Hardin ng Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines
The plant show competition are categorized into two major group, Orchids and Ornamental Plants . Since this is an orchid show , the emphasis is given on orchids rather than ornamental plants . Although the owners/ exhibitor of these plants must enter them a day before the judging commence on the morning of February 28, 2013. Here are the complete list of the orchid and ornamental plant species, hybrids and their owners/ exhibitor.
Awards: Best Dendrobium, Best Philippine Species and Best Orchid in Show:
Owner: Purificacion Orchids
This orchid species also got cash prize worth Php 10,000 , blue ribbon and glass plaque
Award: BEST CATTLEYA
Laelia Cattleya Fire Dance ‘Patricia’
Owner: Purificacion Orchids
Laelia Cattleya ( LC ) Fire Dance ‘Patricia’ specimen clump with orange red flowers
Best Oncidium: Oncidium Josephine
Exhibitor : Ms. Dhory S. Alvendia
Award: Best Vandaceous Alliance
Vanda Loke = Vanda luzonica x Vanda lamellata
Exhibitor: Mr. Rod & Sol Pagcatipunan
Vanda Loke was exhibited by husband and wife tandem of Mr. Rod and Sol Pagcatipunan . According to the owner, He crossed this orchid hybrid using two outstanding Philippine orchid species Vanda luzonica and Vanda lamellata . He had been growing this primary orchid hybrid for about 25 years, However since the cross was made by a foreigner and registered this hybrid long time ago . He cannot register it – According to some orchid fanciers , This particular hybrid make a remarkable comeback to the show . The last one exhibited was almost 20 years ago by a different exhibitor.
Award: Best Foreign species
Exhibitor: Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie ” Go
This Dendrobium species is a spectacular, medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte in primary rainforests, mangrove swamps and moss forests as well as an occasional lithophyte on rocks from Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters although it is most often from 300 to 500 meter elevation.
Award: Best Other Genera – Sympodial Orchid
Grammatophyllum multiflorum forma citrinum / Grammatophyllum citrinum
Exhibitor: Malvarosa Orchids and Dr. Hernando ” Nani” Perez
Grammatophyllum multiflorum forma citrinum used to be quite rare in cultivation until enterprising Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean and Hawaiian orchid experts began their mass propagation using tissue culture and seed culture in their laboratory using some orchids from the Philippines . Now this orchid species had become more affordable and have been gaining popularity among orchid hobbyists and commercial growers in the Philippines. Its main disadvantages is their huge size and big growing space. There have been some changes with the nomenclature elevating this to species status . However just to be sure , I am still referring this orchid using old references.
Award: Best Phalaenopsis
Doritaenopsis Taiwan Red Cat ‘Red Cat’
Exhibitor: Purificacion Orchids
Award: Best Paphiopedilum: Paphiopedilum philippinense variety roebbelenii
Owner: Malvarosa Orchids and Dr. Hernando ” Nani ” Perez
This species is found on the island of Luzon , the Philippines with clear green, ligulate, leathery leaves and blooms on an erect, pubescent, to 20″ [50 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with elliptic, pubescent floral bract occuring in the spring. This species is similar in all aspects to Paphiopedilum philippinense while there is another variety laevigatum which is smaller except this one has larger flowers with longer petals [13 cm or more ].
There is an a yellow-green variety and this orchid species had different shades of color from dark maroon color to pale brown with different shades of color . There are Mindoro , Bicol , Samar , Leyte and Quezon varieties . Some authorities may elevate this to species level but i still stick to the old nomenclature . The type species Paphiopedilum philippinense was discovered in Northeast Borneo several years ago.
Award : Best Ornamental Plant in Show – Sansieveria Cordova
Sansieveria Cordova a hybrid is grown and exhibited by Atty. Cirpriano Jose J. Mercado. According to the owner, He grow this plant for more than 3 1/2 years ! This ornamental plant won cash prize worth Php 5,000 blue ribbon , glass plaque
This is an Agave variegated variety won second place
Cereus monstrous a cactus species from Peru won third place
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