture matte.

Catasetum Tom Pickens 'Tyrone'

Catasetum Karen Armstrong x Catasetum Alexa

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Charles R. Fouquette
  • Photographer: Arnold Gum
  • Date: Sep 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20185951

Seventeen flowers on two arched, pendulous inflorescences; flowers cream; sepals and petals apiculate, finely spotted maroon, lip finely spotted maroon, lightly blushed maroon proximally, saccate centrally, gold-yellow proximally, prominent keeled crest distally, margin fimbriate; column very finely spotted on dorsal surface, pollen triggers gracefully crossed; substance firm; texture finely crystalline, lip satiny.

Stanhopea Aidan 'Arya'

Stanhopea tricornis x Stanhopea Newberry Stargazer

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: William Jasen
  • Photographer: Tim Morton
  • Date: Sep 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20185632

Two appealing flowers on one 5.1-cm, pendent inflorescence; flower base color light cream; sepals and petals spotted cordovan, coalesced basally; lip trilobed, hypochile saccate, heavily spotted cordovan inside; column cream color, wings punctated cordovan; substance firm; texture waxy.

Eria scabrilinguis 'My Pride'

CBR/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Janeil Payne
  • Photographer: Tim Morton
  • Date: Sep 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20185633

Twelve flowers on one 9-cm, apical inflorescence and one emergent inflorescence on a plant 32cm wide by 28cm tall, five quadrangular grooved pseudobulbs to 1.3cm wide by 4.7cm tall, each two-leaved to 5cm wide by 23cm long, grown in sphagnum moss in 10-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals light chartreuse; lip white, side lobes centrally suffused red-violet, midlobe dark red-violet, throat three-keeled, becomes five-keeled and fimbriate on midlobe; anther cap red-violet; substance soft; text matte; recognized for rarity in cultivation; awarded as Eria scabrilingua, confirmed by SITF (Sept 2018).

Paphiopedilum Macabre Pops 'CAD's Burgundy Whopper'

Paphiopedilum Macabre Magic x Paphiopedilum Magic Pops

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Bryan
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Sep 01, 2018
  • Award No: 20186922

One impressive flower on one strong 32-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, suffused light burgundy, veined burgundy laterally, green medially; synsepal white, striped green and burgundy; petals green at base, superior half pale green, inferior half pink, thick dark burgundy stripes breaking into warts along length of petals, ending at pink picotee on distal half, burgundy hairs along margins; pouch dark rosy burgundy; staminode pale green, darker green centrally; substance firm; texture glossy, lip satiny.

Vandachostylis Viboon Velvet 'Cobalt Treasure'

Vanda Tubtim Velvet x Rhynchostylis coelestis

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Doug and Terry Kennedy
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Sep 01, 2018
  • Award No: 20186923

Thirty-five flat flowers well arranged above leaves on two upright inflorescences; sepals and petals overlapped, white, blushed lavender-blue marginally, darker distally, randomly spotted lighter on inner half of lateral sepals; lip white, centrally blushed light lavender-blue, intense lavender-blue on distal half, side lobes striped brown; anther cap dark chartreuse; substance firm, texture crystalline.

Phalaenopsis pantherina 'Golden Eagle'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Griesbach
  • Photographer: Julie Rotramel
  • Date: Sep 01, 2018
  • Award No: 20184867

Three well presented, star-shaped flowers and at least two buds on a 20-cm inflorescence, distal half flattened; sepals and petals pale green, heavily spotted and striped dark mahogany; lip, apical lobe white, toothed margins, midlobe white, marked faint mahogany, column and anther cap light yellow, substance very firm; texture semi-gloss.

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima var. buyssoniana 'Skyscraper'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Griesbach
  • Photographer: Julie Rotramel
  • Date: Sep 01, 2018
  • Award No: 20184868

Fourteen flowers and thirty-three buds on two inflorescences, one 35-cm inflorescence and one branched 25-cm inflorescence; all segments saturated deep magenta; lip deeper magenta; anther cap white; substance firm; texture velvety.

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