South Coast Orchid Society

Orchid Judging in Long Beach, 1954 and Beyond!

American Orchid Society Judging at Long Beach,

1978

We were able to recover photos for 65 of the 83 awards conferred by the Long Beach site. The quality of the photos for 1978 is much improved over previous years, possibly due to better lighting and perhaps also improvements in camera technology. However, some of the photos from the AOS database have a strong bluish tinge, which we were able to eliminate from some of them by adjusting the color balance. Starting in November, 1978, every award was accompanied by a photo — a policy change? 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 19, 1978:

Cattleya Mae Hawkins 'Merienda Lane' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780054 Cattleya Mae Hawkins 'Merienda Lane', HCC/AOS 79 points, Ed Wise. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):55 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Sophrolaeliocattleya in 1967.


AOS Award No. 19780055 Paphiopedilum Parada de Color 'Pageant', HCC/AOS 78 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):55 (1979) without a photo. There is a color photo of this flower from CSA, where it received a BM/CSA five days after the AOS award. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19780056 Paphiopedilum bellatulum 'Merienda Lane', HCC/AOS 78 points, Ed Wise. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):55 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19780057 Lycaste virginalis (alba) 'La Selva I', HCC/AOS 78 points, G. G. Lemacks. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):55 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19780058 Oncidium Memoria Harry Seigel 'Rusty', HCC/AOS 77 points, Bud Rabins. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):55 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Odontioda in 1974. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19780059 Paphiopedilum Iolanthe 'AM/RHS', HCC/AOS 76 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(2):55 (1979) without a photo. There is a problem with the identity of this plant; there appears to be no RHS award for a Paph. Iolanthe, and in fact, there is an award by CSA just five days later that is likely the same plant, shown in OrchidWiz as "Paph. Iolanthe (Draco)", and referred there to Paph. Draco, an unnamed cultivar of which did in fact receive AM/RHS in 1910. The painting of that plant by Nellie Roberts is indeed quite similar to the CSA photo from 1978. There may be some discussion of the identification in Orchid Advocate (4(2):65), where the CSA award was published (not yet examined). Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


February 27, 1978:

Oncidium Remembrance 'Bloodstone' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780340 Oncidium Remembrance 'Bloodstone', AM/AOS 82 points, Dr. Howard Liebman. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):70 (1979) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Odontioda in 1978.

Oncidium Remembrance 'Bloodstone' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Odontonia Bela 'Goliath' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19780341 Odontonia Bela 'Goliath', AM/AOS 81 points, Dr. Howard Liebman. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):70 (1979) with black and white photo. This hybrid is now correctly an Oncidopsis.


Lycaste Wyld Court 'Sir William Cooke' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19780342 Lycaste Wyld Court 'Sir William Cooke', AM/AOS 81 points, Eugene A. Casey. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):71 (1979) with black and white photo.


Cymbidium Bulbarrow 'Friar Tuck' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780343 Cymbidium Bulbarrow 'Friar Tuck', AM/AOS 80 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):71 (1979) with black and white photo.

Cymbidium Bulbarrow 'Friar Tuck' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Cymbidium Barushka 'Dorset Lass' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19780344 Cymbidium Barushka 'Dorset Lass', AM/AOS 80 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):71 (1979) with black and white photo.


Vuylstekeara Heather Moore 'Abundance' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides, but there is some foreign matter on the surface of the slide

AOS Award No. 19780345 Vuylstekeara Heather Moore 'Abundance', HCC/AOS 79 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):71 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid is now correctly an Oncidium, after briefly being known as a Wilsonara.


Laeliocattleya Trick or Treat 'Hobgoblin' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides, but there is some foreign matter on the surface of the slide

AOS Award No. 19780346 Laeliocattleya Trick or Treat 'Hobgoblin', HCC/AOS 78 points, Regine Plows. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):71 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid is now correctly a Cattlianthe.


Cymbidium Firewheel 'Ruby 4N' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides, but there is some foreign matter on the surface of the slide

AOS Award No. 19780347 Cymbidium Firewheel 'Ruby 4N', HCC/AOS 78 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):71 (1979) without a photo.


© 1978 Richard Clark

Paphiopedilum Ali Taba 'Wendy' HCC/AOS, from AOS Bulletin

AOS Award No. 19780348 Paphiopedilum Ali Taba 'Wendy', HCC/AOS 77 points, Clark Day Jr. Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):71 (1979) without a photo. Color photo published in AOS Bulletin, April, 1979, p. 372, photo credited to Richard Clark. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Oncidopsis Living Fire 'Glowing Embers' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780349 Oncidopsis Living Fire 'Glowing Embers', HCC/AOS 76 points, Dr. Howard Liebman. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):71 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Burrageara in 1978.


AOS Award No. 19780350 Paphiopedilum Emba 'Royal', HCC/AOS 76 points, Clark Day Jr. Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):71 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19780351 Paphiopedilum Parada de Color 'Tinta', HCC/AOS 75 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):70 (1979) without a photo. There is a color photo of this flower from CSA, where it received a BM/CSA two days after the AOS award. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Cymbidium Fuss 'Santa Barbara' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780352 Cymbidium Fuss 'Santa Barbara', HCC/AOS 75 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):70-71 (1979) without a photo.


March 27, 1978:

Oncidium Somelle 'Sunrise' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19780353 Oncidium Somelle 'Sunrise', AM/AOS 82 points, Dr. Howard Liebman. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):90-91 (1979) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Odontoglossum in 1977.


Oncidium Yellow Imp (1978) 'Dorothea' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780355 Oncidium Yellow Imp (1978) 'Dorothea', HCC/AOS 78 points, Miskimens Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):91 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Odontocidium in 1978.


Cymbidium Calle del Rey 'Jade Queen' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780356 Cymbidium Calle del Rey 'Jade Queen', HCC/AOS 78 points, Andy T. Yamamoto. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):91 (1979) without a photo.


Catasetum tenebrosum 'Charcoal' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780357 Catasetum tenebrosum 'Charcoal', HCC/AOS 77 points, Norito Hasegawa. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):91 (1979) without a photo.


Cymbidium Coral Fantasy 'Cherry Blossom' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780358 Cymbidium Coral Fantasy 'Cherry Blossom', HCC/AOS 77 points, Andy T. Yamamoto. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):91 (1979) without a photo. There is a color photo of this flower from CSA, where it received a BM/CSA the day after the AOS award.


AOS Award No. 19780359 Vanda Darcey Starr 'Gold Adventure', HCC/AOS 76 points, Norito Hasegawa. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):91 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1971. Photo not found in Pacific South award slides.


AOS Award No. 19780360 Paphiopedilum Demura 'Plover', HCC/AOS 76 points, Clark Day Jr. Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):91 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19780362 Paphiopedilum Felix Faure 'Mingle', HCC/AOS 76 points, Dale Hallberg. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):91 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Phalaenopsis Crazy Ambo 'Liz' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780361 Phalaenopsis Crazy Ambo 'Liz', HCC/AOS 76 points, Robert Greenlees. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):91 (1979) without a photo.


Cymbidium Beaconfire 'Modred' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780363 Cymbidium Beaconfire 'Modred', HCC/AOS 75 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):91 (1979) without a photo.


Oncidium Fireflower 'Profusion' CCM/AOS, from OrchidPro

AOS Award No. 19780364 Oncidium Fireflower 'Profusion', CCM/AOS 82 points, Dr. Howard Liebman. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(3):91 (1979) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Odontioda in 1978.

Oncidium Fireflower 'Profusion' CCM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


April 24, 1978:

While the judging date in OrchidPro shows the correct date, April 24, 1978, the "event date" in OrchidPro is listed as April 23, 1978, in error.

AOS Award No. 19780669 Paphiopedilum Demura 'Red Dove', HCC/AOS 78 points, Clark Day Jr. Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(4):117 (1979) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Cymbidium Claudona 'Rajah 4N' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780670 Cymbidium Claudona 'Rajah 4N', HCC/AOS 76 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(4):117 (1979) without a photo. Under the cultivar name 'Rajah', photos of this plant (?), ploidy apparently not specified, have been published by the CSA several times. As there seem to have been no CSA awards for 'Rajah', however, it is possible that their photo is the AOS award photo. The photos in Orchid Advocate 3:124, 3:149 (both 1977), and 6:76 (1980) have not yet been examined (these photos are noted in OrchidWiz, but are not among the CSA award photos that have been contributed to OrchidWiz).


Cymbidium Devon Wood 'Featherhill' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780671 Cymbidium Devon Wood 'Featherhill', HCC/AOS 76 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(4):117 (1979) without a photo. The same plant was awarded AD/CSA 9 days after the AOS award, and CSA has a color photo from that occasion.


Cattleya Helen Veliz 'Apricot' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780672 Cattleya Helen Veliz 'Apricot', HCC/AOS 75 points, Sea God Nurseries. Published in Awards Quarterly 10(4):117 (1979) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Sophrolaeliocattleya in 1960.


May 22, 1978:

Paphiopedilum Bengal Lancers 'Indian Durbar' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19780673 Paphiopedilum Bengal Lancers 'Indian Durbar', AM/AOS 82 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):10 (1980) with black and white photo. Cultivar name has also been published as 'Indian Durban'. However, Durban is a city in South Africa, while a Durbar is sort of traditional formal gathering of notables in India, so we surmise that 'Indian Durbar' is correct. OrchidPro attributes this award to the Ponce, Puerto Rico judging site, in error, but the other Long Beach awards published on the same page were entered into the awards database correctly.


Paphiopedilum Fern Dell 'Mountain Spring' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19780674 Paphiopedilum Fern Dell 'Mountain Spring', AM/AOS 81 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):10 (1980) with black and white photo.


Vanda Ed Pickell (1976) 'Margie' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780676 Vanda Ed Pickell (1976) 'Margie', HCC/AOS 77 points, Jessie Shride (error, the exhibitor according to the award slide was Jesse, not Jessie, Shride). Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):10 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1976. The award slide shows that the cultivar name was originally 'Shride'.


Oncidium Minel 'Burnham' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780677 Oncidium Minel 'Burnham', HCC/AOS 77 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):10 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Odontioda in 1965.


June 26, 1978:

Cattleya tenebrosa 'Spectabilis' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19780722 Cattleya tenebrosa 'Spectabilis', AM/AOS 80 points, Jerry Rehfield. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):22-23 (1980) with black and white photo. This species was previously known, for over a century, as Laelia tenebrosa, then was reclassified five different times starting in 2000. Let's hope the current name sticks.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Rockdell 'Glorious Sunset' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780723 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Rockdell 'Glorious Sunset', AM/AOS 80 points, Donald E. Herman. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):23 (1980) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1977.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Rockdell 'Glorious Sunset' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Angulocaste Georgius Rex 'Willow Pond' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780726 Angulocaste Georgius Rex 'Willow Pond', HCC/AOS 75 points, Walter Bertsch. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):22 (1980) without a photo.


July 24, 1978:

Brassolaeliocattleya Ports of Paradise 'Emerald Isle' FCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19780867 Brassolaeliocattleya Ports of Paradise 'Emerald Isle', FCC/AOS 90 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):30 (1980) with black and white photo. This hybrid is now correctly a Rhyncholaeliocattleya. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Paphiopedilum godefroyae var. leucochilum 'Carimo' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19780868 Paphiopedilum godefroyae var. leucochilum 'Carimo', AM/AOS 84 points, Carl and Imogene Keyes. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):30 (1980) with black and white photo.


Cattleya granulosa 'Buysoniana' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780869 Cattleya granulosa 'Buysoniana', AM/AOS 81 points, P. G. Barnett and Clark Day, Jr. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):30-31 (1980) with black and white photo.

Cattleya granulosa 'Buysoniana' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


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

AOS Award No. 19780870 Oncidium Gita Gaunt 'Solana', HCC/AOS 78 points, Robert B. Dugger. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):30 (1980) without a photo. Originally registered as an Odontocidium.


Vanda Mercy Drillion 'Hawaiian Holiday' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780871 Ascocenda Mercy Drillion 'Hawaiian Holiday', HCC/AOS 78 points, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Herman. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):30 (1980) without a photo.


AOS Award No. 19780873 Paphiopedilum Via Viale 'Cerritos', HCC/AOS 77 points, Clark Day, Jr. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):31 (1980) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Phalaenopsis Barbara George 'Rouge' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780874 Phalaenopsis Barbara George 'Rouge', HCC/AOS 76 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):31 (1980) without a photo.


Vanda Bonanza 'Sweetheart of Sigma Chi' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780875 Ascocenda Bonanza 'Sweetheart of Sigma Chi', HCC/AOS 75 points, Edward D. Gleason. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):31 (1980) without a photo.


Rhynchovola Jimminey Cricket 'Super Bug' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780876 Rhynchovola Jimminey Cricket 'Super Bug', HCC/AOS 75 points, B. and R. Plows. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(1):31 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassavola in 1974. Unlike all the other Long Beach awards for this date, this award is not found in OrchidPro by searching for location "long beach". However, it can be found by searching for center "Pacific South Center".


August 28, 1978:

AOS Award No. 19780877 Phalaenopsis Murray Spencer 'Burma Gem', HCC/AOS 77 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):43-44 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Doritaenopsis in 1976. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19780878 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Tiger Tears 'Orange Gem', HCC/AOS 75 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):44 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Potinara in 1975. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


September 25, 1978:

Cattleya Bowbest 'Perfection' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19780922 Cattleya Bowbest 'Perfection', AM/AOS 81 points, Armacost & Royston, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):50 (1980) with black and white photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Nickie Holguin 'White Heat' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides — but there is some foreign matter on the surface of the slide

AOS Award No. 19780923 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Nickie Holguin 'White Heat', AM/AOS 80 points, Armacost & Royston, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):50 (1980) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1975.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Nickie Holguin 'White Heat' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro


Brassidium Pagan Lovesong 'Murray Anderson' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro

AOS Award No. 19780924 Brassidium Pagan Lovesong 'Murray Anderson', AM/AOS 80 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):50 (1980) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Maclellanara in 1978.

Brassidium Pagan Lovesong 'Murray Anderson' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Vanda Hawaii Sky 'Colin Sean Gleason' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780925 Vanda Hawaii Sky 'Colin Sean Gleason', HCC/AOS 79 points, Dr. Irene Gleason (Dr. Irene O. Jordan). Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):50 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1976.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Wilford Wise 'Chiffon' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19780926 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Wilford Wise 'Chiffon', HCC/AOS 75 points, Edwin and Donna Wise. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):50 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1969.


October 23, 1978:

AOS Award No. 19781025 Paphiopedilum Lime Ice 'Cerritos', HCC/AOS 79 points, Clark Day Jr. Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):66 (1980) without a photo. OrchidWiz has a photo from the BM/CSA award for the same flower 9 days later, November 1, 1978. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Oncidium Kendrick Williams 'Fall Tones' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781026 Oncidium Kendrick Williams 'Fall Tones', HCC/AOS 78 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):66 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Wilsonara in 1977.


AOS Award No. 19781027 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Ports of Paradise 'Homeland', HCC/AOS 77 points, Jack Frost. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):66 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1970. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


AOS Award No. 19781028 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Saracen 'Liz', HCC/AOS 76 points, Robert M. Greenless (should be Greenlees!). Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):66 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Brassolaeliocattleya in 1974.


AOS Award No. 19781029 Paphiopedilum Dunkirk 'Flotilla', HCC/AOS 76 points, John E Wilson. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(2):66 (1980) without a photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


November 27, 1978:

Paphiopedilum Woodrose 'Rima' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781124 Paphiopedilum Woodrose 'Rima', AM/AOS 83 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):126 (1980) with black and white photo.


Cattleya walkeriana (Alba) 'Diamond Bright' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781125 Cattleya walkeriana (Alba) 'Diamond Bright', AM/AOS 82 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):126 (1980) with black and white photo. Not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection.


Oncidium Gilded Bird 'Coppertone' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19781126 Oncidium Gilded Bird 'Coppertone', HCC/AOS 79 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):126 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as a Wilsonara in 1978.

Oncidium Gilded Bird 'Coppertone' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


Paphiopedilum Golden Earrings 'Inca Treasure' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781128 Paphiopedilum Golden Earrings 'Inca Treasure', HCC/AOS 78 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):126 (1980) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Angela 'Bion' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781129 Paphiopedilum Angela 'Bion', HCC/AOS 78 points, Hanes Orchids of Distinction. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):126 (1980) with black and white photo.


Phalaenopsis Mary McPherson 'Zuma Canyon' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781130 Phalaenopsis Mary McPherson 'Zuma Canyon', HCC/AOS 78 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):126 (1980) with black and white photo.


Phalaenopsis Peppermint 'Amado Vasquez' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

AOS Award No. 19781131 Phalaenopsis Peppermint 'Amado Vasquez', HCC/AOS 78 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):127 (1980) with black and white photo.

Phalaenopsis Peppermint 'Amado Vasquez' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Vandaenopsis Zuma Canyon 'Zuma Canyon' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

AOS Award No. 19781132 Vandaenopsis Zuma Canyon 'Zuma Canyon', HCC/AOS 77 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):126 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Asconopsis in 1979.

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


Laeliocattleya Katy True 'Coburg Sunset' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

AOS Award No. 19781133 Laeliocattleya Katy True 'Coburg Sunset', HCC/AOS 77 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):127 (1980) without a photo. This hybrid is now correctly a Cattlianthe.

Laeliocattleya Katy True 'Coburg Sunset' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides — the slide is certainly authentic, but the photograph shows a different flower. The flower to the right, seen in side view on the award slide, is probably the flower shown in the photo in OrchidPro.


Paphiopedilum Mill Valley 'Pancake' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781134 Paphiopedilum Mill Valley 'Pancake', HCC/AOS 76 points, Hanes Orchids of Distinction. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):127 (1980) with black and white photo.


Vanda Malibu Aristocrat 'Zuma Canyon' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19781135 Vanda Malibu Aristocrat 'Zuma Canyon', HCC/AOS 76 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):127 (1980) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally registered as an Ascocenda in 1977. Comparison of the OrchidPro image with the scan from the award slide suggests that the OrchidPro scan is unrealistically blue!

Vanda Malibu Aristocrat 'Zuma Canyon' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


Paphiopedilum Marlborough 'The Duke' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781136 Paphiopedilum Marlborough 'The Duke', HCC/AOS 75 points, Fred A. Steward, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):127 (1980) with black and white photo.


Phalaenopsis Lindy 'Zuma Canyon' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781137 Phalaenopsis Lindy 'Zuma Canyon', HCC/AOS 76 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(4):127 (1980) with black and white photo.


December 18, 1978:

Cymbidium Thanksgiving 'Nativity' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19781138 Cymbidium Thanksgiving 'Nativity', AM/AOS 86 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(3):93 (1980) with black and white photo. The color slide for this award matches the award description, "bright yellow sepals and petals with slight green blush, muted green stripes, tips of petals punctuated with brick spots; lip cream, edged in yellow, cadmium red markings mostly at periphery; brick red tipped column". When this cultivar was awarded at Pacific South Regional Monthly Judging in 1971, the description indicated "chartreuse tepals, with small red dotted line at petal tips; lip yellow with red spots on margin; sepals deep apple-green on back". Thus, the 1978 award slide is the appropriate one that should be associated with this award in OrchidPro; the other image matches the one for award number 19710224 aw published in Awards Quarterly 2(3):58 (July, 1971). After checking the entries in OrchidPro, it is now clear what has happened: The images have been reversed; the one now attached to 19710224 belongs with 19781138, and the one now attached to 19781138 belongs wtih 19710224.

Cymbidium Thanksgiving 'Nativity' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro, but this turns out to match the black-and-white photo in Awards Quarterly for award number 19710224.

Cymbidium Thanksgiving 'Nativity' AM/AOS, from OrchidPro award number 19710224, but this is the correct photo for award number 19781138. Compared with the description for award number 19781138, however, it is badly faded, clearly not "bright yellow".


Paphiopedilum Makuli 'Beacon Light' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781139 Paphiopedilum Makuli 'Beacon Light', AM/AOS 80 points, John E. Wilson. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(3):93 (1980) with black and white photo.


Cymbidium Rincon 'Clarisse 4N' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19781140 Cymbidium Rincon 'Clarisse 4N', HCC/AOS 78 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(3):93 (1980) with black and white photo.

Cymbidium Rincon 'Clarisse 4N' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


Paphiopedilum Madela 'Raspberry Sherbet' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781141 Paphiopedilum Madela 'Raspberry Sherbet', HCC/AOS 78 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(3):93 (1980) with black and white photo.


Laeliocattleya Towering Beauty 'Dos Pueblos' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19781142 Laeliocattleya Towering Beauty 'Dos Pueblos', HCC/AOS 78 points, Dos Pueblos Orchid Company. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(3):93 (1980) with black and white photo. This hybrid is now correctly a Cattleya. OrchidWiz has a much better version of the award photo, image #117966, from the Merritt Collection, a mirror image.

Laeliocattleya Towering Beauty 'Dos Pueblos' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

Laeliocattleya Towering Beauty 'Dos Pueblos' HCC/AOS, from OrchidWiz


Cymbidium tracyanum 'FCC/RHS' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19781143 Cymbidium tracyanum 'FCC/RHS', HCC/AOS 77 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(3):93-94 (1980) with black and white photo. An unnamed cultivar of this species received FCC/RHS in 1890, when shown by Mr. Tracy himself, so the plant awarded in 1978 is apparently believed to be a division of the one awarded in 1890.

Cymbidium tracyanum 'FCC/RHS' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro


Paphiopedilum Soulageanum 'Swiss Miss' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19781144 Paphiopedilum Soulageanum 'Swiss Miss', HCC/AOS 75 points, John E. Wilson. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(3):94 (1980) with black and white photo. Here we have a little puzzle. Who was this hybrid named after? Many gardeners know and love Magnolia × soulangeana, named after the botanist Etienne Soulange-Bodin (1774-1846). Was the Paph hybrid named after the same person? No! The hybrid now known as Paph. Soulageanum is attributed to Joseph Ginot, whose residence is given as "Château de Soulange, Loire, France" (OrchidWiz, copied from the RHS Orchid Registry). That would seem to be proof that the name should properly be spelled Soulangeanum. But can we find the château? In the Département da la Marne, France, there was a noble family called d'André, who resided in the "Château de Soulanges" at least until the late 19th Century. It is certainly not out of the question that a gardener there, perhaps Monsieur Ginot, was reponsible for an orchid collection. There is, in fact, a Cattleya hybrid called Soulageana, registered in 1905 by the same Joseph Ginot. There may also be a number of other (generic) "châteaux" in the area. However, in the Journal de la société nationale d'horticulture de France (sér. 4, tome 6, issue of December, 1905, p. 100), we found a different answer, in a list of the current members of the Société: Joseph Ginot, member since 1904, a property owner and amateur orchid grower, lived at rue Marengo 19, in Saint-Etienne, and also had property at Soulages, near Izieux, in the Département de la Loire. We know he is the right Joseph Ginot, because (p. 797, in a report from the meeting of November 23, 1905) there is a long description of Ginot's "new hybrid", Lælio-Cattleya Soulageana, from Lælia Perrini × Cattleya Eldorado, for which Ginot was awarded a "certificate of merit". Today Soulages (occasionally written without the final — and silent — s) is a hamlet within the commune of La Valla-en-Gier, tucked into a very scenic corner of the Département de la Loire. Meanwhile, Izieux was combined with three other villages in 1964, to form the modern commune of Saint-Chamond, directly to the north of La Valla-en-Gier. Saint-Etienne is the next commune west of these. Now we have our answer: The registration information that we found in OrchidWiz, presumably copied from the RHS Orchid Registry at some point, contains an error: Monsieur Ginot was from the "Château de Soulages", not the "Château de Soulanges". The name is correct, but the registration information may need to be corrected.


Cymbidium Via Costa 'Red December' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19781145 Cymbidium Via Costa 'Red December', HCC/AOS 75 points, Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 11(3):93 (1980) with black and white photo. The scan in OrchidPro is obviously much darker than the new scan from the award slide, but the award description in this case is not particularly helpful in deciding which image should be preferred: "raspberry pink with darker venation; yellow lip with maroon spotting and edging". The new scan, at least, does show the yellow on the lip.

Cymbidium Via Costa 'Red December' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro