Australian Native Orchid show 2014

04 November 2014

Australian Native Orchid Show

The Sapphire Coast Orchid Club’s Australian Native Orchid show was held on the 31st October and 1st November at Twyford Hall, Merimbula. This show is dedicated to the dainty Sarcochilus Orchids which are rarely seen at the regular orchid shows, and they made a colourful display. They were complimented by a variety of exotic orchids, with a particularly good showing of Masdevallias and Softcane Dendrobiums.

Grand Champion Sarcanthinae Orchid and winner of the Bev & George Parker Perpetual Trophy was Sarc hartmannii Wal x Heidi Conquer, grown by Bobby and Muriel Bell from Eden. The plant carried numerous racemes of shapely, white flowers with a pink blushing. This orchid was also awarded Champion Sarcanthinae Hybrid.
Shirley Bedingfield from Merimbula gained Champion Sarcanthinae Species with a lovely white Sarc fitzgeraldii. Shirley also won the overall pointscore.

Champion Sarcanthinae Specimen was awarded to Ulli Cliff from Bega, for her very well flowered pink Sarc Hot Ice x fitzgeraldii. John and Irene Stubbs from Brogo won Champion Any Other Orchid for their Oncidium Psycopsis.

Les and Ann Tudberry from Tura Beach won Champion Novice with their beautifully grown, bright red Masdevallia Falcon Sunrise ‘Vivid’.

© 2014 Ulli Cliff