Provisional Awards

Orchid Society of Santa Barbara Fall Show, Santa Barbara, CA, November 27, 2010

Den. Avrils Gold Rhea Openiamo
© Larry Vierheilig 2010
Plant Name: Den. Avrils Gold 'Rhea Openiamo' AM/AOS 80 pts.
(Aussie Child x speciosum)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 5.6 cm Vertical: 6.7 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 0.9 cm Length: 4.1 cm
Petal Width: 0.6 cm Length: 3.4 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.4 cm Length: 3.5 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 2.5 cm Length: 1.7 cm

Description: Forty-nine flowers on two arching inflorescences, sixteen buds on one immature inflorescence; sepals and petals clear intense yellow, white halo proximally; sepals heavily spotted purple marginally; petals spotted purple proximally; lip white, side lobes overlaid almost solid purple, mid-lobe spotted and striped purple; substance firm, substance finely crystalline; flowers overall flat, star shaped; lateral sepals bowed.
Exhibitor: Don Brown