Provisional Awards

San Diego, CA, January 3, 2017

Dracula Raven ‘Midnight Windflower’ AM/AOS 81 pts.
© Arnold Gum 2017
Plant Name: Dracula Raven ‘Midnight Windflower’ AM/AOS 81 pts.
Parentage: (Drac. vampira x Drac. roezlii)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 17.7 cm Vertical: 24.5 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 2.9 cm Length: 4.7 cm
Petal Width: 0.3 cm Length: 0.7 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 2.4 cm Length: 5.0 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 0.9 cm Length: 1.7 cm

Description: One flat flower on one pendulous inflorescence; sepals white, light green proximally, heavily overlaid dark black-brown, tessellation revealing light green proximally and base color centrally, dorsal caudae 8.5 cm, lateral caudae 7.2 cm; petals light green distally, midvein black-brown, black-brown "V" distally; lip light pink, cream distally, crest coral; column green-yellow, anther cap yellow; substance medium; texture matte.
Exhibitor: Betty Kelepecz
Paphiopedilum spicerianum ‘Arnie’ AM/AOS 80 pts.
© Arnold Gum 2017
Plant Name: Paphiopedilum spicerianum ‘Arnie’ AM/AOS 80 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 8.0 cm Vertical: 7.5 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 5.8 cm Length: 4.5 cm
Petal Width: 1.6 cm Length: 4.3 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 3.3 cm Length: 3.5 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 2.2 cm Length: 4.5 cm

Description: Two flowers on one 33.0-cm and one 24.5-cm inflorescences; dorsal sepal white, Granny Smith apple green basally, midvein purple centrally, sparse and finely hirsute pale purple centrally; synsepal white blushed light Granny Smith apple green faint overlaid light purple centrally; petals Granny Smith apple green finely spotted purple along veins, very heavily concentrated along midvein, blushed purple distally, superior margin undulate, inferior margin wavy; pouch light green overlaid diffuse maroon centrally; staminode white, overlaid purple revealing white centrally and on margin, yellow spot centrally; substance firm; texture satiny, dorsal sepal crystalline.
Exhibitor: Arnold Gum