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Cattleya   PROVISIONAL, AM, 82 points

Clone: Maxted

Parentage: Caudebec x Chinese Bronze
       
Exhibited by: Catherine Higgins
                            
Description:          
Seven flowers on one inflorescence on a 39-cm growth, two buds on a second
inflorescence; sepals pale green, random heavy fuchsia spots; petals lighter green
centrally spotted fuchsia, 1-cm wide, light fuchsia feathering on margins; lip side
lobes white blushed light pink; rolled isthmus dark fuchsia; substance heavy; texture
waxy.

Dimensions in centimeters:                  Horz.              Vert.
Natural Spread:                                        9.6                10.5
Dorsal Sepal:                                            2.2                  6.1
Petal:                                                         3.7                  5.5
Lateral Sepal (Syn):                                 2.1                  5.2
Lip (Pouch):                                              3.9                  4.7
Cattleya labiata f. rubra, AM, 81

Clone: Fertigo

Parentage: Species    
       
Exhibited by: Chris Rehmann
       
Description:          
Six flowers well-presented on two strong inflorescences, sepals and petals deep lavender; lip
darker lavender, central lobe rose-lavender, throat yellow striated rose-lavender; substance
heavy; texture crystalline, lip velvety; commended for color and form.

Dimensions in centimeters:                       Horz.                Vert.
Natural Spread:                                       17.0                19.0
Dorsal Sepal:                                            3.0                10.1
Petal:                                                        6.9                10.0
Lateral Sepal (Syn):                                   2.8                  9.2
Lip (Pouch):                                              5.6                  8.2
Phal. hieroglyphica, CCM, 83

Clone: Walk like An Egyptian     

Parentage: Species    

Exhibited by: Little Brook Orchids
                
Description:         
Sixty two flowers on 12 inflorescences on a 36-cm leaf span plant; eight immaculate
leaves on primary growth and two keikeis; sepals and petals white, magenta markings
proximally, cordovan markings apically, hirsute lip pale pink, slightly darker centrally;
substance medium firm; texture waxy.

Dimensions in centimeters:                     Horz.            Vert.
Natural Spread:                                         5.0               5.8          
Dorsal Sepal:                                             1.2                3.0
Petal:                                                          1.2                2.8
Lateral Sepal (Syn):                                  1.3                3.1
Lip (Pouch):                                                0.6                1.7  
Phrag. Polar Shift, AM, 80

Clone: Ghost Writer

Parentage: richteri x Silver Eagle
       
Exhibited by: Woodstream Orchids
       
Description:          
One pristine flower held aloft on one 44-cm inflorescence; sepals and petals white,
faintly striped pale green; pouch cream, lightly speckled pale pink internally; staminode
pale green; substance firm; texture matte; flower shape typical for parentage

Dimensions in centimeters:                     Horz.             Vert.
Natural Spread:                                         9.0                  8.3
Dorsal Sepal:                                             1.8                  4.1
Petal:                                                          1.2                  6.6
Lateral Sepal (Syn):                                  3.2                  3.1
Lip (Pouch):                                                2.2                  4.0
Cymbidium ensifolium, AM, 80

Clone: Chi Xiang Nu

Parentage: Species    

Exhibited by: Barbara Lewis
                
Description:          
Two strongly upright inflorescences one bearing six open flowers, the other bearing
three flowers relatively open for the species; sepals cream suffused rose, striated rose
longitudinally; petals white strongly striated burgundy along mid-rib, spotted burgundy
basally; lip curled under asymmetrically, spotted rose along outer edges; column solid
cream; substance firm; texture satin.  Commended for form and color.

Dimensions in centimeters:                  Horz.             Vert.
Natural Spread:                                       3.6                 4.8          
Dorsal Sepal:                                           0.9                  2.7
Petal:                                                        0.7                  2.0
Lateral Sepal (Syn):                                0.7                  2.6
Lip (Pouch):                                             0.8                  1.0
Cynorkis villosa, CHM, 84  PROVISIONAL

Clone:bDeirdre

Parentage:  Species    

Exhibited by: Dee and Bill Elbert
               
Description:         
Twenty five small, tubular flowers, five buds, and nine spent flowers uniformly radially
distributed on a single 11-cm inflorescence on an 18-cm tall x 40-cm wide plant growing
in sheet moss in a 13-cm clay pot; three lanceolate alternating leaves up to 25-cm long;
sepals purple, hirsute externally; petals adenate to dorsal sepal; lip white, three lobed,
thick mid-rib; small nectary at right angles to lip; racus on inflorescence is pilous; bract
hirsute shorter than ovary; substance firm; texture fuzzy.

Dimensions in centimeters:                  Horz.              Vert.
Natural Spread:                                       1.4                  0.5          
Dorsal Sepal:                                           0.3                  1.2
Petal:                                              not measured         not measured
Lateral Sepal (Syn):                                0.3                   0.4
Lip (Pouch):                                             0.1                   0.3