Provisional Awards

Santa Barbara, CA, April 20, 2011

Cytopodium virescens Whitney Jo
© Larry Vierheilig 2011
Plant Name: Cytopodium virescens ‘Whitney Jo’ CCM/AOS 85 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 4.5 cm Vertical: 2.3 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.0 cm Length: 2.1 cm
Petal Width: 1.2 cm Length: 2.3 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 0.8 cm Length: 2.2 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.4 cm Length: 1.2 cm

Description: Well grown and presented plant, new growths bearing acuminate green leaves ringing contrasting with eighteen deciduous pseudobulbs in a 30 cm plastic container; Six hundred fifty-six flowers on six upright branched inflorescences; sepals chartreuse, spotted and barred brown; petals yellow, lip mid lobe, bilobed, yellow, barred light brown on margin, side lobes brown; column and anther cap chartreuse; substance medium; texture matte; flower bracts chartreuse barred brown.
Exhibitor: Fred Robson
Bulb. cephalophorum Ethan Penfield Gan
© Larry Vierheilig 2011
Plant Name: Bulb. cephalophorum 'Ethan Penfield-Gan' CBR/AOS

Natural Spread Horizontal: 0.7 cm Vertical: 1.1 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 0.2 cm Length: 0.4 cm
Petal Width: 0.1 cm Length: 0.4 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 0.15 cm Length: 0.4 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 0.05 cm Length: 0.25 cm

Description: Five growth, 7.0 cm tall plant grown in 7.5 cm plastic pot; twenty flowers and fifteen buds on two 5.0 cm inflorescences; sepals and petals translucent cream, distal half orange cream; lip orange-brown; column cream; substance medium; texture crystalline; recognized for well presented and contrasting flowers, not shown before in judging.
Exhibitor: Gin Gan
C. coccinea Madam Chu
© Larry Vierheilig 2011
Plant Name: Cattleya (Syn Sophronitis) coccinea ‘Madam Chu’ HCC/AOS 77 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 6.6 cm Vertical: 6.2 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.9 cm Length: 3.8 cm
Petal Width: 3.2 cm Length: 3.8 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.9 cm Length: 3.0 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 0.9 cm Length: 1.8 cm

Description: One brilliant flower on one inflorescence; flower base color red-orange; sepals and petals veined dark red-orange; lip throat yellow basally, veined purple; column white, margin black-purple; substance firm; texture crystalline.
Exhibitor: Don Brown
Angcst. Aurora Northern Lights
© Larry Vierheilig 2011
Plant Name: Angulocaste Aurora 'Northern Lights' HCC/AOS 76 pts.
(Ang. ruckeri x Lyc. Auburn)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 6.5 cm Vertical: 7.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 4.7 cm Length: 8.7 cm
Petal Width: 3.6 cm Length: 6.3 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 4.2 cm Length: 9.0 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.50.9 cm Length: 4.2 cm

Description: Four flowers and one bud on five inflorescences; sepals and petals yellow-green, densely spotted cordovan; lip yellow, very heavily spotted cordovan on side lobes and proximal half of mid lobe; column cream; substance very heavy; texture matte, form favor Anguloa parent.
Exhibitor: Frank Methmann
Sarcochilus hartmanii Kyle
© Larry Vierheilig 2011
Plant Name: Sarcochilus hartmanii 'Kyle' CCM/AOS 82 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 2.7 cm Vertical: 2.9 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.1 cm Length: 1.5 cm
Petal Width: 0.8 cm Length: 1.2 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.0 cm Length: 1.4 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 0.3 cm Length: 0.5 cm

Description: Four hundred thirty-two flowers and one hundred forty-four on thirty-six inflorescences; sepals and petals white; proximal quarter heavily barred maroon; lip side lobes maroon; mid lobe cream; substance firm; texture matte; flowers completely surrounding plant grown in a 20.0 cm pot containing 26 growths; appearance is fuller than previous awards.
Exhibitor: Fred Robson