British Columbia Orchid Societies – Show Flower classes, [revised January 2017]
Note: Classes may be combined if low registration, but the numbering will not be altered on the list. Therefore there can be gaps in the class numbers ie. 1.1, 1.4, 1.5. If needed classes could be added to the schedule at the end of each class.
1. Laelia Subtribe
Group I: Brassavola (Rhyncholaelia), Cattleya, Laelia & Sophronitis, also any other hybrid with Cattleya
1.1 Species up to 25 cm, pot rim to top of leaves, excluding inflorescence
1.3 Species over 25 cm
1.4a Hybrids up to 25 cm, predominant pink, lavender, purple
1.4b Hybrids over 25 cm, predominant pink, lavender, purple
1.5a Hybrids up to 25 cm, predominant red, orange
1.5b Hybrids over 25 cm, predominant red, orange
1.6a Hybrids up to 25 cm, predominant green, bronze, yellow
1.6b Hybrids over 25 cm, predominant green, bronze, yellow
1.7a Hybrids up to 25 cm, predominately white
1.7b Hybrids over 25 cm, predominately white
1.8a Hybrids up to 25 cm, semi-alba
1.8b Hybrids over 25 cm, semi-alba
1.9a Hybrids up to 25 cm, spotted, splashed, novelties
1.9b Hybrids over 25 cm, spotted, splashed, novelties
Group II: Barkeria, Broughtonia, Epidendrum, Encyclia, Prosthechea,Schomburgkia etc.
But NOT any hybrids with Cattleya
1.10 Species in this group
1.11 Hybrids in this group
2. Vandaceous Tribe
Group I, Phalaenopsis
2.1a Phalaenopsis species with flowers under 6 cm in width
2.1b Phalaenopsis species with flowers 6 cm and over in width
2.2a Phalaenopsis hybrids with solid colours or shadings (may fade to white) in white, pink, mauve and purple, under 6 cm in width.
2.2b Phalaenopsis hybrids with solid colours or shadings (may fade to white) in white, pink, mauve and purple, 6 cm and over in width.
2.3a Phalaenopsis Hybrids with solid colours or shading of colours in red, yellow, green and orange with flowers under 6 cm in width.
2.3b Phalaenopsis Hybrids with solid colours or shading of colours in red, yellow, green and orange with flowers 6 cm and over in width.
2.4a Phalaenopsis Hybrids with markings of any kind, with flowers under 6 cm in width
2.4b Phalaenopsis Hybrids with markings of any kind, with flowers 6 cm and over in width.
Group II, Vanda, Asconcentrum, Euanthe, Rhynchostylis, Aerides Sarcochilus, Neofinetia, etc
2.18 Species and Hybrids with Ascocentrum, Euanthe and Vanda only
2.19a Species and Hybrids, others in this group, flowers up to 4cm across excluding all Sarchochilus
2.19b Species and Hybrids Sarchochilus
2.20 Species and Hybrids, others in this group, flowers over 4 cm across
Group III, Angraecum, Aerangis, Aeranthes, Jumellea, etc.
2.21 Species and Hybrids, flowers up to 4 cm across front
2.22 Species and Hybrids, flowers over 4 cm across front
3 Pleurothallis Subtribe
3.1 Species Masdevallia, flower up to 2 cm (horizontal or vertical) excluding caudae
3.2 Species Masdevallia, flower over 2 cm (horizontal or vertical) excluding caudae
3.3 Hybrids Masdevallia, flower up to 2 cm (horizontal or vertical) excluding caudae
3.4 Hybirds Masdevallia, flower over 2 cm (horizontal or vertical) excluding caudae
3.5 Species and Hybrids Dracula, All (Including Dracuvallia)
3.6 Species and Hybrids Restrepia
3.7 Species and Hybrids, All related genera (Pleurothallis, Porroglossum, Scaphosephalum, Etc.)
4 Cypripedium Subfamily
4.1 Species Brachypetalum: bellatulum, concolor, godefroyae, niveum, etc.
4.2 Species Parvisepalum: armeniacum, delenatii, emersonii macranthum, malipoense, etc.
4.3 Other species with mottled leaves (including mottled leafed sequentials)
4.4 Species, all others with plain green leaves including sequentials, excepting multiflorals, (4.5)
4.5 Species, multifloral: e.g. lowii, parishii, philippinense, rothschildianum, etc.
4.6 Hybrids, multifloral
4.7a Hybrids, Maudiae types, albinistic, (white and green only)
4.7b Hybrids, Maudiae types, coloratum (white,green and red)
4.7c Hybrids, Maudiae types, vinicolor (white and wine-red only with possibly a small touch or green at the base of the dorsal sepal)
4.8 Hybrids primary or near primary, pink and white
4.9 Hybrids primary or near primary, other colours
4.10 Hybrids, old complex, Bull dog Type, predominant white, yellow, green with & without spots
4.11 Hybrids, old complex, Bull dog Type predominant orange, red, purple with or without spots
4.12a Species Phragmipedium, short petals
4.12b Species Phragmipedium, long petals (caudatum etc.)
4.13 Hybrid Phragmipedium without Phrag. besseae
4.14 Hybrid Phragmipedium with Phrag. besseae
4.15 Species & Hybrids Cypripedium, Selenipedium and Mexipedium
5. Maxillaria Tribe
5.1 Species Anguloa, Ida, Lycaste
5.2 Hybrids with Anguloa, Lycaste, Ida
5.3 Species, others in this group: Bollea, Cochleanthes, Maxillaria, etc.
5.4 Species & Hybrids of Zygopetalum
5.5 Hybrids in this group, other than (5.2 & 5.4)
6. Oncidium Subtribe
Group I Miltonias and Miltoniopsis only
6.1a Species and Hybrid Miltonia
6.1b Species Miltoniopsis
6.2 Hybrid Miltoniopsis, predominant red, pink
6.3 Hybrid Miltoniopsis, predominant yellow, white
Group II Oncidiums only
6.4 Species Oncidiums, except Equitants (Tolumnia) and Psychopsis
6.5 Hybrids, PURE Oncidium only, except Equitants (Tolumnia) and Psychopsis
6.6a Species and Hybrid Equitant types (Tolumnia types)
6.6b Species and Hybrid Psychopsis types (Butterfly Oncidium Orchids)
Group III Odontoglossum, Cochlioda, Brassia, and complex hybrids
6.7 Species and Hybrids, other than 6.4 with smaller flowers (Comparettia, etc.)
6.8 Brassia Species and hybrids, looking like Brassias ,(spidery)
6.9 Other species in this group (e.g. Ada, Odontoglossum, Trichopilia, etc.)
6.10 Other Hybrids in this group (e.g. Odontioda, etc.), predominant pink, purple, red
6.11 Other Hybrids in this group (e.g. Odontioda, etc.), predominant orange, yellow
6.12 Other Hybrids in this group (e.g. Odontioda, etc.), predominant white
7. Cymbidium Tribe
7.2 Oriental, Species and Hybrids, with flowers
7.3 Oriental, Species and Hybrids, not in flower
7.4 Hybrids, miniature flower spread less than 1.75 inches (47 mm)
7.5 Hybrids, intermediate flower spread 1.75 inches – 3 inches (48 mm – 76mm)
7.6 Hybrid standard, flower spread 3 inches plus (77mm +)
7.7 Species and Hybrids, allied to Cymbidium (Ansellia, Cyrtopodium, Eulophia, etc.)
8. Coelogyne Alliance
8.1 Species and Hybrids, Coelogyne
8.2 Species and Hybrids, related genera (Dendrochilum, Pholidota, Pleione, etc.)
9. Stanhopea and Catasetum Subtribes
9.1 Species and Hybrids, Stanhopea, Gongora, Coryanthes, etc.
9.2 Species and Hybrids, allied genera (Acineta, Houlletia, Paphinia, etc.)
9.3 Species and Hybrids, Catasetum, Cycnoches
9.4 Species and Hybrids, allied genera (9.1 Species and Hybrids, Stanhopea, Gongora, Coryanthes, etc.
10. Dendrobium Subtribe
10.1 Species and Hybrids, phalaenopsis type
10.2 Species and Hybrids, nobile type
10.3 Species and Hybrids, formosa type, mostly white flowers, black hairs on leaves and peudobulbs
10.4 Species and Hybrids, latourea type, (Those plants related to Den. atroviolaceum, finisterrae, spectabilis and
other similar species mostly from New Guinea.)
10.5a Species and Hybrids, others in this group, small flowers, up to 4 cm across
10.5b Australian species and Hybrids, others in this group, small flowers, up to 4 cm. across
10.6 Species and Hybrids, others in this group, larger flowers, over 4 cm across
10.7 Species and Hybrids, Bulbophyllum, Cirrhopetalum, etc,
10.8 Species and Hybrids, related genera Eria, Cadetia, etc.)
11. All Others Not Listed Above
11.1 Species and Hybrids not listed above, up to 15 cm in height from pot rim to top of flowers
11.2 Species and Hybrids not listed above, over 15 cm in height from pot rim to top of flowers
11.3 Species and Hybrids grown for foliage, flowers not necessary
12. Special Classes
12.2 First bloom SEEDLING, NOT mericloned, Phalaenopsis only
12.3 First bloom SEEDLING, NOT mericloned, all others
12.4 Orchid grown under artificial light ONLY
12.5 Orchid grown on a windowsill with no artificial light.
12.6 Orchid mounted (slab, branch, etc.)
12.7 Mini display 45.8 cm (18 inches) x 45.8 cm. (18 inches ) plants should be under 24″ in height, but inflorescences
may be over 61 cm. (24″). Note: a separate registration form is required for this class as it will be in a different location.
13. Other Orchid Related Classes, these must have been created by exhibitor
13.1 Orchid Floral Design, open class, orchid flowers the dominant feature
Novice used here means the exhibitor has not placed in any previous exhibition in this art form.
13.2 Orchid Floral Design, novice class, orchid flowers the dominant feature
13.3 Orchid Painting – Oil and Acrylic
13.4 Orchid Painting – Watercolour
13.5 Orchid Pictures – Drawings, etc.
13.6a Black and white, any size matted
13.6b Colour prints up to 5 x 7 matted
13.6c Colour print over 5 x 7 matted
13.6d Enhanced photograph (hand touch or digitally altered)
13.7 Needlework & Textiles with Orchid Motif
13.8 Sculptures of Orchids
13.9 Other Orchid Art Work
13.10 Educational Display
13.11 Posters, Pins, Stamps, Coins, Jewelry or other items – these need not have been created by the exhibitor!