The Latest Orchid Awards

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Bulbophyllum arfakianum 'Green Then Red'

CCE/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marion Steele
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Feb 10, 2018
  • Award No: 20183200

Eleven large flowers and three buds on a beautifully grown, nearly immaculate plant 62cm wide by 23cm tall grown in a 25-cm black slat basket in sphagnum moss; sepals medium green; dorsal sepal broad, closed over lateral sepals, exterior pronounced dark burgundy reticulation; lateral sepals fused on most flowers, slightly splayed on older flowers, light green, reticulated burgundy; petals small, apiculate, green, lightly blushed burgundy proximally; lip articulate, recurved, burgundy; column and anther cap green; substance fairly firm; texture finely crystalline; flower also received an AM, 20183201.

Bulbophyllum arfakianum 'Green Then Red'

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marion Steele
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Feb 10, 2018
  • Award No: 20183201

Eleven large flowers and three buds on fourteen staked inflorescences a beautifully grown, nearly immaculate plant 62cm wide by 23cm tall grown in a 25-cm black slat basket in sphagnum moss; sepals medium green; dorsal sepal broad, closed over lateral sepals, exterior pronounced dark burgundy reticulation; lateral sepals fused on most flowers, slightly splayed on older flowers, light green reticulated burgundy; petals small apiculate, green, lightly blushed burgundy proximally; lip articulate, recurved, burgundy; column and anther cap green; substance fairly firm; texture finely crystalline; grower also received a CCE 20183200

Bulbophyllum speciosum 'Whisper Tio Super'

CHM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Feb 10, 2018
  • Award No: 20183204

One striking flower on one inflorescence on a plant 12.2cm wide by 7cm tall grown on sphagnum in a 7-cm square platic pot; pseudobulb conical, 0.8cm by 2cm; leaf elliptic-lanceolate 1.3cm by 8cm; flower base color white; sepals subulate; dorsal sepal upright, slightly reflexed apically, heavily overlaid burgundy; lateral sepals almost held horizontally, overlaid burgundy superior three-quarters; petals tanslucent; lip subulate, inrolled, apically reflexed, base burgundy, yellow central one-third; substance firm; texture glossy; inflorescence and ovary burgundy; commened for aesthetic beauty of the flower color and form; species native to New Guinea; awarded as Bulbophyllum speciosum; SITF has confirmed this is Bulbophyllum speciosum (Feb 2018)

Paphiopedilum tranlienianum 'Fajen's Orchids'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Feb 10, 2018
  • Award No: 20183206

One flower on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal reflexed basally, pubescent, white, red-purple and pale green basally, deep red-purple stripe centrally; synsepal pubescent, chartreuse, red-purple basally; petals horizontally held, undulate, hirsute basally, light green, striped purple, white picotee; pouch light green, overlaid mahogany, veined darker mahogany; staminode cream-yellow, boss green; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Shun-Fa Golden 'Fajen's Orchids'

Paphiopedilum hangianum x Paphiopedilum malipoense

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Feb 10, 2018
  • Award No: 20183207

One large flower on a 31-cm, staked inflorescence, on an extremely well grown plant; sepals, petals and lip chartreuse; dorsal sepal reticulated light green, proximal thin, burgundy, medial stripe, margins slighty curled; petals broad, slightly downswept, proximally reticulated burgundy, sericeous, margins hirsute; pouch full, porrect, interior spotted burgundy; staminode sheild-shaped, ivory, apically blotched dark, gloss burgundy; substance firm; texture velvety, pouch matte.

Pleurothallis ruscaria 'Susan'

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chuck & Sue Andersen
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Feb 09, 2018
  • Award No: 20185306

Fifty two charming, globular, diminutive, concolor flowers and 24 buds well-presented from 38 leaves of a robust, clean, 39-cm wide by 24-cm tall plant mounted upon a 7-cm wide x 14-cm tall wooden plaque; deep garnet flowers in varying stages of openness, borne singly upon wiry pedicels emerging from congested inflorescences located near the apices of the lanceolate leaves which bear a single bright green tubular stripe down the midline from the stem to the inflorescence; substance soft; texture velvety.

Dendrobium Brimbank You Beauty 'Susan'

Dendrobium Brimbank Pink Rose x Dendrobium Australian Rose-Beauty

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chuck & Sue Andersen
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Feb 09, 2018
  • Award No: 20185309

One hundred twenty-three brilliantly colored, beautifully formed, full, flat flowers and five buds well arranged on 15 erect inflorescences up to 14cm long, borne on seven growths of a robust 16 growth plant; sepals and petals deep magenta, well-defined white halo basally; lip trilobed,  white, suffused and stippled magenta, more intense apically; column white, blushed magenta; anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; details of patterning and coloration, and overall balance of shape coalesce into a sum much greater than the individual parts.

Phragmipedium Sedenii 'Anne's Blush'

Phragmipedium longifolium x Phragmipedium schlimii

CCE/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Harry Pringle
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Feb 09, 2018
  • Award No: 20185310

Twenty-two flowers and 14 buds on nine unstaked, erect, branched inflorescences up to 52cm tall evenly displayed on a robust, clean, compact 100-cm diameter plant grown in a 20-cm clear plastic pot that reveals an immense and healthy root system; dorsal sepal pale chartreuse, pleasing darker green vertical veins; synsepal lime green, striped darker green; petals cream, twisted, held forward from center, distally deep rose pink, color symmetrically progresses up margins and resolves into pink picotee; pouch cream, overlaid dark rose, interior rim cream, stippled pink, chartreuse spots on midline; staminode cream; substance firm; texture matte.

Phalaenopsis Pylo's Mustard 'Freckles'

Phalaenopsis Sogo Ponsai x Phalaenopsis Pylo's Dixie Gelb

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Hydzik
  • Photographer: James Curtis
  • Date: Feb 09, 2018
  • Award No: 20181905

Three flowers on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, heavily overlaid butter yellow, spotted blood red, coalesced to magenta concentric bars centrally; lateral sepals overlaid blood red on inferior half; lip magenta, side lobes dark butter yellow, tipped magenta; column and anther cap white; substance hard; texture waxy.

Phalaenopsis Citrus Candy 'Blue Ridge'

Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Forever Love x Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Golden City

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mike Mims
  • Photographer: James Curtis
  • Date: Feb 09, 2018
  • Award No: 20181909

Fourteen flowers and two buds on one branched inflorescence; sepals and petals citron, heavily overlaid gold-rust, coalesced to magenta proximally, citron picotee; lip magenta, side lobes white, tipped magenta; column magenta, anther cap white; substance hard; texture matte.

Cymbidium Mad Irishman 'New Horizon'

Cymbidium Mary Pinchess x Cymbidium madidum

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ed Dumaguin
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Feb 07, 2018
  • Award No: 20181754

Twenty-seven flowers and two buds on one gracefully arched inflorescence with one immature inflorescence; sepals and petals bright chartreuse, lightly blushed rose medially; lip yellow, blotched rose mahogany at apex; column chartreuse, anther cap cream; substance hard; texture matte.

Trichopilia suavis 'Moana'

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Andrew Okada
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Feb 07, 2018
  • Award No: 20183831

Twenty-five flowers on seven pendulous inflorescences; 53-cm plant grown in a 20-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals cream with light pink irregular spots, margins undulate; lip cream with yellow centrally, pink spots radiate to the ruffled margin; very clean foliage on a well grown plant.

Dendrobium Silver King 'Luana'

Dendrobium Peter Shen x Dendrobium Silver Wings

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Andrew Okada
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Feb 07, 2018
  • Award No: 20183832

Twenty-seven stellate flowers and fifteen buds on ten upright inflorescences; sepals cream, blushed pale pink from reverse markings; petals cream with pink striations marginally; lip cream, overlaid with heavy purple venation; column and anther cap cream; substance medium; texture matte; awarded for size and outstanding lip color.

Cattleya maxima 'Chadwick's Dark'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Myriam Pereira
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Feb 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20186305

Five, evenly spaced, stately, pink flowers on one erect, 14.3-cm inflorescence; sepals overlaid darker pink, rolled back marginally; petals overlaid darker pink, thinly veined magenta, margins undulate, rolled back; lip frilled, heavily veined dark magenta, bright yellow central stripe; column white, blushed pink, anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline; judges were impressed with the dark color contrast of the lip with the rest of the flower.

Dendrobium Bruce Gordon 'Alien vs. Predator'

Dendrobium alexandrae x Dendrobium eximium

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jose Fernandez
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Feb 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20186306

Six flowers on one semi-arched inflorescence; sepals and petals light green, spotted dark maroon on reverse; lip white, midlobe suffused bright chartreuse, heavily spotted dark maroon in linear fashion, side lobes encircle column, striped dark maroon, overlaid bright chartreuse and spotted maroon on reverse; column light green, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Rhynchostylis gigantea 'Paraíso Tropical'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carlos Fighetti
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Feb 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20186307

Sixty-seven full, star-shaped flowers and one bud on two arched inflorescences; sepals and petals white, heavily suffused dark, bright lavender leaving a white halo proximally; lip darker lavender; column and anther cap dark lavender; substance hard; texture crystalline.

Dendrobium Micro Chip 'Percy's Orchids'

Dendrobium normanbyense x Dendrobium aberrans

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Myriam Pereira
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Feb 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20186308

Thirteen light ivory-white flowers and 29 buds on six inflorescences; sepals overlaid light chartreuse, spotted dark maroon on reverse; dorsal sepal veined dark chartreuse; petals spotted dark maroon on proximal half on reverse; lip midlobe, acute, overlaid light chartreuse, spotted and blotched dark lavender, upswept side lobes striped dark lavender, three keeled callus white; anther cap blushed very light lavender; substance firm; texture lightly crystalline.

Vanda Golden Dawn 'Kirk'

Vanda Kultana Papillon x Vanda tessellata

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Kirk Hoo
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Feb 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20182800

Twenty-two flowers on two 33-cm arched inflorescences, pedicels white, 6cm long; flowers white, fully overlaid chartreuse, heavily spotted and coalesced at margings solid mahogany; lip pleasingly contrasting, midlobe bright purple, side lobes white, interior finely spotted purple; column white, tinged pale chartreuse, anther cap yellow; substance hard; texture matte; pleasantly scented.

Cattleytonia Memoria Michael Davis 'Sandra Walters'

Broughtonia Cayman x Cattleytonia Marley Beckford

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sandra Walters
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Feb 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20182801

Thirteen full, round flowers with nicely contrasting markings and seven buds on two arched inflorescences to 55cm long; flowers pink, petals with distinct pink veination centrally, margins undulate; lip full, round, dark pink distally, pale at base with bright yellow central overlay; column yellow with pink blush; substance papery; texture crystalline.

Cymbidium Dag 'Dorothy's Musical Notes'

Cymbidium Esmeralda x Cymbidium pumilum

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Gary Lensmeyer
  • Photographer: Scott Weber
  • Date: Feb 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20182071

Eighty-eight flowers and two buds on five pendent inflorescences on a clean, 9-growth plant in a complementary decorative pot; leaves lanceolate to 5 x 38cm; sepals and petals light apple green, stellate, gently tapered; lip ivory, distal burnt orange spots, two yellow keels; column light apple green; anther cap light yellow; substance firm; texture matte; flower also awarded HCC-79, 20182072.

Phragmipedium Rouge Bouillon 'Memoria Milton Wittmann'

Phragmipedium dalessandroi x Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Cheryl Erins
  • Photographer: Scott Weber
  • Date: Feb 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20182073

Two flowers and one bud on one inflorescence; flowers yellow, heavily overlaid rich red, puberulent with fine black hairs; sepals and petals apices tapered; sepals slightly curved forward; pouch interior yellow, rim spotted red; staminode yellow; substance firm; texture velvety.

Paphiopedilum jackii 'Windy Hill'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marilyn & Brian LeDoux
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Feb 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20184156

One flower well presented on one inflorescence; flower light green, hirsute; sepals lightly veined cordovan proximally, margins undulate; petals heavily veined cordovan. margins undulate; pouch interior spotted cordovan; staminode white, spotted cordovan; substance medium; texture satiny.

Maxillaria picta 'Windy Hill's Lemon Bird'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marilyn & Brian LeDoux
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Feb 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20184159

Thirty-four flowers and one bud on 35 inflorescences; sepals and petals yellow, reverse lemon yellow heavily spotted and blotched burgundy; lateral sepals slight twist distally; petals porrect, frame column; lip white, lightly spotted burgundy, margin undulate; column dark burgundy, anther cap white; substance firm; texture waxy.

Dendrobium Special Surprise 'Windy Hill'

Dendrobium Anne's Rainbow Surprise x Dendrobium speciosum

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marilyn & Brian LeDoux
  • Photographer: Melissa Garner
  • Date: Feb 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20184154

Eighteen flowers well presented on one terminal inflorescence; sepals and petals white, overlaid magenta distal two-thirds, darker distally to apex; lip white with dark magenta stripe medially; column white, spotted magenta apically, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Vanda lamellata 'Tom'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marion Steele
  • Photographer: Jay Loeffler
  • Date: Feb 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20182914

Ninety-six flowers, full and flat for the species, well arranged on six upright inflorescences; sepals and petals light yellow; dorsal sepal spatulate, apically marked brown; lateral sepals falcate, inferior half heavily overlaid dark brown; petals spatulate, centrally marked brown; lip basally light yellow, overlaid fuchsia stripes, distal half solid fuchsia; column yellow, blushed fuchsia, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Fajen's Fair Wench 'Rockbend'

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum x Paphiopedilum wenshanense

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Jay Loeffler
  • Date: Feb 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20182915

One flower on one 13-cm staked inflorescence; sepals and petals base color white, margins sparsely hirsute; dorsal sepal ovate, upright, fairly flat, overlaid burgundy, veined burgundy, apically cream; synsepal veined burgundy, brushed burgundy on margins, slightly undulate; petals oblong, down-swept, centrally cream, veined burgundy, margins overlaid burgundy, superior margin undulate; pouch oblong, burgundy superior, chartreuse inferior; staminode oval, pale chartreuse, burgundy centrally; substance firm; texture waxy; fragrance noted.

Dendrobium Miva Abracadabra 'Carmen Fernandez'

Dendrobium atroviolaceum x Dendrobium polysema

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carmen Fernández
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Jan 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20186302

Fifty-one flowers on six semi-arched inflorescences borne on a healthy plant 25cm tall and 30cm wide with 30 canes, grown in a 18-cm diameter plastic basket with a mix of bark, gravel and charcoal; flowers light yellow-green; sepals heavily spotted maroon on reverse; petals slightly twisted, randomly spotted maroon on reverse; lip heavily striated red burgundy on interior, lightly spotted on exterior; column and anther cap bright chartreuse, lavender proximally; ovary spotted purple; pedicel heavily hirsute; substance supple; texture matte.

Dendrobium sanderae (Luzonicum) 'Maria's Kaos'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jesús A. Mercado
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Jan 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20186303

Nineteen flowers on three arched inflorescences; flowers white; petals margins undulate; lip overlaid chartreuse proximally, keels thinly striped maroon longitudinally, margins dentate, slightly undulate; column and anther cap suffused light chartreuse; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Ceratostylis retisquama 'Bibiana'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jesús A. Mercado
  • Photographer: Irma Saldaña
  • Date: Jan 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20186304

Eleven impressive flowers on eleven inflorescences on a well-grown, robust plant; sepals and petals very bright red-orange; lip white, red-orange distally; column white, anther cap light pink; substance hard; texture waxy.

Phragmipedium Jason Fischer 'Ryu'

Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Bill Johnson
  • Date: Jan 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20182062

One large, flat, pubescent, orange-red flower and two buds on one straight, 58-cm inflorescence; lip interior yellow, rim reticulated red; staminode yellow, red pubescence centrally and marginally; substance medium; texture velvety.

Phragmipedium Red Wing 'Makka'

Phragmipedium Robert C. Silich x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Bill Johnson
  • Date: Jan 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20182063

One brightly colored flower and one emerging bud on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal and petals bright red; synsepal pale green; petals horizontally held; pouch bright red, veined dark red, rim yellow; staminode yellow, heavily overlaid red; substance firm; texture velvety.

Vanda NOS 50th Anniversary 'Pretty Baby'

Vanda Aileen Garrison x Vanda sanderiana

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carol Stauder
  • Photographer: George Lechner
  • Date: Jan 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20181654

Thirteen full flowers well-presented on one inflorescence; sepals and petals apricot; dorsal sepal lightly blotched dark mauve basally; lateral sepals heavily tessellated dark mauve, petals lightly blushed pink, blotched dark mauve basally; lip burgundy, side lobes striated dark mauve, edged chartreuse; column light mauve, darker apically, anther cap dark mauve; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Masdevallia tatianae 'Susan'

CHM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chuck & Sue Andersen
  • Photographer: Robert Hesse
  • Date: Jan 26, 2018
  • Award No: 20185300

Seven flowers and five buds held just above the foliage on 12-cm inflorescences emerging from 11 growths of a 22-cm wide by 14-cm tall caespitose, robust multi-growth plant growing in a 9-cm diameter round clay pot; 1.5-cm wide by 11-cm long lanceolate, deep green leaves borne on 3-cm, black-tinged, deep green ramicauls; spherical sepaline tube ivory, cordovan pubescence marginally; caudae cordovan, dorsal cauda anteflexed; lateral caudae backswept; petals cream, clasp column; lip mobile, cream, apical tip dark cordovan; ovary cylindrical, pale olive, ribbed, glossy; substance firm; texture matte ; a very attractive and desirable new species described in 2016; native to Peru; awarded as Masdevallia tatianae; SITF has confirmed Masdevallia tatianae (Feb 2018).

Paphiopedilum Ella Dancing 'Slipper Zone Sky High'

Paphiopedilum Cruella x Paphiopedilum Luther Pass

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Ben Oliveros
  • Date: Jan 26, 2018
  • Award No: 20183674

One well-presented, flat flower on an exceptional 21-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, light green proximally, heavy oxblood spots, suffused fuschia distally; synsepal light green; petals well-rounded, light green, overlaid oxblood, heavier overlay on superior half, spotted oxblood centrally on inferior half; pouch light green, overlaid oxblood; staminode soft yellow; substance hard; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Petula's Sensation 'Slipper Zone Black Contrastingly'

Paphiopedilum Macabre Contrasts x Paphiopedilum Petula's Flame

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Ben Oliveros
  • Date: Jan 26, 2018
  • Award No: 20183675

One flower on a straight inflorescence; sepals white, well-defined maroon stripes basally, transitioned to lime green stripes apically; petals lime green, very heavily overlaid black, thin white margin at apical third; pouch deep maroon; staminode light green, dark green lines, flushed pale pink; substance yielding; texture glossy, pouch satiny.

Rhynchostylis gigantea 'Dowudom'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sue & Niyom Dowudom
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Jan 24, 2018
  • Award No: 20182906

Fifty-seven fairly flat flowers and twenty buds on two well-arranged, arched inflorescences; sepals and petals full, bright white, lightly spotted fuchsia; dorsal sepal and petals blotched fuchsia apically; sepals ovate; petals broadly lanceolate; lip porrect, white, striated and blushed bright fuchsia; column light green, dark fuchsia marks, anther cap white, stippled fuchsia; substance firm; texture satiny; flower count precluded higher score.

Cymbidium Joseph Schmidt 'Cassandra'

Cymbidium Canal Parish x Cymbidium sinense

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Burkey
  • Photographer: Tim Morton
  • Date: Jan 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20185601

One hundred thirty-nine well-spaced flowers and 51 buds on nine staked, upright inflorescences to 72cm; plant 110cm wide by 62.5cm tall grown in bark mix in 12.5-cm round plastic pot; flowers light olive green; sepals and petals overlaid and striped mahogany, margins light yellow; lip overlaid and blotched dark mahogany; column striped and spotted mahogany; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum haynaldianum 'Charlie'

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: John Marcotte
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jan 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20187045

Seven stately flowers and three buds on two upright, hirsute inflorescences up to 65cm, on a compact multi-growth plant; dorsal sepal proximal third green, spotted brown, central third blushed and striped lavender, apical third white, proximal margins recurved; synsepal, reflexed, light green, striped light lavender; petals, horizontal, spatulate, proximal half yellow green, blotched darker brown, apical half lavender, darker towards margins, proximal margins recurved; pouch cream, overlaid light chestnut brown; staminode green, boss darker green; substance firm; texture satiny, pouch waxy.

Georgecarrara Memoria George Carr 'B-C'

Fredclarkeara After Dark x Cycnoches warszewiczii

AD/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts - C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jan 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20187046

Eight flowers and one bud on one inflorescence and six flowers and three buds on a second inflorescence; flowers green-cream, heavily spotted and overlaid dark burgundy; sepals and petals ovate; dorsal sepal cupped; spots confluent on lip centrally; column green, spotted dark burgundy, anther cap cream; substance hard; texture matte; awarded in recognition of the difficult combination of four genera of Catasetinae; cross made by Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids.

Octomeria tridentata 'Bryon Kelly Rinke'

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20183500

Four hundred sixty-eight cupped flowers on 468 inflorescences on 82 growths, some growths without flowers; clean plant grown in a 16-cm plastic pot with a medium bark mixture, plant measures 37cm wide x 26cm tall; sepals and petals translucent pale yellow, darker yellow on margins and tips; sepals with three faint darker yellow veins; lip translucent yellow with darker venation, margins recurved; column pale yellow, anther cap dark yellow; ovary 0.5cm long, pale yellow, stippled maroon; substance good, texture crystalline; fragrance noted; species from Peru; ID by SITF on 02/21/2015.

Dendrobium Victorian Jazz 'Bryon'

Dendrobium Gillieston Jazz x Dendrobium Victorian Bride

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20183501

Twenty-two stellate flowers and 21 buds well presented on eight upright inflorescences on five canes; sepals light yellow, spotted and barred maroon; petals very light yellow, brushed and stippled light maroon; lip white, heavily blotched dark maroon, midlobe with white keel, side lobes dark maroon, margins stippled; column white, stippled maroon, anther cap white; substance heavy; texture matte; pleasant fragrance noted; cross is Dendrobium Gillieston Jazz 'Steven' x Dendrobium Victorian Bride 'Genisis'.

Dendrobium Hsinying Chrysopense 'Max'

Dendrobium glomeratum x Dendrobium chrysopterum

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20183502

Nineteen flowers and six buds on one pendent cane; dorsal sepal and petals fuchsia, lightly veined darker fuchsia; lateral sepals fuchsia, lightly veined darker fuchsia, inferior proximal surface orange, bases fused to form conate mentum 2.5cm long; lip bright orange; column yellow-orange, anther cap cream, pollinia black; ovary red, ribbed, 4.0cm long; substance firm; texture sparkling.

Masdevallia Walnut Valley 'M & B #7'

Masdevallia murex x Masdevallia triangularis

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20183504

Fifteen flowers on 15 inflorescences presented among the leaf mass; sepals yellow-green, overlaid maroon dots, coalesced into three maroon veins, fade at junction of dorsal to lateral sepals, caudae dark maroon; petals white, maroon midrib; lip hinged, yellow-green, reflexed apex overlaid maroon, dotted maroon basally; column white, edged maroon; anther cap yellow; substance heavy, texture matte, reverse waxy; cross is Masdevallia murex 'Bryon' x Masdevallia triangularis 'Sanborn'.

Fredclarkeara After Dark 'Elaine'

Mormodia Painted Desert x Catasetum Donna Wise

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Derek Lowenstein
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Jan 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20184000

Thirty-three well-presented, slightly cupped, deep burgundy flowers on two pendent inflorescences; lip margin denticulate, column lighter burgundy, anther cap white; substance hard; texture satiny; judges note almost black appearance and camphor fragrance.

Cattleya Irene's Circle 'Westway Farms'

Cattleya Irene Finney (1964) x Cattleya Circle of Life

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Don Ghiz
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Jan 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20184001

Two full, relatively flat, rose pink flowers on one sturdy arched inflorescence; sepals lanceolate, darker pink central veins; petals full, ruffled, faint yellow adjacent to dorsal sepal; lip full, closed over column, midlobe edges ruffled, intense purple distally, pink picotee, throat apricot, light purple veins; anther cap white; substance average; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Berenice 'Ophelia's Grace'

Paphiopedilum lowii x Paphiopedilum philippinense

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Ann Denver
  • Photographer: Charles Marden Fitch
  • Date: Jan 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20185100

Three pleasantly pastel, symmetrical, very bright yellow flowers, beautifully displayed on one 54-cm gracefully arched, staked inflorescence on a 50-cm wide x 25-cm tall plant in a 9-cm square plastic pot; sepals translucent yellow, striped light green, minute burgundy stippling along dorsal sepal stripes; petals light yellow, blushed very light burgundy in middle third, dark burgundy stippling centrally and along basal margins; pouch clear yellow; staminode clear yellow, minute burgundy cilia at margins; substance soft; texture matte; this clone is the result of a remake of this classic hybrid using album clones of the two species involved.

Dendrobium Australian Robbie McInnes 'Timothy Henry'

Dendrobium Aussie Parade x Dendrobium speciosum

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carrie Buchman
  • Photographer: Charles Marden Fitch
  • Date: Jan 20, 2018
  • Award No: 20185101

Eighteen fragrant flowers on two arched to pendent inflorescences; sepals and petals light yellow-green, spotted chestnut picotee; denser on sepals; lip trilobed, cream, spotted chestnut; column and anther cap yellow-green; substance firm; texture matte.

Mediocalcar decoratum 'Mie'

CCE/AOS (93 points)

  • Exhibitor: Andrew Okada
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jan 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183826

One thousand one hundred seventy-eight flowers and 47 buds on 1225 inflorescences; grown in a 30-cm plastic pot, producing a 82-cm elongated plant; flowers bell shaped; sepals, petals, lip orange basally, yellow distally; anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy; acknowledged for clean foliage and floriferousness.

Mediocalcar decoratum 'Mieko'

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Andrew Okada
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jan 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183827

Two hundred forty-three bell shaped flowers and 27 buds on 270 inflorescences grown in a tree fern cylindrical pot producing a 13-cm, uneven ball; sepals, petals and lip deep orange basally, yellow distally; anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy; recognized for clean foliage and excellent exhibition of the flowers around the plant.

Dendrochilum wenzelii 'Makawao Red'

CCE/AOS (95 points)

  • Exhibitor: Andrew Okada
  • Photographer: Michael Blietz
  • Date: Jan 16, 2018
  • Award No: 20183829

Approximately thirteen thousand eighty flowers and 96 buds on 278 inflorescences evenly displayed on a robust 82-cm wide plant grown in a 20-cm plastic pot; sepals, petals and lip dark red; substance firm; texture matte; lip too small to measure; recognized for exceptionally clean foliage for the species and even distribution of flowers around the plant.

Dendrobium normanbyense 'Purple Passion'

CHM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Barry Jones
  • Photographer: Richard Noel
  • Date: Jan 14, 2018
  • Award No: 20182201

Thirteen flowers and six buds displayed above foliage on five semi-erect inflorescences up to 3cm, plus one immature inflorescence borne on a plant comprised of six upright growths to 18.5cm tall, ovate leaves 4.4cm wide by 6.0cm long, grown in bark in a 5-cm square plastic pot; sepals and petals ivory, overlaid chartreuse internally, distinctly spotted maroon externally; petals spatulate; lip light yellow, midlobe spotted purple, side lobes veined vivid purple; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline, lip waxy; species native to New Guinea; awarded as Dendrobium normanbyense; identity confirmed by SITF (Feb 2018).

Paphiopedilum Memoria Larry Heuer 'Livingston'

Paphiopedilum malipoense x Paphiopedilum emersonii

CCE/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: Steve and Kim Livingston
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Jan 13, 2018
  • Award No: 20182050

Seven flowers and two buds on nine erect inflorescences to 28cm, emerging from a 30-growth plant 45cm in diameter, leaves to 18cm x 3.5cm; sepals and petals pale green; dorsal sepal slightly twisted; petals puberulent, faintly tessellated burgundy proximal two-thirds; pouch yellow, interior finely spotted burgundy, visible on exterior; staminode yellow, inferior two-thirds heavily overlaid burgundy; substance medium; texture matte; commended for flowers well-presented all around the plant.

Paphiopedilum Hsinying Alien 'M&M Orchids'

Paphiopedilum Raisin Pie x Paphiopedilum Supersuk

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Matt and Michelle Jaenke
  • Photographer: David Taylor
  • Date: Jan 13, 2018
  • Award No: 20184150

One exceptionally flat flower on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal ivory color, striped green basally and centrally, flushed rose distally, stippled cordovan; synsepal ivory color, overlaid and striped green; petals ivory color, overlaid green, cordovan warts, margins minimally hirsute; pouch green, overlaid burgundy; substance good; texture matte.

Cattlianthe Red Viking 'Tania's Own'

Cattleya Bonanza (Bracey) x Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop

CCM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Svend Munkholm
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Jan 13, 2018
  • Award No: 20187050

Fifty-four flowers and no buds on seven flowering inflorescences and two immature sheaths; beautifully grown bifoliate plant with fourteen pseudobulbs, grown in bark mix in a 27-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals rich deep purple; lip darker purple, side lobes light purple; column light purple, anther cap white; substance firm; texture glossy, lip velvety; noted for exceptional floriferousness but some cultural problems prevented a higher score.

Dendrobium Graham Spearman 'Ermela Kaferi'

Dendrobium Gillieston Jazz x Dendrobium Brimbank You Beauty

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Graham Spearman
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Jan 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20185000

Twenty-two star-shaped, magenta-purple flowers and 13 buds on six nodding inflorescences; sepals and petals vivid magenta-purple; lip trilobed, recurved, spade-shaped, of contrasting lighter shade of magenta-purple, white,black, and yellow 'tongue' centrally; column magenta-purple, anther cap white; substance firm; texture glossy.

Oncidium Twinkle 'Lauren'

Oncidium cheirophorum x Oncidium sotoanum

CCE/AOS (95 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bill Keating
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Jan 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20185001

Over 3000 fragrant flowers and buds wonderfully displayed on 45 gently arched inflorescences, emanating circumferentially and densely from a 52-cm wide by 38-cm tall plant growing in a 16-cm clay pot; sepals and petals deep rose pink, apically maroon; lip trilobed, rose pink, apically deep maroon; substance firm; texture matte; plant twice as floriferous as prior award.

Paphiopedilum Odette Pops 'Slipper Zone's Blushing Glow'

Paphiopedilum Odette's Glory x Paphiopedilum Magic Pops

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20183650

One clean, exceptionally flat flower on one 20-cm inflorescence; sepals matte white, suffused maroon, symmetrically veined key lime green centrally, transitioned to olive distally; petals green, overlaid maroon distally, irregularly spotted oxblood outer two thirds, margins hirsute; pouch dark maroon, veins burgundy, irregular pattern; staminode glossy, suffused olive centrally, maroon distally; substance supple; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum Blushing Petula 'Slipper Zone's Fred's Folly'

Paphiopedilum President Fred x Paphiopedilum Petula's Peacock

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20183651

One very flat flower on one 26-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal deltoid, white, overlaid burgundy, striped dark burgundy; synsepal full, white, striped dark burgundy; petals oblong, solid burgundy, green basally, margins hirsute; pouch dark burgundy; staminode green-yellow, veined green centrally; substance firm; texture satiny.

Phragmipedium QF Annette Maeda 'QF Pink Persuasion'

Phragmipedium pearcei x Phragmipedium Incan Treasure

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Quintal Farms
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Jan 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20183652

One colorful, attractive flower and one bud well presented on one 41-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal cream, heavily suffused maroon, veined deep maroon, margins undulate; synsepal pale green, veined faint maroon; petals gracefully arched, pendulous, symmetrically twisted, cream, overlaid rose marginally, overlaid chartreuse centrally;  pouch cream, suffused mauve, darker along upper margin, faint burgundy and rose spots on interior; staminode light mauve, hirsute burgundy margin; substance firm; texture matte.

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