South Coast Orchid Society

Orchid Judging in Long Beach, 1954 and Beyond!

American Orchid Society Judging at Long Beach,

1977

We were able to recover photos for 67 of the 86 awards conferred by the Long Beach site. As the awards photos were created, 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 awards, possibly from collections of AOS award slides that were sent out to judging centers and affiliate societies over the years.



January 20, 1977:

[No awards were found in OrchidPro for January, 1977 !!! The AOS Bulletin for November, 1976 reports that judging was to be held at Wardlow Park at 7:00 pm January 20, 1977. Were there no awards at that session, or have the awards been lost? We were startled to discover five awards for January 20, 1977 judging at the Long Beach site in Awards Quarterly. In OrchidPro, all of these are attributed to regional judging at Philadelphia, PA on February 2, 1977! This is all the more inexplicable, since the actual Philadelphia awards for that date were published in Awards Quarterly 8(4):148 (1977), plus one late-comer in 10(1):14 (1979), while all of the misattributed Long Beach awards were found in volume 9 (1978).]

Paphiopedilum Veritilario 'Mirror' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770316 Paphiopedilum Veritilario 'Mirror', HCC/AOS, no points listed in Awards Quarterly, but Orchid Pro shows 77 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(1):22 (1978) without a photo.


Paphiopedilum Lawton 'Hamana' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770317 Paphiopedilum Lawton 'Hamana', HCC/AOS 76 points, Saeki Nursery Co., LTD, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):99 (1978) without a photo.


AOS Award No. 19770318 Paphiopedilum ciliolare 'Stand Tall', HCC/AOS 76 points, Dr. Norito Hasegawa. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(1):22 (1978) without a photo. Photo not found in Pacific South award slides


Oncidium Franz Wichmann (1970) 'Bravo' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770319 Oncidium Franz Wichmann (1970) 'Bravo', HCC/AOS 76 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(1):22 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was registered as a Wilsonara, and one of its parents was at the time Odontioda Franz Wichmann, registered in 1967, and which is now Oncidium Franz Wichmann, with no suffix. The name of the latter would be more logical as Oncidium Franz Wichmann (1967), to emphasize the distinction between the two hybrids that would otherwise have the same name, as a result of both of them (originally Wilsonara and Odontioda) having been moved to Oncidium.


Maxillaria sophronitis 'Kyle' CBM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770320 Maxillaria sophronitis 'Kyle', CBM/AOS 88 points, Larry Heuer. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(1):22 (1978) with a black and white photo. In OrchidPro, the CBM/AOS award is illustrated by a well-balanced color photo, while the CCM/AOS award for the same plant (see below, next item) shows a different scan of the same slide. There is also another version of the same photo, a mirror image but of good quality, in OrchidWiz, image #118136 attributed to the William Merritt Collection.


Maxillaria sophronitis 'Kyle' CCM/AOS, a different scan of the same photo for the preceding item, both from OrchidPro.

AOS Award No. 19770321 Maxillaria sophronitis 'Kyle', CCM/AOS88 points, Larry Heuer. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(1):22 (1978) as part of the preceding item, the CBM/AOS for the same plant.


February 28, 1977:

Cymbidium Ysolt 'Misty Falls' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770322 Cymbidium Ysolt 'Misty Falls', AM/AOS 81 points, Glenn W. Briney. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):38 (1978) with black and white photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Cymbidium Sussex Dawn 'Winter Green' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770323 Cymbidium Sussex Dawn 'Winter Green', HCC/AOS 78 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):38 (1978) without a photo. There is possible confusion with other Sussex Dawn cultivars labeled 'Wintergreen Alba' and 'Winter Green Alba', at least one of them published in 1971, years before any similar award was made.


Cymbidium Peepers 'Jeepers' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770324 Cymbidium Peepers 'Jeepers', HCC/AOS 77 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):38-39 (1978) without a photo.


Cymbidium Pink Ice 'Americana' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770325 Cymbidium Pink Ice 'Americana', HCC/AOS 76 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):39 (1978) without a photo.


Cymbidium Gidget 'Painted Desert' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770326 Cymbidium Gidget 'Painted Desert', HCC/AOS 76 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):39 (1978) without a photo. The same plant received a BM/CSA 6 days earlier, and there is a photo from that award by CSA.


Cattlianthe Trick or Treat 'Exquisite' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770327 Laeliocattleya Trick or Treat 'Exquisite', HCC/AOS 76 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):39 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid is now correctly a Cattlianthe.


AOS Award No. 19770328 Paphiopedilum Spartan Chief 'Trojan Hero', HCC/AOS 76 points, Rex Van Delden. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):39 (1978) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Vanda Rothschildiana 'Barbara Page' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770329 Vanda Rothschildiana 'Barbara Page', HCC/AOS 76 points, James E. Page. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):39 (1978) without a photo.


Cattleya Litozac 'Living Fire' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770330 >Cattleya Litozac 'Living Fire', HCC/AOS 75 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):39 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Sophrolaeliocattleya in 1970.


March 28, 1977:

Huntleya burtii 'Merienda Lane' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770331 Huntleya burtii 'Merienda Lane', AM/AOS 81 points, Ed Wise. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):65 (1978) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Cheryl Ann Boyd 'Cherie' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770332 Paphiopedilum Cheryl Ann Boyd 'Cherie', AM/AOS 81 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):65 (1978) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Black Diamond 'Lisa Hasegawa' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770333 Paphiopedilum Black Diamond 'Lisa Hasegawa', AM/AOS 80 points, Norito Hasegawa. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):65 (1978) with black and white photo.


Vanda Yip Sum Wah 'Dorothy Cee' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770334 Vanda Yip Sum Wah 'Dorothy Cee', AM/AOS 80 points, Paul W. Cockrell. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):65 (1978) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1965.


Cattleya Magenta Queen 'Encino' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770335 Cattleya Magenta Queen 'Encino', HCC/AOS 76 points, Padraic Cooper. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(2):65 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Sophrolaeliocattleya in 1967.


April 25, 1977:

Catasetum tenebrosum 'Black Devil' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770336 Catasetum tenebrosum 'Black Devil', AM/AOS 84 points, Larry Heuer. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):81 (1978) with black and white photo.

Catasetum tenebrosum 'Black Devil' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Vanda Amphai 'Bion' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770337 Vanda Amphai 'Bion', AM/AOS 81 points, Hanes Orchids of Distinction. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):81 (1978) with black and white photo.

Vanda Amphai 'Bion' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro, a mirror image of the color slide


Cymbidium Tom Thumb 'Margaret' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770338 Cymbidium Tom Thumb 'Margaret', AM/AOS 81 points, John Vidulich. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):81 (1978) with black and white photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Angraecum equitans 'Louise' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770339 Angraecum equitans 'Louise', AM/AOS 80 points, Miskimens Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):81-82 (1978) with black and white photo.

Angraecum equitans 'Louise' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Paphiopedilum Felix Faure 'South Bay' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770340 Paphiopedilum Felix Faure 'South Bay', AM/AOS 80 points, Paul De Young. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):81 (1978) with black and white photo.


Rhyncattleanthe Cherub 'Spring Daffodil' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770341 Rhyncattleanthe Cherub 'Spring Daffodil', HCC/AOS 78 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):81 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Potinara in 1965.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Jungle River 'Eau De Nil' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770342 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Jungle River 'Eau De Nil', HCC/AOS 76 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):81 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1974.


Vascostylis Aiea Beauty 'Sierra Vista' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770343 Vascostylis Aiea Beauty 'Sierra Vista', HCC/AOS 76 points, Curtis and Sally Gean. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):81 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid is now correctly a Vandacostylis in 1972.


May 23, 1977:

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Vermont's Green Mountains 'Spring Valley' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770544 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Vermont's Green Mountains 'Spring Valley', AM/AOS 81 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):94 (1978) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1975. (It may be necessary to correct the official registration record, which apparently omits the apostrophe. The award slide also omits the apostrophe.)

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Vermont's Green Mountains 'Spring Valley' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Paphiopedilum curtisii 'Imperial Purple' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770545 Paphiopedilum curtisii 'Imperial Purple', AM/AOS 80 points, Hanes Orchids of Distinction. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):94-95 (1978) with black and white photo.The currently accepted name for this species (Kew) is Paph. superbiens.

Paphiopedilum curtisii 'Imperial Purple' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Paphiopedilum curtisii 'Purple Dragon' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770546 Paphiopedilum curtisii 'Purple Dragon', AM/AOS 80 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):95 (1978) with black and white photo.


Vanda Impossible Star 'Coral Beauty' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides — the odd purple spots are apparently an artifact of processing when the duplicate slides were made

AOS Award No. 19770547 Vanda Impossible Star 'Coral Beauty', HCC/AOS 79 points, Ralph Borders. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):95 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1974.


Vanda Peggy Foo 'Amethyst Beauty' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770548 Vanda Peggy Foo 'Amethyst Beauty', HCC/AOS 79 points, Tex and Gidget Severance. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):95 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1970.


Aerangis stylosa 'Dorothea' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770549 Aerangis stylosa 'Dorothea', HCC/AOS 78 points, Miskimens Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):95 (1978) without a photo.


Phalaenopsis Malibu Adventure 'Malibu' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770550 Phalaenopsis Malibu Adventure 'Malibu', HCC/AOS 78 points, Arthur Freed Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):95 (1978) without a photo. There are two registered hybrids of this name: Phal. Malibu Adventure (1976) (Ella Freed × sumatrana) was registered by Hugo Freed in 1976, and that is the hybrid awarded here, as the parentage is listed. Doritaenopsis Malibu Adventure, now properly Phal. Malibu Adventure (1977) (Memoria Clarence Schubert × Raycraft) was registered (as a Doritaenopsis) by Hugo Freed in 1977. The award description is appropriate for Malibu Adventure (1976).


Phalaenopsis Golden Pride 'Bruce Plows' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770551 Phalaenopsis Golden Pride 'Bruce Plows', HCC/AOS 78 points, Regine Plows. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):95 (1978) without a photo.


AOS Award No. 19770552 Phalaenopsis Alfonso Ibarra 'Zuma Creek', HCC/AOS 78 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):95 (1978) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19770553 Cymbidium Lillian Stewart 'Satin Supreme', HCC/AOS 78 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):95 (1978) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South award slides collection, which in fact contains no slides of this most famous Cymbidium. We strongly suspect that someone removed the slides with the intention of preparing an article for publication, but as far as we know, no such article was published, and the slides are now missing.


Phalaenopsis Pink Horizon 'June Paramore' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770555 Phalaenopsis Pink Horizon 'June Paramore', HCC/AOS 77 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):95 (1978) without a photo.


Oncidium Imperial Garden 'Dawn' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770556 Oncidium Imperial Garden 'Dawn', HCC/AOS 77 points, Dr. Howard Liebman. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):95 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Wilsonara in 1978.


Vanda Piswong 'Andy' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770557 Vanda Piswong 'Andy', HCC/AOS 77 points, Andy T. Yamamoto. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):96 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1969.


AOS Award No. 19770558 Paphiopedilum Winifred Hollington 'Gramercy Place', HCC/AOS 77 points, David De Young. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):96 (1978) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Cattleya purpurata (Carnea) 'Lady Godiva' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770559 Cattleya purpurata (Carnea) 'Lady Godiva', HCC/AOS 76 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):96 (1978) without a photo.


AOS Award No. 19770560 Paphiopedilum hookerae 'Yamato-Noen', HCC/AOS 76 points, Hanes Orchids of Distinction. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(3):96 (1978) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


June 27, 1977:

Vuylstekeara Keith Andrew 'Lillian Dugger' FCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770561 Vuylstekeara Keith Andrew 'Lillian Dugger', FCC/AOS 92 points, Robert B. Dugger. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):111 (1978) with black and white photo. This hybrid is now correctly Oncidopsis Keith Andrew.

Vuylstekeara Keith Andrew 'Lillian Dugger' FCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


Vanda Eileen Beauty 'Scarlet Showers' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19770562 Vanda Eileen Beauty 'Scarlet Showers', AM/AOS 82 points, A. G. Tharp. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):111 (1978) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1965.


Cattleya Cherry Pie 'Piping Hot' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770563 Cattleya Cherry Pie 'Piping Hot', AM/AOS 82 points, Norito Hasegawa. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):111 (1978) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Sophrolaeliocattleya in 1970.

Cattleya Cherry Pie 'Piping Hot' AM/AOS, photo from OrchidPro


AOS Award No. 19770564 Paphiopedilum Berenice 'Lyretail', HCC/AOS 79 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):111 (1978) with black and white photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya William Stewart 'Talisman' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770565 Rhyncholaeliocattleya William Stewart 'Talisman', HCC/AOS 78 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):111 (1978) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1973.


© 1977 Richard Clark

Paphiopedilum J. Gurney Fowler 'Misty' HCC/AOS, from AOS Bulletin

AOS Award No. 19770566 Paphiopedilum J. Gurney Fowler 'Misty', HCC/AOS 76 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):111 (1978) without a photo. No photo in OrchidPro, but the color award photo was published in AOS Bulletin 47(11):1003 (November, 1978). However, we were unable to locate the award photo in the Pacific South awards slide collection. The slide might have been loaned out for use in publication or a slide show, and never returned.


Vanda Yip Sum Wah 'Dr. O'Megano' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770567 Vanda Yip Sum Wah 'Dr. O'Megano', HCC/AOS 76 points, Dragonstone Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):111-112 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1965. Who was "Dr. O'Megano"? The name is written as if it were Irish, but we suspect the doctor in question was O. Megano or something similar.


July 25, 1977:

Phalaenopsis Music 'Sierra Vista' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770831 Phalaenopsis Music 'Sierra Vista', HCC/AOS 75 points, Curtis and Sally Gean. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):120 (1978) without a photo.


Vanda Araya 'Sierra Vista' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770832 Vanda Araya 'Sierra Vista', HCC/AOS 75 points, Curtis and Sally Gean. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):120 (1978) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1970.


August 22, 1977:

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Mount Pelée 'Beverly Sunset' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770833 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Mount Pelée 'Beverly Sunset', AM/AOS 81 points, Beverly Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):128 (1978) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Potinara in 1973.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Mount Pelée 'Beverly Sunset' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


AOS Award No. 19770834 Paphiopedilum Saint Swithin 'Todd Hasegawa', HCC/AOS 78 points, Norito Hasegawa. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):128-129 (1978) without a photo. Photo not found in Pacific South award slides.


Phalaenopsis Music 'Zuma Canyon' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770835 Phalaenopsis Music 'Zuma Canyon', HCC/AOS 76 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 9(4):129 (1978) without a photo.


September 26, 1977:

AOS Award No. 19770836 Vanda Hawaii Sky 'Mary Bui', HCC/AOS 77 points, Rainbow Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):7 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1976. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Oncidium Crowborough (1965) 'Dancing Clown' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19770837 Oncidium Crowborough (1965) 'Dancing Clown', HCC/AOS 76 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):7-8 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Odontocidium in 1965. The other hybrid of the grex name, now known as Oncidium Crowborough (1937), was originally registered as an Odontoglossum.


October 24, 1977:

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Crispin Rosales 'Shining Moment' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19771069 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Crispin Rosales 'Shining Moment', AM/AOS 84 points, P. G. Barnett. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):21 (1979) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1959.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Crispin Rosales 'Shining Moment' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Paphiopedilum Via Ojai 'Whipped Cream Delight' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19771070 Paphiopedilum Via Ojai 'Whipped Cream Delight', AM/AOS 82 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):21-22 (1979) with black and white photo. Oddly, none of the award photos for Via Ojai are present in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Gomesa maculosa 'La Selva' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19771071 Gomesa maculosa 'La Selva', AM/AOS 80 points, G. G. Lemacks. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):22 (1979) with black and white photo. What is this plant? It seems to be very recent (2020) transfer from Oncidium maculosum Lindley (1837), which, as recently as 2004, was at least occasionally cited as Oncidium bifolium, which in turn was transferred in 2009 as Gomesa bifolia. The original award was published as Oncidium spilopterum, another synonym of the current Gomesa maculosa. In any case, the photo in OrchidPro is badly faded, and all the Gomesa species involved in the synonymy are brilliant, deep "butter yellow".

Gomesa maculosa 'La Selva' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


AOS Award No. 19771072 Oncidium Memoria Pepita de Restrepo 'Skyrocket', HCC/AOS 78 points, Richard L. Johnston. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):22 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid is now correctly a Trichocentrum. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Paphiopedilum Via Tierra Linda 'Red Sands' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19771073 Paphiopedilum Via Tierra Linda 'Red Sands', HCC/AOS 77 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):22 (1979) without a photo.


Gombrassiltonia Maury Island 'Fantasy' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19771074 Aliceara Maury Island 'Fantasy', HCC/AOS 77 points, Dr. Howard Liebman. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):22 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid is now correctly, but awkwardly, a Gombrassiltonia.


AOS Award No. 19771075 Paphiopedilum Faire-Maud 'Burma', HCC/AOS 76 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):22 (1979) without a photo. The same plant was awarded BM/CSA the next day, and there is a photo from the CSA award in OrchidWiz. Not found in the Pacific South award slides.


AOS Award No. 19771076 Paphiopedilum Papa Röhl 'Via Real', HCC/AOS 75 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):23 (1979) without a photo. The same flower received a BM/CSA the next day, and the photograph is in OrchidWiz, from CSA. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Aerangis ugandensis 'Dorothea' CBM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19771077 Aerangis ugandensis 'Dorothea', CBM/AOS 80 points, Miskimens Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):22 (1979) with black and white photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection


Cattleya deckeri 'Brecht's' CCM/AOS, from OrchidPro

AOS Award No. 19771078 Cattleya deckeri 'Brecht's', CCM/AOS 85 points, Paul Brecht. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(1):22 (1979) with black and white photo. After multiple taxonomic adventures, during which it was most often known as a variety or form of Cattleya skinneri, this form has recently been, and, we think, correctly known as Guarianthe deckeri. However, there has been a recent attempt (2015), apparently accepted by Kew, to rename the natural hybrid Guarianthe × guatemalensis to × laelioides on the basis of a very vague and tentative description of a wilted flower, and then to submerge deckeri, which other authors have recognized as distinct, as a form of that natural hybrid. A further complication is that the name of the artificial hybrid Guarianthe Guatemalensis (skinneri × aurantiaca) has not been changed, and in most cases, there is no way to be sure whether any particular plant that might be referred to this parentage was collected in the wild or was the result of a cross occurring in cultivation, and hence, what its correct name should be.

Cattleya deckeri 'Brecht's' CCM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


November 28, 1977:

Rhyncattleanthe Jester's Gold 'Rare Spice' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19771079 Rhyncattleanthe Jester's Gold 'Rare Spice', AM/AOS 88 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):39 (1979) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1978, and was briefly also known as a Thwaitesara (=Sophronitis × Guarianthe × Rhyncholaelia × Cattleya).


Paphiopedilum Pippin 'Santa Barbara' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19771080 Paphiopedilum Pippin 'Santa Barbara', AM/AOS 80 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):39-40 (1979) with black and white photo.


Phalaenopsis Fire-Water 'Pink Marble' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19771081 Phalaenopsis Fire-Water 'Pink Marble', AM/AOS 80 points, Carl and Imogene Keyes. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):40 (1979) with black and white photo.


Cattleya Bella Simpson 'Cross of Lorraine' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19771082 Cattleya Bella Simpson 'Cross of Lorraine', HCC/AOS 77 points, P. G. Barnett. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):40 (1979) without a photo.


AOS Award No. 19771083 Paphiopedilum Via Ojai 'Winter Moon', HCC/AOS 77 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):40 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19771083 Paphiopedilum Via Ojai 'Spring White', HCC/AOS 77 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):40 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19771085 Paphiopedilum fairrieanum 'Stockham', HCC/AOS 76 points, Charles V. Stockham. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):40 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19771086 Paphiopedilum Morganiae 'Bufordense', HCC/AOS 75 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):40 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Cyrtochilum edwardii 'Zahn Zunge' CBM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19771088 Cyrtochilum edwardii 'Zahn Zunge', CBM/AOS 82 points, Carol and David Maurer. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):40 (1979) with black and white photo. This plant was awarded as an Odontoglossum.


December 19, 1977:

Laelia anceps 'San-Bar Gloriosa', black and white photo from Awards Quarterly

AOS Award No. 19771089 Laelia anceps 'San-Bar Gloriosa', AM/AOS 88 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):46 (1979) with black and white photo. The cultivar name as published is 'San-Bar Gloriosa', but OrchidPro and later publications, including the FCC/AOS for the same cultivar in 1984, omit the hyphen. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Pamela Hetherington 'Coronation', from OrchidPro

AOS Award No. 19771090 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Pamela Hetherington 'Coronation', AM/AOS 86 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):46 (1979) with black and white photo. One of the most famous Cattleya hybrids of all time (originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1970), this cultivar's photo has been published at least 45 times, twice in Awards Quarterly, and 13 times in the AOS Bulletin or its successor, Orchids. Probably the best photo is the one Fred Stewart used for advertising, as in Orchid Digest 44(6), November-December 1980, p. 229, "Introducing a New Masterpiece From Stewart's, The Great New Winter Flowering Pink Brasso Blc. Pamela Hetherington 'Coronation' am/aos, (Patent Pending)".

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Pamela Hetherington 'Coronation', from advertisement in Orchid Digest, 1980.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Pamela Hetherington 'Coronation', new scan from Pacific South award slides


Catasetum pileatum 'Green Gold' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19771091 Catasetum pileatum 'Green Gold', AM/AOS 81 points, Ed Wise. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):46 (1979) with black and white photo.

Catasetum pileatum 'Green Gold' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Paphiopedilum Via Ojai 'Pink Sleigh' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19771092 Paphiopedilum Via Ojai 'Pink Sleigh', AM/AOS 80 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):46 (1979) with black and white photo.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Scarlet Dynasty 'Shirley' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19771093 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Scarlet Dynasty 'Shirley', HCC/AOS 78 points, Ed Wise. This hybrid was originally registered as a Potinara in 1968.


AOS Award No. 19771094 Paphiopedilum Amber Crown 'Sunray', HCC/AOS 77 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):46 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19771095 Paphiopedilum Via Ojai 'Snowdrift', HCC/AOS 77 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):46 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Golden Sands (1975) 'Lime Ice' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19771096 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Golden Sands (1975) 'Lime Ice', HCC/AOS 76 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):46 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Potinara in 1975.


AOS Award No. 19771097 Paphiopedilum Peachie 'Winter Frost', HCC/AOS 76 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):46 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.