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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Vandachostylis Blue Foo 'Garrett's Lavender Lady'

Vandachostylis Blue Kahili x Vanda Peggy Foo

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Feb 08, 2020
  • Award No: 20201009

Twelve full, round flowers and 12 buds well-arranged on one upright inflorescence; sepals ovate, lavender-blue with pink cast, lightly reticulated; petals spatulate, lavender-blue with pink cast, lightly reticulated; lip midlobe rectangular, dark purple, apically bilobed, side lobes cupped, yellow, blushed lavender-blue; column light lavender, anther cap tan; substance firm; texture crystalline. 

Paphiopedilum Golden Palace 'Whisper Luca Golden Boy'

Paphiopedilum Memoria Larry Heuer x Paphiopedilum armeniacum

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Feb 08, 2020
  • Award No: 20201010

One flower on one 16-cm, erect, strong-stemmed inflorescence; sepals triangular, apices pointed, margins hirsute, yellow with slight green hue; petals ovate, margins hirsute, base sericeous, yellow, faint red-brown reticulation proximally; pouch oblate, yellow, darker at rim, interior spotted red-brown; staminode round, yellow with red-brown vertical veins; substance soft; texture glossy, pouch rim waxy.

Vanda No Fooling 'Garrett's Fuchsia'

Vanda Nopawan x Vanda Peggy Foo

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Feb 08, 2020
  • Award No: 20201013

Ten full, round, flat, vibrant fuchsia flowers and two buds on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals ovate; lip rectangular, dark fuchsia; column light fuchsia, anther cap light tan; substance heavy; texture velvety; arrangement precluded a higher score.

Clowesia Rebecca Northen 'Grapefruit Pink'

Clowesia Grace Dunn x Clowesia rosea

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lynne Murrell
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Feb 05, 2020
  • Award No: 20202254

Three hundred forty flowers and forty-three buds on thirty-nine pendulous inflorescences well distributed around an exceptional 28-cm wide by 20-cm tall plant in a 24-cm plastic pot; flowers light shell pink, cupped; sepals and petals acuminate; petals blend to light cream centrally; lip fimbriate, throat light green with grass green striations; anther cap light green; substance hard; texture matte.

Paphiopedilum Oriental Charisma 'Slipper Zone Not Expected'

Paphiopedilum Spring Fever x Paphiopedilum Oriental Jewel

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Feb 05, 2020
  • Award No: 20202255

One flower on one cut, 26-cm inflorescence; sepals white, veined and flushed dark maroon; petals green centrally, flushed maroon at edges, spotted dark maroon overall; pouch deep, dark maroon, staminode green, veined darker green centrally; substance firm; texture glossy.

Masdevallia schroederiana 'Goodstuff'

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tom Pickford
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Feb 05, 2020
  • Award No: 20202256

Thirty-four flowers and five buds on thirty-nine inflorescences evenly displayed; dorsal sepal green-yellow, overlaid burgundy at apex, caudae golden yellow; lateral sepals distal halves deep burgundy, translucent white centrally; petals and lip white, stippled maroon; column white; substance hard; texture waxy.

Maxillaria schunkeana 'Barbara'

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Galen Carpenter
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Feb 05, 2020
  • Award No: 20202253

Nine flowers and one bud on ten inflorescences; sepals and petals dark maroon; dorsal sepal hooded; petals porrect; lip dark maroon, lacquered centrally, appearing wet; substance firm; texture waxy.

Dendrobium Pittero Gold 'Diamond Ring'

Dendrobium Golden Blossom x Dendrobium Oborozuki

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Pat Calvey
  • Photographer: Lois Cinert Scott Weber
  • Date: Feb 01, 2020
  • Award No: 20202566

Thirteen flowers on seven inflorescences to 4cm on a twelve lead plant, growths to 33cm in a 14-cm pot; flowers arise on both old and new growths; sepals and petals pale tangerine showing a cream picotee to 0.5cm on petals; lip pale tangerine basally, side lobes sulfur yellow, picotee cream, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture glossy; commended for unusual color and picotee.

Paphiopedilum Deno's Success 'Forest Park'

Paphiopedilum Emerald Lake x Paphiopedilum Satin Stone

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Deno Kandis
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker S Weber L Cinert
  • Date: Feb 01, 2020
  • Award No: 20202567

One flower on one 25-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal round, basal 3/4 green veined darker green, distal 1/4 crisp white; petals broadly ovate, chartreuse, margins undulate; pouch chartreuse, staminode chartreuse; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Nori's Song 'MikeAl'

Paphiopedilum Norito Hasegawa x Paphiopedilum malipoense

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Michael Curtin
  • Photographer: Tim Morton
  • Date: Jan 28, 2020
  • Award No: 20205455

Six well-presented flowers and three buds on four staked inflorescences to 45cm, plant 20cm tall by 32cm wide grown in 25-cm plastic pot in bark mix; dorsal sepal lightly veined medium green, margins undulated; petals tessellated brown proximally, margins slightly undulate; pouch interior punctated light brown, side lobes finely spotted brown, staminode white, distal one-half dark brown; substance firm; texture matte.

Fredclarkeara Desert Bordeaux 'Louisiana'

Mormodia Painted Desert x Catasetum Alexa

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Alan Taylor
  • Photographer: Doug Stannard
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20206553

Thirteen cupped, burgundy-black flowers on one 28-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals incurved; lip saccate, serrated; column wine, anther cap yellow; substance firm; texture waxy.

Phalaenopsis Lioulin R Lip 'Snookie'

Phalaenopsis Tying Shin Unicorn x Phalaenopsis Lioulin Pretty Lip

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Mancini
  • Photographer: Doug Stannard
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20206556

Six cupped flowers and three buds on one 21-cm, arched inflorescence; flowers white; sepals and petals with bold Harlequin-type burgundy marks; lip petal-like, bold Harlequin-type burgundy marks; column white, overlaid burgundy, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; judges' commendation for unusually large peloric lip.

Dracula Swamp Fox 'Anna Claire'

Dracula cordobae x Dracula bella

JC/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Eron Borne
  • Photographer: Doug Stannard
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20206550

Two flat, triangular, cream flowers and five buds on ten pendent, 13-cm inflorescences; sepals pubescent, partially fused, interior spotted maroon, reverse striped maroon, margins and caudae overlaid maroon; petals diminutive; lip hinged, glabrous, white; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte; judges commendation for excellent culture of a cool growing orchid in the subtropical climate of Central Louisiana.

Bulbophyllum Taiwan Cicad 'Sherri Humphreys'

Bulbophyllum arfakianum x Bulbophyllum burfordiense

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis Wollard
  • Photographer: Doug Stannard
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20206552

Three flowers and three buds on six erect, staked inflorescences; dorsal sepal ovate, hooded, green distinctly reticulated cordovan; lateral sepals light green reticulated cordovan, fading distally, separated distally; petals minute, cordovan; lip articulate, hirsute, light green, overlaid cordovan; substance firm; texture crystalline; mature flower has separated lateral sepal.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Montana Spirit 'Big Sky'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya William Farrell x Cattleya loddigesii

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Eron Borne
  • Photographer: Doug Stannard
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20206551

Seven full, slightly cupped flowers on two strong, upright inflorescences; sepals and petals light lavender, petals slightly ruffled; lip closed over column, light lavender, splashed dark lavender apically, throat golden; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Clowesetum Diane Drisch 'Louisiana'

Clowesia Grace Dunn x Catasetum tigrinum

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Alan Taylor
  • Photographer: Doug Stannard
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20206554

Twelve flat, cream flowers and five buds on one 16.5-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals irregularly marked burgundy; lip fringed, double keel, butter-yellow centrally, margin marked burgundy, serrate; column and anther cap cream-yellow; substance firm; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Fritz Schomburg 'Pucker Up'

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Bill Johnson
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20202554

One flower on one 41.0-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal and broadly rounded petals deep coral; synsepal yellow; pouch yellow, overlaid deep coral, striped darker, interior yellow; staminode yellow, bilaterally blushed deep coral, hirsute; substance medium; texture crystalline.

Phragmipedium Jason Fischer 'Love'

Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Bill Johnson
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20202560

Two impressively flat, vibrant flowers and one bud on one staked, 40-cm inflorescence; flowers pubescent, base color bright yellow, overlaid crimson; sepals acuminate; petals broadly tapered; pouch veined deep crimson, interior rim blushed crimson, staminode trapezoidal, yellow midline; substance firm; texture velvety.

Phragmipedium Jason Fischer 'World on Fire'

Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements x Phragmipedium besseae

FCC/AOS (93 points)

  • Exhibitor: Orchids Limited
  • Photographer: Bill Johnson
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20202561

One magnificent, dark red flower and two buds on one 48.4-cm inflorescence; flower color totally saturated dark red; dorsal sepal tapered, slightly cupped; petals oblong, held horizontal; pouch interior yellow, spotted dark red; staminode diamond-shaped, red, edged yellow, central yellow stripe; substance extremely firm; texture velvety.

Vanda Christa Collins 'Starburst Beauty'

Vanda Fuchs Delight x Vanda Rosie O'Donnell

AM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: R. F. Orchids, Inc.
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20201899

Ten large flowers on one 57-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals fuchsia, tessellated darker fuchsia; lip dark magenta; column white; substance medium; texture crystalline.

Vanda Ben Fantasy 'Carolyn'

Vanda Violeta x Vanda denisoniana

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: David De Santi
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20201900

Forty-three fragrant flowers on seven inflorescences up to 25-cm in length; grown in a 16-cm shallow round clay pot, plant with two growths measuring 55-cm wide by 75-cm tall; flower base color white, overlaid butterscotch yellow; sepals and petals finely spotted centrally and tessellated purple apically, terminating in a white halo around the column; lip porrect, white, midlobe calloused and striped, overlaid and striated with lavender, side lobes white, finely spotted lavender; substance firm; texture matte.

Rhynchostylis gigantea 'Crownfox Confetti'

FCC/AOS (92 points)

  • Exhibitor: R. F. Orchids, Inc.
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20201901

One hundred three flowers and 16 buds on three cascading inflorescences up to 32cm long, beautifully presented on a well-grown plant; sepals and petals white with significant, demarcated magenta peripheral framing; lip magenta; column and anther cap grape; substance waxy; texture matte.

Bulbophyllum averyanovii 'Whisper Fuzzy Dice'

CBR/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Jan 25, 2020
  • Award No: 20201313

Ten flowers and three buds on a 6.2-cm inflorescence that is sharply curved apically emerging from the base of deciduous bulbs, terminal rachis, flowers minute, ciliate, light yellow-cream; lip dark burgundy; plant growing in a 7.8-cm pot filled with sphagnum moss, native to Vietnam; plant being recognized for rarity, novelty, and educational value; awarded as Bulbophyllum averyanovii, confirmed by SITF (Feb 2020) based on deciduous growth and flower form with dense wooly hairs, and color typical for this species.

Dendrobium Snowman 'Mt. Airy'

Dendrobium Gillian Leaney x Dendrobium Aussie Sandy

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Waldor Orchids, Inc.
  • Photographer: Russ Price
  • Date: Jan 24, 2020
  • Award No: 20205052

Approximately 1100 flowers and 66 buds on 77 strong inflorescences, borne on a robust, clean, 103-cm wide by 75-cm deep by 53-cm tall plant, grown in bark in an 18-cm plastic pot; flowers porrect, lateral sepals basally fused to form 0.4-cm mentum; sepals and petals white, spotted magenta on margins and distal halves, variably blushed and medially striped magenta on reverse; lip dark magenta, callus chartreuse, single yellow stripe on midlobe; column white, striped magenta basally, anther cap white; substance medium; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Fritz Schomburg 'Synea'

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium besseae

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Synea Tan
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Jan 19, 2020
  • Award No: 20206876

One stunning, flat flower and two buds carried on one strong, 52-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal and petals radiant, vermilion-red becoming slightly lighter basally; pouch inflated, yellow, overlaid red, exposing yellow striations descending from yellow pouch rim, staminode yellow overlaid, dark red centrally with a single, vertical coral stripe; substance heavy; texture velvety.

Angraecum elephantinum 'M & B'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 18, 2020
  • Award No: 20203550

One stellate flower on one inflorescence; sepals and petals acute, very pale green; lip slightly cupped, acuminate, ivory-white, spur 10cm, chartreuse; column pale green, anther cap white; ovary jade green; substance firm; texture waxy; diminutive species from Madagascar.

Restrepia mohrii 'Bryon'

CCM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 18, 2020
  • Award No: 20203552

Twenty-nine flowers and ten buds on 39 inflorescences from base of leaf reverse; plant 19cm in height and 22cm in diameter grown in sphagnum moss completely fills a 8.5-cm plastic pot; flowers golden yellow, spotted burgundy throughout; dorsal sepal with bulbous tip; lateral sepals fused; petal proximal halves translucent, lateral margin stripes and medial stripe burgundy; lip winged, basally translucent golden yellow, distally spotted burgundy throughout; column pale green, basally bright yellow; substance firm; texture matte; moderate damage to leaf tips precluded higher score; species from Peru; ID by Carlyle Luer 10/18/2010.

Schoenorchis paniculata 'Bryon'

CCM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 18, 2020
  • Award No: 20203553

Approximately six hundred seventy-two very small, cupped, white flowers and 224 buds on 20 branched, sequentially blooming inflorescences; plant 29cm wide x 33cm high, clean, monopodial, scandent, leaves semi-terete, mounted on a 2-cm wide x 20-cm long piece of cholla; lip thick, fleshy; spur translucent chartreuse, bulbous; column and anther cap chartreuse; substance firm; texture crystalline; species native to Borneo; identified by Stig Dalstrom, OIC #15,369 (May 2008).

Dendrobium Walnut Valley Star 'Scott'

Dendrobium Regal Affair x Dendrobium speciosum

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 18, 2020
  • Award No: 20203554

Twenty-six stellate flowers well-presented on one 14-cm, cut inflorescence; sepals and petals yellow-green, sepals heavily spotted dark burgundy proximal two-thirds, petals lightly spotted burgundy proximal one-half; lip cream-colored, heavily spotted dark burgundy, keel yellow; column and anther cap white; substance heavy; texture waxy; fragrance noted; actual cross is Dendrobium Regal Affair x Dendrobium speciosum ssp. pendunculatum.

Rhyncatlaelia Susan McKnight 'M & B'

Rhyncatlaelia Pamela x Cattleya Aristocrat (1945)

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon K Rinke
  • Date: Jan 18, 2020
  • Award No: 20203555

Two slightly crowded flowers on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal pink, lightly veined darker pink, blending to cream at base; lateral sepals pink, lightly veined darker pink, blending to cream centrally and basally; petals undulate, pink, blending to cream mid-rib, margins irregularly dentate; lip pink, yellow basally, stripped purple lateral and inferior to column, margin ruffled, apex somewhat reflexed; column cream, superior surface blushed pink, thin purple outline around stigmatic surface, anther cap cream; substance extremely heavy, texture light diamond dust; fragrance noted.

Dendrobium roslii 'Carol'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Maurice Garvey
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Jan 17, 2020
  • Award No: 20204852

Twenty-one flowers and one bud on six pendent inflorescences on upright canes up to 47cm in length, canes become pendulous and deciduous with age; sepals and petals pale cream, lighter centrally, lateral sepals fused at base creating a 2-cm long tubular mentum; lip pale cream, V-shaped, yellow callus centrally, 0.8-cm fimbriations along side lobes; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture waxy.

Maxthompsonara Bryon Rinke 'Winter Magic'

Galabstia Green Tyger x Batemannia colleyi

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sergey Skoropad
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Jan 17, 2020
  • Award No: 20204853

Five stellate, flat, open flowers on one staked inflorescence and four buds on one immature inflorescence; sepals and petals chartreuse, sepals barred mahogany, petals striped mahogany; lip trilobed, ivory-white, barred and spotted raspberry-red, graded to purple in throat; column ivory-white, spotted purple, anther cap picotee dark purple margins; substance firm; texture matte; attractive markings consistent on all flowers.

Paphiopedilum Hung Sheng Wild Cat 'Fajen's Orchids'

Paphiopedilum bellatulum x Paphiopedilum anitum

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fajen's Orchids
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20201000

One exceptional flower on one inflorescence; flower base color chartreuse; sepals and petals deeply veined red-mahogany, coalesced proximally; sepals ovate-acuminate; petals oblong, held at 45 degrees, attractively, slightly twisted; pouch oblong, proximal two-thirds heavily overlaid red-mahogany; substance firm; texture glossy. 

Rhynchostylis gigantea 'Frank Smith'

FCC/AOS (93 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20201002

One hundred three spectacularly colored, beautifully arranged flowers and  20 buds on two large, arched, up to 43-cm inflorescences, on a plant 62cm wide by 50cm tall with eight pairs of leaves, 9cm wide by 35cm long, growing in a 25.5-cm slated wooden basket with bark and aliflor mix set inside a 10 gallon plastic container; flower base color white; dorsal sepal broadly-ovate, upright margins heavily blotched dark magenta; lateral sepals ovate, falcate, margins blotched dark magenta; petals ovate, consistently blotched dark magenta; lip broad, porrect, heavily overlaid dark magenta; column magenta, anther cap orange; substance hard; texture waxy; grower also received a CCM, 20201005.

Rhynchostylis gigantea 'Frank Smith'

CCM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20201005

One hundred three spectacularly colored, beautifully arranged flowers and  20 buds on two large, arched, up to 43-cm inflorescences, on a plant 62cm wide by 50cm tall with eight pairs of leaves, 9cm wide by 35cm long, growing in a 25.5-cm slated wooden basket with bark and aliflor mix set inside a 10 gallon plastic container; flower base color white; dorsal sepal broadly-ovate, upright margins heavily blotched dark magenta; lateral sepals ovate, falcate, margins blotched dark magenta; petals ovate, consistently blotched dark magenta; lip broad, porrect, heavily overlaid dark magenta; column magenta, anther cap orange; substance hard; texture waxy; plant also received an FCC, 20201002.

Rhynchostylis gigantea 'Jim Krull'

FCC/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20201003

One hundred fifty-six well formed, uniformly marked flowers and sixty-six buds perfectly arranged on four arched up to 49-cm inflorescences, on a blemish free plant 59cm wide by 49cm high of eleven paired leaves, grown in a 25-cm wood slat basket in large bark and aliflor mix, inside at 10 gallon container; flowers flat, white; ovate sepals and lanceolate petals margins spotted red-purple; lip ligulate (strap-shaped), porrect, heavily overlaid and suffused bright red-purple; column suffused dark burgundy; substance firm; texture satiny; lip waxy; grower also received a CCM, 20201004.

Rhynchostylis gigantea 'Jim Krull'

CCM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20201004

One hundred fifty-six well formed, uniformly marked flowers and sixty-six buds perfectly arranged on four arched up to 49-cm inflorescences, on a blemish free plant 59cm wide by 49cm high of eleven paired leaves, grown in a 25-cm wood slat basket in large bark and aliflor mix, inside at 10 gallon container; flowers flat, white; ovate sepals and lanceolate petals margins spotted red-purple; lip ligulate (strap-shaped), porrect, heavily overlaid and suffused bright red-purple; column suffused dark burgundy; substance firm; texture satiny; lip waxy; flower also received an FCC, 20201003.

Papilionanda Naoki Kawamura 'Naoki's Orange Passion'

Papilionanda Arjuna x Vanda cristata

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Naoki Kawamura
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20201006

Five well-held flowers on one mature inflorescence and five buds on one immature inflorescence; sepals and petals obovate, light chartreuse, finely reticulated light red-burgundy, spotted basally red-burgundy, giving the overall appearance of light burned-orange; lip midlobe oblong, tapered to bifurcate apex, white, overlaid deep red-burgundy, two prominent keels, four smaller keels basally, white, side lobes ovate, white, overlaid deep red-burgundy; column white, overlaid light red-burgundy basally; substance firm; texture satiny.

Clowesetum Amazing Grace 'Dusty's Lemonade'

Clowesia Grace Dunn x Catasetum Orchidglade

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nile & Lois Dusdieker
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20202550

Eight large, translucent pale yellow flowers on one pendent, 17.5-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal slightly concave, acuminate, nearly obscured by petals; lateral sepals acuminate, held horizontally; petals erect, broadly acuminate, sparsely spotted magenta proximally; lip broad, saccate, margin fringed, central callus deeper yellow, suffused and finely spotted magenta; substance good; texture matte.

Vanda Memoria V. Sue Cushingberry 'Marion's Glowing Embers'

Vanda Weeravan x Vanda Doctor Anek

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Marion Steele
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20201310

Sixteen round flowers and five buds on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals ovoid, golden yellow, overlaid red, tessellated darker red and finely spotted red; lip basally red to dark red-violet at midlobe apex, side lobes yellow; column yellow, anther cap light brown; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Dendrobium goldschmidtianum 'My Girl Ellie'

CCE/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Leslie Belew
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20201311

Impressive uniformly flowered specimen displaying approximately 7300 flowers and buds on 40 arched, pendent canes up to 80cm plus 23 unflowered new canes on a 1100 x 75 cm plant, growing in 15-cm slotted clay pot, originally in bark mixture; sepals and petals amethyst, striped darker amethyst; lip dark amethyst, keel deeper amethyst; anther cap light yellow; substance light; texture gloss

Phragmipedium America 'George's Delight'

Phragmipedium Les Dirouilles x Phragmipedium kovachii

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: George A. Bogard
  • Photographer: David Gould
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20202800

One shapely flower and one bud on one upright, 31-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal pale green, faintly brushed and striped dusty rose, heavily rolled at mid-length, hooded; synsepal pale green, lightly veined apple green, symmetrically revolute; petals flat, held-downward, pale pink, heavily overlaid vibrant rose pink marginally, darker distally, hirsute dark rose pink basally, medial margins slightly undulate; pouch cream, overlaid vibrant rose pink, hirsute dark plum marginally; substance medium firm; texture matte, reverse glossy, pouch satiny.

Paphiopedilum Star Scream 'Chapman Woods'

Paphiopedilum Hagrid x Paphiopedilum Pacific Challenger

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fred Capriccio
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20205850

One massive, flat flower on one sturdy 19.0-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, proximal third chartreuse forming a half sphere, proximal two-thirds irregularly blotched maroon broadly medially, stippled maroon peripherally, proximally denser; synsepal chartreuse, spotted mahogany; petals yellow, superior half blushed mahogany, midvein darker mahogany, inferior proximal half spotted mahogany, inferior distal half narrowly blushed mahogany below midvein; pouch yellow, blushed mahogany, rim sparsely pubescent; staminode yellow, umbo orange, pubescent mahogany, densely pubescent basally; substance thick; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum King's Forest 'Gold Field'

Paphiopedilum Gege Hughes x Paphiopedilum Alex Szabo

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Fred Capriccio
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20205851

One well-presented flower on one 13.0-cm, erect inflorescence and one bud on a second inflorescence; dorsal sepal proximal thee-fourths light green, distally white, medial veins boldly spotted brown, spots coalesce on midvein, peripherally finely spotted brown proximally; synsepal cupped, green, lateral margins white, apex obtuse; petals yellow, densely spotted red-brown basally, midvein broadly overlaid red-brown, superior half veins reticulated light brown, inferior half proximally spotted red-brown, margins irregularly undulate proximally; pouch yellow, faintly brushed olive green, finely veined green-brown, interior diffusely spotted brown; staminode yellow, puberulent brown, umbo orange centrally; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Voodoo Fred 'Slipper Zone Only Just Spots'

Paphiopedilum Voodoo Shadow x Paphiopedilum Fred in Pink

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20205852

One flower and one bud on one upright, 23.0-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, lightly suffused green medially, veined darker green, blushed rose and veined darker rose along margin; synsepal pale green, veined darker green; petals white, blushed and veined dark green proximally, becoming rose along distal margin, superior margin randomly warted cordovan centrally, hirsute; inferior ciliate; pouch medium green, overlaid cordovan distally; staminode cream green centrally; substance firm; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum Voodoo Fred 'Slipper Zone Dorsal Diva'

Paphiopedilum Voodoo Shadow x Paphiopedilum Fred in Pink

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Arthur Pinkers
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20205854

One flower on one 26.0-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, medially blushed and veined green, broadly blushed pink along margins, veined purple, midvein maroon; synsepal pale green, lightly veined darker green; petals white, brushed green and veined darker green proximally, becoming brushed rose distally, finely spotted burgundy proximally, densely along proximal midvein, centrally random burgundy warts and along superior margin, margin hirsute; pouch green, overlaid burgundy distally; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cymbidium Wong Tak Fai 'Billy'

Cymbidium parishii x Cymbidium mastersii

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tropical Gardens Orchids
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20207152

Forty-three flowers and sixty-five buds on six arched inflorescences up to 160cm; sepals and petals delicate off-white, suffused very pale pink, elliptic; lip delicate, off-white, yellow keels centrally, side lobes overlaid striped pink punctate patterned flushed pink distally, more intense pink with age; column white, suffused pink, anther cap white suffused green apically, pink basally; substance fair; texture lustre matte.

Cattleya Hawaiian Message 'Carmela'

Cattleya Horace x Cattleya walkeriana

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: James Jeansonne
  • Photographer: Linda Medine
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20204141

Nine beautiful pink flowers on four symmetrically arranged inflorescences; sepals elliptical; petals ovate, margins ruffled; lip round, open, ruffled, throat yellow, distal half magenta, picotee pink; column white, blushed pink, anther cap white; substance firm; texture slightly crystalline.

Cattlianthe Charles Wilson 'Lorraine A. Billeaud'

Cattleya Circle Spirit x Cattlianthe Orchidglade

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dennis Wollard
  • Photographer: Linda Medine
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20204144

Two flat, broadly stellate flowers on one cut inflorescence; sepals and petals dusty rose, white basally; lip side lobes closed over column, margins ruffled, gold, proximal half dark red picotee, veined red, solid darker red apically; column and anther cap cream; substance medium; texture matte.

Eulophia euglossa 'Theresia Hirsch'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Meta Flanagin
  • Photographer: Linda Medine
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20204148

Thirty-nine stellate flowers and three buds on one 142-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals lanceolate, reflexed, green, veins darker; lateral sepals, burgundy midline; lip white, crest pale yellow, midlobe burgundy chevron centrally, diffused apically, side lobes upright, pale yellow, mentum green; column green, anther cap pale yellow; substance firm; texture satiny.

Paphiopedilum Yosemite Green 'Green Bay'

Paphiopedilum Miaohua Curet x Paphiopedilum Hsinying Yosemite

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sergey Skoropad
  • Photographer: David Oldham
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20204450

Two full, oval flowers held well-above foliage on two 21-cm stems; dorsal sepal white, flushed chartreuse proximally, 2.5-cm white halo; synsepal chartreuse; petals smooth-edged chartreuse; pouch large, chartreuse, balanced on synsepal; staminode yellow, dull olive-green boss; substance firm; texture glossy.

Paphiopedilum Jersey Girl 'Dottie'

Paphiopedilum Hilo Girl x Paphiopedilum Stone Lovely

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sergey Skoropad
  • Photographer: David Oldham
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20204451

One flat flower on one 12-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal green centrally with 3 cm white halo, mahogany radial spots from base; synsepal pale green with radial burgundy spots; petals rose-burgundy on superior half, yellow-green with pale burgundy blush on inferior half, burgundy spots basally; pouch pale green overlaid rose-burgundy; staminode yellow-green, boss yellow; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cattleya walkeriana 'Big Rich'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ken Reynolds
  • Photographer: David Oldham
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20204453

Two flat flower on one 7-cm, basal inflorescence; sepals and petals rose-purple; petal midline darker, margins finely undulate; lip trilobed, dark magenta, midlobe bifurcate, yellow centrally with three dark purple lines; column exposed light pink; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Cattleya walkeriana f. flamea 'Pacific Dream'

AM/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ken Reynolds
  • Photographer: David Oldham
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20204454

Two beautifully colored, attractive, flat flowers on one 8-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals snow-white, light rose venation centrally widens apically; lip beautiful, flat, deep rose, white basally, rose venation; column white, light green suffusion on side lobes, anther cap ivory; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Phalaenopsis Pylo's Novelty 'Orchid Konnection Red'

Phalaenopsis Mituo King Bellina x Phalaenopsis Brother Ambo Passion

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: The Orchid Konnection
  • Photographer: David Gould
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20202801

Three flowers on two inflorescences; sepals and petals light chartreuse, overlaid deep garnet, narrow irregular chartreuse picotee, basally flushed fuchsia; lip white, midlobe overlaid fuchsia, side lobes white, calli yellow; column and anther cap light fuchsia; substance firm; texture matte.

Dendrobium nemorale 'Buckboard'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Karl Varian
  • Photographer: David Gould
  • Date: Jan 11, 2020
  • Award No: 20202802

Sixteen non-resupinate flowers and two buds blooming in pairs on nodes of three of five canes; sepals and petals ivory, boldly tessellated rust, apices slightly reflexed; lip light salmon, splotched dark salmon centrally; column and anther cap ivory; substance firm; texture waxy.

American Orchid Society Educational Exhibit Certificate 'The Cigar Orchid'

EEC/AOS (88 points)

  • Exhibitor: Tara and Lynn Seucharan
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Jan 09, 2020
  • Award No: 20201506

A wonderful table top educational display describing Cyrtopodium punctatum, including details and facts about habitat, current conservation efforts, write-ups from popular publications and periodicals, along with amazing close-up photos and paper "orchid-gami" 3-D creations.

American Orchid Society Artistic Certificate 'A Tiny Point of View'

AC/AOS (90 points)

  • Exhibitor: Vicki Hallock
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Jan 09, 2020
  • Award No: 20201507

A mesmerizing, 32-cm diameter glass terrarium containing seven small orchid species intricately arranged with foliage plants and mosses around a beautiful piece of driftwood; combined with the included magnifying glass, the display artfully depicts the show theme, "20/20 Orchid Vision".

Vanda lamellata var. boxallii 'Milan Kojs'

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Juraj Kojs
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Jan 09, 2020
  • Award No: 20201508

Ninety-four flowers and forty buds on six erect inflorescences up to 41cm long on a well-grown, keikied plant; sepals and petals ivory; dorsal sepal blushed chestnut brown; lateral sepals heavily overlaid chestnut brown on distal half, lighter central inferior half; petals lightly streaked chestnut brown apically; lip bright fuchsia; column pale pink, anther cap pale yellow with two brown dots; substance firm; texture matte.

Dendrobium Green Flash 'Alan'

Dendrobium Andreé Millar x Dendrobium convolutum

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Cheryl Jones
  • Photographer: Cecil Bullard
  • Date: Jan 08, 2020
  • Award No: 20202252

Twenty well-presented flowers and twelve buds on seven inflorescences; flower base color dark chartreuse; sepals and petals sparsely spotted dark purple; petals undulate; lip side lobe striped dark purple, isthmus front lobe overlaid dark purple; column dark purple, anther cap green; substance firm; texture matte.

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