Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Central Pennsylvania Orchid Show, State College, PA

Last weekend was spent up in State College, PA to attend the Central Penn. Orchid Show. This is a relatively small show (three society exhibits, eight vendor exhibits and two educational exhibits) and is housed in the Agricultural arena, so the overall lighting is shifted towards the orange/yellow. I still need to learn how to correct for white balance on my camera, so you may notice the color shifts in the pictures below. Regardless of the lighting issue, the overall quality of the plants exhibited was top notch.

In keeping with my last post, I'll start out with Cym. tigrinum and a few hybrids thereof. The remainder represent some of the orchids that caught my eye.

Cymbidium tigrinum. I forgot to record the vendor's name of this exhibit. This small plant had four spikes, each with four flowers.

Cym. Tiger Moth (Cym. pumilum x Cym. tigrinum), exhibited by CPOS

Cymbidium Chocolate Chip Mint (Cym. Tiger Moth x Cym. sinense), exhibited by CPOS

Cymbidium Sola 'Cinnamon' (Cym. Jean Brummitt x Cym. Cota), exhibited by CPOS

Cymbidium Devon Railway 'New Horizon' (Cym. Kuranda x Cym. devonianum), exhibited by Arbec Orchids. I think this is the 2N form.

Cymbidiella pardalina, exhibited by CPOS

Brassia Eternal Wind 'Sato' (Brs. Bracdiana x Brs. Rex), exhibited by CPOS. A small fraction of a larger specimen.

Bulbophyllum falcatum, exhibited by Windswept in Time Orchids

Grammatophyllum stapeliflorum

Mexipedium xerophyticum. Is this little thing cute, or what?

Paphiopedilum Krull's Magical Rose (Paph. Psyche x Paph. Macabre), exhibited by Orchid Enterprise. Unfortunately, my camera flash has washed out the rose tones.

Phragmipedium Demetria (Phrag. caudatum x Phrag. sargentianum)

Schomburkia rosea, exhibited by Susquehannah Orchid Society