South Coast Orchid Society

Orchid Judging in Long Beach, 1954 and Beyond!

American Orchid Society Judging at Long Beach,

1980

We were able to recover photos for 102 of the 103 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 award, possibly from collections of AOS award slides that were sent out to judging centers and affiliate societies over the years.



January 31, 1980:

Paphiopedilum Parry Gripp 'Santa Barbara' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800666 Paphiopedilum Parry Gripp 'Santa Barbara', AM/AOS 86 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):96 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Iona 'Sally Jane' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800667 Paphiopedilum Iona 'Sally Jane', AM/AOS 85 points, Curtis Gean. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):96 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Via Mandarina 'Vallecrosia' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800668 Paphiopedilum Via Mandarina 'Vallecrosia', AM/AOS 83 points, Franchini Agostino Floricoltura. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):96 (1981) with black and white photo. Signor Franchini submitted cut paph flowers for judging, two to San Francisco in 1979, and five to Long Beach in 1980. He lived in the Pegli district in the municipality of Genoa, Italy.


Rhynvandopsis Memoria Mary Nattrass 'Zuma Canyon' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800669 Rhynvandopsis Memoria Mary Nattrass 'Zuma Canyon', AM/AOS 82 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):96 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was registered and awarded as an Opsistylis.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Dorothy Bertsch 'Topaz' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19800670 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Dorothy Bertsch 'Topaz', AM/AOS 82 points, Walter Bertsch. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):96 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly a Brassolaeliocattleya.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Dorothy Bertsch 'Topaz' AM/AOS


Vanda Bicentennial 'Orm Embar' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800671 Vanda Bicentennial 'Orm Embar', AM/AOS 81 points, Dragonstone Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):96 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly an Ascocenda.


© 1980 Richard Clark

Cattleya Prism Palette 'Rainbows' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800672 Cattleya Prism Palette 'Rainbow', AM/AOS 81 points, P. G. Barnett. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):96-97 (1981) with black and white photo. The award slide clearly gives the cultivar name as 'Rainbows', which we think is more likely to be correct. This hybrid was formerly a Laeliocattleya. The award photo has been reprinted in the AOS Bulletin and its successor, Orchids, several times, but in every case, the result is not as good as the original image shown here, in spite of its obvious faded and slightly bluish tint. In every case where it has been reprinted, the photographer is noted as Richard Clark, although the OrchidPro database says "Unknown Photographer".

© 1980 Richard Clark

Cattleya Prism Palette 'Rainbows' AM/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Paphiopedilum Great Pacific 'Summer Glory' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800673 Paphiopedilum Great Pacific 'Summer Glory', AM/AOS 80 points, Franchini Agostino Floricoltura. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):97 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Atlantic Ocean 'Palazzo Pitti' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800674 Paphiopedilum Atlantic Ocean 'Palazzo Pitti', HCC/AOS 79 points, Franchini Agostino Floricoltura. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):97 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Frostlight 'Palazzo Danghi' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800675 Paphiopedilum Frostlight 'Palazzo Danghi', HCC/AOS 79 points, Franchini Agostino Floricoltura. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):97 (1981) without a photo.


Cymbidium Chief Joseph 'Pathfinder' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800676 Cymbidium Chief Joseph 'Pathfinder', HCC/AOS 78 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):97 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum fairrieanum 'Sierra Roja' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800677 Paphiopedilum fairrieanum 'Sierra Roja', HCC/AOS 78 points, Curtis and Sally Gean. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):97 (1981) with black and white photo.


Cymbidium Clenet 'L'Orange' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800678 Cymbidium Clenet 'L'Orange', HCC/AOS 78 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):97 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Via Cabazon 'Rounder' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800679 Paphiopedilum Via Cabazon 'Rounder', HCC/AOS 78 points, Franchini Agostino Floricoltura. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):97 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Iona 'Colibri' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800680 Paphiopedilum Iona 'Colibri', HCC/AOS 77 points, Curtis Gean. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):97-98 (1981) with black and white photo.


Cymbidium Muriel Blake 'Featherhill' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800681 Cymbidium Muriel Blake 'Featherhill', HCC/AOS 77 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):289 (1981) without a photo.


Cymbidium Ann Wilson 'Luv' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800682 Cymbidium Ann Wilson 'Luv', HCC/AOS 76 points, Keith Andrew Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):210 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Autumn Harvest 'Cream of the Crop' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800683 Paphiopedilum Autumn Harvest 'Cream of the Crop', HCC/AOS 76 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):98 (1981) with black and white photo.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Dorothy Bertsch AD/AOS, from OrchidPro

AOS Award No. 19800685 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Dorothy Bertsch, AD/AOS, Walter Bertsch. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):98 (1981) without a photo. The hybrid was formerly a Brassolaeliocattleya. This award was given for a group of six plants of outstanding quality, three of which were previously awarded, although no cultivar names are given in the description. The three previous awards are from the New York Regional Supplemental Monthly Judging, and we think we can identify these in the present award photo, positions as in the OrchidWiz photo below: 'Buttercup' (HCC/AOS, November 19, 1976, upper right), 'Desert Sand' (AM/AOS, February 16, 1977, lower right), and 'Copper Glow' (AM/AOS, February 16, 1977, center left. 'Topaz', see above, award 19800670, is bottom center. Of the remaining two in this picture, we think the yellow one in the center is likely 'Strawberry Gold' (HCC/AOS, December 14, 1981 at Los Angeles monthly judging), and the one in the upper right is probably 'Amber Gem' (AM/AOS, March 9, 1981 at Los Angeles monthly judging). A better version of this photo (below, better color balance, but the foliage is still a bit too blue), a mirror image, is found in OrchidWiz, image #117681, from the Merritt Collection.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Dorothy Bertsch AD/AOS, from OrchidWiz.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Dorothy Bertsch AD/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


Paphiopedilum insigne 'Variegatum' JC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19800686 Paphiopedilum insigne 'Variegatum', JC/AOS (OrchidPro shows this as JC/JOGA, but nevertheless says the plant was judged at the Long Beach site! — OrchidWiz shows this as JC/AOS, as does the award slide), Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):98 (1981) without a photo. Description says this is a typical specimen of Paph. insigne, but notes the "outstanding charm and distinction" of the variegated foliage. While there is no photo in OrchidPro, a photo that is apparently the same plant (matching the grower, cultivar name, and award JC/AOS) is found in OrchidWiz, image #109726, photo credited to Don Lindabury, and contributed to OrchidWiz by Tom Larkin. This does not seem to be the award photo, but we include it here. There is also a cultivar 'A-doribil' that may well be a division of the same plant, more recently awarded (AOS award 20001850, growers Doris Dukes and Bill Thoms, Dover, Florida, JC/AOS, December 13, 2000, Florida North Central monthly judging).

© Don Lindabury

Paphiopedilum insigne 'Variegatum' JC/AOS, from OrchidWiz, not the official award photo, but conceivably a later photo of a division of the same plant.

Paphiopedilum insigne 'Variegatum' JC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


February 25, 1980:

Cymbidium Yankee Whaler 'Moby Dick' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800687 Cymbidium Yankee Whaler 'Moby Dick', AM/AOS 88 points, Fred A. Stewart. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):110 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Cheryl Ann Boyd 'Cerritos' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800688 Paphiopedilum Cheryl Ann Boyd 'Cerritos', AM/AOS 84 points, Clark Day Jr. Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):110-111 (1981) with black and white photo.


Cattlianthe Hazel Boyd 'Scarlet Jewel' AM/AOS, from Awards Quarterly 12(2):111 (1981)

AOS Award No. 19800689 Cattlianthe Hazel Boyd 'Scarlet Jewel', AM/AOS 81 points, Murray Spencer. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):111 (1981) with black and white photo, but there is no photo attached to this award in OrchidPro. However, a color photo clearly taken at the same judging session but from a slightly different angle was featured as part of an anonymous feature entitled "How to Judge a Hazel Boyd?" in Awards Quarterly 16(1):20-21 (1985), see below. Another version (a mirror image) of the second photo (or possibly a separate shot from almost exaclty the same position) is found in OrchidWiz, image #192742, attributed to photographer Plato Peter Matthews, also shown below. The hybrid was originally a Sophrolaeliocattleya, then briefly a Guarisophleya (before the suppression of the genus Sophronitis).

Cattlianthe Hazel Boyd 'Scarlet Jewel' AM/AOS, from Awards Quarterly 16(1):21 (1985)

Cattlianthe Hazel Boyd 'Scarlet Jewel' AM/AOS, from OrchidWiz


Lycaste virginalis 'Coban Ruby' HCC/AOS, from OrchidWiz

AOS Award No. 19800690 Lycaste virginalis 'Coban Ruby', HCC/AOS 78 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):111 (1981) without a photo. At the time of the award, the plant was called Lycaste skinneri, a name which is now considered a synonym of Lycaste virginalis. The award photo has appeared twice in the AOS Bulletin (October, 1981 and April, 1984), both times printed with exaggerated contrast that makes the center of the flower almost entirely black. Those two photos, however, match a superior version found in OrchidWiz, image #118110, attributed to the Merritt Collection.


Paphiopedilum Iona 'Negre Cal' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800691 Paphiopedilum Iona 'Negre Cal', HCC/AOS 78 points, R. Douglas Calhoun. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):111 (1981) with black and white photo.


Cymbidium Amesbury 'Flower Market' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800692 Cymbidium Amesbury 'Flower Market', HCC/AOS 78 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):111 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Iona 'Curtis Doyle' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800693 Paphiopedilum Iona 'Curtis Doyle', HCC/AOS 77 points, Curtis Gean. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):111 (1981) with black and white photo.


Cymbidium Gymer 'Nederhorst' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800695 Cymbidium Gymer 'Nederhorst', HCC/AOS 77 points, Arnold Nieuwenhuijsen. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):110 (1981) with black and white photo.


Cattleya aurantiaca 'Quito Sunrise' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800696 Cattleya aurantiaca 'Quito Sunrise', HCC/AOS 77 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):111 (1981) with black and white photo. The species is now correctly Guarianthe aurantiaca.


Cochleanthes marginata 'Homeland' CBR/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800697 Cochleanthes marginata 'Homeland', CBR/AOS, Jack Frost. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(2):111 (1981) with black and white photo. The species is now correctly Warczewiczella marginata.


March 24, 1980:

Brassidium Pagan Lovesong 'Laguna Beach' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800698 Brassidium Pagan Lovesong 'Laguna Beach', AM/AOS 84 points, Dr. Nick Baldassano. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):144 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally a Maclellanara.


Cattlianthe Mahogany Hill 'Burning Desire' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800699 Cattlianthe Mahogany Hill 'Burning Desire', AM/AOS 82 points, George Schwartz. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):144 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally a Sophrolaeliocattleya and then briefly a Guarisophleya.


Cymbidium King Arthur 'Culver King' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800700 Cymbidium King Arthur 'Culver King', AM/AOS 80 points, Andy T. Yamamoto. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):145 (1981) with black and white photo.


Cymbidium Friendly Skies 'Santa Barbara' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800701 Cymbidium Friendly Skies 'Santa Barbara', HCC/AOS 77 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):145 (1981) with black and white photo.


Odontioda Bogotá 'SanBar Flame' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800702 Odontioda Bogotá 'SanBar Flame', HCC/AOS 76 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):145 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid is now correctly an Oncidium


Cymbidium Sharon 'Santa Barbara' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800703 Cymbidium Sharon 'Santa Barbara', HCC/AOS 76 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):145 (1981) with black and white photo.


Cattleya Yae Yamamoto 'Carolyn' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800704 Cattleya Yae Yamamoto 'Carolyn', HCC/AOS 75 points, Ben L. McDaniel. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):145 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was originally a Sophrolaeliocattleya and then briefly a Sophrocattleya. A much better scan of the award photo, cropped differently and a mirror image, is found in OrchidWiz, image #192850, photo attributed to Plato Peter Matthews.

Cattleya Yae Yamamoto 'Carolyn' HCC/AOS, from OrchidWiz


April 28, 1980:

Cattleya Irene Holguin 'Sweet Spring' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800705 Cattleya Irene Holguin 'Sweet Spring', AM/AOS 84 points, James N. Rolph. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):168 (1981) with black and white photo.


Oncidium Puppy Love 'Ferrari Red' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800706 Oncidium Puppy Love 'Ferrari Red', AM/AOS 83 points, Dr. Nick Baldassano. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):168 (1981) with black and white photo. Now correctly Tolumnia Puppy Love.


Phragmipedium caudatum 'Green Giant' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800708 Phragmipedium caudatum 'Green Giant', AM/AOS 82 points, Allen G. Sylvester. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):169 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Psyche 'Winter' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800709 Paphiopedilum Psyche 'Winter', AM/AOS 82 points, Dr. Nick Baldassano. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):169 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Vanda M. Pearman 'South Bay' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800711 Paphiopedilum Vanda M. Pearman 'South Bay', AM/AOS 81 points, David De Young. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):168 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Roger Sander 'Virginia' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800712 Paphiopedilum Roger Sander 'Virginia', HCC/AOS 77 points, Allen G. Sylvester. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):169 (1981) with black and white photo.


Oncidium Tiger Butter 'Featherhill' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800713 Oncidium Tiger Butter 'Featherhill', HCC/AOS 77 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):169 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly an Odontocidium.


Paphiopedilum Charles Sladden 'North Torrance' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800714 Paphiopedilum Charles Sladden 'North Torrance', HCC/AOS 77 points, David De Young. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):169 (1981) with black and white photo.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Sumatra Safari 'Malayan Beauty' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800715 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Sumatra Safari 'Malayan Beauty', HCC/AOS 75 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):169 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly a Brassolaeliocattleya.


May 19, 1980:

Paphiopedilum Saint Swithin 'Happy Valley' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800753 Paphiopedilum Saint Swithin 'Happy Valley', AM/AOS 84 points, Allen G. Sylvester. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):182 (1981) with black and white photo.


Phalaenopsis Edith Scoville 'Lomita' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800754 Phalaenopsis Edith Scoville 'Lomita', HCC/AOS 77 points, Bill Wininger. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):182-183 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Roger Sander 'Moonglow' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800755 Paphiopedilum Roger Sander 'Moonglow', HCC/AOS 75 points, Allen G. Sylvester. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):183 (1981) with black and white photo.


June 23, 1980:

Cattleya Mary Ann Barnett 'Exquisita' FCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800905 Cattleya Mary Ann Barnett 'Exquisita', FCC/AOS 90 points, P. G. Barnett. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):193 (1981) with black and white photo. The photo in OrchidPro, while excellent in almost every respect, it decidedly bluish. Below, we show the result of adjusting the color balance just enough to remove this tint, followed by one of the reprints of the award photo, this one from Orchids 79(6):335 (June, 2010), a much better image derived from the original color slide.

Cattleya Mary Ann Barnett 'Exquisita' FCC/AOS, the same photo from OrchidPro but with improved color balance

Cattleya Mary Ann Barnett 'Exquisita' FCC/AOS, another version of the award photo, a better digitization, although the tint is still skewed a bit toward blue and the image is not as sharp as the original, from Orchids 79(6):335 (June, 2010)


Paphiopedilum concolor 'Yamato Gold' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800906 Paphiopedilum concolor 'Yamato Gold', AM/AOS 82 points, Fumimasa Sugiyama. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):194 (1981) with black and white photo.


Oncidium Fireflower 'Carol Ann' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800907 Oncidium Fireflower 'Carol Ann', AM/AOS 81 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):194 (1981) without a photo. This hybrid was formerly an Odontioda.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eve Marie Barnett 'Plum Gold' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800908 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eve Marie Barnett 'Plum Gold', AM/AOS 81 points, P. G. Barnett. Published in Awards Quarterly 13(1):68 (1982) with black and white photo. The color award photo was also published on the cover of Awards Quarterly 12(4) (1981). This hybrid was originally a Brassolaeliocattleya.


Paphiopedilum Harrisianum 'FCC/RHS' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800909 Paphiopedilum Harrisianum 'FCC/RHS', HCC/AOS 78 points, Clark Day Jr. Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):194 (1981) with black and white photo. The origin of this plant is not clear. There are two FCC/RHS awards for Paph. Harrisianum, one without a cultivar name in 1869, the other with the cultivar name 'Superbum' in 1887. Could the 1980 award plant actually be a division of one of these? Such a survival seems unlikely but not entirely impossible. Not long after this award was conferred at Long Beach, the award photo appeared in the AOS Bulletin (50(8):925, August, 1981) in an article by Ned Nash, "The Maudiae-type Paphiopedilums — Part 2 — Reds and Other Colors". He wrote, "The timeless popularity of this group of paphs can be traced back literally to the beginning of orchid hybridizing. The first artificially produced Paphiopedilum hybrid to flower was Paph. Harrisianum (barbatum × villosum). The same clone of Paph. Harrisianum originally exhibited and awarded a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1869 is still in widespread cultivation today." Mr. Nash was working at Armacost & Royston in Carpenteria, CA at the time this article was published, so we can assume he was well informed about Southern California orchid growers such as Clark Day, Jr. and their plants.


Oncidium lanceanum 'Virgil Schade' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800910 Oncidium lanceanum 'Virgil Schade', HCC/AOS 77 points, Walter F. Bertsch. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):194 (1981) with black and white photo. This species is now correctly Trichocentrum lanceanum.


Cattleya loddigesii var. harrisoniae 'Impassionata' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800911 Cattleya loddigesii var. harrisoniae 'Impassionata', HCC/AOS 77 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):193 (1981) with black and white photo. The former variety harrisoniae is now considered a separate species, Cattleya harrisoniae.


Cattleya sincorana 'Cathy Congleton' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800912 Cattleya sincorana 'Cathy Congleton', HCC/AOS 75 points, Helen Congleton. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):194 (1981) with black and white photo. This species was formerly considered a Laelia, but in recent years has been known as a Sophronitis and, although few growers seem to have followed this split, as a Hadrolaelia.


Cattleya purpurata f. carnea 'Carol Ann' CCM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800913 Cattleya purpurata (Carnea) 'Carol Ann', CCM/AOS 82 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):194 (1981) with black and white photo. This species was known for a very long time as Laelia purpurata.


July 28, 1980:

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eve Marie Barnett 'Golden Clarion' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800914 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eve Marie Barnett 'Golden Clarion', HCC/AOS 79 points, P. G. Barnett. Published in Awards Quarterly 13(1):69 (1982) with black and white photo. The color award photo was also published on the cover of Awards Quarterly 12(4) (1981). This hybrid was formerly a Brassolaeliocattleya.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya William Stewart 'Valley Delight' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800915 Rhyncholaeliocattleya William Stewart 'Valley Delight', HCC/AOS 78 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):205 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly a Brassolaeliocattleya.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eve Marie Barnett 'Coral Empress' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800916 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eve Marie Barnett 'Coral Empress', HCC/AOS 77 points, P. G. Barnett. This award is misplaced in OrchidPro, with award date February 27, 1981, at the Santa Cruz Orchid Society Show in Capitola, CA. However, the other information is correct for the award at Long Beach in 1980, as published in Awards Quarterly 13(1):69 (1982) with black and white photo. How this award in OrchidPro became attached to the show at Capitola is unknown. This hybrid was formerly a Brassolaeliocattleya.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya William Stewart 'Poet's Gold' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800917 Rhyncholaeliocattleya William Stewart 'Poet's Gold', HCC/AOS 77 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):205 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly a Brassolaeliocattleya.


Paphiopedilum Ruby Charles 'Ruffles' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800918 Paphiopedilum Ruby Charles 'Ruffles', HCC/AOS 77 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):205 (1981) with black and white photo.


Phalaenopsis Fire Cracker 'Merienda Lane' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800920 Phalaenopsis Fire Cracker 'Merienda Lane', HCC/AOS 76 points, Edwin and Donna Wise. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):205 (1981) without a photo.


Vanda curvifolia 'Dearmach' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800921 Vanda curvifolia 'Dearmach', HCC/AOS 76 points, John C. Yates. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):205 (1981) with black and white photo. This species was formerly an Ascocentrum.


Paphiopedilum Keelingii 'Bountiful' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800922 Paphiopedilum Keelingii 'Bountiful', HCC/AOS 76 points, Orchids Bountiful. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):205 (1981) with black and white photo.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya William Stewart 'Adventure' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800923 Rhyncholaeliocattleya William Stewart 'Adventure', HCC/AOS 75 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):205-206 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly a Brassolaeliocattleya


Paphiopedilum superbiens 'Malaysian Mist' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19800924 Paphiopedilum superbiens 'Malaysian Mist', HCC/AOS 75 points, Charles S. Spain. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(3):206 (1981) without a photo.


August 25, 1980:

Laeliocattleya Leafwood Lane 'Moss Mist' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801213 Laeliocattleya Leafwood Lane 'Moss Mist', AM/AOS 80 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):221 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid is now correctly a Cattleya


Oncidium Ascania 'Jester' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801214 Oncidium Ascania 'Jester', AM/AOS 80 points, Carol and David Maurer. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):221 (1981) without a photo. This hybrid was formerly an Odontoglossum. Another version of the award photo, differently cropped and (properly!) oriented, a mirror image, is found in OrchidWiz, image #128494, attributed to the Merritt Collection.

Oncidium Ascania 'Jester' AM/AOS, from OrchidWiz


Phalaenopsis Pretty Princess 'Rarotonga' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801215 Phalaenopsis Pretty Princess 'Rarotonga', HCC/AOS 79 points, Orchids by Rowe. Published in Awards Quarterly 14(3):143 (1983) with black and white photo.


Phalaenopsis Stephen Saltzman 'Carriage Hill' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801216 Phalaenopsis Stephen Saltzman 'Carriage Hill', HCC/AOS 78 points, Carriage Hill Farm. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):222 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Ruby Charles 'Sassy' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801217 Paphiopedilum Ruby Charles 'Sassy', HCC/AOS 77 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):222 (1981) without a photo.


Cattleya Candy Tuft 'Fairy Floss' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801218 Cattleya Candy Tuft 'Fairy Floss', HCC/AOS 76 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):222 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid is now correctly a Cattlianthe.


Oncidium Goldfinger 'Fort Knox' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801219 Oncidium Goldfinger 'Fort Knox', HCC/AOS 76 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):222 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly an Odontocidium.


Cymbidium kuanin 'Soshim' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801220 Cymbidium kuanin 'Soshim', HCC/AOS 76 points, Lloyd S. Yang. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):222 (1981) with black and white photo.


Phalaenopsis Carmen Coll 'Bonnie Vasquez' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801221 Phalaenopsis Carmen Coll 'Bonnie Vasquez', HCC/AOS 75 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):222 (1981) with black and white photo.


Phalaenopsis Cis Ryerson 'Zuma Delight' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801222 Phalaenopsis Cis Ryerson 'Zuma Delight', HCC/AOS 75 points, Zuma Canyon Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):222 (1981) with black and white photo.


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Papa Sam 'Signal Hill' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro

AOS Award No. 19801223 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Papa Sam 'Signal Hill', HCC/AOS 75 points, Dos Pueblos Orchid Co. This award is incorrectly attributed to Los Angeles monthly judging rather than Long Beach in the OrchidPro database. The correct information was published in Awards Quarterly 13(3):194-195 (1982) with black and white photo. Possibly the error arose during data entry into the awards database, because the next item in that issue of Awards Quarterly was from Los Angeles monthly judging. The hybrid name is a play on "papasan", which the Oxford English dictionary tells us was originally coined in Japan in the very early 20th Century (combining "papa", imported from English, with "san" from Japanese), and later as US military slang for any East Asian old man, as in Korea and Vietnam; closer to home, remember the "papasan chair", a traditional furniture form in the Philippines and possibly Japan that seems to have acquired this name when imported to America in the 1970's. In this case, the Papa-san or Papa Sam in question is the famous Samuel Mosher, who got his start in the oil business by setting up a simple gasoline extraction plant on Signal Hill, and later founded Dos Pueblos Orchid Co. on his rancho at Goleta. In other words, the Signal Hill oil boom played a big part in the development of the orchid hobby and industry in Long Beach and Santa Barbara. What a nice bit of nostalgia for our Long Beach judges in 1980! This hybrid was formerly a Brassolaeliocattleya.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Papa Sam 'Signal Hill' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides


September 22, 1980:

Cymbidium Jade Willow 'Featherhill' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801224 Cymbidium Jade Willow 'Featherhill', AM/AOS 80 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):228 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Tessellatum 'Amarantha Banner' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801225 Paphiopedilum Tessellatum 'Amarantha Banner', AM/AOS 80 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):228-229 (1981) with black and white photo.


Oncidium Chanticleer 'Lyoth Garnet' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801226 Oncidium Chanticleer 'Lyoth Garnet', AM/AOS 80 points, Featherhill Exotic Plants. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):229 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly an Odontioda.


Miltonia Guanabara 'Nuuanu' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801227 Miltonia Guanabara 'Nuuanu', HCC/AOS 79 points, Paul G. Bechtel. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):229 (1981) with black and white photo. Strangely, this Miltonia hybrid has not experienced any name changes since its registration by W. W. G. Moir in 1964. The award photo was also published in the AOS Bulletin 55(9):895, September, 1986, far too dark, but likely with better color balance.

Miltonia Guanabara 'Nuuanu' HCC/AOS, from AOS Bulletin, September, 1986.


Paphiopedilum Ernest Read 'Dallas' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801228 Paphiopedilum Ernest Read 'Dallas', HCC/AOS 77 points, Paul G. Bechtel. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):229 (1981) with black and white photo.


Paphiopedilum Estella 'Crenshaw' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801229 Paphiopedilum Estella 'Crenshaw', HCC/AOS 77 points, David De Young. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):229 (1981) with black and white photo.


Cattleya pumila 'Vistacrest' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801230 Cattleya pumila 'Vistacrest', HCC/AOS 76 points, James and Sally Tatum. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):229 (1981) with black and white photo. This species was formerly known by almost everyone as Laelia pumila, but occasionally as a Sophronitis or a Hadrolaelia.


Cymbidium Golden Elf 'Sundust' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801231 Cymbidium Golden Elf 'Sundust', HCC/AOS 75 points, Rowland Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):229 (1981) with black and white photo.


AOS Award No. 19801232 Paphiopedilum Leyburnense 'Magnificum Dragonstone', JC/AOS, Paul G. Bechtel. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):229 (1981) without a photo. The name is problematic. The hybrid is now correctly known as Paph. Mrs. Haywood. The same cross was also introduced about the same time by another grower, W. Farrar, as Paph. Leyburnense, but we have not discovered how or when the synonymy was resolved. This hybrid was originated and registered in 1904 (some sources say 1905) by a "Mrs. Haywood", who is also credited with two other Paphs and a Denrobium. The same cultivar 'Magnificum Dragonstone', very likely the same flower, received AD/CSA as a "novelty paph" five weeks after the present AOS award. Whether 'Magnificum Dragonstone' is actually different from the old cultivar 'Magnificum', which seems still to be in circulation, is unknown. Around 1905, Mrs. Thomas Burt Haywood (née Margaret Louisa Scott, 1841-1914) was the owner of Woodhatch Lodge, Reigate, Surrey, whose gardener was a Mr. C. J. Salter. During the taxonomic crisis of 2007, when the Registrar of Orchid Hybrids, Julian Shaw, was suddenly required to come up with scores of new nothogenera and their abbreviations ("the nightmare for the registration staff continues..."), one of them was Haywoodara [Hwy.] (Brassavola × Cattleya × Caularthron × Guarianthe × Laelia × Rhyncholaelia × Sophronitis). However, within a year, due to the suppression of Sophronitis, any existing or potential Haywoodara became Andersonara (Brassavola × Cattleya × Caularthron × Guarianthe × Laelia × Rhyncholaelia), named for Edgar S. Anderson, 1897-1969, an American botanist well known for his work in genetics, introgressive hybridization, and speciation.


October 27, 1980:

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Princess Teresa 'Lavender and Lace' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801233 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Princess Teresa 'Lavender and Lace', AM/AOS 80 points, P. G. Barnett. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):238 (1981) with black and white photo. A much better version of this photo (a mirror image) is found in OrchidWiz, image #117489, attributed to the Merritt collection. This hybrid was formerly a Brassocattleya.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Princess Teresa 'Lavender and Lace' HCC/AOS, from OrchidWiz


Laeliocattleya Oriental Splendor 'Golden Dragon' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801234 Laeliocattleya Oriental Splendor 'Golden Dragon', HCC/AOS 79 points, P. G. Barnett. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):238 (1981) with black and white photo. A much better version of this photo (a mirror image) is found in OrchidWiz, image #117875, attributed to the Merritt collection. This hybrid is now correctly a Cattleya.

Laeliocattleya Oriental Splendor 'Golden Dragon' HCC/AOS, from OrchidWiz


Gomesa Gardneri 'Golden Empire' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801235 Gomesa Gardneri 'Golden Empire', HCC/AOS 78 points, Dana Friend. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):238-239 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid (parentage now correctly listed as Gomesa dasytyle × forbesii) was formerly considered an Oncidium, and is not to be confused with the species now known as Gomesa gardneri, originally described as Oncidium gardneri in 1843. Many other names are involved in the synonymy of Gomesa gardneri..


Rhyncholaeliocattleya Hawaiian Galaxy 'Aloha' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801236 Rhyncholaeliocattleya Hawaiian Galaxy 'Aloha', HCC/AOS 77 points, Dr. A. G. Tharp. Published in Awards Quarterly 13(3):195 (1982) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly a Brassolaeliocattleya.


Cymbidium Koripan 'Sweet Lime' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801237 Cymbidium Koripan 'Sweet Lime', HCC/AOS 77 points, Fred A. Stewart, Inc. Published in Awards Quarterly 13(4):229 (1982) with black and white photo.


Oncidium Tiger Hambühren 'Graceful Gold' HCC/AOS, photo from Awards Quarterly

AOS Award No. 19801240 Oncidium Tiger Hambühren 'Graceful Gold', HCC/AOS 75 points, Dana Friend. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):239 (1981) with black and white photo, but not found in OrchidPro. This hybrid was formerly an Odontocidium. The award photo was not found in the Pacific South awards slide collection. It might have been loaned out for use in publication or a slide show and never returned.


Paphiopedilum Angela 'Bertsch's' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801241 Paphiopedilum Angela 'Bertsch's', HCC/AOS 75 points, Walter F. Bertsch. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):239 (1981) with black and white photo.


November 24, 1980:

Catasetum pileatum 'Green Giant' AM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801304 Catasetum pileatum 'Green Giant', AM/AOS 80 points, Edwin and Donna Wise. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):247 (1981) with black and white photo.


Catyclia Dowsett Gem 'Tall Chief' HCC/AOS, new scan from Pacific South award slides

AOS Award No. 19801305 Catyclia Dowsett Gem 'Tall Chief', HCC/AOS 78 points, Norito Hasegawa. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):247 (1981) with black and white photo. This hybrid was formerly an Epicattleya. The deep purple background in the photo attached to this award in OrchidPro alerts us that the color is likely not true in this award photo, or at least, too dark. The description says the sepals and petals are rose-violet with deeper violet venation, "lip cream at base, shading to medium rose-violet at outer edge, central lobe with red-violet venation". We adjusted the contrast and brightness slightly here.

Catyclia Dowsett Gem 'Tall Chief' HCC/AOS, from OrchidPro, with adjustments to contrast and brightness


Paphiopedilum Sartona 'Cerritos' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801307 Paphiopedilum Sartona 'Cerritos', HCC/AOS 76 points, Clark Day Jr. Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 12(4):247 (1981) with black and white photo.


December 22, 1980:

Cymbidium Dear Lisa 'Santa Barbara' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801314 Cymbidium Dear Lisa 'Santa Barbara', HCC/AOS 77 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 14(1):38 (1983) without a photo.


Cymbidium Sharon 'Globe Master' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801315 Cymbidium Sharon 'Globe Master', HCC/AOS 76 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 13(1):3 (1982) with black and white photo.


Goodaleara Stella Mizuta 'Dragonstar' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801316 Goodaleara Stella Mizuta 'Dragonstar', HCC/AOS 76 points, Dragonstone Orchids. Published in Awards Quarterly 13(1):3-4 (1982) with black and white photo. This hybrid is now correctly an Aliceara. A much better version of the award photo is found in OrchidWiz, image #109420, attributed to the collection of Carol DeBiase.

Goodaleara Stella Mizuta 'Dragonstar' HCC/AOS, from OrchidWiz


Cymbidium Sue 'SanBar Flirt' HCC/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801317 Cymbidium Sue 'SanBar Flirt', HCC/AOS 75 points, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Published in Awards Quarterly 13(1):4 (1982) with black and white photo.


Brassavola nodosa 'Hutch-Lin' CCM/AOS

AOS Award No. 19801318 Brassavola nodosa 'Hutch-Lin', CCM/AOS 85 points, Hutch-Lin Collection. Published in Awards Quarterly 13(1):4 (1982) with black and white photo.