Provisional Awards

Santa Barbara, CA, July 20, 2016

Vanda luzonica Sycamore Creek AM/AOS 82 pts.
© Larry Vierheilig 2016
Plant Name: Vanda luzonica ‘Sycamore Creek’ AM/AOS 82 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 6.1 cm Vertical: 5.5 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.5 cm Length: 2.8 cm
Petal Width: 2.0 cm Length: 2.8 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 2.3 cm Length: 1.6 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.6 cm Length: 2.5 cm

Description: Twelve flowers and one bud on one 27.0-cm upright arching inflorescence; sepals white flared magenta distally, lateral sepals spotted magenta proximally; petals slightly twisted forward spotted magenta proximally, flared magenta distally; lip white, midlobe overlaid magenta, spur slightly stripped magenta; column white, anther cap translucent; substance firm; texture matte, magenta coloration glossy.
Exhibitor: Bill Robsan
Rhynchostele ehrenbergii Sycamore Creek HCC/AOS 77 pts.
© Larry Vierheilig 2016
Plant Name: Rhynchostele ehrenbergii ‘Sycamore Creek’ HCC/AOS 77 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 4.7 cm Vertical: 4.2 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 0.8 cm Length: 2.1 cm
Petal Width: 1.1 cm Length: 2.1 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 0.5 cm Length: 2.3 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.8 cm Length: 2.3 cm

Description: Thirty-one flat flowers and three buds on twelve arching inflorescences; sepals white, heavily barred green-brown; petals ovate, white, spotted green-brown proximally; lip white, spade shaped, margins crenate, slightly undulate; column white, anther cap pink-tan; substance medium; texture crystalline.
Exhibitor: Bill Robsan
Laeliocattleya Miss Wonderful Le Cirque AM/AOS 82 pts.
© Larry Vierheilig 2016
Plant Name: Laeliocattleya Miss Wonderful ‘Le Cirque’ AM/AOS 82 pts.
(C. Mari's Song x L. anceps)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 9.8 cm Vertical: 11.8 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 2.6 cm Length: 7.1 cm
Petal Width: 4.4 cm Length: 6.4 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 2.6 cm Length: 6.6 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 5.0 cm Length: 7.0 cm

Description: Four flat flowers, slightly crowded, on one 15.0-cm upright inflorescence; sepals light pink overlaid magenta marginally; petals cream, light yellow centrally, margins undulate, broadly overlaid dark lavender-magenta, broader proximally; lip cream, dark yellow centrally, marginally overlaid dark lavender magenta basally and distally, throat broadly veined dark lavender-magenta; coalescing medially; column white brushed dark lavender-magenta, heavier basally; substance firm; texture crystalline.
Exhibitor: Cal-Orchid
Cattleya Whitei Ryan Methmann HCC/AOS 78 pts.
© Larry Vierheilig 2016
Plant Name: Cattleya Whitei ‘Ryan Methmann’ HCC/AOS 78 pts.
(C. schilleriana (1857) x C. warneri)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 16.0 cm Vertical: 16.7 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 2.9 cm Length: 8.8 cm
Petal Width: 4.8 cm Length: 8.7 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 2.4 cm Length: 8.0 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 5.5 cm Length: 7.9 cm

Description: Seven flowers on two upright inflorescences; base color coerulea; lip side lobes flared medium dark coerulea-lavender apically, midlobe heavily veined medium dark coerulea-lavender, coalescing distally, margin picotee coerulea, undulate; column white; substance firm; texture matte.
Exhibitor: Frank Methmann