South Coast Orchid Society

Orchid Judging in Long Beach, 1954 and Beyond!

American Orchid Society Judging at Long Beach,

1969

We were able to recover photos for 38 of the 52 awards conferred by the Long Beach site (numbers 40 through 91). 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. We would very much like to obtain photos from the other 14 awards, possibly from collections of AOS award slides that were sent out to judging centers and affiliate societies over the years.

Beginning with the awards conferred in January, 1969, AOS published the award information in a separate journal, Awards Quarterly, published from 1970 until the end of 2007. Awards continued to be published also in the AOS Bulletin until 1975. There are some discrepancies between these two sources, but the duplication has been useful in establishing the correct names, and in some cases the correct award photos.



January 27, 1969:

Cym. Ann Miller 'Rejoyce' HCC/AOS

40  Cym. Ann Miller 'Rejoyce', HCC/AOS 75.8 points, Dr. and Mrs. Norito Hasegawa. AOS Award No. 19690046. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(10):913, October, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):7 (1970). Award text: "Fifteen flowers on one spike; light burgundy-red tepals with heavy veining; white lip with solid maroon bar; narrow white band around labellum", OrchidWiz and OrchidPro have measurements (metric system, the new standard from 1969 to the present), exhibitors Dr. and Mrs. Norito Hawegawa, Orange, CA. This plant, under the cultivar name 'Rejoice' instead of 'Rejoyce' (the latter correct, echoing the name of Norito's wife, Joyce), received BM/CSA the next day, January 28, 1969. This cultivar later received AM/AOS (as 'Rejoyce') at the San Diego County Orchid Show April 27, 1972, and SM/CSA (as 'Rejoice') April 7, 1962, again exhibited by Dr. Hasegawa.


Cym. Ann Miller 'Sparkler' HCC/AOS

41  Cym. Ann Miller 'Sparkler', HCC/AOS 75.5 points, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Yamamoto. AOS Award No. 19690047. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(10):913, October, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):7 (1970). Award text: "Thirty-eight flowers on two spikes; a clear dark raspberry color; heavy substance; white edging on all segments; deep magenta edging on lip", exhibitor Andy Takashi Yamamoto, Culver City, CA.


42  Paph. Kay Rinaman 'Southcrest', HCC/AOS 75.7 points, Eugene A. Casey. AOS Award No. 19690048. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(10):913, October, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):7 (1970). Award text: "One flower; clear white dorsal with green aura; petals light green-yellow of good stance; pouch a bit large in proportion to size of flower", exhibitor Eugene A. Casey, Encinitas, CA.


February 24, 1969:

Phal. Pin Up Girl 'Trancas' HCC/AOS

43  Phal. Pin Up Girl 'Trancas', HCC/AOS 78.7 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. AOS Award No. 19690128. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1005, November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):17 (1970). Award text: "Eight flowers on one spike; a white, candy-striped overall flower; magenta lip, intense in effect", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


Phal. Sonja 'Malibu' HCC/AOS

44  Phal. Sonja 'Malibu', HCC/AOS 78.3 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. AOS Award No. 19690129. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1005, November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):17 (1970). Award text: "Six flowers on one spike; white, with yellow splashing in labellum; lavender bars in throat", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


C. Earl 'Teresa' HCC/AOS

45  C. Earl 'Teresa', HCC/AOS 78.3 points, P. G. Barnett. AOS Award No. 19690123. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1004, November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):16 (1970). Award text: "Five flowers on two spikes; snow-white sepals and petals; yellow-gold in throat", exhibitors Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Barnett, Newport Beach, CA.


46  Cym. Nancy Brown 'Early Girl', HCC/AOS 77.1 points, Cobb's Orchids. AOS Award No. 19690126. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1004, November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):16 (1970). Award text: "Seventeen flowers on one spike; eleven flowers and four buds on second spike; white flowers, brushed blush on sepals and pronounced blush line on dorsal sepal and petals; lip white with heavy deep rose border and white edges; column brushed with rose", exhibitor Cobb's Orchids, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.


C. California Apricot 'Pele' HCC/AOS

47  Slc. California Apricot 'Pele', HCC/AOS 77.0 points, Murray Spencer. Now correctly C. California Apricot. AOS Award No. 19690131. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1005, November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):17 (1970). Award text: "Two flowers on one spike; deep burgundy-red sepals and petals; lip burgundy-red with very faint gold veining in throat", exhibitor Murray Spencer, West Covina, CA.


C. Mary Ann Barnett 'Sovereign' HCC/AOS

48  C. Mary Ann Barnett 'Sovereign', HCC/AOS 77.0 points, P. G. Barnett. AOS Award No. 19690124. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1004, November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):16 (1970). Award text: "Four flowers on one spike; pure white petals and sepals; brushed-gold veining in throat", exhibitors Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Barnett, Newport Beach, CA. The same cultivar (another division or another spike, as there were now five flowers) received AM/AOS just a week later, March 4, 1969, at Pacific Central Supplemental Monthly Judging in San Francisco, exhibited by Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Barnett of Newport Beach, CA, as AOS Award No. 19690530.


C. Pernel George Barnett 'Atoll Cloud' HCC/AOS

49  C. Pernel George Barnett 'Atoll Cloud', HCC/AOS 77.0 points, P. G. Barnett. AOS Award No. 19690125. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1004, November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):16 (1970). Award text: "Four flowers on one spike; pure white sepals and petals; bright yellow-gold in throat", exhibitors Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Barnett, Newport Beach, CA. The same cultivar (probably the same plant, but it could be another division) received AM/AOS just a week later, March 4, 1969, at Pacific Central Supplemental Monthly Judging in San Francisco, exhibited by Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Barnett of Newport Beach, CA., as AOS Award No. 19690531.


Phal. Sonja 'Zuma' HCC/AOS

50  Phal. Sonja 'Zuma', HCC/AOS 76.5 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. AOS Award No. 19690130. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1005, November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):17 (1970). Award text: "Eight flowers and four buds on one spike; a pure white flower; white lip with lavender stripe on inner lip and broad stripe of lemon on lobes", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


Cym. Showgirl 'Bertha Landers' HCC/AOS

51  Cym. Show Girl 'Bertha Landers', HCC/AOS 75.4 points, Miller Collection. The hybrid is correctly Cymbidium Showgirl, not Show Girl. However, a number of awards are listed in OrchidPro under the latter, incorrect name. AOS Award No. 19690127. OrchidPro has complete information (under the correct name, Showgirl) and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1004, November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):16 (1970). Award text: "Seventeen flowers on one spike; cream flower with light rose veining in center line on sepals and petals; lip white, spotted burgundy and flushed pink around edge", exhibitor The Miller Collection, Malibu, CA.


Phal. Pin Up Girl 'Zuma' CCM/AOS

52  Phal. Pin Up Girl 'Zuma', CCM/AOS 81.0 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. AOS Award No. 19690132. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1005, November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):17 (1970). Award text: "Eighty-five flowers and buds on plant", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchid, Inc., Malibu, CA.


March 24, 1969:

Cym. Nisei 'Tsuemi Ikeda' HCC/AOS

53  Cym. Nisei 'Tsuesi Ikeda', HCC/AOS 77.8 points, Andy Yamamoto. AOS Award No. 19690230. OrchidWiz and OrchidPro have complete information and color photo, but both show the cultivar name as 'Tseuemi Ikeda'. It is not known where the second version of the cultivar name came from, or which one is correct. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1011 November, 1969, with cultivar name 'Tsuesi Ikeda' – thus, the two earliest publications agree the cultivar name was originally 'Tsuesi Ikeda'. The second version may well be an error, but it could equally be an attempt at 'Tsuemi Ikeda', see below. Award text: "Sixteen flowers and eight buds on seven spikes; cream tepals; lip a delicate, pale pink, suffused throughout lobes; spikes have three to five flowers", exhibitor Andy Takashi Yamamoto, Culver City, CA.

[The search for the correct cultivar name: We found Cym. Regal Ruby 'Emiko' BM/CSA exhibited by Frank Kazumi Ikeda, probably of Venice, CA on February 3, 1996. We also found a snapshot of Mr. Ikeda in front of this plant, associated with his obituary (the funeral was held at Venice-Santa Monica Free Methodist Church, with parking at adjacent Venice Japanese Community Center). The obituary, in turn, mentions a sister-in-law Tsuemi Ikeda, who is apparently also known as Sara or Sarah Tsuemi, wife of Henry Ikeda of Torrance (however, the obituary does not mention the name of Frank's brother, implying that he had already died — could this be the Henry Y. Ikeda of Torrance born September 28, 1918 and died February 8, 2004? Henry Ikeda received a number of AOS and CSA awards for his Cymbidiums, and was the originator of two Cymbidiums subsequently registered by Andy Yamamoto.). Kazumi was born in 1916, probably in Japan, son of Gentaro Ikeda and Misayo Nishimoto, married 11 may 1953 in Los Angeles to Emiko Miyamoto, and died February 27, 2007, age 91. "Tsuemi" differs by one letter from both of the cultivar names found in the AOS records. Reference: Orchid Advocate 22(4):176, July-August, 1996 (not yet examined). It is possible some mention of Cym. Nisei can be found in CSA publications. Solved! We found this award in Awards Quarterly 1(1):30 (1970), clearly Cymbidium Nisei 'Tsuemi Ikeda' HCC/AOS. We got it right, and finally confirmed it! Evidently, awards were checked carefully before publication in Awards Quarterly and somebody caught the error.]


54  Cym. Moonshot 'Balkie', HCC/AOS 76.1 points, Fred A. Stewart's, Inc. OrchidPro gives the cultivar name as 'Rose Spinel', but it is apparently the same plant with the same score. AOS Award No. 19690229. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 38(11):1011 November, 1969, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):30 (1970), both with cultivar name 'Rose Spinel'. Award text: "Fourteen flowers on one spike; rose-lavender petals and sepals, with white edging; lip spotted with deep purple-maroon", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA. This cultivar (as 'Rose Spinel') received BM/CSA about a week earlier, March 18, 1969, exhibited by Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA.


April 28, 1969:

Cattleya Irene Holguin, AQ/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

55  C. Irene Holguin, AQ/AOS, Armacost and Royston. AOS Award No. 19690365. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):42 (1970). Award text, which in all these sources fails to mention how many plants of this hybrid group were exhibited: "Excellent overlapping flowers with lavender sepals and petals; lower two-thirds of lip a rich magenta purple; yellow orange on upper lip, deepening to orange in throat. Quality outstanding for this type of breeding, since most are first-bloom seedlings", exhibitor Armacost and Royston, Inc., West Los Angeles, CA. The award photo and further description — there were 12 plants from this cross, as required at the time by the AOS judging standards — was published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):84 (1978) in an article about judging standards for some of the lesser known AOS awards. Comparison with the photo in the Pacific South award slides collection shows how much detail is lost in publication.

Cattleya Irene Holguin, AQ/AOS, from Awards Quarterly 9(3):84 (1978)

Cattleya Irene Holguin, AQ/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Cym. Sea Chanty 'Memoria Palmer Lindsley' AM/AOS

56  Cym. Sea Chanty 'Memoria Palmer Lindsley', AM/AOS 82.5 points, Mrs. Byron Lindsley. AOS Award No. 19690356. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):42 (1970). Award text: "Eight flowers on each of three spikes; flowers of massive character; clear lime-green tepals; lip a light yellow-green; moderately spotted on margins; column a light green, matching flowers", exhibitor Mrs. Byron F. Lindsley, San Diego, CA.


C. Irene Holguin 'Brown Eyes' AM/AOS

57  C. Irene Holguin 'Brown Eyes', AM/AOS 80.1 points, Armacost and Royston. AOS Award No. 19690355. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):42 (1970). Award text: "Three flowers on spike; tall stem with flowers of medium lavender tepals; lip reddish purple on lower lobe; yellow eyes, purple throat and yellow veins; light lavender trim on entire edge of lip", exhibitor Armacost and Royston, Inc., West Los Angeles, CA. It appears that the cultivar names on the award slides have been confused, but are correctly identified in OrchidPro: The slide for 'Beauty' is in fact 'Brown Eyes', and the slide for 'Brown Eyes' is in fact 'Beauty'

C. Irene Holguin 'Brown Eyes' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides. However, this photo, in spite of the clear label on the slide, best matches the description of the cultivar 'Beauty'.


C. Irene Holguin 'Petite' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

58  C. Irene Holguin 'Petite', HCC/AOS 77.9 points, Armacost and Royston. AOS Award No. 19690360. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):42 (1970). Award not found in OrchidWiz. Award text: "Five flowers on one spike; rosy lavender sepals and petals, with dark magenta lip; bright crimson marking in throat", exhibitor Armacost and Royston, Inc., West Los Angeles, CA.


C. Irene Holguin 'Beauty' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

59  C. Irene Holguin 'Beauty', HCC/AOS 77.9 points, Armacost and Royston. AOS Award No. 19690358. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):42 (1970). Award text: "Three flowers on spike; very rich lavender sepals and petals; lip a red-violet with bright yellow-orange on inner throat", exhibitor Armacost and Royston, Inc., West Los Angeles, CA.

C. Irene Holguin 'Beauty' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides. However, this photo, in spite of the clear label on the slide, best matches the description of the cultivar 'Brown Eyes'.


C. Irene Holguin 'Hoagy' HCC/AOS

60  C. Irene Holguin 'Hoagy', HCC/AOS 77.6 points, Armacost and Royston. AOS Award No. 19690359. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):42 (1970). Award text: "Three flowers on spike; a very tall stem; three medium lavender tepals; lip deep purple on lower lobe, with large yellow eyes and purple-and-yellow-veined throat; light lavender trim around edge of lip", exhibitor Armacost and Royston, Inc., West Los Angeles, CA.

C. Irene Holguin 'Hoagy' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


C. Califlora 'Royston' HCC/AOS

61  C. Califlora 'Royston', HCC/AOS 77.4 points. Armacost and Royston. AOS Award No. 19690357. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):42 (1970). Award text: "Three flowers on spike; a clear, light lavender without veining; deep yellow lip with rich magenta spot; ruffled white border with some lavender tesselation", exhibitor Armacost Royston, Inc., West Los Angeles, CA. There is a photo labeled as this variety in OrchidWiz, image #55663 from the Steve McNerney collection, but it does not match the award description, as the photo shows six flowers on two spikes, and is not "posed" as an award photo would be. The real award photo — but with the color extremely distorted — also appears in AOS Bulletin 40(1):48, January, 1971.

C. Califlora 'Royston' HCC/AOS as published in AOS Bulletin 40(1):48, January, 1971. "Lavender" flowers have always been a problem in photography and color printing.


62  Phal. Elisa 'Bonsall', HCC/AOS 76.0 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. AOS Award No. 19690362. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):43 (1970). Award text: "Twelve flowers and six buds on one branching spike; a white flower with pink, lavender overtones; lip a deeper lavender; nice full form", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


63  Phal. unnamed 'Bonsall', HCC/AOS 76.0 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. The hybrid is Phal. Shapely Doll, based on matching award date from the SCOS newsletter with the AOS award records for the same date. Hybrid originated and registered in 1969 by Woodlawn Nursery, Honolulu, HI. AOS Award No. 19690363. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):43 (1970). Award text: "Five flowers and two buds on one spike; a medium-dark lavender-rose; upper half white; whole lip spotted white; center of each sepal underlined with yellow; inner portion of all segments evenly speckled; heavy substance; good form", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


C. Paprika 'Well Read' HCC/AOS

64  Slc. Paprika 'Well Read', HCC/AOS 76.6 points, James A. McEdwards. Now correctly C. Paprika. AOS Award No. 19690364. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):43 (1970). Award text: "Two flowers on one spike; a cherry-red, suffused with orange throughout entire flower; darker lip with gold veining deep in throat", exhibitor James A. McEdwards, Calabasas. CA.


C. Irene Holguin 'Rose' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

65  C. Irene Holguin 'Rose', HCC/AOS 75.0 points, Armacost and Royston. AOS Award No. 19690361. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, with color award photo on the cover of this issue, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):43 (1970). Award text: "Three flowers on spike; warm rose-lavender tepals; full lip; dark rose lip and large rich yellow eyes", exhibitor Armacost and Royston, Inc., West Los Angeles, CA.

C. Irene Holguin 'Rose' HCC/AOS, from AOS Bulletin 39(1):57, January, 1970, front cover


May 26, 1969:

66  Dtps. Mem. Clarence Schubert (no cultivar name listed), AM/AOS 80.4 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Now correctly Phal. Memoria Clarence Schubert. Based on the award date, the cultivar name is 'Trancas'. AOS Award No. 19690390. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):59, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):45 (1970). Award text: "Thirty flowers and forty-two buds on three spikes with nine branches; flowers a deep lavender; lavender sepals and petals with deeper center line on petals; lip a deep fuchsia with yellow keels; lateral sepals heavily spotted with fuchsia", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


67  Asctm. Yip Sum Wah (no cultivar name listed), HCC/AOS 76.6 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Now correctly Vanda Yip Sum Wah. Based on the award date, the cultivar name is 'Cerise'. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. AOS Award No. 19690391. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(1):59, January, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(1):45 (1970). Award text: "Twenty-three flowers and six buds on one spike; flowers a salmon-red, netted and veined overall; yellow lip and side lobes; center lobe a fuchsia-red", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


June 23, 1969:

68  Epi. radiatum (no cultivar name listed), CCM/AOS 81.0 points, Mr. and Mrs. Van Tilton. Now correctly Prosthechea radiata. Based on the award date and score, the cultivar name is 'Tilton', but the CCM award is not listed separately in OrchidPro and OrchidWiz. Apparently intended as part of AOS Award No. 19690423. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(2):152, February, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):52 (1970). See next item for award text.


69  Epi. radiatum (no cultivar name listed), HCC/AOS 76.8 points, Mr. and Mrs. Van Tilton. Now correctly Prosthechea radiata. Based on the award date and score, the cultivar name is 'Tilton', but the CCM award is not listed separately in OrchidWiz. AOS Award No. 19690423 for the HCC/AOS. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo, as Epidendrum radiatum. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(2):152, February, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):52 (1970). Award text: "Over 150 flowers on 20 spikes; a well-grown plant averaging approximately seven flowers per spike and ranging in color from a light green to cream, with light maroon bars in labellum. This plant also received a CCM of 81 points", exhibitor Mr. and Mrs. Van D. Tilton, Long Beach, CA.


C. Cinnamon Stick 'Garnet' HCC/AOS

70  Lc. Cinnamon Stick (no cultivar name listed), HCC/AOS 76.7 points, L. E. Starke. Now correctly C. Cinnamon Stick. Based on the award date, the cultivar name is 'Garnet'. AOS Award No. 19690424. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(2):152, February, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):52 (1970). Award text: "Ten flowers on one spike; green-brown tepals; boldly marked; a dark perilla purple (perhaps this should be "green-brown tepals boldly marked with a dark perilla purple"?); lip ligulate, solid dark rose; fragrant", exhibitor L. E. Starke, Fullerton, CA.


71  Brassavola digbyana (no cultivar name listed), HCC/AOS 76.3 points, Jesse S. Vaugh (should be Jesse S. Vaughn). Now correctly Rhyncholaelia digbyana. Based on the award date, the cultivar name is 'Shamrock'. AOS Award No. 19690421. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo, but the photo is from the CCM/AOS award of June 28, 1971, with 18 flowers. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(2):152, February, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):52 (1970). Award text: "Eleven flowers on eleven spikes; apple-green sepals and petals; apple-green, heavily fimbriated lip with deeper green throat", exhibitor Jessie S. Vaughn, Garden Grove, CA. The same cultivar received CCM/AOS at our usual monthly meeting June 28, 1971, exhibited by Jesse S. Vaughn of Garden Grove, CA. SCOS newsletters of the time mention Mr. Jesse S. Vaughn, which we take to be the correct name.


C. Nugget 'Early Dawn' HCC/AOS

72  Blc. Nugget (no cultivar name listed), HCC/AOS 75.8 points, Thomdel Collection. Now correctly Rlc. Nugget, parentage Rlc. Palymre × C. Luminosa (1901) — not to be confused with C. Nugget, which is C. Canberra × Mrs. Medo. Based on the award date, the cultivar name is 'Early Dawn'. AOS Award No. 19690422. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(2):152, February, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):52 (1970). Award text: "Two flowers on one spike; an overall eggshell-white with lavender blush around petal and beautifully fringed lip", exhibitor Thomdel Collection, San Gabriel, CA.


July 28, 1969:

C. Variation 'Trymwood' HCC/AOS

73  Lc. Variation 'Trynwood', HCC/AOS 77.5 points, Don E. Herman, Trynwood Orchids. Now correctly C. Variation, and the cultivar name as well as the nursery name is 'Trymwood', not 'Trynwood'. AOS Award No. 19690482. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(2):154, February, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):56 (1970). Award text: "Three flowers and two buds on two spikes; lemon-yellow sepals and petals with darker yellow veining; fair form; semi-spade lip; a dark reddish purple lip with yellow veining", exhibitor Donald E. Herman, La Crescenta, CA.


Phal. Ministripes 'Southcrest' HCC/AOS

74  P. Rosy Charm × P. Pinochio (no cultivar name listed), HCC/AOS 75.2 points, Eugene A. Casey. Hybrid is correctly Phal. Ministripes (Rosy Charm × Pinnochio), registered by Jones & Scully in 1968. Based on the award date, the cultivar name is 'Southcrest'. AOS Award No. 19690483. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(2):154, February, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):56 (1970). Award text: "Ten flowers on spike; compact, small flowers of near white with heavy purple peppermint striping; side lobes of lip heavily dotted dark purple; center lobe brown and lavender", exhibitor Eugene A. Casey, Encinitas, CA.


August 25, 1969:

Brassavola nodosa 'Little Mike' CCM/AOS

75  Brassavola nodosa 'Little Mike', CCM/AOS 82.0 points, Lorraine B. Dean. AOS Award No. 19690479. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo of nearly the entire plant. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(2):156, February, 1970,, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):59 (1970), both as part of the next award, see below. The HCC and CCM awards are assigned distinct numbers in OrchidWiz and in OrchidPro, but are combined under AOS Award No. 19690478 in the AOS Bulletin.


Brassavola nodosa 'Little Mike' HCC/AOS

76  Brassavola nodosa 'Little Mike', HCC/AOS 77.9 points, Lorraine B. Dean. AOS Award No. 19690478. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo, a closeup of the plant. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(2):156, February, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):59 (1970). Award text: "Approximately 125 flowers on 16 spikes; plant in a 10-inch pot; chartreuse petals and sepals; exceptionally large, white lip; pale green in throat; an exceptional size flower, producing up to 8 flowers on spike. Plant received a CCM of 82 points at this judging", exhibitor Lorraine B. Dean, Granada Hills, CA.


September 22, 1969:

C. Yae Yamamoto 'Bright Night' HCC/AOS

77  Name Pending 'Night Right' (Lc. Bright Night × Sc. Cleopatra), HCC/AOS 77.2 points, Andy Yamamoto. Hybrid now correctly C. Yae Yamamoto, parentage now correctly C. Bright Night × Cleopatra (1930). Hybrid originated by SCOS member Murray Spencer and registered in 1969 by Andy Yamamoto. The cultivar name in OrchidPro is 'Bright Night'. AOS Award No. 19690661. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(6):544, June, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(3):95 (1970), both with cultivar name 'Bright Night'. Award text: "Three flowers on one spike; deep, raspberry red with slight tinge of green; deep yellow lip with deep raspberry tip", exhibitor Andy Takashi Yamamoto, Culver City, CA.


Brassidium Pacesetter 'Oahu Beauty' HCC/AOS

78  Aliceara Pacesetter 'Oahu Beauty' HCC/AOS 76.4 points, A. G. Tharp. Now correctly Brassidium Pacesetter. AOS Award No. 19690544. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(3):251, March, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):63 (1970). Award text: "Thirty-one flowers on one spike; a good, sturdy stem of lemon-yellow flowers with chocolate-colored bar-type markings in mid-section of blooms", exhibitor A. G. Tharp, Lakewood, CA.


Rlc. Richard Nixon 'The President' HCC/AOS

79  Blc. Richard Nixon 'The President', HCC/AOS 75.0 points, Andy Yamamoto. Now correctly Rlc. Richard Nixon. AOS Award No. 19690545. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo, with cultivar name 'President'. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(3):251, March, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):63 (1970), cultivar name listed in both sources as 'President'. Award text: "Four flowers on spike; canary-yellow sepals and petals with magenta lip; yellow eyes", exhibitor Andy Takashi Yamamoto, Culver City, CA.


October 27, 1969:

80  Paph. Marsha White 'Los Osos', HCC/AOS 75.0 points, The Orchid House. AOS Award No. 19690576. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(4):350, April 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):67 (1970). Award text: "One flower; large white dorsal with mahogany spotting and green-yellow linear center; yellow-green petals with brown overlay; pouch same as petals", exhibitor The Orchid House, Los Osos, CA.


Paph. A. de Lairesse 'Mike' HCC/AOS

81  Paph. A. DeLairesse 'Mick', HCC/AOS 75.8 points, The Orchid House. Hybrid name is correctly Paph. A. de Lairesse. OrchidPro shows this plant as Paph. A. de Lairesse 'Mike', parentage "null curtisii × null rothschildianum", which should be corrected to Paph. curtisii × rothschildianum, although Kew now accepts Paph. superbiens as a senior synonym of Paph. curtisii. AOS Award No. 19690574. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(4):350, April, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):67 (1970). Award text: "Three flowers on one spike; dorsal and ventral greenish white with deep maroon stripes; long drooping petals with deep maroon spots and stripes; petals hirsute; green pouch, heavily shaded with brown on top", exhibitor The Orchid House, Los Osos, CA. Award photo published in AOS Bulletin 40(7):625, July, 1971.


C. June Wedding 'Michael' HCC/AOS, photo adjusted for contrast and hue

82  C. June Wedding 'Michael', HCC/AOS 76.5 points, Dorn Orchid Range, Inc. AOS Award No. 19690573. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo, which, however, has very poor constrast. We increased the contrast for the version shown here. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(4):350, April, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):67 (1970). Award text: "Three flowers on one spike; large, white flowers of heavy substance and sparkling texture; large green-gold area in throat; lip well presented and nicely frilled", exhibitor Dorn Orchid Range, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA.

C. June Wedding 'Michael' HCC/AOS, as it appears in OrchidPro.


Paph. Tantalus 'Pale Face' HCC/AOS

83  Paph. Tantalus 'Paleface', HCC/AOS 78.6 points, The Orchid House. AOS Award No. 19690577. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(4):350, April, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):67 (1970), both with cultivar name 'Pale Face'. Award text: "One flower; green with white edge and darker stripes in dorsal; green petals with red-brown spots; rose lip; reddish brown pouch", exhibitor The Orchid House, Los Osos, CA.


84  Unnamed 'Oceana', HCC/AOS 78.7 points, E. W. Miller. Based on the exhibitor's name and the award date, the award is for Paph. Green Gold 'Oceana'. Hybrid originated and registered in 1969 by Rod McLellan Co., San Mateo, CA. AOS Award No. 19690575. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(4):350, April, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):67 (1970). Award text: "One flower on spike; apple-green flower with white border; pouch and petals suffused with brown", exhibitor E. W. Miller, Oceanside, CA.

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85  Paph. Hanaldeanum 'Los Osos', CCM/AOS 82.0 points, The Orchid House. The name is correctly Paph. haynaldianum. AOS Award No. 19690579. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(4):350, April, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):68 (1970). Award text: "Twelve flowers on six spikes; nineteen buds; a well-grown plant, well displayed. No measurements given", exhibitor The Orchid House, Los Osos, CA.


Cym. aliciae 'Jo' CBM/AOS

86  Cym. aliciae 'Jo', CCM/AOS (should be CBM/AOS) 85.0 points, Clark Day Jr. Orchids. AOS Award No. 19690578, showing the award as CBM/AOS. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(4):350, April, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):67 (1970). Award text: "A very rare, small-growing coriaceous-leaved cymbidium from the Philippines; well-flowers with two spikes of four and five flowers; narrow, segmented, pure white flowers; white lip, blotched purple on apex and side lobes. No measurements given", exhibitor Clark Day Jr. Orchids, Cerritos, CA.


November 24, 1969:

87  Paph. Freckles 'Bright Eyes', AM/AOS 80.7 points, John W. Hanes. AOS Award No. 19690609. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(5):445, May, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(3):80 (1970). Award text: "One flower; white background on dorsal sepal; pale lime-green base, overlaid by maroon macules averaging 0.2 cm; pale, lime-green ventral sepals; pale, lime-green petals, fading to cream at periphery, with fine maroon stipling", exhibitor John W. Hanes, San Gabriel, CA.


Paph. Rubeola 'Dots Right' HCC/AOS

88  Paph. Unnamed 'Dots Right', HCC/AOS 75.5 points, John W. Hanes. Hybrid is Paph. Rubeola (!) based on date and cultivar name in OrchidPro. Hybrid originated by Dr. Rollin Bunch, Oakland, CA and registered in 1970 by Rod McLellan Co., San Mateo, CA. The award is not found in OrchidWiz. AOS Award No. 19690677. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(11):1027, November, 1970. AOS Bulletin 40(1):48-49, January, 1971 also shows the award photo, which, unfortunately, is split between facing pages. Apparently never published in Awards Quarterly and not included in the AOS awards index 1932-1989, even though the award was published as was usual for the time also in the AOS Bulletin.]


Paph. Yerba Buena 'Flor Silvestre' CCM/AOS

89  Paph. Yerba Buena 'Flor Silvestre', CCM/AOS 81.0 points, Thomdel Collection. AOS Award No. 19690611. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo of the entire plant. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(5):445, May, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(3):80 (1970). Award text: "Six flowers and three buds on nine spikes; harvest-apple-green tepals; harvest-green petals have brown median line and heavy undulation on upper margin; few, delicate brown medium dots on dorsal sepal; .2 cm white margin on side only; harvest-apple-green pouch; very well-grown plant", exhibitor Thomdel Collection, San Gabriel, CA.


Paph. Yerba Buena 'Flor Silvestre' HCC/AOS

90  Paph. Yerba Buena 'Flor Silvestre', HCC/AOS 75.8 points, Thomdel Collection. AOS Award No. 19690610. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(5):445, May, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(3):80 (1970). Award text is the same as the preceding, for the CCM award: "Six flowers and three buds on nine spikes; harvest-apple-green tepals; harvest-green petals have brown median line and heavy undulation on upper margin; few, delicate brown medium dots on dorsal sepal; .2 cm white margin on side only; harvest-apple-green pouch; very well-grown plant", exhibitor Thomdel Collection, San Gabriel, CA.


[January, 1970 SCOS newsletter is missing, it should have contained award 91 from December, 1969. However, a search of the OrchidPro database for award location Long Beach, California and the date range produced two awards. One is correct, shown here as [91]. The other, Dendrobium Hickam Deb 'Midnight', was incorrectly listed as an award from the Long Beach judging center in OrchidPro and OrchidWiz under AOS Award No. 19690594, and was actually awarded December 27, 1969 at the San Antonio, TX judging site, and published as such in the AOS Bulletin 39(4):351, April, 1970 and in Awards Quarterly 1(2):71 (1970). How did this happen? The award for Hickam Deb 'Midnight' appears in Awards Quarterly directly below the Long Beach award for Rlc. Carol Ann Latimer 'Christmas Beauty'. When award information was transcribed into the AOS awards database, the change of judging venue from Long Beach to San Antonio, very clear in the text, was missed in error! The AOS award index 1932-1989 correctly attributes the award for Hickam Deb 'Midnight' to San Antonio judging.]
December 22, 1969:

Rlc. Carol Ann Latimer 'Christmas Beauty' HCC/AOS

[91]  Rlc. Carol Ann Latimer 'Christmas Beauty', HCC/AOS 77 points, J. C. Laughter. AOS Award No. 19690593. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 39(4):351, April, 1970, and Awards Quarterly 1(2):71 (1970). Award text: "Two flowers on spike; blood-red sepals and petals; royal-purple labellum with solid white column", exhibitors Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Laughter, San Diego, CA.