South Coast Orchid Society

Orchid Judging in Long Beach, 1954 and Beyond!

American Orchid Society Judging at Long Beach,

1968

When Orchid Digest Corporation and American Orchid Society judging programs were merged at the beginning of 1968, the judging team continued to operate in conjunction with our monthly Society meetings on the fourth Monday of each month. Results were almost always published in the SCOS newsletter. It was the normal practice of the judging team to assign a sequence number to each award when they were operating under the ODC standards, and when they began operating under AOS standards, they continued this practice, starting over again at award number 1. These sequence numbers were included in the SCOS newsletters until about the middle of 1973. Former SCOS member Rita Crothers, who was active for many years with Orchid Digest Corporation, donated an almost complete run of SCOS newsletters 1958-1973 to the ODC library, which has since been deposited at the Huntington Botanical Center. The existence of an independent and nearly complete record of the Long Beach judging center's activities 1968-1973 gave us a unique opportunity to recover the definitive list of awards that could be compared with the award records and photos in the AOS awards database. We found a number of problems in the AOS database: a few awards were missed (published in the AOS Bulletin but not found in the database), some information in the database was incorrect, some photos were misplaced, some photos that actually exist did not find their way into the database. These errors are being corrected. However, the awards themselves, and especially the photos, proved so interesting, we decided to present them here.

We were able to recover photos for 20 of the 39 awards conferred by the Long Beach site for 1968. As these photos were taken, as far as we know, as part of the AOS judging program, and for the use of AOS and its judging program, the implied copyright, if any, should remain with AOS, and, as an AOS affiliated society, SCOS presents them here with that understanding. Some photos were found in the collection of AOS award slides formerly maintained by the Pacific South Regional Judging Center, now deposited at the Huntington Botanical Center. We would very much like to obtain photos from the other 19 awards, possibly from collections of AOS award slides that were sent out to other judging centers and affiliate societies over the years.



January 22, 1968:

1  Vanda sanderiana 'Questover', HCC/AOS 76.6 points, Rolan and Nell Howard. AOS Award No. 19680036, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other usable data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(7):630, July, 1968. Award text: "Eleven flowers on one spike; light pink background with light veining; cinnamon-brown veination. Natural spread of flower 3⅝"; dorsal sepal 1¾" wide, 1¾" long; petals 1¼" wide, 1½" long; lateral sepals 1¾" wide, 2" long; lip ¾" wide, ½" long", exhibitors Roland and Nell Howard, Escondido, CA.


2  Ascocenda Meda Arnold 'Corona Del Mar', HCC/AOS 75.4 points, Dr. David Ballentine. Now correctly Vanda Meda Arnold. AOS Award No. 19680034, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other usable data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(7):630, July, 1968. Award text: "Two spikes with nineteen flowers on one and twenty flowers on the other; brilliant coral flowers; round, flat form; flowers well arranged on strong stems", no measurements given, exhibitor David Ballentine, MD, Corona Del Mar, CA.


3  Paph. Idaho 'Valerie', CMM [=CCM/AOS], 79.8 points, William A. Ortgier. AOS Award No. 19680037, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other usable data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(7):630, July, 1968. Award text: "A large plant in nine-inch pot with twelve flowers; leaves and flowers all in excellent condition", no measurements given, exhibitor William A. Ortgier, Bell, CA.


Cym. Silent Night 'Angel's Breath' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

4  Cym. Silent Night 'Angel's Breath', HCC/AOS 75.3 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. AOS Award No. 19680035, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, cultivar name 'Angels Breach', no other usable data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(7):630, July, 1968, with cultivar name 'Angels Breach'. Award text: "Three spikes with ten flowers on one, eight on another and five on the other; clear white sepals and petals slightly flushed pink on lower half obverse of ventral sepals; lip slightly small, white, heavily lined and dotted raspberry; flushed pink around edge of all three lobes; heavy yellow mask in center of lip; all flowers open. Natural spread of flower 3"; dorsal sepal 1-5/16" wide, 2½" long; petals 1¼" wide, 2½" long, lateral sepals 1⅜" wide, 2½" long, lip 1⅛" wide, 1⅞" long", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA.

Establishing the correct cultivar name: The cultivar name was published in the SCOS newsletter as 'Angel's Breath'. The same cultivar name appears on the award slide in the collection of the Pacific South Region, the slide itself bearing the production date of January, 1968. Further, 'Angel's Breath' makes sense, 'Angel's Breach' does not. The cultivar name in OrchidPro needs to be corrected.

Cym. Silent Night 'Angel's Breath' HCC/AOS, the award slide from the Pacific South collection, bearing the stamped processing date JAN68


February 26, 1968:

Eulophiella Rolfei 'Roke' FCC/AOS

5  Eulophiella Rolfei 'Roke', FCC/AOS 91.4 points, E. W. Charles. The exhibitor is Emerson "Doc" Charles. AOS Award No. 19680124, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, with color photo, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):912, October, 1968, without photo. However, the award photo was published later in a summary of FCC/AOS awards for 1968, in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1001, November, 1969. Award text: "Three thirty-eight-inch, graceful, arching spikes carrying sixty-four exotic rose-pink flowers of exceptional substance and texture; lip dark rose; pink band and bright yellow striated center; column light pink; arching spikes dark burgundy and ¼" in diameter; twelve buds on one spike, thirteen buds on second spike and twelve buds on third spike. Natural spread of flower 2¼"; dorsal sepal ⅞" wide, 1¼" long; petals ⅞" wide, 1¼" long; lateral sepals 1⅛" wide, 1-11/12" (presumably an error for 1-11/16") long; lip ¾" wide, ⅞" long", exhibitor Emerson W. Charles, Costa Mesa, CA.


Cym. Ann Miller 'Ali Baba' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

6  Cym. Ann Miller 'Ali Baba', AM/AOS 81.5 points, Dos Pueblos Orchids. Not found in OrchidPro, AOS Bulletin, or OrchidWiz, and not listed in the AOS awards index 1932-1989. Possibly the AOS award fee was never paid, but it is also possible the award was simply lost at some point after it was recorded at Long Beach. The same plant received BM/CSA the next day (record found in OrchidWiz), February 27, 1968, when exhibited by Dos Pueblos Orchids of Goleta, CA, with color photo from CSA. However, we found the award photo in the Pacific South award slide collection.


Paph. Noyo 'Bion' AM/AOS

7  Paph. Noyo 'Bion', AM/AOS 80.1 points, John W. Hanes. AOS Award No. 19680127, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, with color photo, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):912, October, 1968. Award text: "One flower; dorsal apple-green with narrow white band heavily overlaid with medium to small brown spotting; chartreuse petal, upper half heavily overlaid with brown spotting and veining, lower half sparsely spotted brown; chartreuse pouch, overlaid smoothly with brown and spotted inside with small brown spots. Natural spread of flower 4¼"; dorsal sepal 2⅞" wide, 1¾" long; petals 1¾" wide, 2¼" long; ventral sepal 1⅞" wide, 1¾" long; pouch ⅞" wide, 1¼" long", exhibitor John W. Hanes, San Gabriel, CA.


8  Paph. Golden Acres 'Embers', AM/AOS 80.1 points, John W. Hanes. AOS Award No. 19680126, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):912, October, 1968. Award text: "One flower with dark apple-green tepals; beige overtone on top half of petals; beige overtone on pouch. Natural spread of flower 4⅛"; dorsal sepal 3" wide, 2⅛" long; petals 1½" wide, 2½" long; ventral sepal 1⅝" wide, 2" long; pouch 1¼" wide, 2" long", exhibitor John W. Hanes, San Gabriel, CA.


Rth. Mellow Vista 'Glo' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

9  Blc. Mellow Vista 'Glo', AM/AOS [based on the point score, one might think the award should be HCC/AOS, but AOS says AM/AOS, rounding the score to the nearest whole number of points—this is still the practice in AOS judging] 79.8 points, Fred and Kay Francis. Now correctly Rhyncattleanthe (Rth.) Mellow Vista. AOS Award No. 19680125, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, with color photo, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):912, October, 1968. Award text: "Five flowers on one spike; sepals and petals have yellow and red veining; giving an orange glow; labellum a deep yellow; red-rose band in throat and a fainter red-rose over-lay to disc. Natural spread of flower 3⅝"; dorsal sepal ⅞" wide, 2⅜" long; petals 1½" wide, 2⅛" long; lateral sepals ¾" wide, 2⅛" long; lip 1⅜" wide, 1⅝" long", exhibitors Fred and Kay Francis, Pasadena, CA. OrchidWiz image #117648, from the William Merritt Collection, is the same plant (mirror image), even though the image description in OrchidWiz refers to the AQ award (below) rather than a specific cultivar.

Rth. Mellow Vista 'Glo' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro

Rth. Mellow Vista AQ/AOS ('Glo' AM/AOS), from OrchidWiz. Compare the group photo for the AQ award, below.


C. California Apricot 'Calafia' HCC/AOS

10  Slc. California Apricot 'Calafia', HCC/AOS 77.7 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Now correctly C. California Apricot. AOS Award No. 19680137, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. OrchidWiz image #56601 from Steve McNerney appears to be the award photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):914, October, 1968. Award text: "Two flowers on one spike; yellow sepals and petals; red-lavender edging on petal; yellow lip; deeply frilled magenta upturned margins and disc. Natural spread of flower 3¾"; dorsal sepal ¾" wide, 2" long; petals 1⅜" wide, 1⅞" long; lateral sepals ⅝" wide, 1⅞" long; lip 1" wide; 1⅜" long", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA.


11  Cym. San Francisco 'Mona Lisa', HCC/AOS 75.1 points, Dos Pueblos Orchids. AOS Award No. 19680131, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):913, October, 1968. Award text: "One spike with thirteen flowers and one bud; creamy green petals and sepals with slight blush pink veining; labellum creamy green with flush pink edge; lemon-yellow throat. Natural spread of flower 4¼"; dorsal sepal 1½" wide, 2⅜" long; petals 1¼" wide, 2½" long; lateral sepals 1-9/16" wide, 2⅝" long; lip 1½" wide, 1¾" long", exhibitor Dos Pueblos Orchid Co., Goleta, CA.


12  Paph. Puddleham 'Bion', HCC/AOS 79.4 points, John W. Hanes. AOS Award No. 19680134, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):913, October, 1968. Award text: "One flower; white petals and sepals, shading from very light to medium yellow; yellow at center; very light brown specks to center. Natural spread of flower 3"; dorsal sepal 2¼" wide, 1⅞" long; petals 1¼" wide, 2" long; ventral sepal 1½" wide, 1¼" long; pouch ⅞" wide, 1½" long", exhibitor John W. Hanes, San Gabriel, CA.


13  Paph. Milmoore 'San Gabriel', HCC/AOS 77.0 points, John W. Hanes. AOS Award No. 19680133, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):913, October, 1968. Award text: "One flower; wide, white band on dorsal sepals; green base with sparse maroon spotting; petals green with light chocolate overlay on upper portion; green pouch with heavy maroon overtone; lateral sepal green with center maroon line. Natural spread of flower 3¼"; dorsal sepal 3¼" wide, 2¼" long; petals 1⅞" wide, 2½" long; ventral sepal 2¼" wide, 1¾" long; pouch 1¼" wide, 2" long", exhibitor John W. Hanes, San Gabriel, CA.


14  Paph. Wallur 'Van Delden', HCC/AOS 75.6 points, John W. Hanes. AOS Award No. 19680136, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):914, October, 1968. Award text: "One flower; dorsal and ventral sepals a light apple-green base, wide white band and freckling of purple; petals and lip chartreuse; staminode a bright yellow; petals droop slightly", no measurements given, exhibitor John W. Hanes, San Gabriel, CA.


15  Paph. Wallur 'San Francisco', HCC/AOS 76.9 points, John W. Hanes. AOS Award No. 19680135, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):913, October, 1968. Award text: "One flower; dorsal sepal lime-green at base, with wide white border symmetrically spotted with a rich lavender; ventral sepal similar with narrow border; petals and pouch an over-all light yellow-green. Natural spread of flower 4½"; dorsal sepal 3⅛" wide, 2¼" long; petals 1⅞" wide, 2⅜"long, ventral sepal 2½" wide, 1½" long; pouch 1¼" wide, 2" long", exhibitor John W. Hanes, San Gabriel, CA.


16  Paph. Bit-O-Sunshine 'St. Penny', HCC/AOS 77.4 points, Cobb's Orchids, Inc. Correctly Paph. Bit-O'-Sunshine. AOS Award No. 19680132, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):913, October, 1968, listing grex name as Bit-O'-Sunshine. Award text: "One flower with deep, apple-green dorsal; sepal lightly spotted with narrow white band; petal a lighter green with light mahogany overlay; pouch a medium apple-green. Natural spread of flower 4¼"; dorsal sepal 3" wide, 2⅛" long; petals 1½" wide, 2½" long; ventral sepal 2⅛" wide, 2" long; pouch 1-1/16" wide, 2⅛" long", exhibitor Cobb's Orchids, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.


Rth. Mellow Vista 'Golden Brat' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

17  Blc. Mellow Vista 'Golden Brat', HCC/AOS 75.7 points, Fred and Kay Francis. Now correctly Rhyncattleanthe (Rth.) Mellow Vista. AOS Award No. 19680129, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):912, October, 1968. Award text: "Three flowers on one spike; a dark yellow with apricot shading on petals; fringed, dark yellow lip with apricot edging. Natural spread of flower 3¼"; dorsal sepal ⅝" wide, 2" long; petals 1¼" wide, 2" long; lateral sepals ¾" wide, 2" long; lip 1¼" wide, 1¾" long", exhibitors Fred and Kay Francis, Pasadena, CA. Kay Francis was well known for creating a number of spectacular splash-petal Cattleya hybrids.


Rth. Mellow Vista 'Francis First' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

18  Blc. Mellow Vista 'Francis First', HCC/AOS 78.2 points, Fred and Kay Francis. Now correctly Rhyncattleanthe (Rth.) Mellow Vista. AOS Award No. 19680128, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):912, October, 1968. Award text: "Five flowers on two spikes; petals and sepals yellow; red veining, giving an orange glow; labellum deep yellow; red-rose band in throat; faint red-rose overlay to disc. Natural spread of flower 3⅜"; dorsal sepal ¾" wide, 2¼" long; petals 1¼" wide, 2" long; lateral sepals ¾" wide, 2⅛" long; lip 1¼" wide, 1⅞" long", exhibitors Fred and Kay Francis, Pasadena, CA.


Rth. Mellow Vista 'Tommy Hanes' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

19  Blc. Mellow Vista 'Tommy Hanes', HCC/AOS 75.0 points, Fred & Kay Francis. Now correctly Rhyncattleanthe (Rth.) Mellow Vista. AOS Award No. 19680130, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):913, October, 1968. Award text: "Two flowers on one spike; two (presumably two is an error and should be omitted here!) apricot-yellow tepals; apricot-yellow lip with scarlet overlay; butterfly eyes; yellow veining. Natural spread of flower 4"; dorsal sepal ⅞" wide, 2½" long; petals 1-5/6" (presumably an error for 1-5/16") wide, 2¼" long; lateral sepals ⅞" wide, 2⅜" long; lip 1⅝" wide, 1¾" long", exhibitors Fred and Kay Francis, Pasadena, CA.


20  Paph. Canberra 'Manana', JC/AOS, John W. Hanes. Cultivar name should probably be 'Mañana'. AOS Award No. 19680138, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(10):914, October, 1968. Award text: "Dorsal sepal white with light apple-green base. Commended for form and color. Natural spread of flower 4½"; dorsal sepal 2⅞" wide, 2½" long; petals 2⅛" wide, 2⅜" long; ventral sepal 2" wide, 2¾" long; pouch 1¼" wide, 2" long", exhibitor John W. Hanes, San Gabriel, CA.


Rth. Mellow Vista AQ/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

21  Blc. Mellow Vista, AQ/AOS, Fred and Kay Francis. Now correctly Rhyncattleanthe (Rth.) Mellow Vista. AOS Award No. 19680139, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Photos for Awards of Quality seem to be rare; it may be that publishing them with sufficient resolution was considered too difficult and expensive. Nevertheless, color photos were made and those from the Long Beach judging site have survived. Award text: "A group of twelve plants showing significant improvement in the C. aurantiaca lines both for form and color; colors varied from near clear yellow to salmon-peach and near orange, all with distinctive lips; awarded by unanimous vote of judges present", no measurements given, exhibitors Fred and Kay Francis, Pasadena, CA. There are, however, 13 plants in the group photo; presumably the single flower on the left was not considered for the award.

Rth. Mellow Vista AQ/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

[When the February, 1968 judging results were reported in the April, 1968 SCOS newsletter, the following notice appeared, proving that photography and the preparation of color slides were then a normal part of judging: "JUDGING: Now for the bad news. Due to ever increasing costs and after much deliberation the Board of Directors decided that commencing with the April meeting the slides costs of HCC and Judges Commendation Awards will have to be increased from $2.50 to $3.50 per Award. Sorry folks but we just have to try to remain solvent, and we are all tired of hearing the Treasurer screaming about expenditures." The Treasurer at that time was Terry Bance, wife of the Newsletter Editor Leo Bance.]


March 25, 1968:

Cym. Sylvia Miller 'Yaeko Yamamoto' AM/AOS

22  Cym. Sylvia Miller 'Yaeko Yamamoto', AM/AOS 80.5 points, Andy Yamamoto. AOS Award No. 19680244, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, with color photo, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(11):1015, November, 1968. Award text: "Sixteen flowers on one spike; an over-all light, greenish yellow with faint raspberry striations; white lip with dark raspberry edging; throat flushed with raspberry. Natural spread of flower 3"; dorsal sepal 13/16" wide, 1⅝" long; petals 13/16" wide, 1-11/16" long; lateral sepals ⅞" wide, 1⅝" long; lip ¾" wide, 1" long", exhibitor Andy Takashi Yamamoto, Culver City, CA.


Cym. Mimi 'Mocha' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South Region award slide collection

23  Cym. Mimi 'Mocha', HCC/AOS 76.7 points, Norito Hawegawa. AOS Award No. 19680245, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. This plant received BM/CSA the next day, March 26, 1968, with color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(11):1015, November, 1968. Award text: "Fifteen tawny brown flowers on one spike; cream-white lip with black-maroon edging and stripe at center of lip. Natural spread of flower 2½"; dorsal sepal ¾" wide, 1-9/16" long; petals ⅝" wide, 1½" long; lateral sepals ⅝" wide, 1½" long; lip 15/16" wide, ¾" long", exhibitor Dr. and Mrs. Norito Hasegawa, Orange, CA.


April 22, 1968:

24  Ascocenda Meda Arnold 'Malibu', HCC/AOS 78.8 points, Arthur Freed. AOS Award No. 19680351, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(3):217, March, 1969. Award text: "Twenty-five flowers on two spikes; flowers of overall mulberry coloring with deeper overtone lines resembling netting; central lobe of lip a near blue-black; lateral lobes a deep gold. Natural spread of flower 2⅛"; dorsal sepal 11/16" wide, 1" long; petals 13/16" wide, 1" long; lateral sepals 15/16" wide, 1-1/16" long; lip ¼" wide, 7/16" long", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


25  Phal. Golden Chief 'Bonsall', HCC/AOS 75.0 points, Arthur Freed. AOS Award No. 19680352, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(3):217, March, 1969. Award text: "Fifteen flowers on two spikes; light butter-yellow sepals and petals, with shadow of dots all over; maroon lip, slightly spotted. Natural spread of flower 3½"; dorsal sepal ⅞" wide, 1¾" long; petals 1⅛" wide, 1⅝" long; lateral sepals ⅞" wide, ⅜" long; lip ⅝" wide, 1" long", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


May 27, 1968:

Vand Yip Sum Wah 'Mary Jane' HCC/AOS

26  Ascocenda Yip Sum Wah 'Mary Jane', HCC/AOS 76.3 points, Dorn Orchids. AOS Award No. 19680420, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, with color photo, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 37(12):1088, December, 1968. Award text: "Nineteen flowers on one spike; peach-pink tepals with cerise reticulations: dotted and netted over all flower parts; yellow side lobes on lip; brownish red mid-lobe; flowers very symmetrical and pleasingly arranged on the stem. Natural spread of flower 1⅝"; dorsal sepal ⅝" wide, ¾" long; petals ⅝" wide, ¾" long; lateral sepals ¾" wide, ¾" long; lip ¼" wide, ½" long", exhibitor Dorn Orchid Range, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA.


June 24, 1968:

Prosthechea citrina 'Golden Age' FCC/AOS

27  C. citrina 'Golden Age', FCC/AOS 90.6 points, Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Scoggins. Now correctly Prosthechea citrina. AOS Award No. 19680445, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(4):319, April, 1969. Photo, apparently the award photo for this plant, published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1000, November, 1969, in an article about the FCC/AOS awards for 1968. However, the award slide has not been found in the Pacific South award slide collection. Award text: "Two flowers on two spikes; clear, medium yellow-green tepals; lip same color, darkening toward lip; beautifully frilled white border on lip; strong green veining in throat; extremely heavy substance; all segments exceptionally well filled out in form. Natural spread of flower 4¼"; dorsal sepal ⅞" wide, 2⅜" long; petals 1" wide, 2½" long; lateral sepals ⅞" wide, 2½" long; lip 1" wide, 2¾" long", exhibitor Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Scoggins, Solana Beach, CA.


28  Paph. godefroyae forma leucochilum 'Bonsall', AM/AOS 87.6 points, John Hanes. Now considered Paph. leuchochilum in the AOS awards database, but Paph. godefroyae h. v. leucochilum in OrchidWiz. AOS Award No. 19680446, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(4):319, April, 1969. Award text: "One cream-yellow, flat flower with profuse burgundy spotting. Natural spread of flower 3½"; dorsal sepal 1⅞" wide, 1½" long; petals 1¾" wide, 1⅞" long; ventral sepal 1⅜" wide, 1 1/4:" long; pouch ¾" wide, 1½" long", exhibitor John W. Hanes, San Gabriel, CA.


29  Renanthera monachica 'Riviera', HCC/AOS 78.1 points, E. J. Voelker. AOS Award No. 19680449, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(4):319, April, 1969. Award text: "One spike with fifteen buds and 102 flowers; orange-yellow sepals and petals with maroon banding; beautifully arranged inflorescence. Natural spread of flower 1¾"; dorsal sepal ⅛" wide, 1" long; petals ⅛" wide, ⅞" long, lateral sepals ½" wide, 1⅛" long", exhibitor E. J. Voelker, Redondo Beach, CA.


C. Issy 'Niger' HCC/AOS

30  Lc. Issy 'Niger', HCC/AOS 75.7 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Now correctly C. Issy. AOS Award No. 19680448, some of the information here and the color slide from the Bance family have been added to the record in OrchidPro with the kind assistance of Laura Newton. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(4):319, April, 1969. Award text: "Six flowers on one spike; excellent-shaped flowers of exceptional substance and texture; tepals chocolate-brown with darker reddish bronze veining; lip royal burgundy; staminode of same color; back portion of lip a soft cream-white; inner area dusted yellow. Natural spread of flower 5¼"; dorsal sepal ⅝" wide, 3⅛" long; petals 1" wide, 2⅝" long; lateral sepals ¾" wide, 2¾" long; lip 2" wide, 2¾" long", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA.


31  Brassia Rex 'Enjoyment', HCC/AOS 75.7 points, Lee Ray Rowland. AOS Award No. 19680447, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(4):319, April, 1969. Award text: "Six flowers and four buds on one spike; chartreuse-yellow flowers with brown mahogany spotting on sepals and petals; pin size dots on base of lip with large dots in throat; flowers larger than both parents. Natural spread of flower 1½"; dorsal sepal ¼" wide, 6¼" long; petals ¼" wide, 3¼" long; lateral sepals ¼" wide, 7½" long; lip 1⅛" wide, 2½" long", exhibitor Lee Ray Rowland, Garden Grove, CA.


July 22, 1968:

[Newsletter for August, 1968 is missing, it should have contained award number 32. The record of this award is found in the AOS Bulletin 38(8):705, August, 1969:]

[32]  Paph. concolor 'Pam', HCC/AOS 77 points, Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Scoggins, Solana Beach, CA. AOS Award No. 19680484, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(8):705, August, 1969. Award text: "Three flowers on one spike; flowers a butter-yellow with minute crimson dots; excellent shape with fine texure and substance. Natural spread of flower 2⅛"; dorsal sepal 1-7/16" wide, 1¼" long; petals 1" wide, 1¾" long; ventral sepal 1⅛" wide, 1¼" long; pouch ⅝" wide, 1¼" long", exhibitors Mr. and Mrs. V. T. Scoggins, Solana Beach, CA.


August 26, 1968:

Rlc. Gift 'Picotee' AM/AOS

33  Blc. Gift 'Picotee', AM/AOS 82.6 points, Imogene and Carl Keyes. Now correctly Rlc. Gift. AOS Award No. 19680525, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, with color photo, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(7):623, July, 1969. OrchidWiz image #117572 from the William Merritt Collection is the same image, but the award photo in the AOS database has been flipped (mirror image) and edited by blacking out some of the background! Award text: "Two flowers on one spike; chrome-yellow tepals with speckled purple picotee edges on sepals; lip a rose-fuchsia, veined with gold, evenly fringed and with speckled edge. Natural spread of flower 4½"; dorsal sepal 1-1/16" wide, 2 ¾" long; petals 2⅜" wide, 2⅝" long; lateral sepals 1-1/16" wide, 2½" long; lip 2⅛" wide, 3" long", exhibitors Imogene and Carl Keyes, Burbank, CA.

Rlc. Gift 'Picotee' AM/AOS, another version of the award photo, from OrchidWiz, image #117572 from the William Merritt Collection. This appears to be the original award photo. Note the tag in the upper right quadrant, which has been blacked out in the mirror-image version now in OrchidPro.


September 23, 1968:

34  Phal. lueddemanniana 'Hieroglyphica' var. 'Calpine' [i.e., Phal. lueddemanniana var. hieroglyphica 'Calpine'], CCM/AOS 81.0 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Award found under Phal. hieroglyphica in OrchidWiz. AOS Award No. 19680571, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(8):706, August, 1969. Award text: "Eighty-seven flowers on twelve spikes; white tepals with light purple symmetrical bar spotting", no measurements given, exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


Rlc. Carol Ann Latimer 'Cardinal' HCC/AOS

35  Lc. not named 'Cardinal' (Lc. Mem. Albert Heinecke × Pot. Vibrant Beauty), HCC/AOS 76.0 points, Bob Latimer. Hybrid originated by Ben O. Bracey, registered in 1969 by Robert E. Latimer, now correctly Rlc. Carol Ann Latimer (C. Memoria Albert Heinecke × Rlc. Vibrant Beauty). AOS Award No. 19680569, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, with color photo, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1012, November, 1969, as Potinara Carol Ann Latimer. Award text: "Three flowers on one spike; deep red-orange tepals, shading lighter basally; lip heavily ruffled and well closed over column; velvet lip of deep wine red with bronze-gold shadows of eyes; brown deep in throat; purple column. Natural spread of flower 5½"; dorsal sepal 1-1/16" wide, 3" long; petals 1⅞" wide, 3⅜" long; lateral sepals 15/16" wide, 3" long; lip 1⅞" wide, 2⅞" long", exhibitor Robert E. Latimer, Costa Mesa, CA.


C. Surtsey 'Herbrita' HCC/AOS

36  Slc. not named 'Herbrita' (Slc. Sunburst 'Scarlet Pimpernel' × C. guttata 'Uldman's Variety'), HCC/AOS 75.8 points, Mr. and Mrs. Crothers. Hybrid originated and registered in 1969 by Herbert W. Crothers, now correctly C. Surtsey (C. Sunburst (1936) × C. guttata). AOS Award No. 19680570, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, with color photo, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(8):724, August, 1969, as Slc. Surtsey 'Herbrita'. Award text: "Two flowers on one spike; deep red-burgundy tepals with yellow throat; deep cerise lower lobe on lip; very heavy substance; well-arranged flower segments. Natural spread of flower 3½"; dorsal sepal ¾" wide, 1¾" long; petals 1¼" wide, 1¾" long; lateral sepals ¾" wide, 1⅜" long, lip 1" wide, 1½" long", exhibitors Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crothers, Vista, CA.


October 28, 1968:

Rlc. Memoria Crispin Rosales 'El Bekal' HCC/AOS

37  Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales 'El Bekal', HCC/AOS 76.2 points, A. M. Thompson. Now correctly Rlc. Memoria Crispin Rosales. AOS Award No. 19680629, listed in OrchidPro with date January 1, 1965, with color photo and exhibitor's name, no other useful data. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(8):718, August, 1969. Award text: "Four flowers on one spike; a medium dark lavender; dark lip with yellow eyes; heavy substance and overlapping petals. Natural spread of flower 6½"; dorsal sepal 1¼" wide, 4¼" long; petals 3½" wide, 3¾" long; lateral sepals 1¼" wide, 3½" long; lip 3" wide, 3½" long", exhibitor A. M. Thompson, Long Beach, CA.


November 25, 1968:

38  Paph. fairrieanum 'Millington', CCM/AOS 80.0 points, Frank Millington. AOS Award No. 19680701, listed in OrchidPro with complete data, exhibitor Frank R. Millington Orchids. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(9):809, September, 1969. Award text: "Twelve flowers and twelve stems; a well-grown fairieanum; pouch lighter than most fairieanums", no measurements given, exhibitor Frank R. Millington, Thousand Oaks, CA.


Cattlianthe Big Ben 'Blue Mountain' HCC/AOS

39  C. not named 'Blue Mountain' (C. Portia coerulea × C. mossiae 'Blue'), HCC/AOS 75.4 points, Frank Fordyce Orchids. Hybrid originated by Ben O. Bracey and registered in 1968 by Woodlawn Nursery, Honolulu, HI, now correctly Cattlianthe Big Ben (Cattlianthe Portia × C. mossiae). AOS Award No. 19680700. Listed in OrchidPro with complete data and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(9):809, September, 1969, as C. Big Ben 'Blue Mountain'. Award text: "One spike of eight flowers and one spike of eight buds; blue-tint sepals and petals with blue-lavender lip; green-gold throat and darker blue-lavender apex; sparkling texture. Natural spread of flower 5¼"; dorsal sepal ⅞" wide, 3" long; petals 2¼" wide, 3⅛" long; lateral sepal ⅞" wide, 2¾" long; lip 1¾" wide, 2½" long", exhibitor Frank Fordyce Orchids, Oceanside, CA.


December 23, 1968:
[No awards were conferred in December, 1968, according to the January, 1969 newsletter.]