Provisional Awards

Long Beach, CA , March 25, 2013

Den. Elegant Heart Tan Huong am 80 pts.
© Arthur Pinkers 2013
Plant Name: Dendrobium Elegant Heart 'Tan Huong' AM/AOS 80 pts.
(Peewee x speciosum)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 5.4 cm Vertical: 8.5 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 0.7 cm Length: 4.4 cm
Petal Width: 0.6 cm Length: 3.5 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 0.8 cm Length: 4.4 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.2 cm Length: 1.8 cm

Description: Eighty-two flowers and eight buds on nine upright inflorescences; sepals butter yellow, margin dusted light purple picotee; petals butter yellow; lip veined pale purple, mid-vein purple, callous yellow; column cream heavily suffused purple; substance firm; texture crystalline.
Exhibitor: Agnes Nguyen
C. coccinea Tokyo Mini AM 85 pts. close up
© Arthur Pinkers 2013
Plant Name: Cattleya coccinea 'Tokyo Mini' AM/AOS 85 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 4.5 cm Vertical: 4.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.5 cm Length: 2.1 cm
Petal Width: 2.9 cm Length: 2.2 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.3 cm Length: 1.9 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.1 cm Length: 1.8 cm

Description: Nine flowers on nine compact inflorescences held well above the leaves; sepals and petals orange-red, yellow-orange along median veins, veined darker red-orange, red-orange picotee; lip orange-red, throat golden-yellow, veined darker orange-red on distal quarter, extending to margin; column yellow, wings picotee orange-red; substance extremely firm; substance diamond dust; overall charming plant that can be used for hybridizing due to it's small size.
Exhibitor: Peter T. Lin