Putting frostii on this would reduce the flower count to 3-5. Then using it with beccarii I would expect less flowers, so 19 is about right, but on the high side for a first-blooming.
With that said, the clone we are seeing is fabulous. The 3 open flowers at the top could be any number of things (wet/dry when it first opened, genetic predisposition to split, or humidity variance while opening to name a few). The color saturation is good top to bottom and the presentation is just fine.
It is a wonderful example of the extreme diversity among the Bulb. hybrids. I give it 80 pts and see what comes up next.
Elena Skoropad (Associate Judge, Northeast Judging Center)
Very pleasing new cross! It needs to be recognized!
One parent Sri Waree is relatively new complex cross registered in 2018 and it has no awards yet. Second parent Bulb. beccarii was awarded CBR in 2003, than in 2021 Frank Smith received CHM and AM. Beccarii is producing many flowers, but small ones. Awarded plant had 132 flowers on one inflorescence. The first parent has larger flowers and I believe it driving flower size, second parent is increasing flower count.
I found candidate plant flowers well proportioned, nicely colored and well presented. I would nominate it for flower quality award and I would be scoring in high HCC or lower AM range.
Please bring it next year; this plant has great potential at will be definitely awarded!
Joseph Maciaszek (Accredited Judge, Northeast Judging Center)
Bulbophyllum (Sri Waree x beccarii) is an interesting cross between an un-awarded Bulb. Sri Waree and Bulb. beccarii. The plant habitat of the cross comes from the species parent in the cross Bulb. beccarii including the inflorescence habit. Bulb. beccarii has a very flower-dense inflorescence, of 50 to over 100 small flowers. While these flowers lack great form with a lot of recurving of the sepals they have intense maroon markings. Bulb. Sri Waree has no award picture and I can not find any images on google. However, there does seem to be an award to a cross that has overall the same plants in the background as Bulb. Sri Waree. Bulb. Sri Mega has the same three species in it, but Bulb. bicolor is one of the parents (instead of frostii). There is one award to this cross but on progeny yet. The Bulb. Sri Mega might give us a potential look as to what a Bulb. Sri Waree might look like.
The candidate plant has a somewhat crowded inflorescence but the impressive 19 flowers are presenting fairly well. The flowers seem to range from open lateral sepals to joined, presumably having to do with the age of the flowers. The open stance of the flowers, with those dark markings on the sepals and petals with that dark lip, are eye-catching. The candidate plant seems to be a pretty good blending to the two parents, the species Bulb. beccarii gives a good flower count, opens the flower, and intensifying the color. The Sri Waree with its background is increasing the size of the flower and helping the presentation of the sepals and adds interesting marking to the flower.
So overall I like the candidate and believe the plant should be nominated and pointed. Bulb. Tein Noi Evening Star ‘Julio David’ seems to be the only Bulb. beccarii hybrid that is awarded. That plant had 8 flowers on one inflorescence and got an 82 AM. I am seeing it as an 83-85 point award.