|I loved the spots on this Cattleya (labeled as C. caudabel, although I couldn't find a species listing under that name on-line)
|The spots and unusual color combination were what attracted me to this Rhyncholaeliocattleya 'Penny's Spot' (Orchid genera names can be a mouthful!)
|I liked the unusual flowers of this Dendrochilum magnum
|The camera's focus wasn't perfect here but the flowers colors did have a watercolor quality to them. This is a Laeliocatonia grex Renate 'S&W'.
|Miltassia Aztec 'Nalo', a bigeneric hybrid with Miltonia and Brassia parents, has a nose-like protuberance that gives it the appearance of a face
|Miltonia moreliana gives you an indication which parent gave the Miltassia its nose
|I loved the color of this Oncidium 'Pacific Sun Spot'
Professional growers had a few display tables:
|My profile photo of one grower's Dendrobium 'Andre Nishii' didn't come out but this photo shows the flower's curling form
And here are some of the winning entries among the amateur growers' submissions:
|I think the top 2 photos are Dendrobiums. The plant on the lower left is Vandachostylis 'Deep Blue Sea' and the one on the right is a noID Phalaenopsis.
Of course, there were deals to be had in the sale area and I had to bring a couple of orchids home.
|A noID Phalaenopsis with pale yellow, almost green, flowers which almost match the color of the Hoya multiflora 'Shooting Star' I already had in my home office
|A noID Oncidium with elaborate yellow, white and red blooms
I'm not very attentive to my orchids but they're surprisingly forgiving plants. My collection seems to be expanding.
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