Species of the year (commenced 1995)

2016

5378
Rhynchostylis retusa 'Christina'
AM/AOC 2016 (QLD)  80.60  24.Feb.2016  owner: Anderson R.

1 inflorescence of 350mm with 116 flowers;petals and sepals Red/purple 173D with markings of 78A and 79c; labellum red/purple 78B

2016

5512
Paphiopedilum armeniacum 'TOM'
AM/AOC 2016 (NSW)  83.00  12.Oct.2016  owner: Tay S.

1 inflorescence of 210mm with 1 flower; petals and sepals Yellow group 7C; labellum Yellow group 7C with markings on plate of grey red 179C

2015

5286
Mystacidium capense  'Nasarka'
FCC/AOC 2015 (VIC)  85.60  13.Nov.2015  owner: Haywood M. & B.

6 inflorecences of 220mm with 39 flowers (9 relevant); petals and sepals White group NN155C with Yellow/Green 145B behind column; labellum White group NN155C

2014

5094
Dendrobium striolatum 'Ruffles'
FCC/AOC 2014 (NSW)  85.50  02.Oct.2014  owner: Roper N.

1503 inflorescences of 41 mm with 1543 flowers and 53buds (1 relevant); petals and sepals Yellow-White 160B with fine stripes of Grey Purple 187B; labellum White NN155D

2013

4740
Dendrobium chrysopterum 'Marion'
AM/AOC 2013 (NSW)  80.00  10.Apr.2013  owner: Gamble G. & M.

Petals & dorsal sepal yellow 21A. Lateral seplas orange-red 30B, tipped yellow 12A. Labellum orange-red 30B. Nineteen inflorescences, 7 flowers on main one. Total 129 flowers. Stems 2mm

2012

4640
Cymbidium erythraeum 'Paradise'
FCC/AOC 2012 (NSW)  86.00  22.Jun.2012  owner: Royale Orchids

Segments yellow-green 150C, striped greyed orange 166B. Labellum white 155D striped greyed red 179A. Lobes greyed orange 136. Thirty nine inflorescences 18 flowers/ 2 buds on main one. Total 682 flowers/ 70 buds. Stems 1300mm.

2011

4382
Dendrochilum cobbianum 'Krisett'
FCC/AOC 2011 (QLD)  85.80  10.Sep.2011  owner: Glover J. & N.

Segmenst yellow 10C. Labellum yellow-orange 22C. One hundred & six inflorescences, 50 per each. Total 5300 flowers. Stems 610mm. Pts ACE = 86.0

2010

4127
Coelogyne rochussenii 'Joy'
FCC/AOC 2010 (QLD)  90.80  28.Feb.2010  owner: Gray B.

Segments yellow-green 154C. Labellum white 155D, straited greyed orange 166B in throat. Seventy six inflorescences, 76 flowers on main one, total approx. 5,400. Stems average 1030mm. Points ACE=91.8

2009

3943
Vanda coerulea 'True Blue'
FCC/AOC 2009 (QLD)  86.00  09.Apr.2009  owner: McCubbin J. & M.

Sepals & petals blue 107C, overlaid tesselations violet-blue 91A. Labellum violet 83A. One inflorescence, 18 flowers. Stems 905mm.

2008

3793
Aerangis articulata 'Patricia'
AM/AOC 2008 (NSW)  82.00  12.Mar.2008  owner: Scott-Harden C. & G.

Segments white 155D. Labellum yellow-white 158B. Four inflorescences, 9 flowers/ 2 buds on main one; total 26 flowers/ 8 buds. Stems 260mm.

2007

3774
Phragmipedium caudatum 'Dark Star'
FCC/AOC 2007 (NSW)  86.90  30.Nov.2007  owner: Dark Star Orchids

Petals red 46A. Sepals green 154C. Labellum red 46A. Two inflorescences: 2 flowers/ I bud and I flower.

2006

3564
Dendrochilum magnum 'P.I.'
FCC/AOC 2006 (NSW)  86.80  27.Feb.2006  owner: Royale Orchids

Segments greyed orange 164A, grading to yellow-orange 17A at centre. Labellum greyed orange 164A, striped white at centre, fringed yellow-orange 17A. One hundred and seventy six inflorescences, average 70 flowers on each. Total 12,320 flowers. Stems 250mm. ACE points = 88.2

2005

3479
Paphiopedilum sukhakulii 'Lucy'
FCC/AOC 2005 (NSW)  86.00  18.Aug.2005  owner: Robertson Orchids

Petals green 145A, spotted greyed purple 187A. Sepals white 155A, striped yellow-green 145A. Labellum  yellow-green 145C, overlaid greyed purple 183D. One flower on 140mm stem.

2004

3317
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum 'Jim'
AM/AOC 2004 (QLD)  84.00  18.Oct.2004  owner: McCubbin J. & M.

Petals purple-violet 81D (outer half), spotted grey-purple 183C. Sepals yellow-green 158B, spotted grey-purple 183C. Labellum yellow-green 153B, spotted grey-orange 164B. One flower on 270mm stem.

2003

3141
Bulbophyllum graveolens 'Canecutter'
AM/AOC 2003 (QLD)  81.50  12.Oct.2003  owner: Jarvis W.

Segments yellow-green 146C, spotted red-purple 59A. Labellum red-purple 59A. 4 inflorescences, 17 flowers on main one, total 71 flowers. Stem 170mm.

2002

3027
Gongora scaphephorus 'Joy'
FCC/AOC 2002 (QLD)  87.70  01.Dec.2002  owner: Gray B.

Segments greyed yellow 161C, spotted greyed orange 176B. Labellum yellow 4D shading to 4C at tip. Four Inflorescences; 95 flowers/ 9 buds on main infl. Total 249 flowers/ 74 buds. Stems 1750mm. Noted as far superior to others seen or recorded.

2001

2874
Dendrobium speciosum var. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon'
FCC/AOC 2001 (NSW)  85.00  26.Aug.2001  owner: Bissett A. & J.

All segments yellow 7C fading to light cream (centre). Seven inflorescences; total 714 flowers, 93 on main one. Stem 580mm.

2000

2655
Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum 'George Botley'
FCC/AOC 2000 (NSW)  85.80  07.Oct.2000  owner: Heyden N. & J.

Petals yellow-green 154C suffused red-purple 70A. Dorsal yellow-green 154C spotted greyed orange 165A. Ventral greyed orange 165A. Labellum yellow-green 154C blushed & spotted greyed orange 165B. One flower. Stem 340mm.

1999

2504
Rhynchostylis retusa 'Karen Maree'
AM/AOC 1999 (NT)  82.40  20.Nov.1999  owner: Young K.

Segments white spotted red 55B. Labellum red 55B. One inflorescence; 220 flowers. Stem 450mm.

1998

2316
Grammatophyllum multiflorum var. tigrinum 'Jordan'
AM/AOC 1998 (QLD)  82.30  27.Nov.1998  owner: Keith's Orchids

Segments yellow-green 151D, blotched & marked greyed orange 175A. Labellum white 155D striped greyed orange 175A. Thirty inflorescences; total 1933 flowers/ 1368 buds. Previously awarded 1996.
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