Provisional Awards

San Diego, CA, October 4, 2016

Cattleya jenmanii ‘Melissa Burzell’ AM/AOS 80 pts.
© Arnold Gum 2016
Plant Name: Taeniophyllum obtusum ‘Windflower’ CBR/AOS

Natural Spread Horizontal: 0.6 cm Vertical: 0.5 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: <.1 cm Length: 0.2 cm
Petal Width: 0.1 cm Length: 0.2 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: <0.1 cm Length: 0.2 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 0.25 cm Length: 0.2 cm

Description: Seven flowers and one bud on seven upright, inflorescences borne on a 1.0-cm tall leafless stalk with flattened roots radiating 13.0-cm by 13.0-cm growing on a 11.5-cm long by 3.5-cm diameter piece of Manzanita with a small amount of sphagnum moss when it was originally established bearing sessile, fractiflex rachis many successively flowered inflorescences with two ranked green-brown, triangular, acute, concave floral bracts; sepals and petals pale yellow; lip saccate, white, 0.15-cm spur, translucent green; column white; anther cap white, lavender over pollineum; substance light; texture crystalline; country of origin Malaysia; award pending SITF verification; awarded for an unusual leafless orchid with charming, sparkling 0.6-cm flowers.
Exhibitor: Betty Kelepecz
Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi Bell Orchidea HCC/AOS 79 pts.
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Plant Name: Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi ‘Bell 'Orchidea’ HCC/AOS 79 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 2.7 cm Vertical: 3.3 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 0.9 cm Length: 1.8 cm
Petal Width: 0.9 cm Length: 0.9 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 0.9 cm Length: 1.8 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 0.5 cm Length: 0.4 cm

Description: One flower on a single upright inflorescence; sepals pale green-yellow; petals significantly pelloric, green-yellow, side lobes forming broad arrow head, white apically, midlobe elongated oval attached perpendicular to the isthmus, tips white, callus central, yellow-green; lip green-yellow, side lobes white apically, midlobe apex elongated oval attached perpendicular to the distal portion, white, callus yellow-green; column green-yellow; substance firm; texture glossy.
Exhibitor: Phyllis Prestia
Cattleya N.R. ‘Arnie’ HCC/AOS 78 pts
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Plant Name: Cattleya N.R. ‘Arnie’ HCC/AOS 78 pts.
(C. Nora's Melody x C. Circle of Life)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 9.5 cm Vertical: 10.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 2.0 cm Length: 5.5 cm
Petal Width: 4.0 cm Length: 5.0 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 2.1 cm Length: 5.0 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 3.4 cm Length: 4.4 cm

Description: Two very flat flowers on one upright inflorescence; sepal bright lavender, petals overlaid bright lavender, white base revealed on proximal half medially, flared red distally; Lip white, bright yellow centrally, side lobes overlaid lavender proximally, margin overlaid red-lavender; midlobe overlaid lavender flared red-lavender centrally; column white brushed lavender distally, anther cap white centrally dark lavender; substance firm; texture finely crystalline.
Exhibitor: Arnold Gum
Laelia Wellesley ‘RB Lavender Spider’ HCC/AOS 78 pts.
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Plant Name: Laelia Wellesley ‘RB Lavender Spider’ HCC/AOS 78 pts.
(L. lyonsii x L. superbiens)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 9.2 cm Vertical: 10.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.8 cm Length: 8.0 cm
Petal Width: 2.2 cm Length: 7.8 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.9 cm Length: 6.2 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 2.0 cm Length: 3.8 cm

Description: Thirteen resupinate, stellate flowers on one erect 84.0-cm inflorescence; sepal and petals white tessellated dark lavender along margins, reverse brushed dark lavender medially, tessellated dark lavender along margins; lip white, brushed yellow centrally veined burgundy, side lobes heavily veined burgundy, midlobe overlaid lavender broadly paralleling margin, veined lavender; substance light; texture matte.
Exhibitor: Arthur Pinkers