Big Winners at the 68th Annual Philippine Orchid Society’s Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) , Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City-Philippines

The winners of the 68th Annual Orchid and Garden Show

Best Cattleya– BLC. Cisco Perez

Exhibitor: Malvarosa Orchids

Best DendrobiumDendrobium dearei

Exhibitor: Ms.Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Dendrobium dearei Rchb. f. 1882 SECTION Formosae

 Deare’s Dendrobium [English Colonel in the Philippines late 1800’s]

This orchid species used to be found only in the Philippines until a population was recently discovered in the island of Borneo in Malaysia and Indonesia .

Best Oncidium Alliance and Best Cultured Plant

Oncidium obryzatum X Stardust Fantasy

( a close-up view of the flowers)

Exhibitor: Ms.Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Best Papiopedilum

Paphiopedilum haynaldianum

Exhibitor: Ms. Susan and Mr. Manuel Lee

Best Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis Taida Pearl ‘ Taida Black’ x Leopard Prince

Exhibitor: Ms.Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Best Vandaceous Alliance

Vanda Hilo Rose x Vanda Sakeo Bit Hearthrob

Exhibitor: Ms. Rona Latorre

Best Philippines Species

Dendrobium dearei

Exhibitor: Ms.Corazon Purificacion and Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

Best Foreign Species and

Rhynchostylis gigantea variety alba

Exhibitor: Mrs. Susan and Mr. Manuel Lee

Rhynchostylis gigantea is a species of  orchid. This species was first described in 1896 by Mr. John Lindley  and occurs in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hainan China, Borneo, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

Rhynchostylis differs fromVanda by the one-lobed lip. Rhynchostylis are also commonly called foxtail orchids because of their long, thin, densely packed inflorescence that get up to 37 centimetres (15 in) with sweetly fragrant blooms. The inflorescences appear in autumn and winter. Due to the wide distribution of Rhynchostylis gigantea there is a range of different clones: flowers vary slightly in shape and colour (from white to dark red, with spotted forms).

Best Other Genera -Sympodial Orchid

Cymbidium Golden ELF x atropurpureum

Exhibitor: Ms. Vangie Go

Best Bonsai

BantiguePemphis acidula

Exhibitor : Mrs. Susan Lee and Mr. Manuel Lee

BEST Ornamental Plant in the Show

Alcanterea glaziouana ( variegated)

Exhibitor: Mr. Don Eikel N. Ladores

The relative of bromeliad family is endemic to Brazil and the variegated form is a still rare in the Philippines

68th Annual Philippine Orchid Society’s Show Opening

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden ) , Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City-Philippines

L-R Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go , Mrs. Amelita ” Ming” Ramos ( former first lady 1992 to 1998 and honorary member ) Mayor Herbert Bautista , Mr. Kelvin Manubay

 Mrs. Rhodoro “Rhodie ” H.  Gazmin and Mrs. Amelita Ramos
exchange of pleasantries

L-R Mr. Manuel Lee and Ms. Susan Lee, Mrs. Amelita ” Ming ” Ramos , Mr. Kelvin Manubay , Mayor Herbert Bautista and Mr. Fernando Aurigue Jr.

Mrs. Amelita Ramos in a light conversation with Philippine Orchid Society’s board of directors

Quezon City Lancaster Band

L-R Ms. Becky Buenaventura ( Cactus and Succulent Society -President ) Mayor Herbert Baustita and Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula

group photo

trophies and glass plaques

Architect Bimbo Vergara

Mr. Bimbo Vergara hold a one man painting exhibition of Waling-waling

Mr. Susan and Manuel Lee – husband and wife tandem is one of the major winners ( Best Orchid Showcase Landscape exhibit, Best Foreign Species )

Atty. Rudy Sanidad and Ms. Baby Alarcon

Mrs. Amelita Ramos and Atty. Aldrin C. Cuña MNSA

Atty. Aldrin C. Cuña, MNSA ( Quezon City Administrator) and Mrs. Amelita Ramos received their token orchid flowers from Mrs. Corazon Purificacion and Ms. Vangie Go

L-R Mrs. Corazon Purificacion , Mrs. Rhodora Gazmin and Ms. Vangie Go

group photo

After the winners was announced , afternoon snacks was catered by Ms. Baby De Leon

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