Provisional Awards

San Diego County Orchid Show In the Park, San Diego, CA, January 26, 2014

Lc Purple Plume 'Rainbow Valley' CCM 87
© Arnold Gum 2014
Plant Name: Laeliocattleya Purple Plume 'Rainbow Valley' CCM/AOS 87 pts.
(L. superbiens x C. x Claesiana)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 14.1 cm Vertical: 11.9 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.5 cm Length: 7.6 cm
Petal Width: 2.2 cm Length: 8.9 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.5 cm Length: 6.8 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 2.2 cm Length: 4.4 cm

Description: Forty-one flowers on three 52.2 cm to 66.4 cm strong, erect inflorescences held well above foliage of the well grown, clean plant of eight pseudobulbs in a 24.0 cm pot; sepals and petals pink; lip white, side lobs stippled purple, brushed fuchsia distally and on margins, midlobe fuchsia, throat veined purple, callus bright yellow proximally extending onto isthmus, dark purple distally; column fuchsia, anther cap white; substance light; texture matte.
Exhibitor: Anita and Jerry Spencer
Lc Purple Plume 'Rainbow Valley' CCM 87 flower
© Arnold Gum 2014
Cattleya Blue Star 'Feuerbach' HCC 77 pts
© Arnold Gum 2013
Plant Name: Cattleya Blue Star 'Feuerbach' HCC/AOS 76 pts.
(C. Valentine (1900) x di Pozzi Tisiano)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 12.1 cm Vertical: 12.8 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 2.1 cm Length: 7.2 cm
Petal Width: 3.8 cm Length: 6.9 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.8 cm Length: 5.9 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 4.0 cm Length: 5.7 cm

Description: Four flowers on one 15.0 cm inflorescence; flower base color lavender-blue; lip side lobes veined darker lavender-blue, midlobe ruffled, darker lavender-blue, overlaid and veined purple; substance firm; texture finely crystalline.
Exhibitor: Renate Schmidt