Mid-America Judging Center
of the American Orchid Society
Springfield Orchid Society, 19 February 2016

Leptotes bicolor
'Pottsy's Peppermint Puff' CCM 84 pts.

WideLong

Approximately 130 flowers uniformly presented on 43 inflorescences borne on a vigorous 30-cm wide by 20-cm high pristine plant grown in a 8-cm plastic pot; sepals and petals white; trilobed lip white overlaid fuchsia, striped darked fuchsia, rounded sidelobes pale green; substance medium; texture matte.

Exhibitor: Ray and Annette Potts, Bolivar, MO

Nat. Spr.4.95.2
Dorsal0.52.6
Petal0.42.4
Lat. Sepal0.62.6
Lip0.82.1

Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum v. esquirolei
'Windy Hill's Monster' AM 88 pts.

WideLong

One stunning large, brightly colored flower on one inflorescence; dorsal sepal light green suffused dark mahogany centrally, yellow-green margin; synsepal light green finely stippled mahogany; petals proximal half light green stippled mahogany, distal half vibrant purple; pouch light green stippled mahogany; substance firm; texture crystalline.

Exhibitor: Marilyn and Brian LeDoux, Labadie, MO

Nat. Spr.14.87.8
Dorsal4.83.6
Petal2.87.6
Lat. Sepal2.53.5
Lip2.64.7

Dendrobium Bruce Gordon
'Ryan Karain' AM 83 pts.

WideLong

Den. alexandrae x Den. eximium

Seventeen striking flowers and seven buds well-presented on four strong inflorescences; sepals and petals creamy chartreuse spotted burgundy on reverse showing through front; lip light green striated burgundy distally, sidelobes striped burgundy; substance firm; texture matte.

Exhibitor: David Bird, Blue Springs, MO

Nat. Spr.8.09.3
Dorsal1.75.4
Petal1.85.1
Lat. Sepal1.45.0
Lip2.54.0

Vanda A. F. Buckman
'Maddycakes' AM 32 pts.

WideLong

Vanda falcata x Vanda christensoniana

Fifty-seven charming flowers and eight buds on five inflorescences; sepals and petals white overlaid pink darker distally; lip white overlaid pink, sidelobes striped darker pink, nectary white 3.4-cm long; substance good; texture crystalline.

Exhibitor: Bob Berger, Monett, MO

Nat. Spr.3.14.8
Dorsal0.51.5
Petal0.61.7
Lat. Sepal0.61.7
Lip0.31.0

Paphiopedilum Voodoo Shadow
'Lone Jack' HCC 78 pts.

WideLong

Paph. Luna Shadow x Paph. Ruby Voodoo

One flower on one upright inflorescence; dorsal sepal white striped green centrally, margin flushed rose; petals white overlaid olive centrally, burgundy distally, spotted darker burgundy, apical margin cream; pouch burgundy; staminode light green darker centrally; substance firm; texture waxy.

Exhibitor: Alex McConnell, Lone Jack, MO

Nat. Spr.11.48.4
Dorsal6.05.2
Petal2.86.2
Lat. Sepal3.54.2
Lip2.45.0

Cattleya luddemanniana
'Beth Nettleton' AM 82 pts.

WideLong

Three well-held flowers on two inflorescences; sepals and petals lavender; lip lavender overlaid dark purple striated centrally, upper margin sulfur yellow; substance good; texture crystalline.

Exhibitor: David Bird, Blue Springs, MO

Nat. Spr.15.415.2
Dorsal2.69.8
Petal7.29.2
Lat. Sepal2.78.2
Lip5.68.5