South Coast Orchid Society

Orchid Judging in Long Beach, 1954 and Beyond!

American Orchid Society Judging at Long Beach,

1972

We were able to recover photos for all of the 30 awards conferred by the Long Beach site (numbers 174 through 203). 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.



January 24, 1972:

Lycaste skinneri 'Pauline' HCC/AOS, from Awards Quarterly

174  Lycaste skinneri 'Pauline', HCC/AOS 76.0 points, Ross Gesler. Now correctly Lycaste virginalis. AOS Award No. 19720170. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(8):736, August, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 3(3):87 (1972) with black and white photo. Award text: "Four flowers on four spikes; tepals slightly flushed pink on white background; lip white, edged with dark rose shading; yellow keels", exhibitor Ross W. Gesler, Fontana, CA. Black and white photo from Awards Quarterly. Not found in the Pacific South award slides collection, where apparently all of the Lycaste awards from this region are missing!


[Note: In addition to the above award, which is verified by the sequence number as published in the SCOS newsletter, OrchidPro has seven additional awards that are attributed to the Long Beach judging site on the same date, January 24, 1972, Award Nos. 19720360-19720366. These are found in OrchidWiz, citing Awards Quarterly 4(1):6-7 and 4(3):71 (1973). Five of these were published in AOS Bulletin 41(10):923 (October, 1972), stating that they were from Los Angeles monthly judging (not Long Beach!) on January 10, 1972. Also another in AOS Bulletin 42(5):445, and the last in AOS Bulletin 42(6):543, all seven from Los Angeles monthly judging on January 10, 1972. The AOS awards index 1932-1989 correctly assigns these to the Los Angeles judging center. We found no explanation other than carelessness for this lapse. There were no Long Beach awards in the pages immediately preceding or following these awards. Possibly someone confused Pacific South Region Monthly Judging with Pacific South Region Supplemental Judging when the awards were entered into one of the early AOS awards databases.]


February 28, 1972:

Guarianthe Guatemalensis 'Cascade' CCM/AOS, from OrchidPro

175  C. Guatemalensis 'Cascade', CCM/AOS 81.0 points, Emerson Charles (this is "Doc" Charles). Now usually Guarianthe Guatemalensis for the artificial hybrid and × guatemalensis for the natural hybrid, although RHS has followed a recent proposal to assign the poorly-described species name laelioides to the natural hybrid of Guarianthe aurantiaca × skinneri. The artificial (horticultural) hybrid of the same species is still to be called Guarianthe Guatemalensis — we verified this with Julian Shaw, the RHS orchid registrar. AOS Award No. 19720178. OrchidPro, using the name Guarianthe × laelioides (this name would be appropriate for the natural hybrid, but the labeling of the award slide strongly suggests this is in fact a man-made hybrid), has complete information and color photo for this award, although the photo has been edited. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(8):738, August, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 3(4):102 (1972) with black and white photo, as Cattleya Guatemalensis, with a capital G, indicating that the plant was understood to have originated in cultivation rather than in the wild. Award text: "Two hundred and eighty flowers on 20 spikes; four spikes with unopened buds; typical Guatemalensis, succeeding pseudobulbs progressively larger. No dimensions given", exhibitor Emerson W. Charles, Costa Mesa, CA. Award photo shows an award ribbon, not completely legible in the OrchidPro photograph, but clearly legible in the award slide. If anyone has one of these ribbons, we would like to obtain more information.

For those who are curious about the old name "Laelia laelioides", see Charles Lemaire, editor, Le jardin fleuriste: journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques, vol. 3 (Ghent: F. et E. Gyselynck) (1853), section "Miscellanées", located in volume 3 after the 325 color plates and their unpaged descriptions, pp. 41-42, "Plantes communiquées". Monsieur Lemaire had just received from his correspondent Monsieur A. Brys (of Bornhem, Belgium, according to other mentions), on May 14, 1853, cut flowers from two orchids. One was Epidendrum stamfordianum, a 55 cm spike with more than 100 flowers, wilted, but at the same time "exhaling the sweetest odor". The other was a single unidentified flower from a plant that Monsieur Brys had received in 1850 from Veracruz, Mexico (there is no direct indication that the plant was actually found in the wild there; it was simply shipped from that port). The flower must have been around 3¼" across, and the lip about 1¾" in length and about 1¼" wide, "pure carmine, with the disk of the lip a little darker and highlighted with a big whitish blotch". There is a simple figure of the lip. On the basis of the single flower, and with the assurances from Monsieur Brys that the plant itself resembled Cattleya forbesii, in terms of its general appearance, leaves, and pseudobulbs, Lemaire did not recognize the plant among the published descriptions and illustrations available to him, and so "ventured (or risked – the French verb is hasarder) to regard it as distinct, regretting to be unable to describe today anything but the flowers." It is on the basis of this description, which previous authors had apparently considered too vague to be in contention for a valid name, that Cássio van den Berg proposed × laelioides as a senior synonym for Guarianthe × guatemalensis (Nomenclatural notes in Guarianthe (Orchidaceae: Laeliinae): clarification of Guarianthe × deckeri, G. × guatemalensis and G. patinii, Phytotaxa 239(1):65-72, December 18, 2015). While van den Berg did not explicitly discuss why he felt this one flower Lemaire called laeliodes did indeed represent the same taxon as × guatemalensis, he was in fact following a much more detailed examination of the question of × guatemalensis and related forms by Carl Withner, which he cited (Catteya × guatemalensis, its history, close relatives, and problems relating to its identity (or[,] I have a new old name that you don't want to know about!), Orchid Digest 63(2):52-61, April-June, 1999). Withner did not officially "publish" × laelioides as the correct name for × guatemalensis, but he made a very convincing case, based on his first-hand knowledge of what are now Guarianthe skinneri and aurantiaca and their "hybrid swarm" both in nature and in horticulture (p. 59): "I cannot understand how this name has been missed in the orchid literature for so many years, but it has! I do not know whether it was missed because the journal was a rare one and had a poor circulation among orchidists of last century, whether the name was just lost in the shuffle, or whether it was deliberately ignored. The species is there, however, in a perfectly usual and valid account of the time." Withner suggested it would be appropriate and helpful if × guatemalensis could be designated a conserved name by the International Committee on Orchid Nomenclature. The tip-off for the identification here is that the lip of the single laelioides flower was elongated, though not pointed, and had some veining in the throat (shown in Lemaire's figure, but not explicitly described), and had a large whitish blotch on the lip (described, but not shown in the figure). The lip shape (ranging from elongated to pointed) and veining are found in horticultural hybrids to come from aurantiaca, while the whitish blotch and the overall color come from skinneri. OrchidPro currently shows awards for Guarianthe Guatemalensis, × guatemalensis, and × laelioides, so not all of the awards have been updated to reflect the current RHS nomenclature. In most cases, it is completely unknown whether any particular Guatemalensis or × guatemalensis was found in nature or created by human hands, so there is really no way to be sure which label should be applied — another reason why we think × guatemalensis should be conserved.

Guarianthe Guatemalensis 'Cascade' CCM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


C. Redzac 'So-Red' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro

176  Slc. Redzac 'So-Red', AM/AOS 79.7 points, Fred A. Stewart. Now correctly C. Redzac. AOS Award No. 19720174. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(11):1021, November, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 3(4):122 (1972) with black and white photo. Award text: "Two superbly colored magenta-red concolor flowers on one spike; very slight white marking at base of segments", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA.

C. Redzac 'So-Red' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Phal. Artur Elle 'Malibu' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

177  Phal. Unnamed 'Malibu' (Mad Hatter × mariae), HCC/AOS 77.3 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Hybrid is Phal. Artur Elle, originated and registered in 1971 by Wichmann Orchideen KG, Celle, Germany. AOS Award No. 19720175. OrchidPro has complete information and a color photo, which may not match the award description. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(8):738, August, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 3(4):102 (1972) with black and white photo. Award text: "Two flowers, four buds on one spike; deep creamy yellow sepals; white petals with rose overlay; deep magenta lip", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA. The photo appears to show two flowers facing forward, as well as two immediately behind them facing the opposite direction, and at least four buds, likely more.

Phal. Artur Elle 'Malibu' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Phal. Carnival 'Malibu Beach' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

178  Phal. Carnival 'Malibu Beach', HCC/AOS 75.7 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. AOS Award No. 19720176. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(8):738, August, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 3(4):102 (1972) with black and white photo. Award text: "Twenty-six flowers, four spikes; speckled deep lavender on white background, mottling toward center of flower; lip dark reddish lavender with orange overtones", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.

Phal. Carnival 'Malibu Beach' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Vanda Erika Reuter 'Malibu' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

179  Ascda. Erika Reuter 'Malibu', HCC/AOS 75.5 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Now correctly Vanda Erika Reuter. AOS Award No. 19710177 per OrchidWiz and OrchidPro, but it should correctly be 19720177. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo, but the details, measurements, and description (these are found also in OrchidWiz) do not match the photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(8):738, August, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 3(4):102 (1972) (as award 72-177) with black and white photo. Award text (from OrchidWiz): "Six sparkling white flowers and five buds on one spike; deep rose-lavender lip", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA. This description is so at odds with the expectation for Vanda Erika Reuter (a primary hybrid, Vanda sanderiana × curvifolia) that we have to wonder if it is really the description of a Phalaenopsis instead! The photo in OrchidPro, however, shows peach or orange flowers with red or maroon markings and lip, at least 16 flowers and at least 7 buds. The photo appears to be correct for this award, but the text and measurements appear to belong to some other award. The current description associated with 19710177 in OrchidPro comes from the real award of that number, published in Awards Quarterly 2(4):87 (1971), for Phalaenopsis Cher Ann 'York' HCC/AOS, exhibited by Hausermann Orchids at the 15th Mid-America Orchid Congress, Kansas City, MO, March 25, 1971, with a black and white photo. However, the award for Cher Ann 'York' is not found in OrchidPro or in OrchidWiz, although OrchidWiz has a different photo for Phalaenopsis Cher Ann 'York' HCC/AOS attributed to Don Lindabury. The original award 19710177 needs to be restored, and the award for Erika Reuter 'Malibu' needs to be moved to award number 19720177, with the correct description from Awards Quarterly 3(4):102 (1972): "Twelve flowers, fourteen buds on one spike, blushed peach-orange with magenta overlay; claret lip", and with the correct measurements.

Vanda Erika Reuter 'Malibu' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


[Note: In addition to the above awards, which are verified by their sequence numbers as published in the SCOS newsletter, OrchidPro has two additional awards that are attributed to the Long Beach judging site on the same date, February 28, 1972: Award No. 19720258 is for Catasetum cernuum 'Vicli' CBM/AOS, exhibited by C. L. Walters; and Award No. 19720259 is for Masdevallia (now Dryadella) edwallii 'Jennifer' CCM/AOS, exhibited by Everett L. Johnson. The first of these awards is in OrchidWiz, citing Awards Quarterly 4(1):16 (1973) with a black and white photo, Catasetum cernuum 'Vicli' exhibited by Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Walters of Kansas City, MO, at the Long Beach judging site. The second is in OrchidWiz, citing again Awards Quarterly 4(1):16 (1973) with a black and white photo, Masdevallia edwallii 'Jennifer' exhibited by Everett L. Johnson of Gladstone, MO, at the Long Beach judging site. These two awards were published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1113, stating that they were from monthly judging in St. Louis, MO on May 13, 1972. We were unable to find any reason why these two awards were attributed to the wrong judging site; they are neither preceded nor followed closely in Awards Quarterly by any awards from the Long Beach site.]


March 27, 1972:

Cattlianthe Jewel Box 'Edward G.' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro

180  Slc. Jewel Box 'Edward G.', AM/AOS 80.3 points, Irene Gleason, MD. Now correctly Cattlianthe Jewel Box. AOS Award No. 19720264. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo, with cultivar name 'Edward G.'. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1112, December, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):10 (1973) with black and white photo, with cultivar name 'Edward G.'. Award text: "Four flowers of good form, well spaced, one spike; petals, bright cerise, sepals lighter shade; lip, deep-burgundy with gold throat with purple veining", exhibitor Irene Gleason, MD, Long Beach, CA. An edited mirror image of the award photo was published in Orchids 69(7):650, July, 2000, correctly citing the award and grower, but listing the cultivar as 'Edward D.G'; other plants exhibited by Dr. Gleason used the cultivar name 'Edward D. Gleason'.

Cattlianthe Jewel Box 'Edward G.' AM/AOS, another version of the same photo, published in the July, 2000 issue of Orchids


Phal. Arthur Freed 'Malibu Beach' AM/AOS

181  Phal. Arthur Freed 'Malibu Beach', AM/AOS 80.0 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. AOS Award No. 19720265. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1112, December, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):10 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "Eleven beautiful white flowers, well-spaced on a tall stem; lavender lip; side lobes, upper part white with purple veining; heavy substance and texture, closed form", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


Cattlianthe Chit Chat 'Tangerine' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

182  Lc. Chit Chat 'Tangerine', HCC/AOS 78.8 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Now correctly Cattlianthe Chit Chat. AOS Award No. 19720266. The same cultivar has received many additional awards as late as 2016, most of them cultural awards. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1112, December, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):10 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "Thirteen flowers of a rich, even orange on one spike; lip has red spots and veins high in throat; wide segments, heavy substance", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA.

Cattlianthe Chit Chat 'Tangerine' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


Phal. Ann Linden 'Malibu' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

183  Phal. Unnamed 'Malibu' (Ann Lovelace × lindenii), HCC/AOS 77.5 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Hybrid is Phal. Ann Linden, originated and registered in 1972 by Hugo Freed of Malibu, CA. AOS Award No. 19720267. OrchidPro has completely information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(6):543, and Awards Quarterly 5(1):22 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Thirteen flowers and ten buds on one branched spike; pale-lavender sepals and petals with very symmetrical dark lavender striping; dark-purple stripes on lavender lip, red spots in throat", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.

Phal. Ann Linden 'Malibu' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Renanthopsis Mildred Jameson 'Malibu Queen' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

184  Rthps. Mildred Jamison 'Malibu Queen', HCC/AOS 77.0 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Hybrid is correctly Renanthopsis Mildred Jameson. AOS Award No. 19720268. OrchidPro had complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1113, December, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):10-11 (1973) with black and white photo, as Renanthopsis Mildred Jameson 'Malibu Queen'. Award text: "Seventy-six flowers, ten buds on two spikes; one stem has seven unopened buds and one in bloom; deep cream-yellow with brown, concentric markings, darker on the inner half of lateral sepals; lip cream-yellow with darker spotting as on half of lateral sepals", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA. OrchidWiz image #118221 from the William Merritt Collection is the award photo.

Renanthopsis Mildred Jameson 'Malibu Queen' HCC/AOS, version of the award photo from OrchidWiz

Renanthopsis Mildred Jameson 'Malibu Queen' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Phal. Natasha 'Eye-Dee' HCC/AOS

185  Phal. Natacha 'Eyedee', HCC/AOS 76.8, Irene Dobkin. Hybrid is correctly Phal. Natasha. AOS Award No. 19720270, with cultivar name 'Eye-Dee'. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1113, December, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):11 (1973) with black and white photo, with cultivar name 'Eye-Dee', which spells out Irene's initials, I. D. Award text: "Four off-white blossoms, deep, diffused, maroon-based tessellations; one spike; labellum deep-rose with gold coloration at apex, deeper-rose side lobe; substance outstanding, leathery texture", exhibitor Irene Dobkin, Huntington Beach, CA, member of SCOS, who was also the originator and registrant of this hybrid in 1971.


Phal. Zadian 'Eye-Dee' HCC/AOS

186  Phal. Zadian 'Eyedee', HCC/AOS 77.0 points, Irene Dobkin. AOS Award No. 19720269, with cultivar name 'Eye-Dee'. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1113, December, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):11 (1973) with black and white photo, with cultivar name 'Eye-Dee'. Award text: "Six flowers on one spike; deep reddish-violet petals and sepals with darker-lavender lines; brick-red lip with orange shading in center", exhibitor Irene Dobkin, Huntington Beach, CA.


Vanda Meda Arnold 'Caramel' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

187  Ascda. Meda Arnold 'Caramel', HCC/AOS 76.3 points, Dr. and Mrs. Hasegawa. Now correctly Vanda Meda Arnold. AOS Award No. 19720272. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1113, December, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):11 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "Forty-two flowers plus twenty buds on two spikes; bright-orange sepals and petals with reddish stripes and spots; lip yellow with dark-brown tip", exhibitor Dr. and Mrs. Norito Hasegawa, Orange, CA. Award photo is too dark and the color is far less saturated than the description suggests.

Vanda Meda Arnold 'Caramel' HCC/AOS, photo from OrchidPro

Vanda Meda Arnold 'Caramel' HCC/AOS, same photo adjusted to conform better to the description


Phal. Golden Sands 'Bonsall' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

188  Phal. Golden Sands 'Bonsall', HCC/AOS 76.0 points, Eugene A. Casey. AOS Award No. 19720271. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1113, December, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):11 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "Nine nicely spaced flowers on one stem with three buds; nice form, cream-yellow base with purple spots over-all; lip is brownish-lavender with clear-purple tips; good substance", exhibitor Eugene A. Casey, Encinitas, CA. The award photo was also published in the AOS Bulletin 58(3):233, March, 1989, the color adjusted toward a more yellowish tint.

Phal. Golden Sands 'Bonsall' HCC/AOS, as published in the March, 1989 issue of AOS Bulletin

Phal. Golden Sands 'Bonsall' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Phal. Hawaiian Sunshine 'Malibu Sunset' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

189  Phal. Hawaiian Sunshine 'Malibu Sunset', HCC/AOS 75.3 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. AOS Award No. 19720273. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1113, December, 1972, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):11 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "Ten flowers of glistening texture; three buds, one spike; sepals and petals medium lemon-yellow with lavender shading at base; lip medium-red changing to creamy-white at extremities", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.

Phal. Hawaiian Sunshine 'Malibu Sunset' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Cym. Tethys 'Black Prince' JC/AOS, from OrchidPro

190  Cym. Tethys 'Black Prince', JC/AOS, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. AOS Award No. 19720274. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo but that record is dated incorrectly March 10, 1972, and the venue as Santa Barbara International Orchid Show! Published in AOS Bulletin 41(12):1113, December, 1972 (correctly attributed to Long Beach judging site on March 27, 1972), and Awards Quarterly 4(1):11 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "Forty-seven flowers, five buds on three spikes; flowers not of award quality due to rather poor form; extremely dark coloring in the entire flower; sepals and petals dark-red; lip blackish-maroon with cream coloring and deep-brown spotting in throat", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA. The same plant received AD/CSA 11 days later, April 7, 1972, exhibited by Fred. A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA, but has received no other awards. However, in spite of its "rather poor form" in the opinion of the Long Beach judges, this cultivar has been featured with a color photo at least five times, including twice in Orchid Advocate, as well as on the back cover of AOS Bulletin 50(9), September, 1981 (the same award photo, but rendered in bright red, and credited to Richard Clark, for whom see the 1970 awards web page, award 124), and in Awards Quarterly 10(4):113 (1979).

Cym. Tethys 'Black Prince' JC/AOS, the same photo as it appeared on the back cover of the September, 1981 issue of AOS Bulletin


April 24, 1972:

Paph. philippinense 'Cerritos' CCM/AOS, from OrchidPro

191  Paph. roebelinii 'Cerritos', CCM/AOS 83.0 points, Clark Day Orchids. Now correctly Paph. philippinense. AOS Award No. 19720352. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(4):346, April, 1973, and Awards Quarterly 4(3):52 (1973) with black and white photo, as Paph. philippinense var. roebelinii 'Cerritos'. Award text: "Seven flowers on three spikes; dorsal sepal clear white with very distinct dark-brown striations; petals predominantly brown with slight striations; ventral sepal whitish with slight striations on edges; pouch dull chartreuse with muted veining of deeper chartreuse", exhibitor Clark Day Orchids, Cerritos, CA.

Paph. philippinense 'Cerritos' CCM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Vanda Bonanza 'Spotty' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

192  Ascda. Bonanza 'Spotty', HCC/AOS 78.5 points, A. G. Tharp. Now correctly Vanda Bonanza. AOS Award No. 19720349. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(4):346, April, 1973. and Awards Quarterly 4(3):52 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "Thirteen flowers of closed form, four buds, one spike; chrome-yellow under overall spotting of red-purple color, heavier on ventral sepals; all segments with narrow very dark maroon area at base; lip with small yellow side lobes; column with center lobe of red maroon; flowers closely but pleasingly spaced on stem", exhibitor A. G. Tharp, Lakewood, CA.

Vanda Bonanza 'Spotty' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


Vanda Maui Gold 'Orange Gem' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides, the cultivar name originally identified on the slide as 'Orange Jewel', then altered to 'Orange Gem'

193  Ascda. Unnamed 'Orange Jewel', HCC/AOS 77.1 points, A. G. Tharp. Hybrid is Vanda Maui Gold, originated by Roy T. Fukumura of Kahului, HI and registered in 1973 by Dr. A. G. Tharp. AOS Award No. 19720350 with cultivar name 'Orange Gem'. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo, which, however, is extremely faded, so that the flowers are nearly white with medium reddish brown spots. Published in AOS Bulletin 43(4):349, April, 1974, and Awards Quarterly 5(1):23 (1974) without a photo, as Ascocenda Maui Gold 'Orange Gem'. Award text: "Seventeen well-formed flowers on one spike; tepals mustard yellow with dense, reddish brown spotting", exhibitor A. G. Tharp, Lakewood, CA. Award photo published in AOS Bulletin 44(11):1004-1005, November, 1975, but across the page break, although the color is fairly good. We show this version "reassembled" from the digitized page images on the AOS web site.

Vanda Maui Gold 'Orange Gem' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

Vanda Maui Gold 'Orange Gem' HCC/AOS, same photo as published in November, 1975 issue of AOS Bulletin, across a page break, reassembled from the digitized images on the AOS web site.


Vanda Tan Chai Beng 'Charlemagne' HCC/AOS

194  Ascda. Tan Chai Beng 'Charlemagne', HCC/AOS 75.5 points, William and Wayne Carley. Now correctly Vanda Tan Chai Beng. AOS Award No. 19720351. OrchidPro had complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(4):346, April, 1973, and Awards Quarterly 4(3):52-53 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "Twelve fuchsia flowers with red suffusion, eight buds and one spike; heavy texture blooms with V. Rothschildiana markings in background", exhibitors William and Wayne Carley, Long Beach, CA.


May 22, 1972:

C. aclandiae 'Malibu' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

195  C. aclandiae 'Malibu', HCC/AOS 79.0 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. AOS Award No. 19720289, but this award in OrchidWiz is dated March 2, 1972 at the San Joaquin Orchid Society Show in Stockton, CA. OrchidPro has the incorrect date and location as well, but the other information is complete and there is a color photo. (In fact, none of the May, 1972 awards from Long Beach are correctly identified as to "event name" in OrchidPro.) Published in AOS Bulletin 42(1):65, January, 1973, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):18 (1973) with black and white photo, with the same information, but date and location are (correctly) May 22, 1972, at Long Beach, CA. Award text: "Two flowers on one spike; tepals olive green with large dark brown spots and blotches in a pleasing pattern; lip unusually wide with pale pink side lobes and purple apex; substance very heavy; form excellent", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA. The award photo was also published in AOS Bulletin 46(2):115, February, 1977, the same photo, but much brighter.

C. aclandiae 'Malibu' HCC/AOS, same photo as it appears in February, 1977 issue of AOS Bulletin


Vanda Peggy Foo 'Malibu Lagoon' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

196  Ascda. Peggy Foo 'Malibu Lagoon', HCC/AOS 76.3 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Now correctly Vanda Peggy Foo. AOS Award No. 19720290, but this award in OrchidWiz is dated March 2, 1972 at the San Joaquin Orchid Society Show in Stockton, CA. OrchidPro has the incorrect date and location as well, but the other information is complete and there is a color photo, which, however, is badly faded, pale muddy lavender instead of the "bright mulberry" noted in the description, and in fact, the OrchidPro photo does not appear to be the same plant. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(1):65, January, 1973, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):18 (1973) with black and white photo, with the same information, but date and location are shown (correctly) as May 22, 1972, at Long Beach, CA. Award text: "Seventeen open flowers and ten buds on one spike; tepals bright mulberry with darker lines; lip same color with yellow side lobes and throat", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA. The same photo scanned from the Pacific South award slide was published in an advertisement by Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc. in the AOS Bulletin 45(5):444 (May, 1976), but the flowers have been rendered in brilliant fire-engine red! We think it is very likely that the photo now associated with this award in OrchidPro comes from some other award, possibly another cultivar of Peggy Foo.

Vanda Peggy Foo 'Malibu Lagoon' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

Vanda Peggy Foo 'Malibu Lagoon' HCC/AOS, from advertisement by Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc, in AOS Bulletin 45(5):444 (May, 1976)


Ascda. Ophelia 'Red Torch' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

197  Ascda. Ophelia 'Red Torch', HCC/AOS 75.8 points, Norito Hasegawa. Now correctly Vanda Ophelia. Should be AOS Award No. 19720291. Not found in OrchidPro. However, OrchidWiz has the correct information under this number. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(1):65, January, 1973, and Awards Quarterly 4(1):18 (1973) with black and white photo, with all information correct, with award number 72-291. Award text (OrchidWiz, copied from Awards Quarterly): "Fifteen flowers, eleven buds on one spike; brilliant-red tepals with slightly darker tessellation; lip maroon with yellow-green side lobes", exhibitors Dr. and Mrs. Norito Hasegawa, Orange, CA.


June 26, 1972:

Rlc. Ports of Paradise 'Lemon Ruffles' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

198  Blc. Ports of Paradise 'Lemon Ruffles', HCC/AOS 74.5 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Now correctly Rlc. Ports of Paradise. AOS Award No. 19720375. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(4):347, April, 1973, and Awards Quarterly 4(2):35 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "One extremely and pleasantly fragrant flower with one bud on one spike; concolor chartreuse-yellow tepals with column green, shading to white at tip; good form and medium substance; lip round and nicely fringed all around except where overlapped", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA.

Rlc. Ports of Paradise 'Lemon Ruffles' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


July 24, 1972:

Vandachostylis Wong Yoke Sim 'Dark Prince' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

199  Rhv. Wong Yoke Sime 'Dark Prince', AM/AOS 80.8 points, A. G. Tharp. Hybrid is now correctly Vandachostylis Wong Yoke Sim. AOS Award No. 19720425. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo, which, however, is badly rendered, pale violet instead of "rich violet-blue" mentioned in the description. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(4):348, April, 1973, and Awards Quarterly 4(2):38 (1973) with black and white photo, with correct spelling of hybrid name. Award text: "Twenty-three flowers on one tall stem, flowers well spaced; tepals rich violet-blue, reticulated with darker color; lip violet shading to gunmetal gray on edges", exhibitor A. G. Tharp, Lakewood, CA.

Vandachostylis Wong Yoke Sim 'Dark Prince' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Vanda Doctor Shinso Kagawa 'Kailua Pink' HCC/AOS

200  Ascda. Dr. Shinso Kagawa 'Kailua Pink', HCC/AOS 77.3 points, A. G. Tharp. Hybrid is now correctly Vanda Doctor Shinso Kagawa. AOS Award No. 19720426. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(4):348, April, 1973, and Awards Quarterly 4(2):38 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "Twelve flowers, pink-lavender overall with magneta spotting; inner sepals slight yellowing overlay from middle of sepals into lip", exhibitor A. G. Tharp, Lakewood, CA.


[August, 1972: No awards for August, 1972 were reported in September, 1972 SCOS newsletter, but September awards reported in the next newsletter start at the next serial number, 201.]

September 25, 1972:

Phal. violacea alba 'Snowflake' AM/AOS

201  Phal. violacea alba 'Snowflake', AM/AOS 80.6 points, Irene Dobkin. AOS Award No. 19720531. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(4):351, April, 1973, and Awards Quarterly 4(3):59 (1973) with black and white photo. This is the same cultivar that received HCC/AOS October 15, 1971 at the Orange County Orchid Society Show in Costa Mesa, CA, exhibited by Irene Dobkin of Huntington Beach, CA. Award text for the 1972 award: "Four flowers on two spikes; cream sepals and petals with hint of green shading on tips; lip pearl shell-pink with yellow side lobes", exhibitor Irene Dobkin, Huntington Beach, CA.


Rlc. Golden Key 'Yellow Star Sapphire' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

202  Blc. Golden Key 'Yellow Star Sapphire', HCC/AOS 75.4 points, F. A. Stewart. Now correctly Rlc. Golden Key. AOS Award No. 19720532. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(4):351, April, 1973, but the award has been printed in error above the heading "Regional Supplemental Monthly Judging, Long Beach, California, September 25, 1972", making it appear that this award actually belongs with the awards for September 19, 1972 from Oakland, CA at the bottom of the preceding page. As published in Awards Quarterly 4(3):59-60 (1973) with black and white photo, the location data are correctly printed. Award text: "Four flowers on one spike; sepals and petals light cream-yellow with light gold-yellow midrib; lip deep yellow with maroon margin with purple veining on mid lip", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA. The award photo is significantly faded, but there are several later photos of this same cultivar available for comparison.

Rlc. Golden Key 'Yellow Star Sapphire' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


[October, 1972: No awards reported for this month in November, 1972 SCOS newsletter or in subsequent newsletters. Next reported awards appeared in the March, 1973 SCOS newsletter, for January and February, 1973, with serial numbers starting with 204. During the intervening months, award 203 was missed in the SCOS newsletters. It was found in OrchidPro, for November 27, 1972.]

November 27, 1972:

Lycaste virginalis 'Fantasia' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

[203]  Lycaste virginalis 'Fantasia', HCC/AOS 77.0 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. AOS Award No. 19720705. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 42(11):1020, November, 1973, and Awards Quarterly 4(4):81 (1973) with black and white photo. Award text: "Two blossoms on two spikes; sepals and petals white with faint, rose suffusion; lip deep old rose with border", exhibitor Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, Santa Barbara, CA. OrchidWiz image #118112 from the William Merrit Collection is the award photo for this cultivar (a mirror image of the black and white version published in Awards Quarterly). On close inspection, the version in OrchidPro has a couple dust particles that are not found on the version from OrchidWiz.

Lycaste virginalis 'Fantasia' HCC/AOS, from OrchidWiz.


[December, 1972: No awards, as sequence numbers start with 204 in January, 1973.]