About your plant. It is a nice clone, in Germany perhaps a bronze medal or a silver.
The shape is ok, the coloration very well. Smaller then the German plants.
The dorsal shows the typical tip of this cross, all flower parts are rounded very well.
Deb Boersma (Associate judge, Great Lakes Judging Center)
Paphiopedilum Wossner Favourite
What a charming flower and judos to the grower for presenting such a nice plant for discussion. I like the very board petals on this flower, a trait passed on from the Paph godefroyae and they are presented very horizontally, an improvement to the often down swept petal position of Paph godefroyae. The dorsal is slightly cupped and pinched at the top but not enough to distract from the flower form, overall it is quite flat and round. The pouch does jut out but I suspect that comes from the Paph hangianum parent. I see if few minor issues with symmetry and a small notch on the upper margin on the one petal.
Our candidate has nice markings contrasting the light cream colour.
The geometric natural spread of the parents is 10.6 cm, our candidate is 12.5, bigger than expected geometric mean, having inherited the size form the Paph hangianum parent.
If this was at the judging table I would nominate it for a quality award and I score as an HCC of 78 points.
Carol Beule (Accredited Judge, Pacific South Judging Center)
I drool over this flower. Flat from the side and exceptionally round and full in most segments, except for the small notches in the petals, and the fact that the colors could be of deeper hues, I would definitely vote to award this flower. I believe it could bring a high AM or even an FCC, though giving the 1st award to any cross or flower as an FCC is almost a "no no"! Therefore, I would vote to place this in the high AM category and hope that someday a deeper colored and possibly larger flower is produced.
Ginna Plude (Accredited Judge, Northeast Judging Center)
The candidate flower is very pretty in terms of color and markings. The markings are crisp both on the petals and dorsal sepal, and the pouch looks like a nice crisp white. There are 4 awards listed in OrchidWiz, but this plant has a much better looking flower than any of the photos in OrchidWiz. The side views do make me wonder if the petals weren't manually 'popped' to make the flower flatter. The downside, which is hard to ignore, is that the petals are not the same shape. The right side is nice and round, the left is more elongated which looks to be an inheritied issue from the hangianum.
Because of the definite improvement in the markings vs. the OrchidWiz examples I would probably point it (I'd have to confirm in person the petals weren't popped), but it might be less than an AM.
Deb Bodei (Associate Judge, Northeast Judging Center)
Paphiopedilum Wossner Favourite (Paph. godefroyae x Paph. hangianum)
This candidate took the best qualities of the parents presenting a nicely proportioned flower. The size, fuller pouch and interesting staminode is from hangianum and the full petals, color and markings godefroyae. It is a nice flat flower with some dorsal hooding, which is expected. The symmetry and form is great and color is good too.
I would nominate this candidate for a flower award and expect a mid to high AM
Alejandro Capriles (Accredited Judge, Società Felsinea di Orchidofilia, Bologna, Italy, retired AOS Judge)
Paphiopedilum Wössner Favourite. A primary hybrid between P. godefroyae and P. hangianum made and registered by Franz Glanz in Unterwössen, Germany. I’ve seen some of these seedling in bloom at Franz’s greenhouses and I must say it’s a very consistent grex, mainly because of the high-quality cultivars Franz used to make the cross. I only know of one award from the German Orchid Society and although I’ve only seen pictures of it, I can say it was quite superior to this cultivar, both in shape and color. I find it consistent with the expectations of the grex, with a coloration leaning more towards the godefroyae parent but not particularly exceptional in shape: the petals are asymmetrical and the lip could be broader, which would give more balance the flower. Judging by the other seedlings of this grex I saw, the stem could be longer as well. I would not judge this flower at this time, but would love to see it in subsequent flowerings.
Jan Takamiya (Associate Judge, Hawaii Judging Center-Oaho)
My opinion of this primary hybrid is based on photos/research only, since I have not seen any of its species parents in person. Size is very difficult to capture in photos, so the size initially did not wow me. However a closer look at the NS H of 12.5 is almost 2 cm above the geometric mean! Although not as wide as the average NS of German awards, the size and its potential now impresses me. I wish I could see this Paph in person! I like how the flower is displayed with good space and horizontal proportion above the vegetation. I think the width of the dorsal hood fills the space between the petals very well and supports roundness apically. The round petals are fantastic, however the notch on the left petal, slight asymmetry of petal size and what seems like convex vs concave petal surfaces bothers me a bit; please pardon if I’m too critical. The chartreuse dorsal and pale yellow petals with contrasting dark tessellated overlay are very attractive and display a wonderful combination of both parents. I think the cream lip provides a nicely balanced visual contrast to the tessellation, and the feminine light pink staminode markings pull the whole flower together. The overall flower shape would be improved if the bottom of the lip were rounded vs squared. The more I learned about this hybrid, the more I learned to appreciate and adore it.
I would nominate Paph Wossner Favourite for judging and likely score an HCC.
David Edgley (Accredited Judge, Western Canada Judging Center)
One well-proportioned round flower on a fairly short but not untypical inflorescence. Very pleasing color and pattern. Petals are round and fairly flat, though one does appear to be a bit larger than the other. Dorsal sepal and petals are nicely balanced and attractively presented. My score 84 points.