South Coast Orchid Society

Orchid Judging in Long Beach, 1954 and Beyond!

American Orchid Society Judging at Long Beach,

1973

We were able to recover photos for 23 of the 33 awards conferred by the Long Beach site (numbers 204 to 226, followed by 10 unnumbered awards). 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 10 awards, possibly from collections of AOS award slides that were sent out to judging centers and affiliate societies over the years.



January 22, 1973:

Rlc. Cherry Blossom 'Lisa's Pink' AM/AOS

204  Pot. Unnamed 'Lis's Pink', AM/AOS 84.0 points, A. G. Tharp. Now correctly Rlc. Cherry Blossom, originated by Armacost and Royston, and registered in 1973 by Dr. A. G. Tharp. AOS Award No. 19730111. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 43(2):155, February, 1974, and Awards Quarterly 5(2):27 (1974) with black and white photo, as Potinara Cherry Blossom 'Lisa's Pink', award 73-111. Award text: "Two flowers, well-separated and well-presented on good stem; even, rosy-pink tepals with darker shade; lip chartreuse, gold inner area of lip, white column", exhibitor A. G. Tharp, Lakewood, CA.


205  Paph. Unnamed 'Bach Acres', HCC/AOS 78.0 points, William Van de Veer. Cultivar name is likely correctly 'Back Acres', a name used by William P. (or A.?) Vandeveer of Encinitas, California for several other awarded plants. Should be AOS Award No. 19730112. Not yet found in OrchidWiz, OrchidPro, AOS Bulletin, or Awards Quarterly, and, therefore, the name of the hybrid is not known. It is possible the AOS award fee was never paid.


206  Lyc. Balliae 'Susan', HCC/AOS 76.0 points, N. Orenstein, MD. Should be AOS Award No. 19730113. Not yet found in OrchidWiz, OrchidPro, AOS BulletinAwards Quarterly. Not found in the AOS awards index 1932-1989. It is possible the AOS award fee was never paid, but it seems unlikely that this should have happened for two sequential awards from the same judging session. Exhibitor should probably be Dr. M. (Martin) Orenstein.

[The two missing awards 205 and 206 should be AOS Award Nos. 19730112 and 19730113. However, these numbers do not exist in OrchidPro and did not appear in the AOS Bulletin. The group of January, 1973 Long Beach awards published in the AOS Bulletin in February, 1974 included numbers 73-111, 114, and 115, skipping 112 and 113, and that gap in the sequence shows that those numbers were indeed reserved for two Long Beach awards. It is possible the award fees were never paid and therefore the awards were not published by AOS.]


Paph. Funnel 'Valencia' HCC/AOS

207  Paph. Funnel 'Valencia', HCC/AOS 75.3 points, E. A. Casey. AOS Award No. 19730114. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 43(2):155, February, 1974, and Awards Quarterly 5(2):27 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "One flower on one spike; white dorsal with mahogany blush, good color in petals", exhibitor Eugene A. Casey, Encinitas, CA.


Arachnostylis Nita Trevor 'Malibu' HCC/AOS

208  Arnst. Nita Trevor 'Malibu', HCC/AOS 75.0 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. AOS Award No. 19730115. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 43(2):155, February, 1974 and Awards Quarterly 5(2):27-28 (1974) with black and white photo, as Arachnostylis Nita Trevor 'Malibu'. Award text: "Thirty-nine starry flowers of white background with peppermint-pink, small concentric bars, three buds and two spikes; lip with brownish pink side lobes with lavender striping under column and pale pink apex", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


February 26, 1973:

Cym. Fanfare 'St. Francis' AM/AOS

209  Cym. Fanfare 'St. Francis', AM/AOS 80.4 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estates. AOS Award No. 19730232. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo (noticeably bluish in tint, however). Published in AOS Bulletin 43(3):250, March, 1974, and Awards Quarterly 5(1):10 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Eight flowers on one spike; dark lime green tepals lightly shaded brown on median; lip cream, maroon spots and stripes throughout; column yellow-green", exhibitor Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, Santa Barbara, CA. A color photo, clearly from this award based on the details in the caption, was published in Orchids 83(4):246, April, 2014, indicating that 'St. Francis' is likely a tetraploid, source of photo listed as AOS Archives.

Cym. Fanfare 'St. Francis' AM/AOS, award photo as published in the April, 2014 issue of Orchids, with some of the background edited out, and oddly out of focus — perhaps from a new scan of a color slide.


C. Brandywine 'Wise' AM/AOS

210  Slc. Brandywine 'Wise', AM/AOS 80.0 points, Edwin Wise. Now correctly C. Brandywine. AOS Award No. 19730233. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 43(3):250, March, 1974, and Awards Quarterly 5(1):10 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Three deep magenta flowers well spaced on a tall stem; round, dark lip nicely frilled; lip with some dark gold veining under column; heavy substance, velvet texture overall; fine form", exhibitor Edwin Wise, Yorba Linda, CA.


211  Phal. Unnamed 'Carimo' (Linda Schumpert × amboinensis), HCC/AOS 75.9 points, H. W. Crothers. Hybrid is now Phal. Spenge, originator unknown, registered in 1974 by Fritz Jürgens, Spenge, West Germany. Should be AOS Award No. 19730235. Award not found in OrchidWiz, OrchidPro, or AOS Bulletin, and possibly never processed by AOS due to the delay in registration. When the February, 1973 awards for Long Beach were published in AOS Bulletin 43(3):250, March, 1974, there is a gap in the award numbers where 19730235 should be, corresponding to this award. Not found in the AOS awards index 1932-1989. Possibly the award fee was never paid after the hybrid was eventually registered.


Catyclia Florida 'Herbrita' HCC/AOS

212  Epicat. Florida 'Herbrita', HCC/AOS 75.9 points, H. W. Crothers. Now correctly Catyclia Florida. AOS Award No. 19730234. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 43(3):250, March, 1974, and Awards Quarterly 5(1):10 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Four flowers on one spike; red-violet lip; tepals plum and white toward base", exhibitor H. W. Crothers, Vista, CA.


Paph. hirsutissimum 'Carimo' HCC/AOS

213  Paph. hirsutissimum 'Carimo', HCC/AOS 75.5 points, Imogene and Carl Keyes. AOS Award No. 19730236. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 43(3):250, March, 1974, and Awards Quarterly 5(1):10 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "One flower on an unusually long stem; large flower with green base color and purple tips on petals; dorsal green with center portion reticulated with dark brown; petals with inner portion heavily dotted with dark brown; pouch shaded with dark brown flush", exhibitors Imogene and Carl Keyes, Santa Barbara, CA.


Cym. Claude Pepper 'Musketeer' HCC/AOS

214  Cym. Claude Pepper 'Musketeer', HCC/AOS 75.5 points, Fred A. Stewart. AOS Award No. 19730237. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 43(3):250, March, 1974, and Awards Quarterly 5(1):10 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Sixty-five flowers on four spikes; burnt orange tepals heavily striped mahogany with slight yellow outline; lip yellow, heavily barred, maroon-edged yellow, maroon spotting on throat; substance good for breeding", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA.


[March, 1973: No awards reported in the SCOS newsletters, and the next reported awards, for April, 1973, begin with the next sequential number, 215.]

April 23, 1973:

Vanda Fiftieth State Beauty 'Dr. Frederick A. Jordan' AM/AOS

215  Ascda. Fiftieth State Beauty 'Dr. Frederick A. Jordan', AM/AOS 81.0 points, Irene O. Gleason. Now Vanda correctly Fiftieth State Beauty. AOS Award No. 19730372. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo, which, however, is far lighter than the description would suggest. Apparently never published in AOS Bulletin. Published in Awards Quarterly 5(2):35 (1974) and black and white photo. Award text: "Sixteen flowers with eight buds and one spike; sepals and petals deep henna with darker reticulations; dark mahogany lip with gold side lobes and column", exhibitor Irene O. Gleason, MD, Long Beach, CA.


Cym. Hope Ranch 'Santa Barbara' AM/AOS

216  Cym. Hope Ranch 'White Swan', AM/AOS 80.0 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estates. OrchidWiz has cultivar name for this combination of date, exhibitor, place, and score, as cultivar 'Santa Barbara'. AOS Award No. 19730373. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo with cultivar name 'Santa Barbara'. Apparently never published in AOS Bulletin. Published in Awards Quarterly 5(2):35 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Forty flowers, 35 buds and seven spikes; white petals and sepals with slight pink flush; lip white with pink suffusion and maroon spotting on apex", exhibitor Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, Santa Barbara, CA.


Vanda Eileen Beauty 'Malibu Cove' HCC/AOS

217  Ascda. Elieen Beauty 'Malibu Cove', HCC/AOS 76.7 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Now correctly Vanda Eileen Beauty. AOS Award No. 19730374. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Apparently never published in AOS Bulletin. Published in Awards Quarterly 5(2):35 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Twenty-seven flowers of deep rose-pink turning rose-lavender on old flowers; 23 buds and two spikes; dark rose lip with yellow side lobes; flowers closely spread on 15-cm stems", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


Vanda Eileen Beauty 'Burgundy' HCC/AOS

218  Ascda. Elieen Beauty 'Burgandy', HCC/AOS 75.7 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Now correctly Vanda Eileen Beauty. Cultivar name should be 'Burgundy'. AOS Award No. 19730375. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Apparently never published in AOS Bulletin. Published in Awards Quarterly 5(2):35 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Nineteen beautiful, garnet-colored flowers on one spike; sepals and petals green-yellow on inner lobes of labellum and deep red garnet on outer portion", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


Paph. philippinense var. roebelinii 'Grace' HCC/AOS

219  Paph. roebelinii 'Grace', HCC/AOS 75.2 points, Clark Day Jr. Now known as Paph. philippinense var. roebelinii. AOS Award No. 19730376. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo under the name Paphiopedilum philippinense var. roebbelenii 'Grace'. Apparently never published in AOS Bulletin. Published in Awards Quarterly 5(2):35 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Four flowers with two buds on one spike; dorsal white with dark maroon stripes and basally marked with green, ventral similar with lighter stripes; petals striped cocoa-brown basally and green epically; pouch chartreuse with darker veining", exhibitor Clark Day Jr. Orchids, Cerritos, CA. The same cultivar has received several other awards, including AM/AOS May 12, 1981 at Pacific South Regional Monthly Judging, Los Angeles, CA, exhibited by Clark Day Jr. Orchids of Cerritos, CA.


Phal. Tyler Carson 'Aileen' CCM/AOS

220  Phal. Tyler Carson 'Aileen', CCM/AOS 87.0 points, Aileen and Ray Schaefer. Hybrid is correctly Phal. Tyler Carlson. AOS Award No. 19730377. The same cultivar had received AM/AOS, see award 157 on the 1971 awards web page. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo, which includes a relatively clear image of the ribbon noted above in several Long Beach award photos. Apparently never published in AOS Bulletin. Published in Awards Quarterly 5(2):35 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Five spikes with 105 open yellow flowers with red lip and 15 unopened buds; good form. No dimensions given", exhibitors Aileen and Ray Schaefer, Rolling Hills, CA.


Vanda curvifolia 'Malibu' CCM/AOS

221  Asctm. curvifolium 'Malibu', CCM/AOS 80.0 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Now correctly Vanda curvifolia. AOS Award No. 19730378. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Apparently never published in AOS Bulletin. Published in Awards Quarterly 5(2):35 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Fourteen heavily flowered spikes with approximately 900 bright red blooms; plant well grown. No dimensions given", exhibitor Arthur Freed Orchids, Inc., Malibu, CA.


[No further awards until July 23, 1973.]

July 23, 1973:

Rlc. Mount Pelée 'Enchantress' AM/AOS

222  Pot. Mt. Pelee 'Enchantress', AM/AOS 81.1 points, Clark Day Jr. Orchids. Now correctly Rlc. Mount Pelée, although the use and placement of the acute accent has been in doubt; the hybrid was originated by R. Rietkerk, and registered in 1973 by Clark Day Jr. of Palos Verdes, CA. AOS Award No. 19730473. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(2):154, February, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 5(3):63 (1974) with black and white photo. Award text: "Two flowers, dark cherry red sepals, petals and lip, one spike; sepals and petals suffused with yellow-orange in center; lip lighter red in throat", exhibitor Clark Day Jr. Orchids, Cerritos, CA. A photo of this cultivar was published in AOS Bulletin 54(2):233, February, 1985 in an advertisment by Carmela Orchids, Inc., of Hakalau, HI. The plant had been mericloned. The RHS International Orchid Register showed two hybrids named after this volcano on the island of Martinique: Paphiopedilum Mount Pelée and Rhyncholaeliocattleya Mount Peleé, both registered by Clark Day Jr. in 1982. Julian Shaw, RHS Registrar, has now kindly made the correction in the placement of the acute accent.


C. Lisa Ann 'Magnificent Maroon' AM/AOS

223  Lc. Lisa Ann 'Magnificent Maroon', AM/AOS 80.0 points, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Barnett. Now correctly C. Lisa Ann. AOS Award No. 19730474. OrchidPro has complete information and color photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(2):154, February, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 5(3):63 (1974) without a photo. Award text: "Three flowers on one spike, cardinal red tepals with orange shading on tip and base; dark maroon, ruffled lip with striping and shading in throat", exhibitors Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Barnett, Newport Beach, CA. Much later, photographs of this cultivar appeared in nursery catalogues of Orchids by Hausermann and Jones and Scully — the plant was mericloned.


224  Lc. Cuesta 'Sangre de Dios', HCC/AOS 76.7 points. Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Barnett. Now correctly C. Cuesta (1941), parentage C. Cavalese × Marie Dobrott, originated and registered by Armacost and Royston in 1941. AOS Award No. 19730475. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. We were unable to find an award photo in the Pacific South awards slide collection. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(2):154, February, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 5(3):63 (1974) without a photo. Award text: "Three flowers on one spike; deep-to-medium lavender with deep ribbing on each petal; labellum deep lavender with slight touch of yellow on each side of throat", exhibitors Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Barnett, Newport Beach, CA. Apparently the same cultivar, identified as 'Sangue Di Dio' (!) appeared in AOS Bulletin 18(9):586, September, 1949, and 18(10):652, October, 1949, a very unusual use of color illustrations for the time. The occasion was an advertisement by Kiesewetter Orchid Gardens, Roslyn, Long Island, NY (the owner was Ralph Kieswetter, famous for his Phalaenopsis hybrids), "Photo by Sarra", Lc. Cuesta var. Sangue Di Dio. On the facing page (September, 1949 issue, p. 587), we read "The color photograph opposite is a true reproduction of the rich, colorful, heavy-textured Lc. Cuesta var. Sangue Di Dio. This flower, 7¾ inches across, is from one of the stud plants from the greenhouse of Joseph W. Urmston, San Marino, California. Available now, your list of controllable cattleya hybrids. Send for your free copy..." Kiesewetter had developed (or was marketing) a series of "controllable" Cattleya hybrids that could be manipulated in a commercial greenhouse to bloom at any time of the year. Kiesewetter was telling the public that this cultivar of Lc. Cuesta was one of the stud plants used in the development of his "controllable" hybrids. In the next issue, October, 1949, the same photograph introduced a detailed explanation of the "controllable" hybrids, occupying three pages (pp. 653-655), written by Joseph Urmston (1904-1958), which we have presented in our blog. It appears that Urmston was the one actually responsible for the development of the protocols to induce blooming by manipulating additional light in the greenhouse, based on experiments he began in about 1937 — roughly the same time Dr. Henry O. Eversole, who lived in the same general area, was working out controlled methods for Phalaenopsis culture. The photographer was Valentino Sarra (1903-1982), noted as the most successful commercial photographer of the 20th Century, and an enthusiastic and accomplished orchid grower in his own right, at that time with a major studio in New York City.

C. Cuesta 'Sangre de Dios', photo by Valentino Sarra in advertisement for Ralph Kiesewetter's "Controllable Cattleyas", AOS Bulletin 18(9):586, September, 1949


Oncidium Incali 'Solana' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

225  Odonticidium Incale 'Solano', HCC/AOS 76.6 points, Mr. R. B. Dugger. Now correctly Oncidium Incali. AOS Award No. 19730476. OrchidPro has complete information and a color photo (the scan is extremely grainy) of the entire plant — but the photo is inverted (see below, award 226)! Published in AOS Bulletin 44(2):154, February, 1975 and Awards Quarterly 5(3):63 (1974) with a black and white photo, as Odontocidium Incali 'Solana'. Award text: "Medium sized well-grown plant in 6-inch pot with three spikes; flowers on two spikes opened and containing 188 8.9-cm flowers, white with purplish red spots with gold keel and throat", exhibitor R. B. Dugger, Solana Beach, CA.

Oncidium Incali 'Solana' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

Oncidium Incali 'Solana' HCC/AOS, as shown in OrchidPro


Oncidium Incali 'Solana' CCM/AOS, award photo from OrchidPro. It is the same photo from award 225, but we have correctly oriented it and adjusted the contrast and color.

226  Odonticidium Incale 'Solano', CCM/AOS 85.0 points, Mr. R. B. Dugger. Now correctly Oncidium Incali. AOS Award No. 19730477. OrchidPro refers to the information in the previous award, with the same inverted, grainy photo (see award 225, above). Published in AOS Bulletin 44(2):154, February, 1975 and Awards Quarterly 5(3):63 (1974) with a black and white photo, as Odontocidium Incali 'Solana'. No separate award text was given for the CCM/AOS award, see the previous award. OrchidWiz image #114622, apparently from John L. Marks of Australia, may be a close up cropped from the award photo, as the notes indicate the grower was R. B. Dugger of Solana Beach and the photographer (or perhaps he was only the source of the photo for OrchidWiz?) was John L. Marks. This is to be compared with a black and white photo in Awards Quarterly 5(3):63 (1974), see below, evidently a small section of the larger photo. This hybrid was originated and registered in 1972 by Robert B. Dugger of Solana Beach, CA, who originated hundreds of remarkable Oncidium hybrids, the best known of which today is probably Aliceara Marfitch 'Howard's Dream' AM/AOS.

Oncidium Incali 'Solana' HCC/AOS, from Awards Quarterly

Oncidium Incali 'Solana' CCM/AOS, possibly an enlargement from somewhere in the award photo, OrchidWiz image #114622, from John L. Marks, identified as Oncidium (syn. Odontocidium) Incali 'Solana' HCC/AOS, grower R. B. Dugger of Solana Beach, CA. If it is actually clipped from the award photo of the whole plant, however, it could easily be a mirror image and/or oriented differently, and we have not been able to spot where it comes from. It could also be an actual award photo for the HCC award that never found its way into OrchidPro.


August 27, 1973:

[Reported in AOS Bulletin, but not in SCOS newsletter. Unfortunately, no award photos from Long Beach judging for the remainder of 1973 are found in OrchidPro.]

___  Blc. Gold Country 'Mother Lode', HCC/AOS 75 points, Fred A. Stewart,Inc., San Gabriel, CA. Now correctly Rlc. Gold Country. AOS Award No. 19730655. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(3):248, March, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 5(3):69 (1974) without a photo. Award text: "Two flowers on one spike; nankeen-yellow sepals and petals with slight green flush on reverse; large lip, light maroon veining, frilled, striped yellow in throat", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA.


[Next reported awards are in the November, 1973 newsletter, without serial numbers, for September and October, 1973.]

September 24, 1973:

Ascocenda 50th State Beauty 'Burgundy Red' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

___  Ascda. 50th State Beauty 'Burgundy Red', AM/AOS 82.2 points, A. G. Tharp. Now correctly Vanda Fiftieth State Beauty. AOS Award No. 19730691 (from OrchidWiz). This award is not found in OrchidPro. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(3):250, March, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 5(4):76 (1974) with black and white photo, as Ascocenda Fiftieth State Beauty 'Burgundy Red', Award No. 73-655, which, however, duplicates the award number of Blc. Gold Country 'Mother Lode', above. Award text: "Twenty-three burgundy-colored flowers tesselated with deeper color, one bud; gold labellum with dark apex and yellow side lobes; fine texture, good substance; flowers well-spaced on upright stem", exhibitor A. G. Tharp, Lakewood, CA.


October 22, 1973:

___  Cymb. Sweet Spring 'Heavenly', JC/AOS, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. AOS Award No. 19730658. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(7):631, July, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 5(4):84 (1974) without a photo. Award text: "Great charm and distinction in an unusual hybrid; essentially a greatly enlarged sinense. No dimensions given", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA. What may be two award photos (?) of this cultivar appeared in AOS Bulletin 50(4):379, April, 1981. We were unable to find any photo credits in this issue and cannot yet confirm that that one or both are in fact award photos.


___  Blc. Dancing Sunlight 'Sunray', HCC/AOS 75.0 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Now correctly Rlc. Dancing Sunlight. AOS Award No. 19730657. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(7):631, July, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 5(4):83 (1974) without a photo. Award text: "Three flowers on tall stem, long petioles with flowers well spaced; tepals slightly greenish yellow; lip with fuchsia apex and fuchsia striations radiating from base of lip outward to apex", exhibitor Fred A. Stewart, Inc., San Gabriel, CA.


___  Blc. Unnamed 'Apricot Annie' (Joyance × Mary Beth Hancock), HCC/AOS 75.8 points, Padraic Cooper. Hybrid is now correctly Rlc. Mary Joy, originated by Leo Holguin, and registered in 1974 by Padraic Cooper, although OrchidWiz credits registration to Mrs. Pearl Cooper of Homestead, FL, which is incorrect. Julian Shaw, RHS orchid registrar, has verified that the official registrant is indeed Padraic Cooper, but the on-line version of the registration database shows only "P. Cooper", the source of the confusion. AOS Award No. 19730656. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(7):631, July, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 7(1):22-23 (1976) without a photo, as Blc. Mary Joy 'Apricot Annie'. Award text: "Two flowers, yellow tepals with apricot flushing; intense, deep, velvety red-burgundy lip with gold veining in throat", exhibitor Padraic Cooper, Encino, CA.


November 26, 1973:

___  Paph. Dusky Maiden 'Minnehaha', HCC/AOS 77.6 points, Hanes Orchids. AOS Award No. 19730660. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(10):915, October, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 6(1):5-6 (1975) without a photo. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Award text: "One flower; dorsal sepal white, striped and spotted in center with green and faint, lavender shading; petals greenish white with small, burgundy spots and brown lines; pouch greenish white shaded with rhodamine purple on upper edge", exhibitor Hanes Orchids, San Gabriel, CA.


Vanda Bonanza 'Star Spangled Banner' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

___  Ascda. Bonanza 'Star Spangled Banner', HCC/AOS 75.62 points, Norito Hasegawa. Now correctly Vanda Bonanza. AOS Award No. 19730662. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(10):915, October, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 6(1):5 (1975) without a photo. Award text: "Twelve flowers on one spike; dusky pink background on tepals with overall deep rose spotting; lateral sepals chartreuse, overlay on lower half; lip magenta, side lobes and throat chartreuse", exhibitor Dr. Norito Hasegawa, Orange, CA.


Vanda Memoria Jim Wilkins 'Midnight Flame' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

___  Ascda. Mem. Jim Wilkins 'Midnight Flame', HCC/AOS 75.0 points, Norito Hasegawa. Now correctly Vanda Memoria Jim Wilkins. AOS Award No. 19730663. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(10):916, October, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 6(1):5 (1975) without a photo. Award text: "Eighteen flowers of good substance and nine buds; dark raspberry red tepals with darker lip and yellow side lobes", exhibitor Dr. Norito Hasegawa, Orange, CA.


___  Phal. Kauai Monarch 'Zuma Canyon', HCC/AOS 78.4 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. AOS Award No. 19730659. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(10):915, October, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 6(1):5 (1975) without a photo. Award text: "Fourteen chalk white, overlapping flowers and nine buds; side lobes of lip pale yellow, throat yellow with red-brown striations; good substance and texture; spike outstanding with excellent arrangement", exhibitor Zuma Canyon Orchids, Malibu, CA.


Odontocidium Incali 'Reina' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

___  Odtcdm. Incali 'Reina', HCC/AOS 76.5 points, R. B. Dugger. AOS Award No. 19730661, cultivar name listed as 'La Reina'. OrchidPro has complete information but no photo. Published in AOS Bulletin 44(10):915, October, 1975, and Awards Quarterly 6(1):6 (1975) without a photo, with cultivar name 'La Reina'. Award text: "One hundred fifty-seven flowers; tepals white, centers of which are symmetrically spotted with various size maroon blotches; frilled lip white with dark maroon blotch in center and yellow mark", exhibitor Robert B. Dugger, Solana Beach, CA.


[No more SCOS newsletters after December, 1973 have been found until 1990, so the awards after November, 1973 have to be recovered mainly from OrchidPro, without Long Beach judging center serial numbers. No awards for December, 1973 have been found in OrchidPro.]