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Jewels of the Jungle Sparkle at Hilo Orchid Show

June 5, 2017, 2:41 PM HST
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The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show, held Friday through Sunday, June 2 through 4, 2017, at Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium in Hilo, is the state’s largest orchid show.

This year’s theme was “Jewels of the Jungle.” The show featured an exquisite array of thousands of colorful orchid displays, Hawaiian music entertainment, orchid demonstrations, a silent auction and various vendors booths selling an assortment of goods.

Among the displays were exotic orchid species and hybrid species that are not typically found at the major retail outlets or grocery stores.

In addition to art, jewelry, a variety of orchid-related items and the various other vendors, orchids were available for sale that are suitable for beginner growers to experts.

Over 4,300 people Big Island residents and visitors attended the 2016 Hilo Orchid Show and Sale, making it one of the largest events in Hilo.

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Each year, awards are given in two categories: American Orchid Society Merit Awards and Hilo Orchid Society Ribbons.

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Each award is coordinated by an American Orchid Society judge who lives on Hawai‘i Island.

The 2017 awards are listed as follows:

Plant Awards

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Grand Champion – Yasuji Takasaki Perpetual Trophy
Cattleya tigrine ‘Sebastian Ferrell’ FCC/AOS
Orchid Eros

Reserve Champion – In Memory Florence Kodama Perpetual Trophy
Grammatophyllum sciptum var citrina
Newman’s Orchids

Best in the Cattleya Alliance
Cattleya tigrine ‘Sebastian Ferrel’ FCC/AOS
Orchid Eros

Best Dendrobium
Den. Enobi Purple Splash
Winning Orchids

Best Miltoniopsis- Steve Skoien Perpetual Trophy
Milt Andrea West
Hilo Orchid Farm

Best Oncidiinae Alliance – Lloyd DeGarmo Perpetual Trophy
Oncidium Pacific Sunrise ‘Hakalau’
Hilo Orchid Farm

Best Paphiopedilum – Rex Van Delden Perpetual Trophy
Paph Chia Hula Dancer
Glen Barfield

Best Phalaenopsis (Phalaenopsis, Doritis & Doritaesis)
Phalaenopsis Yu Pin Middletown
Winning Orchids

Best Vanda Alliance – Normoyl Perpetual Trophy
Rhv Tahi Noi
Poppas Orchids

Best Pleurothallis Alliance- Lehua Orchids Perpetual Trophy
Masdevallia Redwing
Jungle Mist Orchids

Best Slipper Orchid
Phragmipedium Giganteum ‘Mem Dorothy Veronica Walker’
Jurahame Leyva

Best Species – Bill Bergstrom Perpetual Trophy
Bulbophyllum lobbi
Shelby Smith

Best Specimen
Laelia Pulcherrima frm alba
Orchid Eros

Best Miscellaneous Genera
Grammatophyllum scriptum var citrina
Newman’s Orchids

Most Unusual or Rare – Stan Dinsmore Perpetual Trophy
Acanthophippium mantinianum
Leslie Hayes-Cullins

Best Miniature
Ric Samantha Duncan
Orchid Eros

Display Awards

Best Show Display – American Orchid Society Trophy
Hilo Orchid Society

Best Amateur Display – Orchid Digest Trophy
Leslie Hayes-Cullins

Best Table Top Display
Poppas Orchids

Best Small Display
Orchid Growers of Hawaii

Best Medium Display
Hilo Orchid Farm

Best Large Display
Hilo Orchid Society

Best Theme Display
Malika Orchids

Best Educational Display
The Life Cycle of Nursery-Grown Orchids’
Goettsch-Armour

Best Miniature Display
‘Monkeying Around the Jeweled jungle’
Julia Hoskins

AOS Awards
Cattleta tigrine “Sebastian Ferrell,” FCC 90 pts, Orchid Eros
Grammatophyllum scriptum var citrina, CCE 92 pts, Newman’s nursery
Debdrobium Touch of Gold, AM 82 pts, Island Sun Orchids
Bulbophyllum Iobbii, JC, Shelby Smith
Laelia longipes, AM 85 pts, Orchid Eros
Maxillaria tenuafolia “Yamada” AM 83 pts, Carmela Orchids
Vanda coerulea, HCC 78 pts, Janis Williams
Van Thailand Gold, HCC 79 pts, Carmela Orchids
Vascostylis Saisicha, AM 80 pts, Newman’s Nursery
Vanda Pachara Delight Pink, AM 82 pts, Newman’s Nursery
“Jewels in My Garden Jungle’ Artistic Certificate, 93 pts, Sheryl Rawson
“Happily Lost in the Jungle” Artistic Certificate, 90 pts, Julie Goettsch
“The Life Cycle of Nursery-Grown Orchids” Educational Certificate, 90 pts, Julie Goettsch/Ken Armour
American Orchid Society Silver Certificate, 86 pts, Hilo Orchid Society
American Orchid Society Show Trophy, 86 pts, Hilo Orchid Society

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

A speckled orchid at the Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

Winning barrel orchics at the Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

The Hilo Orchid Society 65th Annual Orchid Show. Crystal Richard photo.

For more information go to www.hiloorchidsociety.org

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