This weekend is San Francisco Orchid Society's annual Pacific Orchid Exposition. The theme of this year's show is "A Salute to the Golden Gate".
Yesterday was a full day of judging, after which, I went and took pics. The opening night Gala was nice evening of wine tasting/competition, tasty hors d'oeuvres, socializing, and shopping (if so inclined).
A visiting society's exhibit.
Golden Gate Cymbidium Society (?) exhibit
Cym. Eaglewood 'Mem. Takaki'; received AD/CSA, JC/AOS
Cym. Violet King 'Tygr Jade'
Cym. Kirby Lesh 'Cinnabar'
The following are two siblings of Cym. (South Street x Pepperpuss). These are BIG plants.
Cym. Ruby Doll 'Geyserland'
The following are four siblings of Cym. (Pepperpuss x Memoria Amelia Earhart 'Scott Valine'):
#1; I like the color patterns on this one.
#2, received an HCC/AOS
Cym. Yoko Takai (Red Beauty x Hazel Faye) 'Rebecca'
Cym. Dotz (Arts x Splatters)
The label says Cym. (Doris Spectrum x (tracyanum x devonianum)). Doris Spectrum is presently unregistered, so I'm wondering if the label was mis-printed. Perhaps the exhibitor meant Doris Spectrum (Doris x Devon Spectrum). Devon Spectrum is (tracyanum x devonianum). Anyways, this flower shows strong tracyanum influence.
Cym. Pywacket 'Stirling'
Cym. Pywacket 'Red Panther'
Don't often see this: Eriopsis biloba
Don't often see this: Cleisocentron merrillianum. A true blue orchid.
Don't often see this: Rossioglossum Rawdon Jester.
Cattleya (Psyche x esalqueana); received an AM/AOS
Paph. (Mystic Knight x Ice Castle); received a B/CSA award.
Best Paph/Phrag shown by a Novice Exhibitor: Cyp. formosanum
3 years ago