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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Cattleya mossiae 'CedarWood Splendor'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Cecily Maciejeski
  • Photographer: Sallie Delahoussaye
  • Date: Jun 03, 2018
  • Award No: 20181509

Five full, flat, well-held flowers on two upright inflorescences; sepals and petals lavender, tipped magenta; petal margins finely undulate; lip tubular, veined magenta apical two-thirds, veined canary yellow basally, ruffled marginally; substance matte; texture firm.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Raingreen's SunCoast 'Florida SunCoast'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Shirley Moore x Cattleya guttata

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jim Roberts Florida SunCoast Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jun 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20183266

Three nicely presented, round flowers on one staked inflorescences; flower base color yellow-green, overlaid bronze; sepals lanceolate; petals ovate, margins lightly stippled magenta, slightly undulate; lip spade-shaped, midlobe deep magenta, margins tightly ruffled, serrate, side lobes curled over column, cream, blushed light rose; column and anther cap cream; substance heavy; texture satiny, lip velvety.

Paphiopedilum Gloria Naugle 'Krull's Sparkling Gloria'

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum x Paphiopedilum micranthum

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jun 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20183267

One large, vibrantly-marked flower and one bud on a staked, 22.5-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, margins and reticulation dark, rich burgundy; dorsal sepal ovate, flat; synsepal obovate, slightly cupped; petals lanceolate, full, margin thick burgundy, superior margin medially reflexed; pouch full, white, heavily overlaid rose-lavender, veined deeper rose-lavender; staminode oblong; pale chartreuse, suffused rose-lavender, apical half cordovan, centrally chartreuse, margins hirsute; substance firm; texture waxy, pouch satiny, staminode matte.

Dendrobium Kirkland Nixon 'Bredren'

Dendrobium Hamlyn Double Helix x Dendrobium Colleen Hopkinson

FCC/AOS (93 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bredren Orchids and Phillip Hamilton
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jun 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20183268

Twenty-five flowers beautifully presented on two upright inflorescences; base color rose-purple, overlaid old gold; sepals twisted, dark rose-purple, proximal one-third old gold on reverse side; petals upright, tightly and uniformly twisted, dark rose-purple, old gold picotee; lip midlobe old gold, veined rose purple, side lobes dark rose-purple, old gold reverse side, callus bright purple; column white, rose purple distally, anther cap bright yellow; substance heavy; texture waxy; cultivar much superior to either parent.

Paphiopedilum Krull's Lady 'Krull's Perfection'

Paphiopedilum Lady Isabel x Paphiopedilum Booth's Stone-Lady

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jun 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20183269

Five magnificent flowers and one bud, well-spaced and oriented on one erect, 86-cm tall inflorescence; first bloom above foliage; base color white; dorsal sepal ovate, exceptionally flat, overlaid chartreuse centrally and distally, more intense distally, striped dark chocolate brown, three central stripes abbreviated, obverse heavily overlaid mahogany central two-thirds; synsepal ovate, evenly overlaid chartreuse, striped dark chocolate brown; petals flat, elegantly held, twisted distally, margins shortly hispid, evenly overlaid chartreuse, striped dark chocolate brown; pouch oblong, light chartreuse, overlaid mahogany, veined dark mahogany; staminode knee-shaped, light chartreuse, pubescent, mahogany; ovary vibrant chartreuse, striped dark chocolate brown; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cattleya Kerchoveana 'Sparky'

Cattleya schofieldiana x Cattleya schilleriana

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: David Genovese
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jun 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20183270

Three well presented flowers on one staked inflorescence; sepals and petals lanceolate, chartreuse, overlaid mahogany spots, margins slightly undulate; lip spade-shaped, midlobe broad, slightly undulate, white, deep magenta striations, throat yellow centrally, side lobes enclose column, distally flared, striated and flared dark purple; column dark purple, anther cap exceptionally dark purple; substance heavy; texture waxy, lip matte.

Encyclia howardii 'Bredren'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bredren Orchids and Phillip Hamilton
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jun 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20183271

Thirty-nine well proportioned, open stellate, flowers and eleven buds on one 128.5-cm, multi-branched inflorescence; flower bright chartreuse; sepals and petals spatulate, overlaid chestnut distally, margins clear; lip fuchsia, midlobe tightly folded, white spot apically, side lobes open, veined dark fuchsia; column white, chartreuse basally, fuchsia striations apically, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Aerides Bangkok 'MV Aroma'

Aerides multiflora x Aerides falcata

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Stuart Henderson
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jun 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20183273

Ninety-three cupped flowers and thirteen buds on two pendulous inflorescences; flower basally white; sepals and petals ovate, heavily suffused red-lavender; lip slightly trilobed, midlobe porrect, flat, darker red-lavender, spur white, tip cream; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture waxy; strong fragrance noted; appears that there are three plants tightly interwoven in one basket; award based on one fan; the two other plants had an additional three inflorescences.

Cattleya Mareeba Tiger 'Crystelle'

Cattleya tigrina x Cattleya schilleriana

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jun 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20183274

Nine stunning flowers crowded on one strong inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, lanceolate, overlaid red-brown, spotted mahogany; petals margins undulate; lip spatulate, base color white, side lobes closed over column, blushed rose, midlobe flat, saturated bright purple, margin slightly ruffled; column white, dusted rose-purple spots, anther cap deep purple; substance very heavy; texture waxy, lip velvety.

Vanda Jamaica Pixie 'Jamaica'

Vanda Jennie Gold x Vanda lamellata

FCC/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Photographer: Claude W. Hamilton
  • Date: Jun 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20182818

Nine full, flat flowers and ten buds well arranged on one 35-cm, strong, erect inflorescence plus three immature inflorescences on a multi-growth plant; flower base color rich yellow, pleasingly tessellated and spotted deep mahogany; lip yellow, midlobe red-orange; column cream, anther cap mahogany; substance firm; texture of sepals matte, petals crystalline; flower form exceptional for a primary V. lamellata hybrid.

Dendrobium Memoria Marjorie Morton 'Memoria Frank Cott'

Dendrobium Thailand x Dendrobium Suzanne Neil

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ed Cott
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jun 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20186912

Four exceptionally dark flowers and 8 buds on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals dark burgundy; lip black burgundy, throat fuchsia, crests black-burgundy, distal third of lip near black; column dark burgundy, anther cap white; substance hard; texture satiny; commended for near-black flowers on a phalaenopsis-type Dendrobium hybrid; inflorescence damaged in transport.

Rhynchomyrmeleya SunCoast Love 'Florida SunCoast'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Waianae Leopard x Myrmecophila christinae

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jim Roberts Florida SunCoast Orchids
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: May 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20182961

Four boldly colored flowers on one strong, unstaked inflorescence in a crowded cluster; sepals and petals mustard yellow, overlaid burgundy red, distally heavily spotted dark brown; sepals lanceolate, margins slightly undulate, heavy brown spots on superior side; petals spatulate, margins slightly undulate; lip spade-shape, midlobe velvety magenta, prominent side lobes curled around column, white, interior overlaid bright yellow, upper margins brushed magenta; column white, anther cap burgundy; substance heavy, texture matte.

Lesueurara Dick Pippen's SunCoast 'Myakka'

Brassocatanthe Little Mermaid x Encyclia Lorraine Smith

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jim Roberts Florida SunCoast Orchids
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: May 23, 2018
  • Award No: 20182962

Nine vibrantly-colored flowers and eight buds on two staked inflorescences; flower base color faint chartreuse; sepals and petals lanceolate, suffused medium rose-magenta, deeper distally, random small spots dark magenta; lip trilobed, proximally overlaid cream-yellow, side lobes enclose column, distally blushed medium rose-magenta, spotted deep magenta, midlobe streaked magenta under column, spotted dark magenta centrally, margins undulate, blushed brighter rose-magenta, speckled deep magenta, medial magenta steaks and spots; column cream-yellow, barred dark magenta, anther cap deep dark magenta; substance firm; texture soft sheen; flowers slightly nodding on inflorescence.

Paphiopedilum Toni Semple 'Priscilla Ann'

Paphiopedilum haynaldianum x Paphiopedilum lowii

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Stephen Gallagher
  • Photographer: Julius Klehm
  • Date: May 19, 2018
  • Award No: 20184010

Three flowers and one bud on one 75-cm, arched inflorescence and one flower on a second inflorescence; dorsal sepal strongly reflexed proximally, apple green, overlaid and striped mahogany proximally, picotee cream; synsepal side margins recurved, apple green, radially striped darker green; petals slightly twisted  distally, apple green proximally, blushed light purple distally, mahogany spots proximal half; pouch apple green, blushed and veined mahogany; staminode green, pubescent at apex; substance good; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Stairway to Heaven 'Un rêve éveillé'

Phragmipedium warszewiczianum x Phragmipedium humboldtii

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mario Mireault
  • Photographer: Michel Tremblay
  • Date: May 19, 2018
  • Award No: 20184572

Three well presented flowers on one staked, 46-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal cream, tesselated, margins undulate, proximal margin curved, chartreuse veins, maroon midvein line; petals pale maroon, veins mahogany coalesced distally, gently corkscrewed; pouch cream, overlaid dark green on superior portion, pouch interior white, finely spotted medially maroon; staminode cream, overlaid mahogany distally; substance firm; texture matte.

Eulophia euglossa 'Jocelyn Thibeault'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mario Mireault
  • Photographer: Michel Tremblay
  • Date: May 19, 2018
  • Award No: 20184573

Thirty-two striking flowers and 48 buds on four erect inflorescences up to 85-cm; sepals and petals dark apple green; laterals sepals burgundy stripe along proximal half of midline; lip white, crest pale yellow, midlobe distinct burgundy chevron centrally, diffused distally; column and anther cap apple green; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Phalaenopsis Kingfisher's Dragon Wing 'Joy'

Phalaenopsis John Ewing x Phalaenopsis Dragon Tree Eagle

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Hydzik
  • Photographer: James Curtis
  • Date: May 19, 2018
  • Award No: 20181953

Three flat flowers on two inflorescences, and one bud on one developing inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, white basally, concentric fuchsia spots proximally; sepal apices sharply pointed; lateral sepals solid darker fuchsia proximally on inferior half; lip white, midlobe vivid dark amethyst, side lobes yellow; column white, heavily overlaid amethyst; substance firm; texture matte.

Paraphalaenopsis labukensis 'Fajen's Starburst'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20183260

Eleven flowers wonderfully arranged on one strong inflorescence; flowers green; sepals and petals lanceolate, margins undulate, medially broadly suffused cordovan; sepals fine green spots showing through; dorsal sepal slight apical twist; lateral sepals proximal half darker cordovan; petals held horizontally, fine green medial stripe; lip, cream, side lobes upswept, interior linearly spotted cordovan, a fine apical hook curled outward, midlobe long, narrow, baso-centrally grooved, margins yellow, flared apically, cordovan spots and maculations; column green, stippled cordovan, anther cap green; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Petula's Dandy 'Whisper Lick My Pouch'

Paphiopedilum Fred's Ghost x Paphiopedilum Petula's Song

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20183261

One strikingly colored flower on an 18-cm inflorescence; sepals cordate, white, veined green and dark burgundy; petals lanceolate, slightly downswept, chartreuse, veined and heavily overlaid dark burgundy, margins hirsute; pouch oblong, dark burgundy; staminode horseshoe-shaped, chartreuse; substance medium; texture glossy, pouch matte.

Rhyncattleanthe Eclectic Orange 'Neon Haven'

Rhyncattleanthe Orange Neon x Rhyncattleanthe Love Passion

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Keith & Dina Emig - Winter Haven Orchid Nursery
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20183262

Nine brightly colored flowers on one strong, erect inflorescence; sepals and petals pure, clean, glowing orange; sepals lanceolate, apical tips minute red spot; petals ovate, held forward; lip scoop-shaped, yellow-orange, white proximally, orange distally; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture soft sheen.

Cattleya schilleriana 'Michael'

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: William Rogerson
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20182108

Eight stellate flowers on two inflorescences to 7.5cm; sepals and petals bronze, heavily spotted mahogany distally, overlaid pink proximally, margins ruffled; lip flat, white, midlobe yellow centrally, veined magenta, side lobes enclose column, suffused magenta; column white, blushed magenta, anther cap purple; substance hard; texture waxy.

Platystele beatricis 'Missy'

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Larry Sexton
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20182109

Eighty-seven flowers and twenty-three buds on fourteen inflorescences to 2cm, plus more than thirty emerging inflorescences on a 9 x 9-cm plant mounted on a 7 x 13-cm tree fern plaque; flowers translucent green, stippled rose; lip wine red; column white; substance delicate; texture matte; most flower parts not measurable.

Cattleya schilleriana 'Kathleen II'

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: William Rogerson
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20182111

Twelve well-formed, fragrant flowers on one inflorescence, beautifully arranged on a pendent growth; sepals and petals red-brown, spotted chocolate brown; petals margins gently ruffled; lip white, heavily veined dark magenta, midlobe spotted yellow centrally, side lobes enclose column; column white, anther cap dark purple; substance heavy; texture waxy;award upgraded from previous AM-82 (20142594).

Bulbophyllum speciosum 'Kittiwake'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Leda Bower
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20187079

Two stellate flowers and two buds on four inflorescences; sepals form an equilateral triangle; dorsal sepal white, overlaid burgundy stripes; lateral sepals white, burgundy stripes superior lateral half; petals minute, translucent; lip white, in-rolled and reflexed, overlaid bright yellow basal one-third, spotted burgundy basal one-fifth; column translucent, anther cap burgundy; substance delicate; texture glossy; commended for striking flowers with great form on a well grown plant.

Phalaenopsis Walnut Valley Hero 'Max & Bryon'

Phalaenopsis Brother Love Hero x Phalaenopsis Walnut Valley Fantasia

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20183522

Three flat flowers and two buds on one upright inflorescence; sepals white, splotched burgundy, inferior one-half; lateral sepals heavily overlaid burgundy creating a distinct line of demarcation at midrib; petals white splotched burgundy; lip white, heavily overlaid maroon, side lobes brushed orange interiorly; column and anther cap white; substance very firm, texture waxy; cross is (Phal Brother Love Hero 'M B' HCC 77 Pts x Phal Walnut Valley Fantasia 'Bryon' HCC 76 Pts).

Phalaenopsis Walnut Valley Love Pixie 'Max & Bryon'

Phalaenopsis Brother Love Hero x Phalaenopsis Zuma's Pixie

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Award No: 20183523

Thirteen flat, well spaced flowers and two buds on one branched, upright inflorescence; sepals and petals cream-color, overlaid red-purple, darker red-purple venation, white picotee; petals spotted red-purple basally; lip dark red-purple, lighter distally, midlobe cream-color basally, callus bright yellow, spotted red-purple, side lobes cream-colored basal one half, spotted red-purple, distal half solid red-purple; column cream-color, blushed light red-purple basal three-fourths, anther cap white; substance heavy; texture crystalline; cross is (Phal Brother Love Hero 'M B' HCC 77 Pts x Phal Zuma's Pixie 'Bryon Rinke').

Brassavola perrinii 'Elaine'

CCE/AOS (95 points)

  • Exhibitor: Derek Lowenstein
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: May 11, 2018
  • Award No: 20184007

Approximately 280 stellate, flat flowers and 120 buds well presented on 100 inflorescences evenly arranged on a 68-cm wide by 40-cm high plant grown in a 20-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals pale chartreuse; lip pure white, throat blushed bright green basally; column white, anther cap white; substance light; texture crystalline; noted for pleasing fragrance and floriferousness; flower also received an AM, 20184008..

Brassavola perrinii 'Elaine'

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Derek Lowenstein
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: May 11, 2018
  • Award No: 20184008

Approximately 280 stellate, flat flowers and 120 buds well presented on 100 inflorescences evenly arranged on a 68-cm wide by 40-cm high plant grown in a 20-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals pale chartreuse; lip pure white, throat blushed bright green basally; column white, anther cap white; substance light; texture crystalline; noted for pleasing fragrance and floriferousness; grower also received a CCE,  20184007.

Paphiopedilum Toni Semple 'MikeAl'

Paphiopedilum haynaldianum x Paphiopedilum lowii

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Michael Curtin
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: May 06, 2018
  • Award No: 20185624

Three well-presented flowers and two buds on one arched inflorescence to 76cm; dorsal sepal white, light green centrally, veined light purple basally, recurved proximally; synsepal chartreuse, veined dark green; petals spatulate, light green, spotted dark chocolate proximally, saturated light purple apically, slight distal twist; pouch light brown, veined dark brown; staminode bright green, centrally tessllated brown; substance firm; texture matte.

Dendrobium unicum 'Mary Cash'

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Cash
  • Photographer: Charlotte Randolph
  • Date: May 06, 2018
  • Award No: 20181508

Forty-one flowers on 15 erect inflorescences; sepals and petals recurved, vivid orange; lip protuberant, tubular, cream, light orange basally, longitudinally striped cordovan from central keel; substance delicate, texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Jacqueline's Spring Moon 'Slipper Zone Well I Never'

Paphiopedilum Spring Moonbeam x Paphiopedilum Jacqueline's Moon

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 05, 2018
  • Award No: 20183701

One pleasing flower on a 20-cm inflorescence; sepals clean white, veined lime green; petals uniformly hirsute at margins, irregularly warted throughout, cream suffused light green, veined darker green; pouch light green with irregular raised veins throughout; staminode light green, irregularly veined darker green centrally; substance yielding; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Petula's Knight 'Slipper Zone Green Ninja'

Paphiopedilum Petula's Flame x Paphiopedilum Ninja

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 05, 2018
  • Award No: 20183702

One flower on a 20-cm inflorescence; sepals white, striped green; dorsal sepal stippled black sporadically along stripes; petals hirsute along superior margin, green, heavily spotted with bold black spots; pouch olive green, stippled, veined, and heavily overlaid maroon; staminode olive green, veined in dark teal; substance firm; texture satiny, petals glossy.

Lycaste dowiana 'Lehua's Taylor Treat'

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 05, 2018
  • Award No: 20183703

Eight flowers and six buds on fourteen inflorescences; sepals green, overlaid brown, apices green; petals white, faintly speckled red, apices reflexed; lip white with red margins,midlobe margin serrate, side lobes upright; column white, slightly blushed pink, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Cattleya Mareeba Tiger 'Darth Sidius'

Cattleya tigrina x Cattleya schilleriana

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 05, 2018
  • Award No: 20183704

Thirteen stellate flowers well presented on a staked inflorescence; sepals and petals, cordovan, spotted mahogany; lateral sepals falcate; petals margins undulate; lip midlobe intense purple; sidelobes encase column, white, lightly overlaid purple; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture waxy; fragrant; size materially larger than prior awards.

Cattleya Mareeba Tiger 'Kylo Ren'

Cattleya tigrina x Cattleya schilleriana

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 05, 2018
  • Award No: 20183705

Eleven stellate flowers on a staked inflorescence; sepals and petals, olive green, centrally transitioned to cordovan, heavily spotted and blotched mahogany; petal margins undulate; lip midlobe intense purple; sidelobes encase column, white, overlaid purple; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture waxy; fragrant; lip impressively broader than previous awards.

Paphiopedilum Luna Pleasure 'Slipper Zone Tall Grace'

Paphiopedilum Luna Shadow x Paphiopedilum Jewel Green

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: May 05, 2018
  • Award No: 20183706

One vibrantly colored, flat flower on an erect inflorescence; dorsal sepal broadly ovate, white, heavily veined hunter green; synsepal ovate, light green, veined hunter green; petals oblong, green proximally, overlaid very light maroon marginally, striped green. sparsely spotted deep maroon; pouch green, overlaid maroon apically, lightly veined maroon; column green, hunter green veins centrally; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Ho Chi Minh 'Bob'

Paphiopedilum delenatii x Paphiopedilum vietnamense

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Cleveland
  • Photographer: Teck Hia
  • Date: May 05, 2018
  • Award No: 20185209

One beautifully balanced, exceptionally well-colored flowers on one upright, 25-cm inflorescence; sepals white, finely stippled light purple-pink; petals round, white, blushed medium purple-pink darkened distally, fine basal spots dark purple; pouch intense, deep lavender-rose, inside white, striped dark purple; staminode white, overlaid yellow, cordovan, and green centrally; substance thin but firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum barbatum 'Cleveland's'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Cleveland
  • Photographer: Teck Hia
  • Date: May 05, 2018
  • Award No: 20185210

Four deeply colored, dramatically patterned, and well-balanced flowers on four inflorescences; dorsal sepal white, alternating and contrasting vertical stripes deep maroon and green proximal center, suffused light maroon along medial arch; petals rose-lavender, light green longitudinal stripes, dark purple proximal half and along superior margin, slight green overlay, up-turned distally; pouch deep burgundy; staminode round, white, blushed pink, centrally veined green; substance firm; texture lustrous.

Paphiopedilum Ho Chi Minh 'Ramble on Rose'

Paphiopedilum delenatii x Paphiopedilum vietnamense

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Little Brook Orchids
  • Photographer: Bryan Ramsay
  • Date: May 05, 2018
  • Award No: 20184849

One well-colored, symmetrical flower on one inflorescence; sepals and petals light pink, blended to darker pink on distal edge; dorsal sepal flat; petals slightly cupped; pouch round, plum colored; staminode pink, yellow on central shield apex with symmetrical vertical magenta markings and a vertical olive marking towards base; substance not very firm; texture matte.

Cattleya Lacey Michelle Matherne 'Big Al'

Cattleya aclandiae x Cattleya tigrina

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Allen Valentine
  • Photographer: Lorna Mazza
  • Date: May 04, 2018
  • Award No: 20183243

Five flat, well-presented flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals lanceolate, margins slightly wavy, olive green, blushed red-purple proximal two-thirds, spotted cordovan; spots coalesced at petal margins; lip white, side lobes curled toward column, midlobe notched, overlaid rose-lavender; column overlaid darker rose-lavender, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy, lip matte; fragrance pleasing and intense.

Paphiopedilum hookerae var. volonteanum 'Spatburgunder'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dave Sorokowsky
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: May 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20181763

One flower on one 38-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal green, chartreuse halo, overlaid maroon laterally at base, midrib and apex; synsepal light green; petals hirsute, spatulate, chartreuse, heavily suffused deep purple at distal margins and apex, stippled dark maroon proximal half and midrib; pouch hirsute at rim, chartreuse, heavily suffused brown, windows at apex; staminode chartreuse, suffused purple-brown; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Pinocchio's Toot 'Belle'

Paphiopedilum Doctor Toot x Paphiopedilum Pinocchio

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Joanne Gerow
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: May 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20181768

Two well spaced flowers and one bud on one 44.5-cm inflorescence; sepals white, blushed light pink, faint stipple at base, apiculate; petals white, faint pink blush at margins, stippled burgundy basally, held downward; pouch white, blushed pink; staminode light yellow, blotched brown at tip; substance firm; texture matte, pouch waxy.

Paphiopedilum Shin-Yi's Pride 'Melencia'

Paphiopedilum Michael Koopowitz x Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ramon de los Santos
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: May 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20181764

Four stately, well-spaced flowers and one bud on one 62-cm inflorescence; sepals chartreuse, boldly striped cordovan basally to apex; petals long, slender, chartreuse, heavily spotted cordovan, coalesced to solid light cordovan lower half, proximal margins tightly undulate; pouch trumpeted, yellow, overlaid light cordovan; substance firm; texture waxy.

Sarcochilus Kulnura Kaleidescope 'Jocelyn'

Sarcochilus Kurumba x Sarcochilus Bunyip

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: James G. Morris
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: May 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20181767

Thirty well arranged flowers on three pendent inflorescences; sepals and petals white, irregularly overlaid burgundy; lip saccate, white, burnt orange overlay distally; column and anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Sarcochilus Magic 'Neville Roper'

Sarcochilus Duno Nickys Twin x Sarcochilus Zoe

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: James G. Morris
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: May 02, 2018
  • Award No: 20181765

Twenty-one well arranged flowers on two arched inflorescences; sepals and petals cream, heavily suffused burgundy centrally, cerise distally; lip cream, stippled burgundy, bright yellow centrally; column and anther cap pale yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Wössner Black Wings 'Pamela's Lestat'

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum x Paphiopedilum anitum

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mid-Pacific Orchids
  • Photographer: Alyn Nishioka
  • Date: May 01, 2018
  • Award No: 20183924

Six stately flowers well presented on two inflorescences; dorsal sepal golden yellow, overlaid bold, dark mahogany stripes, coalesced to solid mahogany basally; synsepal chartreuse, overlaid dark mahogany bars; petals light yellow, overlaid with mahogany spots proximally, coalesced into solid mahogany stripes terminally; pouch creamy yellow, overlaid mahogany; staminode pubescent; substance firm; texture satiny.

Cattleya violacea (Flamea) 'Springwater Fancy'

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Springwater Orchids & Thanh Nguyen
  • Photographer: Nick Nickerson
  • Date: Apr 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20183238

Five well-held flat flowers on one upright inflorescence; flower base color white; sepals lightly striped red-purple centrally, apices tipped bright green; petals centrally overlaid  dark red-purple;  lip side lobes closed over column, dark red-purple, midlobe dark red-purple on apically, keel light yellow; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Allison Strohm 'Memoriam Dinah Huntzinger'

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium Living Fire

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Robert Lum-King
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Apr 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20183467

Two flowers on two strong inflorescences; flowers yellow, overlaid yellow-green centrally, transitioned to rose red centrally, dark red apically; dorsal sepal yellow-orange, subtly veined dark red; petals horizontal and flat; pouch dark red externally, interior brighter yellow, spotted dark red; staminode yellow, light red blush; substance firm; texture velvety; exceptional large for final flower on both inflorescences.

Phalaenopsis Queen Beer 'Brazos'

Phalaenopsis pulcherrima x Phalaenopsis Meteor

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mitsi Runyan
  • Photographer: Charlie Riner
  • Date: Apr 28, 2018
  • Award No: 20186707

Ten full, flat flowers and nineteen buds on two inflorescences, one branched; flower light lavender, irregularly brushed magenta proximally and centrally; lip side lobes spotted magenta, orange crest,midlobe spotted magenta; column overlaid magenta, anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Cattleya nobilior 'Orchid Eros'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20183697

Six full flowers and three buds on three inflorescences; sepals pale pink; petals pink, faint white midrib, margins slightly undulate; lip oval, notched at apex, yellow centrally, striated dark pink, sidelobes gently ruffled, curled around column; column ivory, blushed pale pink, anther cap pale yellow; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Cattleya maxima f. alba 'Memoria Ellen Oliveros'

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20183698

Eleven crystalline-white flowers on a sturdy, erect, 19.5-cm inflorescence; sepal margins slightly reflexed; petal margins undulate; lip margins ruffled, lemon yellow crest in throat, closed over column; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Cattleya schilleriana 'Sebastian Ferrell'

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20183699

Twelve flowers on one slightly arched inflorescence; sepals and petals bronze, spotted red-brown, margins undulate; lip white, yellow basally, heavily striped dark amethyst, midlobe stripes darker and branching to become numerous apically, side lobes closed over column, exterior dark rose-pink, interior yellow striped amethyst; anther cap amethyst; substance firm; texture satiny; this award represents an elevation of a previous HCC award.

Laelia briegeri 'Palila'

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchid Eros
  • Photographer: Glen Barfield
  • Date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20183700

Twenty-two stellate flowers and fifteen buds beautifully presented on seven upright inflorescences; flowers brilliant yellow; sepals flat and crisp; petals slightly undulate at margins, smoother centrally; lip compact, arched so as to conceal column and anther cap, distal third rugose, sidelobes fully enclose the column, substance firm; texture crystalline; a beautifully grown plant and a pleasure to see at judging.

Phragmipedium Fliquet 'Morright'

Phragmipedium Grande x Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Morris
  • Photographer: Cynthia Unwin
  • Date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20181948

Seven flowers and three buds on four inflorescences plus one emerging inflorescence on an extremely healthy 90-cm wide by 53-cm high multigrowth plant in a 30-cm plastic pot in bark mix; sepals chartreuse, tessellated deep rose-pink, distal margins recurved; petals downswept, deep rose-pink, margins undulate; pouch light yellow, heavily overlaid deep rose-pink, spotted rose-pink on interior; staminode yellow, dark rose cilia; substance hard; texture matte; plant also received an AM, 20181949.

Phragmipedium Fliquet 'Morright'

Phragmipedium Grande x Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Morris
  • Photographer: Cynthia Unwin
  • Date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20181949

Seven flowers and three buds on four inflorescences plus one emerging inflorescence on an extremely healthy 90-cm wide by 53-cm high multigrowth plant in a 30-cm plastic pot in bark mix; sepals chartreuse, tessellated deep rose-pink, distal margins recurved; petals downswept, deep rose-pink, margins undulate; pouch light yellow, heavily overlaid deep rose-pink, spotted rose-pink on interior; staminode yellow, dark rose cilia; substance hard; texture matte;  grower also received a CCM, 20181948.

Ansellia africana 'Morright'

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Morris
  • Photographer: Cynthia Unwin
  • Date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20181946

Approximately one thousand twenty-four flowers and 770 buds on 32 branched inflorescences measuring up to 70cm; vigorous plant measuring 190cm across and 119cm tall, grown in a 28-cm clay pot; sepals and petals olive green, dark chestnut spots, intensify to solid bars apically; lip golden yellow, side lobes olive green, interior spotted dark chestnut; column olive green, spotted light chestnut, anther cap golden; substance heavy; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum micranthum 'Morright'

CCE/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Morris
  • Photographer: Cynthia Unwin
  • Date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Award No: 20181947

Three flowers and five buds on eight inflorescences on an immaculate 40 growth plant filling a 35-cm diameter plastic bulb pot in a bark based potting mix; sepals light chartreuse; dorsal sepal veined deep rose; synsepal lightly stippled rose; petals chartreuse basally, blended to cream centrally and pink marginally, veined rose; pouch light pink, overlaid darker pink proximally to rim, veined light rose; staminode white, bright yellow apically, stippled dark rose, dark rose basally; substance light; texture matte.

Dendrobium Spring Dream 'Apollon'

Dendrobium Constance Wrigley x Dendrobium Thwaitesiae

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Synea Tan
  • Photographer: Patrick Boisvert
  • Date: Apr 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20184564

Twenty-four beautiful flowers, densely clustered, arranged front facing on one side of a 29-cm cane, and three flowers on a second 11-cm cane on a young plant with eight canes; flowers white; petals lightly ruffled; lip lightly ruffled, throat light green; column white, blushed light green, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Oncidium Lois Posey 'Synea'

Oncidium noezlianum x Oncidium strictum

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Synea Tan
  • Photographer: Patrick Boisvert
  • Date: Apr 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20184569

Twenty-one round, full flowers and 15 buds on one branched inflorescence plus one emerging branched inflorescence; sepals and petals dark red-coral; lip light pink, pale pink-coral apical half, side lobes salmon, callus yellow; column yellow basally, apical third light pink, anther cap white; substance firm; texture glossy.

Phragmipedium Fritz Schomburg 'Haley Suzanne'

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Glen Decker
  • Photographer: Patrick Boisvert
  • Date: Apr 21, 2018
  • Award No: 20184570

One impressive, flat flower and one opening flower on one 50-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals dark coral-pink, finely pubescent; pouch coral-pink, rim butter yellow, interior golden yellow; staminode yellow, overlaid peach centrally; substance firm; texture velvety.

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