Provisional Awards

San Diego County Orchid Show In the Park, San Diego, CA, January 28, 2017

Cattleya coccinea ‘Paradox’ HCC/AOS 77 pts.
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Plant Name: Cattleya coccinea ‘Paradox’ HCC/AOS 77 pts.
Species

Natural Spread Horizontal: 5.7 cm Vertical: 5.7 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 1.7 cm Length: 2.8 cm
Petal Width: 3.3 cm Length: 2.8 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.8 cm Length: 2.8 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.0 cm Length: 1.7 cm

Description: Six flowers on six inflorescences; sepals and petals bright red-orange, medial veins slightly darker red-orange; lip bright yellow, side lobes and midlobe overlaid bright red-orange, veins bright red-orange centrally; column white; anther cap white, purple distally; substance medium; texture crystalline; plant grown in a 7.0-cm pot.
Exhibitor: Paul and Ann Tuskes
Galeopetalum N.R. ‘Miki’ AM/AOS 83 pts.
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Plant Name: Galeopetalum N.R. ‘Miki’ AM/AOS 83 pts.
(Z. Kiwi Korker x Gptm. Midnight Magic)

Natural Spread Horizontal: 7.5 cm Vertical: 8.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 2.1 cm Length: 3.6 cm
Petal Width: 2.1 cm Length: 3.2 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 2.6 cm Length: 4.1 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 4.7 cm Length: 4.2 cm

Description: Five flowers and two buds on one erect inflorescence; sepals and petals lime-green overlaid red-brown, margin lime green picotee; lip white, solid dark purple proximally becoming blotched and speckled distally, callus dark purple; column lime green heavily speckled dark purple, anther cap white; substance heavy; texture waxy, callus glossy.
Exhibitor: Casa de las Orquides