Provisional Awards

Long Beach, CA , December 19, 2011

Catasetum lucis Dana's Bird of Paradise AM 80 pts
© Arthur Pinkers 2011
Plant Name: Catasetum lucis 'Dana's Bird of Paradise' AM/AOS 80 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 6.2 cm Vertical: 5.3 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.8 cm Length: 4.0 cm
Petal Width: 1.0 cm Length: 4.0 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 3.4 cm Length: 2.0 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 3.0 cm Length: 2.5 cm

Description: Twenty-one male flowers symmetrically arranged on one 134.0 cm erect inflorescence; sepals and petals rich lime green; lip light green; callus cream; substance hard; texture matte.
Exhibitor: Brent Baker
Cycnodes Emerald Swans Sunset Valley Orchids AM 87 pts
© Arthur Pinkers 2011
Plant Name: Cycnodes Emerald Swans 'Sunset Valley Orchids' AM/AOS 87 pts.
(Morm. tezonitle x Cyc. warscewiczii)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 7.2 cm Vertical: 6.2 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.6 cm Length: 4.2 cm
Petal Width: 2.0 cm Length: 4.2 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.9 cm Length: 4.2 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 2.8 cm Length: 2.7 cm

Description: Fifteen flowers on one arching inflorescence; sepals and petals clear light green, veined medium green, overlaid darker green centrally; lip epichile medium green, mesochile dark green, hypochile ivory; column arching, cygnate, medium green; anther cap yellow; substance hard; texture of sepals and petals satin, lip high gloss.
Exhibitor: Fred Clarke
Clowesetum JEM's Dragon Tears Sunset Valley Orchids AM 80 pts
© Arthur Pinkers 2011
Plant Name: Clowesetum JEM's Dragon Tears 'Sunset Valley Orchids' AM/AOS 80 pts.
(Cl. warczewitzii x Ctsm. cirrhaeoides)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 5.3 cm Vertical: 3.4 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 0.9 cm Length: 2.2 cm
Petal Width: 0.9 cm Length: 1.0 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.1 cm Length: 2.3 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.2 cm Length: 1.8 cm

Description: Fifty-five flowers and sixteen buds on two 25.0 cm pendant inflorescences; base color chartreuse; sepals heavily blotched mahogany; petals blotched mahogany basally and along mid-vein, petal reverse heavily spotted mahogany; lip saccate, yellow, blotched and spotted chestnut proximally, black-purple ridge distally, margin fimbriate distally; substance firm; texture of sepals and petals matte, lip waxy.
Exhibitor: Fred Clarke
Oncidium Frechdachs San Diego AM 83 pts
© Arthur Pinkers 2011
Plant Name: Oncidium [Syn. Odontoglossum] Frechdachs 'San Diego' AM/AOS 83 pts.
(Onc. nobile x Onc. Nicky Strauss)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 8.5 cm Vertical: 8.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 3.2 cm Length: 4.1 cm
Petal Width: 3.8 cm Length: 4.0 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 3.9 cm Length: 4.8 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 2.0 cm Length: 2.55 cm

Description: Thirty-three flowers and seven buds on two arching inflorescences; base color white; sepals and petals brushed burgundy, variously spotted and blotched burgundy; lip spotted and blotched burgundy, brilliant yellow centrally, striped and feathered red burgundy, callus brilliant yellow; column lightly overlaid sulphur basally, fringed apically, fringes tipped burgundy; anther cap cream, margins burgundy, tipped burgundy; substance firm; texture crystalline.
Exhibitor: Helmut Rohrl