Provisional Awards

Santa Barbara, CA, March 20, 2013

Den River Warrior Sky Fire HCC 76 pts.
© Larry Vierheilig 2013
Plant Name: Dendrobium River Warrior 'Sky Fire' HCC/AOS 76 pts.
(Warrior x Star of Riverdene)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 5.1 cm Vertical: 5.5 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 0.5 cm Length: 3.5 cm
Petal Width: 0.3 cm Length: 3.0 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.0 cm Length: 4.2 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 0.8 cm Length: 1.5 cm

Description: Thirty-four star shaped flowers on five 8.5 to 13.0 cm upright inflorescences; flower base color golden-yellow; sepals picotee cherry red on proximal three-fourths; tri-lobed lip overlaid cherry red, crest and central midvein outlined dark cherry red; column cream; substance firm; texture crystalline.
Exhibitor: Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Den. papilio Rosminah AM 80 pts.
© Larry Vierheilig 2013
Plant Name: Dendrobium papilio 'Rosminah' AM/AOS 80 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 11.0 cm Vertical: 8.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 2.6 cm Length: 6.0 cm
Petal Width: 3.8 cm Length: 5.6 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 2.8 cm Length: 7.8 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 3.5 cm Length: 5.0 cm

Description: Nine translucent white flowers and seven buds on fourteen pendant inflorescences; lip spade shaped, veined purple on proximal half, narrow connector and nectary bright green; substance very thin; texture satin.
Exhibitor: Don Brown
Paph Macabre Contrast Dark Wings HCC 79 pts.
© Larry Vierheilig 2013
Plant Name: Paphiopedilum Macabre Contrast 'Dark Wings' HCC/AOS 79 pts.
(Macabre Magic x Love Song)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 13.6 cm Vertical: 10.8 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 5.7 cm Length: 5.6 cm
Petal Width: 2.6 cm Length: 7.3 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 4.3 cm Length: 4.9 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 2.3 cm Length: 6.4 cm

Description: One well presented flower on one 24.0 cm inflorescence; sepals white, blushed maroon on basal half, veined dark maroon proximally transitioning to green distally; petals green very heavily spotted and blotched dark maroon, margins hirsute; pouch dark maroon; staminode light green; substance medium; texture glossy.
Exhibitor: Jim Sloniker
Den Crimson Star Scarlet Edge HCC 79 pts.
© Larry Vierheilig 2013
Plant Name: Dendrobium Crimson Star 'Scarlet Edge' HCC/AOS 79 pts.
(Tegan's Delite x speciosum)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 3.5 cm Vertical: 5.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 0.8 cm Length: 3.2 cm
Petal Width: 0.5 cm Length: 2.2 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 0.5 cm Length: 2.8 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 0.7 cm Length: 1.0 cm

Description: Twenty-one flowers on one arching inflorescence; sepals and petals butter yellow, cream basally, overlaid cordovan on apical two-thirds; lip white, spotted red; column cream; substance medium; texture matte.
Exhibitor: Santa Barbara Orchid Estate