Provisional Awards

San Diego, CA , December 6, 2011

Zga Adelaide Oval Windflower HCC
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Plant Name: Zygoneria Adelaide Oval 'Windflower' HCC/AOS 79 pts.
(Adelaide Charmer x Adelaide Meadows)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 7.4 cm Vertical: 6.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.7 cm Length: 3.4 cm
Petal Width: 1.7 cm Length: 3.0 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 2.0 cm Length: 3.7 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 3.8 cm Length: 3.6 cm

Description: Twelve flowers and nine buds on four upright mature inflorescences, plant has one immature inflorescence; sepals and petals bright apple green, splotched mahogany; lip white, striated purple, proximal purple dusting overlay; column dark chocolate brown; anther cap cream; substance firm; texture matte.
Exhibitor: Betty Kelepecz
Fdk Desert Tennor Sunset Valley Orchids FCC
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Plant Name: Fredclarkeara Desert Tenor 'Sunset Valley Orchids' FCC/AOS 90 pts.
(Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. tenebrosum)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 4.3 cm Vertical: 4.2 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.4 cm Length: 3.0 cm
Petal Width: 1.8 cm Length: 3.0 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.5 cm Length: 3.0 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 2.1 cm Length: 3.1 cm

Description: Thirty well presented flowers on two 25.0 cm arching, pendant inflorescences; sepals and petals yellow, veined light mahogany-rose, margins dark mahogany-rose; lip yellow, margin dark mahogany-rose, crenate distally; Column yellow green, White proximally on ventral surface; anther cap light yellow; substance extremely hard; substance waxy; contrasting colors created a striking luminous effect.
Exhibitor: Fred Clarke
Morm Jumbo Bacia Sunset Valley Orchids AM
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Plant Name: Mormodes Morm Jumbo Bacia 'Sunset Valley Orchids' AM/AOS 80 pts.
(badia x uncia)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 3.6 cm Vertical: 3.7 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 0.6 cm Length: 2.8 cm
Petal Width: 0.9 cm Length: 2.8 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 0.7 cm Length: 2.6 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 0.9 cm Length: 1.8 cm

Description: Thirty-seven flowers on one 46.0 cm gracefully arched inflorescence; sepals and petals warm, dark maroon; lip lighter maroon; column twisted, green ventrally, rose dorsally; anther white, anther cap rose; substance firm, texture matte; sepals sharply reflexed.
Exhibitor: Fred Clarke
Cld Jumbo Freedom Sunset Valley Orchids AM
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Plant Name: Cyclodes Jumbo Freedom 'Sunset Valley Orchids' AM/AOS 82 pts.
(Mo. Emiina Watouy x Cyc. warscewiczii)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 5.6 cm Vertical: 4.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.9 cm Length: 3.5 cm
Petal Width: 2.3 cm Length: 2.9 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 2.0 cm Length: 3.0 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 2.5 cm Length: 2.3 cm

Description: Fifty-eight well presented flowers on four 11.0 cm arching, pendulous inflorescences from two pseudobulbs; sepals and petals light green-yellow, becoming green basally, veins finely spotted red-brown; lip light orange basally, green-brown band becoming yellow distally, serrate margin red-brown; column bright green; substance firm; texture matte.
Exhibitor: Fred Clarke