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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Rhyncholaeliocattleya Theresa Winkelmann 'Suezzee Q'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Lisa Irene x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Debbie Dramm

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ortonville Orchids
  • Photographer: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
  • Date: Nov 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192867

Eleven lavender flowers and no buds on three erect inflorescences; sepals lanceolate; petals full, margins finely ruffled; lip open, dark magenta distally, golden eyes centrally, veined proximally; anther cap white; substance good; texture satiny.

Cattleya cernua 'Syzygy'

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Peter Ostlund
  • Photographer: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
  • Date: Nov 30, 2019
  • Award No: 20192870

Forty-two nicely shaped flowers and eleven buds on nine inflorescences up to 5.5cm long; sepals and petals concolor orange-red; lip orange-red, pale yellow centrally; column white with two red dots framing the stigmatic receptacle, anther cap dark gray; substance heavy; texture crystalline.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eva's Antes de Ti 'Elsie Lee'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Chan Hsiu Gold x Cattleya Horace

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryan Lee
  • Photographer: Roy Andrade
  • Date: Nov 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20193466

Three flowers on one strong, self supporting inflorescence; sepals base color yellow, overlaid peach; petals base color yellow, overlaid peach, purple apical flares, margins finely undulate; lip base color golden yellow, overlaid peach, distal portion of lip amaranth with yellow veins; column and anther cap cream; substance firm; texture crystalline; small size of flowers precluded a higher score.

Stanhopea graveolens 'Chatia de Teyul'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Carlos Herberto Teyul
  • Photographer: Jorge Carlos
  • Date: Nov 20, 2019
  • Award No: 20191477

Six flowers on one pendent inflorescence; sepals chartreuse, lightly stippled maroon proximally; petals recurved, chartreuse, stippled maroon, margins undulate; lip hypochile orange, stippled maroon, mesochile butter yellow, stippled maroon proximally, epichile and horns chartreuse, heavily stippled maroon; column chartreuse, green medially, lightly stippled maroon proximal two-thirds; substance firm; texture waxy.

Anguloa clowesii 'Diego Jose'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Familia Ruiz Moino
  • Photographer: Jorge Carlos
  • Date: Nov 20, 2019
  • Award No: 20191478

Three bright yellow, tulip-shaped flowers on three 33.5-cm, upright inflorescences blooming from one mature pseudobulb; substance very heavy; texture satiny.

Bulbophyllum speciosum 'Anacafe 2019'

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dr. Helmuth Ibanez
  • Photographer: Jorge Carlos
  • Date: Nov 20, 2019
  • Award No: 20191479

Two flowers on two inflorescences up to 11cm long; sepals base color white, dark maroon striations on superior basal half on both sides; petals too small for measurement; lip deep maroon basally, finely stippled maroon centrally over deep yellow, white apically, reflexed; column light maroon; substance light; texture waxy.

Calanthe rosea 'Anacafe 2019'

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dr. Helmuth Ibanez
  • Photographer: Jorge Carlos
  • Date: Nov 20, 2019
  • Award No: 20191480

Ten flat, pastel pink flowers and four buds on one 45-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal and petals striated darker pink, soft white hairs on reverse; lip striated darker pink, blushed darker pink centrally, prominent white throat; substance soft; texture matte.

Lycaste Reina Del Cisne 'Nikole'

Lycaste angelae x Lycaste Kiama

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Cesar Maaz Stwolinski
  • Photographer: Jorge Carlos
  • Date: Nov 20, 2019
  • Award No: 20191481

One flower on one 20-cm inflorescence; sepals light chartreuse, fully suffused dusky rose; petals porrect, white, heavily suffused darker rose-pink, reverse spotted rose-pink marginally showing through to front; lip white, overlaid dark rose-pink on distal half; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture velvety.

Paphiopedilum Odette's Moon 'Slipper Zone Tall Glamor'

Paphiopedilum Luna Shadow x Paphiopedilum Odette's Charm

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Nov 20, 2019
  • Award No: 20192711

One flower on one cut inflorescence; flower slightly cupped, cream; dorsal sepal deltoid, heavily lined dark burgundy, some parallel green lines centrally; synsepal pale cream, striped green; petals held slightly below horizontal, overlaid green, faint rose overlay marginally and distally, heavily spotted dark mahogany, slightly hirsute margins; pouch uniformly colored dark burgundy, faintly veined darker burgundy; staminode nearly round, light green, margins overlaid burgundy; substance firm; texture matte, petals glossy; slight mechanical damage to pouch from transit; this is part of the AQ, 20192713.

Paphiopedilum Odette's Moon 'Slipper Zone Tall Grace'

Paphiopedilum Luna Shadow x Paphiopedilum Odette's Charm

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Nov 20, 2019
  • Award No: 20192712

One well-held, symmetrical flower on a cut inflorescence; flower base color white, sepals deltoid, heavily veined grass-green; dorsal sepal veins blushed rose distally; petals oblong, overlaid lime green, suffused rose marginally and distally, spotted mahogany throughout, margins hirsute; pouch deltoid, overlaid mahogany, veined darker mahogany; staminode hippocrepiform (horse-shoe shaped), lime green; substance firm; texture glossy; this is part of the AQ, 20192713.

Paphiopedilum Odette's Moon 'Luna Shadow 'Lehua One & Half Tall' HCC x Odette's Charm 'Pink Blush''

Paphiopedilum Luna Shadow x Paphiopedilum Odette's Charm

AQ/AOS (0 points)

  • Exhibitor: Lehua Orchids
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Nov 20, 2019
  • Award No: 20192713

A group of thirteen richly colored flowers on thirteen cut inflorescences of (Paphiopedilum Luna Shadow 'Lehua One&Half Tall' HCC/AOS X Paphiopedilum Odette's Charm 'Pink Blush') flower are of good quality, with broad dorsal sepals, in pleasing colors of greens and pink, with well-held petals portraying the best from both parents; two flowers received AM (20192711 & 20192712) at the same judging plus two HCC at two previous judging.

Phragmipedium Olaf Gruss 'Whisper Has Cosmic Color'

Phragmipedium besseae x Phragmipedium pearcei

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Nov 20, 2019
  • Award No: 20192714

One terminal flower after numerous previous blooms on one staked inflorescence; flower base color yellow; dorsal sepal lanceolate, overlaid salmon; synsepal deltoid, overlaid salmon; petals crescent shape, overlaid salmon, coalesced distally, proximal inferiorly hirsute ; pouch cylindrical, overlaid peach, veined rose, interior golden yellow, spotted salmon; staminode blushed rose, superior margin hirsute; substance good; texture velvety.

Rhynchovola Jimminey Cricket 'Super Bug'

Brassavola nodosa x Rhyncholaelia digbyana

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Mary Duggan
  • Photographer: Debra Tryon
  • Date: Nov 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20195727

Two flowers on one 2.5-cm long, semi arched inflorescence; sepals and petals ensiform, bright chartreuse; lip white, cordate, finely fimbriate, apple green proximally, central vertical vein chartreuse; substance firm; texture satiny, lip crystalline, upgraded from previous HCC award 19780876.

Cyrtorchis crassifolia 'Irene'

CHM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Al & Irene Messina
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Nov 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20194349

Five stellate flowers on two axial, 1.5-cm long, arched inflorescences borne on one of two monopodial growths of a 7-cm tall by 7.5-cm wide plant grown on an 11-cm by 4-cm tree fern mount; thick, fleshy, lanceolate, canaliculate leaves glaucous, gray-green, to 4cm long by 1.3cm wide; sepals, petals, and acuminate lip cream, blushed light yellow-green; 3-cm long nectary cream, blushed light yellow-green apically; substance firm; texture waxy; miniature angraecoid species infrequently seen in cultivation; native to Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, South Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Madagascar; awarded as Cyrtorchis crassifolia, confirmed by SITF (Dec 2019), based on the distinctive foliage, the few-flowered rigid inflorescences that arise from between the leaves and shape and color of the flowers.

Cattleya jenmanii 'Terez'

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ken Reynolds
  • Photographer: Maurice Garvey
  • Date: Nov 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20194350

Three fragrant flowers well-presented on one upright inflorescence on a clean plant grown in a bark/perlite mix in a 13-cm, clear plastic pot; sepals bright fuchsia, white basally; petals bright fuchsia, white basally, delicately veined light fuchsia on marginal half, lightly ruffled on distal half; attractively ruffled lip bright fuchsia, deep fuchsia central distal half, longitudinal striations golden yellow basal half, side lobes enclose column, golden yellow on obverse half; column white, suffused light fuchsia on superior ridge; substance medium; texture matte.

Tuberolabium quisumbingii 'Windswept's Happy Face'

CCM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Windswept in Time Orchids
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Nov 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20192864

One hundred and five fragrant, cream flowers on three pendent inflorescences; sepals and petals cupped; lip side lobes edged maroon, midlobe distally blotched and spotted lavender; column maroon, anther cap ivory; substance firm; texture crystalline; this plant had more flowers per inflorescence than previous awards; plant and flowers in excellent condition.

Stelis mystax 'Kittiwake'

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Leda Bower
  • Photographer: Judith Higham
  • Date: Nov 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20196647

Twenty-five charming flowers and 26 buds on 68 sequentially blooming inflorescences, up to 3cm; plant grown in round, 9-cm tree fern pot in moss medium, 8cm high, 18cm across; dorsal sepal cream centrally, margin burgundy, linear; lateral sepal superior half burgundy, inferior half cream, linear, fused basally flaring up to 90 degrees angle; petals light brown, striped burgundy, rolled over column; lip brown, semi translucent, disc-shaped; column insignificant, hidden by petals; substance firm; texture waxy, lip velvety; commended for evenly spaced flowers.

Cattlianthe Brazos Drop 'Jean Ikeson'

Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop x Cattleya labiata

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Don Maples
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Nov 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20193570

Two slightly cupped, stellate flowers well held on one 7-cm, sturdy inflorescence; sepals and petals ruby red; lip closed over column, midlobe ruffled, purple, eyes yellow; anther cap white; substance hard; texture satiny.

Fredclarkeara Doubtless 'Louisiana'

Fredclarkeara No Doubt x Catasetum Orchidglade

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Al Taylor
  • Photographer: Malcolm McCorquodale
  • Date: Nov 16, 2019
  • Award No: 20193572

Nine full, slightly cupped flowers on a pendent inflorescence; flowers ivory, richly suffused pink, generously spotted plum; sepals and petals ovate, acuminate, stippled plum distally; lip margin dentate, callus double ridged, solid plum; column ivory, spotted plum, anther cap suffused pink; substance firm; texture waxy; bisexual flowers with no setae.

Vanda Banjong Pink Coral 'Garrett's Pink Profusion'

Vanda Silvia Palmieri x Vanda Yip Sum Wah

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192451

Twenty-four full, round, flat, pink flowers and ten buds on two well-arranged inflorescences; sepals and petals obovate, lightly tessellated and lightly spotted darker pink, darker pink halo basally; lip midlobe rectangular, dark pink, magenta distally, side lobes round, white, spur white; column pink, anther cap white with brown eyes; substance firm; texture diamond dust.

Papilionanda Ben Fragrance 'Garrett's I Can't Believe It's Not Butter'

Vanda Memoria Thianchai x Papilionanda Mimi Palmer

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192452

Six full, flat flowers and four buds on one upright inflorescence; sepals and petals green-yellow, faintly tessellated and blushed very light burgundy; sepals ovate, centro-apically more green; petals broadly spatulate; lip white, side lobes cupped, marginally blushed very light burgundy, midlobe porrect, oblong, apically bifurcate, ridged, green-yellow, overlaid mauve; column white, anther cap yellow, pollinia marked brown; substance firm; texture satiny, lip waxy, heavy-sweet fragrance.

Vandachostylis Sasicha 'Apopka'

Vanda Varut Fuchsia x Rhynchostylis coelestis

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192453

Twenty-two relatively flat, full flowers and seven buds slightly irregularly arranged in a spiral on one rigidly upright inflorescence; flower base color white, sepals and petals lightly tessellated indigo proximally, densely suffused indigo distally, lip midlobe dark violet, throat and side lobes suffused and lined indigo; column white, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture crystalline, lip matte.

Vandachostylis October Twenty Second 'Jim Krull'

Vanda tessellata x Vandachostylis Pine Rivers

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Krull-Smith
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192454

Nineteen flowers beautifully arranged on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals obovate, peach, tessellated and lightly blushed fuchsia; lip light lavender, side lobes stippled fuchsia, midlobe porrect, oblong, apically retuse, heavily overlaid fuchsia; column light lavender, anther cap cream; substance firm; texture slightly crystalline, lip waxy.

Vanda Wapme 'Garrett's Orange Brick Road'

Vanda Wanpen x Vanda Meda Arnold

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192455

Eighteen flat, round flowers loosely arranged in a spiral on a single inflorescence; flower base color bright yellow; sepals and petals uniformly overlaid red as to appear vermillion; lip midlobe crimson, side lobes yellow; column yellow, anther cap brown, substance firm; texture matte; several flowers with slightly corrugate sepals precluded higher score.

Vanda William Bachschmidt 'Garrett's Gold Dust'

Vanda Crownfox Keylime x Vanda tessellata

AM/AOS (86 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sharon and David Garrett
  • Photographer: Wes Newton
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20192456

Nine boldly colored flowers on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals golden yellow, elliptical, tessellated and finely spotted red-brown, distally faded, margins undulate; lip trapezoidal, golden yellow, overlaid red-brown minute spots; column pale yellow, suffused pink basally, anther cap pale yellow, pollinia red-brown; substance firm; texture matte.

Clowesetum Joy Prout 'Howard P. Martin'

Clowesia Rebecca Northen x Catasetum semicirculatum

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Howard Peter Martin
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20196246

Eighteen slightly cupped flowers well presented on one 26-cm inflorescence plus a second developing inflorescence; sepals light tan, spotted and barred maroon; petals light chartreuse, spotted and barred maroon; lip fimbriate, light chartreuse, keels lighter chartreuse, sidelobes lightly suffused maroon proximally and spotted maroon; column and anther cap bright green; substance firm; texture waxy.

Paphiopedilum Braeton 'Howard P Martin'

Paphiopedilum tonsum x Paphiopedilum braemii

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Howard Peter Martin
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20196248

Two elegant, glossy flowers and two buds on four inflorescences up to 21cm; dorsal sepal white, flushed chartreuse, lower two thirds heavily veined green; petals green, overlaid tan, spotted brown, edges minutely hirsute; pouch green, overlaid bronze; staminode green; substance firm; texture waxy.

Cattleya Irene Teo Lai Kheng 'Floral Hill Susan'

Cattleya Aloha Case x Cattleya coccinea

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Sue and Jerry Finger
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Nov 09, 2019
  • Award No: 20196247

Two full, flat flowers on one inflorescence; flowers rich magenta-red, blue shimmer along all margins; petal edges slightly ruffled; lip darker red; column white, overlaid magenta centrally; substance firm; texture velvety; slight mechanical damage precluded higher score.

Cattleya Petite Doll 'Grass Valley'

Cattleya Sierra Doll x Cattleya alaorii

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ted McClellan
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Nov 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20191316

Five well displayed, lightly cupped flowers and one bud on four inflorescences; sepals and petals pink with faint lavender venation; lip pink, trumpeted, side lobes dark lavender on margins and extending to midsection of midlobe, throat yellow, keels darker lavender; column white edged dark lavender, anther cap white; substance heavy; texture diamond dust.

Cattleya maxima 'Marie Graham'

AM/AOS (85 points)

  • Exhibitor: Jeff Tyler
  • Photographer: Ramon de los Santos
  • Date: Nov 06, 2019
  • Award No: 20191315

Twenty-one flowers well held on two strong upright inflorescences; sepals and petals uniform deep pink, petals held horizontal, margins slightly undulate; lip closed over column, deep rose, heavily veined deep fuchsia, centrally streaked sulphur yellow, margin finely ruffled; substance heavy; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Emerald Brocade 'Brocade'

Paphiopedilum Limerick x Paphiopedilum Greenvale

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hillsview Orchids
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Nov 03, 2019
  • Award No: 20194961

One striking flower and zero buds on one 28-cm, staked inflorescence; sepals chartreuse, striated medium green, dorsal sepal broad, white picotee margins lightly ruffled; petals chartreuse, lightly striated medium green, margins ruffled; pouch chartreuse, lightly veined medium green; staminode yellow, boss light brown; substance hard; texture shiny.

Paphiopedilum Emerald Brocade 'Green Frog'

Paphiopedilum Limerick x Paphiopedilum Greenvale

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hillsview Orchids
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Nov 03, 2019
  • Award No: 20194962

One well-presented flower and zero buds on one 22-cm, staked inflorescence; sepals chartreuse, striated medium green, dorsal sepal erect; petals chartreuse, lightly striated medium green, margins ruffled; pouch light chartreuse, lightly veined medium green; staminode yellow, boss tan; substance hard; texture shiny.

Paphiopedilum Olympic Spots 'Bogie'

Paphiopedilum Ceaser Pitta x Paphiopedilum Spotglen

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hillsview Orchids
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Nov 03, 2019
  • Award No: 20194963

One stately flower and zero buds on one erect inflorescence to 21cm; dorsal sepal and superior half of synsepal white with maroon blotches central one-third, yellow-green basally and superior half of synsepal; petals and synsepal margins undulate, superior half brown, inferior half yellow-green, spotted burgundy; pouch deep mahogany upper margin, apical one-third yellow-green, interior spotted brown; staminode yellow; substance firm; texture waxy, boss shiny.

Paphiopedilum Oriental Green 'Keizer'

Paphiopedilum Oriental Jewel x Paphiopedilum sukhakulii

HCC/AOS (79 points)

  • Exhibitor: Hillsview Orchids
  • Photographer: Ross Leach
  • Date: Nov 03, 2019
  • Award No: 20194964

One well-presented flower on one staked, 29.5-cm inflorescence and one emerging bud on a second growth; sepals white, distinctly striped green; petals yellow-green, darker proximally, faintly striped green, marginally ciliate; pouch yellow-green; staminode light green, centrally tessellated dark green; substance firm; texture matte, petals glossy.

Clowesetum Amazing Grace 'B-C'

Clowesia Grace Dunn x Catasetum Orchidglade

AM/AOS (87 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts- C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20196233

Twenty-eight flowers and three buds on two gracefully pendent inflorescences to 46cm in length; flowers very light yellow; sepals light chartreuse centrally, with faint rose picotee; petal distal margin fimbriate; lip margin fimbriate; callus region yellow, green centrally, callus sulcate; substance firm; texture waxy.

Fredclarkeara Doubtless 'B-C'

Fredclarkeara No Doubt x Catasetum Orchidglade

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts- C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20196234

Twelve cupped flowers presented on a pendulous 28-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals burgundy, thin edge cream; lip darker burgundy, margins fimbriate, cream; column burgundy, anther cap cream; substance hard; texture waxy.

Clowesetum Donna Ballard 'B-C 50'

Clowesia Rebecca Northen x Catasetum kleberianum

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts- C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20196236

Thirteen flowers on one 29-cm, pendent inflorescence; flowers cream; sepals and petals flushed light green, striped and splotched burgundy, less apically; lip round, jade green centrally, fringed burgundy; column green, blushed burgundy, pollen cap white; substance firm; texture matte, lip waxy.

Fredclarkeara Beverly Danielson 'B-C'

Fredclarkeara After Midnight x Catasetum Orchidglade

AM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: B. Butts- C. Lefaive
  • Photographer: Ed Cott
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20196237

Fifteen charming flowers loosely spaced on a pendulous, 46-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals burgundy, thin edge cream; lip dark burgundy, margins fimbriate, cream, callus dark burgundy centrally; column cream, spotted burgundy, anther cap cream; substance hard; texture waxy, callus glossy, fragrance medicinal.

Cattleya Bryon Rinke 'SVO Yellow Star'

Cattleya briegeri x Cattleya crispata

CCM/AOS (83 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193049

Sixteen concolor yellow flowers and 21 buds well presented on 13 upright inflorescences; clean, well grown plant 40cm in diameter by 47cm in height grown in a 15-cm plastic pot in a bark mixture; petal margins undulate; lip ruffled, side lobes enclose column; substance firm; texture matte; cross is (Cattleya briegeri 'SVO II' x Cattleya crispata (syn flava) 'Select').

Phalaenopsis Forever Young 'M & B'

Phalaenopsis Purple Gem x Phalaenopsis deliciosa

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193050

Eighteen flowers and 13 buds on four sequentially blooming, archied inflorescences; sepals and petals white, blushed and striped pink; lip white, heavily overlaid pink leaving white midline stripe on midlobe; column white, overlaid pink, anther cap white; substance heavy; texture diamond dust; attractive undulate leaf margins; cross is (Phal Purple Gem 'B#1' HCC 76 Pts x Phal deliciosa 'Bryon Kelly Rinke' HCC 76 Pts).

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Julio Vinueza 'M & B'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya King of Taiwan x Cattleya violacea

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193051

Two well displayed flowers on one strong inflorescence; sepals very flat, purple-pink; petals slightly cupped, purple-pink, margins lightly ruffled; lip purple-pink, white basally with light purple veins, yellow medially, darker purple-pink triangular blush at distal midpoint, margin deeply ruffled, column enclosed; column and anther cap white; substance firm; texture diamond dust; slight fragrance noted.

Aerides Punchinello 'Sierra'

Aerides odorata x Aerides lawrenceae

CCE/AOS (93 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max C. Thompson
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193052

Seven hundred nine flowers and 202 buds on 29 gracefully arched, pendent inflorescences, averaging 43cm; extremely large, vigorous, well grown plant 120cm wide and 135cm tall grown on a 20-cm wooden basket; sepals and petals slightly cupped, white, apically shaded fuchsia; lip white, parallel to column, midlobe spotted fuchsia, coalesced solid fuchsia proximally, prominent 0.8-cm by 1.6-cm nectary green; column white dusted pink, anther cap cream-color; substance heavy; texture crystalline; fragrance noted.

Pleurothallis nanifolia 'Bryon'

CCE/AOS (91 points)

  • Exhibitor: Bryon K. Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193053

Forty-two cupped flowers and 43 buds on 45 inflorescences; plant very clean and well grown on a piece of cork bark 12cm wide x 12cm vertical, mat-forming plant covering most sides of the mount, miniature sized, branching, repent rhizomes, leaves 0.5cm wide x 1cm long, suborbicular to ovate, dark green; dorsal sepal translucent, reverse blushed maroon; lateral sepals and petal translucent white, lateral sepal distal two thirds blushed maroon, petal lateral margins and central midribs blushed deep maroon; lip maroon; column white, superior portion blushed maroon, anther cap maroon; substance good; texture crystalline; species from Ecuador.

Paphiopedilum Odette's Whimsy 'M & B'

Paphiopedilum Odette's Fantasy x Paphiopedilum Friedrich von Hayek

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Max Thompson & Bryon Rinke
  • Photographer: Bryon Rinke
  • Date: Nov 02, 2019
  • Award No: 20193054

One flower on one upright, 27.5cm inflorescence; sepals white, veined purple, blushed green centrally; petals green superiorly, light purple inferiorly, spotted dark burgundy, pouch dark burgundy; staminode light green, blushed light pink, spotted burgundy inferiorly; substance medium; texture waxy, sepals matte; cross (Paph Odette's Fantasy 'Red Devil' x Paph Friedrich von Hayek 'Lehua's Quite Elegance' HCC 78 Pts).

Microsaccus griffithii 'Whisper Dottie's Gemini'

CHM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Laura and Wes Newton
  • Photographer: Mark Duttweiler
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192686

Twenty-eight tiny, cupped, upright, paired, concolor white flowers and two buds emerging from distichous leaves 0.4 cm wide by 0.5 cm long, plant mount on a chunk of wood; sepals lanceolate; petals lanceolate, held forward; lip porrect, throat green; substance very firm; texture highly crystalline.

Bulbophyllum crassipes 'Tower Grove'

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Missouri Botanic Garden
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20191643

Approximately 550 flowers and 1300 buds on 21 basal inflorescences to 10.5 x1.5cm emerging from an immaculately clean, cascading, stoloniferous 70-growth plant; pseudobulbs to 3.0 x 3.8cm, lanceolate leaves to 16.5 x 3.5cm, grown in sphagnum moss in a 20 x 14-cm plastic basket; sepals light yellow, heavily spotted mahogany; petals yellow, minute; lip yellow, mobile; substance firm; texture matte.

Phragmipedium Peruflora's Spirit 'Dusty's Sweetheart'

Phragmipedium kovachii x Phragmipedium Eric Young

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Nile and Lois Dusdieker
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20191645

One flower and one bud on one 41-cm inflorescence; dorsal sepal cream, overlaid rose, margins reflexed at midpoint; synsepal cream, brushed rose marginally; petals cream overlaid rose, midline lighter, broadly undulate margins; pouch cream, heavily overlaid rose, interior cream, spotted rose; staminode cream, centrally blushed rose; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Paphiopedilum Hop Butterscotch 'Deerwood'

Paphiopedilum Jollix Land x Paphiopedilum helenae

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Ross Hella
  • Photographer: Nile Dusdieker
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20191646

One extremely glossy flower on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal apple green, faint brown bars basally, dark brown midline, white picotee; synsepal green; petals chartreuse, brushed brown, heavier on superior half, margins undulate; pouch rose-tan; staminode light green, golden tan boss; substance firm; texture glossy.

Vanda Memoria Louis Hatos 'Chad's Dark Passion'

Vanda John De Biase x Vanda tessellata

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chad Whetstone
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192704

Twenty flowers on two upright, staked inflorescences; sepals and petals ovate, margins slightly undulate, grape-purple, overlaid and tessellated brown, reflexed slightly with age; lip white, midlobe porrect, suffused bright purple, side lobes stippled purple; column white, basal halo light purple, anther cap pale yellow; substance firm; texture waxy; lightly scented.

Vanda Laksi 'Janis Red Glow'

Vanda Thonglor x Vanda curvifolia

HCC/AOS (77 points)

  • Exhibitor: Charles Whetstone
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192705

Thirty well-arranged flowers on one erect inflorescence; flowers cranberry red; sepals and petals ovate; lip midlobe rectangular, double keeled, dark cranberry red, blushed lavender apically, side lobes golden yellow, blushed cranberry red; midlobe dark cranberry red; column yellow, overlaid cranberry red, anther cap lavender; substance firm; texture lightly crystalline.

Vanda Richard Killian (1988) 'Lemon Yellow Glow'

Vanda denisoniana x Vanda Tavivat

HCC/AOS (75 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chad Whetstone
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192708

Seven pleasingly presented, square, light lemon yellow flowers on one upright inflorescence; dorsal sepal spatulate, hooded, proximal margins rolled back, margins undulate; lateral sepals obovate, downswept, margins undulate, blushed light green; petal spatulate, reflexed, margins undulate; lip oblong, wide, bilobed, side lobes flared, basely overlaid light orange, midlobe overlaid light green blush, two prominent keels, centrally stippled mahogany lateral lines; column white, anther cap faint yellow; substance very firm; texture matte; flower shape typical of Vanda denisoniana.

Vanda Motes Burning Sands 'Orange Joy'

Vanda lamellata x Vanda Motes Goldpiece

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chad Whetstone
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192709

Seventeen beautifully-patterned flowers and eight buds on one inflorescence; flower base color golden yellow; sepals and petals ovate; dorsal sepals and petals spotted mahogany proximally, lightly blushed mahogany apically; lateral sepals tessellated and suffused mahogany; lip porrect, midlobe retuse, proximally striped mahogany, distally overlaid sepia, side lobes inferior margins striped mahogany; pollinia sepia; substance moderately firm; texture slightly crystalline, lip matte.

Vandachostylis Blue Fairy 'Janis Dark Pink'

Vanda Meda Arnold x Rhynchostylis coelestis

HCC/AOS (76 points)

  • Exhibitor: Chad Whetstone
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192710

Sixteen, well-spaced, slightly nodding flowers and eleven buds on one upright inflorescence; flowers cream, overlaid salmon, veined fuchsia; dorsal sepal ovate, lateral sepals spade-shaped; petals spatulate; lip midlobe rectangular, midlobe overlaid dark fuchsia, two central keels, side lobes overlaid gold-yellow; column blushed fuchsia, anther cap white; substance firm; texture matte.

Vanda Robert Moorhead 'Naoki's Purple Tongue'

Vanda Lauren Gardiner x Vanda insignis

HCC/AOS (78 points)

  • Exhibitor: Naoki Kawamura
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192706

Eleven nicely-marked flowers and one bud on two inflorescences; sepals and petals spatulate, slightly undulate, base color cream-chartreuse, spotted brown proximally, tessellated brown distally; lateral sepals sub-falcate; lip porrect, white, midlobe apically bifurcate, heavily suffused and overlaid dark purple, proximal central callus white, side lobes lightly blushed purple; column and anther cap white, pollinia yellow-brown; substance firm; texture waxy; fragrance soap-like.

Vanda Robert Moorhead 'Ed Carter'

Vanda Lauren Gardiner x Vanda insignis

AM/AOS (80 points)

  • Exhibitor: Naoki Kawamura
  • Photographer: Kay Clark
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192707

Four distinctly marked flowers and one bud on one cut inflorescence; sepals and petals margins slightly undulate, base color cream-chartreuse, spotted cordovan proximally, tessellated cordovan distally; dorsal sepal and petals spatulate; lateral sepals ovate; lip porrect, white, midlobe apex flabellate (fan-shaped), suffused and overlaid deep purple, proximal central callus white, side lobes lightly blushed purple; column and anther cap white, pollinia yellow; substance hard; texture waxy; fragrance pleasant.

Phragmipedium Misty Run Sunrise 'Wacousta'

Phragmipedium Waunakee Sunset x Phragmipedium fischeri

AM/AOS (82 points)

  • Exhibitor: Dot Potter Barnett
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192862

One flower on an erect inflorescence; dorsal sepal white, blushed raspberry; synsepal white; petals light raspberry on inferior half, darker raspberry on superior half, white on inferior distal half; pouch raspberry, darker raspberry veins; staminode square, overlaid yellow centrally, distal spot deep raspberry; substance firm; texture velvety.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Circle of Nine 'Syzygy'

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Loud Nine x Cattleya Circle of Life

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Peter Ostlund
  • Photographer: Katie Payeur
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20192858

Three exceptionally round, flat flowers on two inflorescences; flowers uniformly crimson; petal margins finely ruffled; lip darker red centrally, ruffled; column white, blushed lavender, dark red-purple apically, anther cap white; substance firm; texture velvety.

Phalaenopsis Nobby's Purple Eagle 'Nobby'

Phalaenopsis Black Eagle x Phalaenopsis George Vasquez

AM/AOS (81 points)

  • Exhibitor: Christine Morales and Alex Rodriguez
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20197151

Two full, flat flowers on two arched inflorescences up to 17.5cm in length; sepals apices pointed, cream, heavily overlaid magenta, apices chartreuse; petals cream, heavily overlaid magenta; lip midlobe porrect, cream, heavily overlaid magenta, midlobe and callus darker magenta, side lobes yellow, suffused light magenta; column light magenta, anther cap white; substance firm; texture satiny, lip matte.

Procatavola Walnut Valley Lime Stars 'Memoria Peggy Rafter'

Cattleychea Lime Sherbet x Brassavola Little Stars

CCM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Wayne T. Green
  • Photographer: Tom Kuligowski
  • Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Award No: 20197152

Sixty-four flowers and 33 buds on 37 inflorescences up to 28cm in length; plant very clean with leaves and flowers in pristine condition, grown in a 12.6-cm pot in lava rock; flowers stellate; sepals and petals lime green; lip tubular, cream with dark lime green basally in throat, flushed light pink over column; column lime green, anther cap cream; substance heavy; texture matte.

Pararenanthera NDC Singapore 'Norma'

Pararenanthera Jaya Baleswari x Renanthera storiei

AM/AOS (84 points)

  • Exhibitor: Frank Francisco
  • Photographer: James Curtis
  • Date: Oct 25, 2019
  • Award No: 20191471

Twenty-five evenly shingled flowers on one branched inflorescence; flowers orange-red, overlaid and striated red; dorsal sepal lanceolate, lateral sepals falcate, broad basally; petals lanceolate; lip trilobed, canary yellow, barred crimson, side lobes and midlobe overlaid blood-red distally; column and anther cap orange-red; substance firm; texture matte.

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