AOS Award Registrar
So now we need to establish a new baseline for this clone; viz, size, flower count color form, etc, via a formal CHM with full description.
Good Work, Sergey!!!
I concur Sergey: This is not "Mt Millais". Good catch.
Would I award it? Don't know. The issue becomes that the "Mt Millais" clone is sort of the gold standard here for a quality award.
I suppose a CHM might apply as a "spotless variety", or even a JC. Either would put it on record.
I would look at all the award photos (sounds like you have) and anything else available looking for unspotted clones.
Any chance that it isn't even graveolens ?
Sergey: I do not think I have seen this plant often. Based on what I saw in Orchid Pro and Wiz it is not close to a CCM. There is one clear example of a red dotted form from the Australian Orchid Society - variety 'Keiths'. Sergey indicates there is one other, but not very clear on the spotting.
I find this presentation excellent, the flower vertical size at 8.4cm as exceptional and the red dotting expanding the contrast and inherent beauty of the flower. The fact that it is not 'Mt. Millais' just means that it is an independent species plant and I would nominate for flower award. 83 - 86 points. MNW
This is a very pretty flower. Given Sergey's very helpful research, suggesting that this is an unawarded cultivar, I would suggest that it be considered for a flower award. An alternative consideration would be a CHM. The leaves look remarkably clean and the flowers are very nicely presented, but the low flower count would make me reluctant to nominate it for a cultural award. The plant is obviously in the hands of expert growers and thus could potentially produce a larger flower count in the future.
This is one of those plants where presentation is everything! With 2 inflorescences having 11 flowers per inflorescence, I don't think this compares with previous cultural awards. Flower size is good. It appears to be a young plant. Having said the above, back to presentation. I have craned my neck several times trying to see the presentation better. I can't tell how these 2 inflorescences have arranged themselves, or have been arranged. However, the flowers look like they appear radially in several tiers. I find this very attractive and somewhat reminiscent of Eucomis (Pineapple Lily). Individually the flowers are typically Bulbophyllum shaped but in this arrangement they are stunning. The spotting on the dorsal (thank you Sergey for supplying additional info) does seem to be absent from the other awarded clones. Given that this appears from Laura to be a different clone, I think a CHM as a distinct form of the species might be in order, but I would need to see the plant in person to be certain. I think if it continues to be well grown, it could eventually qualify for a cultural award.
This clone has no awards yet.
The plant has beautiful presentation and very usual spotting on flowers which contributes to its unique look.
I saw only one picture on internet where plant has similar spots (on orchids of New Guinea website)
Flowers are larger than usual. The plant is beautifully gown and could be nominated for flower award (mid AM). I would also consider nominating this plant for CHM taking into consideration unique spotting on flowers. The only problem with that plant - the smell. Unfortunately majority of bulbos, is has not a pleasant smell. This one is a really stinky one 😃 but gorgeous!
This is very interesting plant. Beautifully presented flowers and unusual red spotting! Surprisingly, I could not find in OrchidPro (AOS awards) any similar flowers with spotting, mostly plain or veined! But they exist in Australian award database (thanks to Laura to mention AOC awards).
Base on this I think flowers should be recognized and nominated for CHM.
Another point: flowers are very big and very nice presented. I believe that when we see this plant in person it will be nominated for flower award. I’m on mid AM (85-86 pts). I’m not worry about minimal flower count per inflorescence, size of the flowers can balance this.
It’s not unusual when well grow plant with unique flowers can get CHM and flower award!