Provisional Awards

Long Beach, CA , January 28, 2013

Phrag. Red Lightning Strike HCC 77 pts.
© Arthur Pinkers 2013
Plant Name: Phragmipedium Red Lightning 'Strike' HCC/AOS 77 pts.
(sargentianum x humboldtii)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 15.5 cm Vertical: 18.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.8 cm Length: 7.8 cm
Petal Width: 1.4 cm Length: 17.8 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 3.2 cm Length: 6.3 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 3.0 cm Length: 6.0 cm

Description: Three flowers and two buds on two 53.0 cm inflorescences; flower base color yellow-green; sepals veined green; petals thinly barred rose-pine proximally transitioning to solid bright rose-pink distally; pouch transitioning to rose-pink on reverse, veined dark red, inner rim spotted rose-pink; staminode margin red; substance medium; texture glossy.
Exhibitor: Don Goss
C. N.R. (Pink Doll x Pole-Star) Diamond Orchids AM 81 pts.
© Arthur Pinkers 2013
Plant Name: Cattleya Virginia Dickey 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS 81 pts.
(Pink Doll x Pole-Star)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 5.7 cm Vertical: 4.9 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.7 cm Length: 2.8 cm
Petal Width: 2.8 cm Length: 2.8 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.6 cm Length: 2.5 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.6 cm Length: 2.0 cm

Description: Three flowers on two inflorescences; sepals and petals pink-red, veined darker red; lip margin and mid-lobe red, throat yellow, veined red; substance firm, texture velvet.
Exhibitor: Peter T. Lin