Provisional Awards

San Marino, CA, February 11, 2017

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum ‘Vinh Huy Nguyen’ FCC/AOS 90 pts.
© Arthur Pinkers 2017
Plant Name: Paphiopedilum fairrieanum ‘Vinh Huy Nguyen’ FCC/AOS 90 pts.

Natural Spread Horizontal: 4.5 cm Vertical: 5.0 cm
Dorsal Sepal
Width: 3.0 cm Length: 3.5 cm
Petal Width: 1.1 cm Length: 2.4 cm
Lateral Sepal (Synsepal): Width: 1.7 cm Length: 2.6 cm
Lip (Pouch): Width: 1.4 cm Length: 2.4 cm

Description: One extraordinary miniature, well presented flower on 3.5-cm erect stem; dorsal sepal white, veined green proximally becoming dark purple distally, broadly brushed purple halo paralleling margin distally, margin hirsute; synsepal white proximally veined green becoming dark purple distally; petals white, medial veins purple proximally becoming green centrally transitioning to dark purple apically, heavily overlaid purple along margins yet revealing white picotee, finely spotted purple basally, margins hirsute; pouch white overlaid light green, veined purple, blushed purple broadly along rim; staminode white overlaid and tessellated dark green proximally, a purple band overlaid distally providing a mirror image of dorsal coloring; substance firm; texture glossy; awarded for it's balance of miniature size in relation to the size of plant and it's exquisite charm and form.
Exhibitor: Vinh Huy Nguyen
Paphiopedilum fairrieanum ‘Vinh Huy Nguyen’ FCC/AOS 90 pts. plant
© Arthur Pinkers 2017