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Orchid Classifications For Spring Show Judging Competition

PLANT CLASSIFICATIONS FOR AMATEUR RIBBON JUDGING ONLY - Spring Show

SECTIONS I ,II, III, IV, etc. to X
CLASSES A.,B.C.D.E.
SUB-CLASSES 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 etc

I – CATTLEYA ALLIANCE
A. Species
B. Hybrids

1. White
2. Lavender/ Pink
3. Yellow/ Brown/Bronze/Orange
4. Semi – Alba
5. Red
6. Green
7. Art Shades
8. Splashes
9. Mini- Catts. (foliage under 8)

C. Epidendrum
D. Encyclia
E. Other

II – STANDARD CYMBIDIUMS
A. Species
B. Hybrids

1. White
2. Pink
3. Red
4. Green/Lime
5. Brown/Bronze
6. Yellow/Orange
7. Pure Colors
8. Spots
9. Others

III – NOVELTY AND MINIATURES CYMBIDIUMS
A. Species
B. Hybrids

1. Whites
2. Pink
3. Red
4. Green/Lime
5. Brown/Bronze
6. Yellow/Orange
7. Pure Color
8. Spots
9. Others

IV – PHALAENOPSIS & DORITIS
A. Species
B. Hybrids

1. White
2. Pink
3. Red
4. Yellow/Green
5. Semi-alba
6. Stripes
7. Blushes
8. Miniatures
9. Novelties
10. Others

V – VANDA & ALLIED GENERA
A. Species
B. Vandas

1. Blue/Violet
2. Red/Orange/Yellow
3. Others

C. Ascocenda
1. Blue/Violet
2. Red/Orange/Yellow
3. Others

D. Angraecum
E. Others

VI – PAPHIOPEDILUMS & ALLIED GENERA
A. Species
B. Standard Paphs.

1. Reddish or Brown
2. Green
3. Boldly Spotted
4. White
5. Yellow
6. Others

C. Novelty Paphs.
1. Reddish or Brown
2. Green
3. Boldly Spotted
4. White
5. Yellow
6. Others

D. Phragmipediums
1. Species
2. Hybrids

E. Others

VII – DENDROBIUMS
A. Species
B. Nobile Type
C. Phalaenopsis Type
D. Antelope Type
E. Other

VIII – ONCIDIUM & ALLIED GENERA
A. Species
1. Odontoglossum
2. Miltonia
3. Oncidium
4. Brassia
5. Others

B. Hybrids
1. Odontoglossum
2. Miltonia
3. Oncidium
4. Brassia
5. Others

IX – PLEUROTHALLIS GENERA
A. Bulbophyllum
B. Dracula
C. Masdevallia
D. Pleurothallis
E. Others

X – OTHER GENERA
A. Species
B. Lycastes
C. Zygopetalum
D. Others

XI – DISPLAYS
COMMERCIALS

XII – Not entered for ribbon judging.
A. Cymbidium Society of America Award Judging
B. American Orchid Society Award Judging

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