Monday, November 23, 2009

Taiping Orchid Society Show


Date: 21st November to 29th November 2009

A total of 408 plants were entered for the show. Most of the sections showed plants with blooms of outstanding quality.
Best Plant of the show was entered by Mr. Sin Chan Wah from Cameron Highlands. His plant, Dendrobium glomeratum (syn sulawesiense) easily beat more than ten plants nominated by the judges.

The Reserved Best Plant was Dendrobium D'Bush Pansy entered by Mr. Liew Chee Seng from Ipoh. This very showy plant was chosen for its good arragement and the length of its spike.

The Best Specie prize went to Phalaenopsis cornu cervi 'Alba' entered by Mr. Tan Tien Lai from Taiping.
Generally, the show was well supported. The only drawback was the size of the show space which was too congested. Anyway, a job well done and a pat on the back for the organisers of the show.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Baba Floral Fest 2009

FOMOS has been invited by BABA to organize an orchid show in conjunction with BABA Floral Fest 2009 details which are as follows:

Date : 5th ~ 13th December 2009.


1. The show will be held at the Car Park opposite Coffee Bean, Queensbay Mall, Penang.
2. Entries are accepted from orchid enthusiast, orchid society members and the general public.
3. There is no entry fee. Details of classes are found in the attached Schedule for Competition.
4. Prizes will be awarded for the following:
i. Best Plant of the Show
ii. Reserve Best Plant of the Show
iii. 1st., 2nd., & 3rd., for all classes
5. Entries for the show will be accepted for registration on date and time stipulated below.
5th December 2009 ( Saturday ) from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
6. Judging will be held on Saturday, 5th December 2009, from 1400 hrs onwards.
Exhibitors and members of the public are kindly requested to leave the Show premises during this period. Removal of exhibits is on Sunday, 13th December 2009 @ 3.00 pm.
7. The decision of the Judges will be final in all aspects
8. The Show Committee reserves the right to amend the Rules and Regulations as and when necessary.
9. Infringement of the Rules and Regulations will lead to the disqualifications as and when necessary.
10. Acceptance of late entries and early removal of exhibits will be at the sole discretion of the Show Manager, Mr. Ng Hock Sing
11. Newly collected orchid species/plants from the wild will not be accepted for competition.
12. Exhibits will be disqualified if two or more plants are grown in a single pot or basket, provided if only one plant is in bloom.
13. Entry form and uniform cards will be provided for the exhibitors to fill in with regards to the entries.
14. Entry should be filled according to the schedule and all plants intended for competition must be placed in the specific area.
15. The Show Committee will not be held accountable for damage or loss of exhibits. All precautionary measures will be taken to safeguard the exhibits, including the use of security personal, during the period of the show. It is clearly understood that the exhibits are accepted at the owner’s risk. Stern action will be taken against anyone trying to damage or remove the exhibits.
16. All inquires relating to the “Rule and Regulations” of the show should be addressed to the Show Manager :-
Mr. Ng Hock Sing – 016 4187846

17. All individual entries in the classes will be consider for competition within
the class for which the exhibit has been entered for. The prizes are:

First Prize: RM50.00
Second Prize: RM30.00
Third Prize: RM20.00

Best Plant of the Show RM150.00
Reserve Best Plant of the Show RM100.00

21. No one plant wins more than one major prize.
22. The show organizing committee reserves the right to withdraw any class with less than five (5) entries. However, these entries will be re-classified to other nearest related classes.
23. All exhibits must be submitted with proper labeling.

All members are requested to support this show by entering as many plants for the show as possible.
If you need any other clarification, please contact us at

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Taipeng Orchid Society Show


Date: 21st November to 29 November 2009



Section 1 Aerides, Rhynchostylis & Their Hybrids
Class 1 Aerides & Rhynchostylis species and hybrids with flower width 3.5cm and below
Class 2 Aerides & Rhynchostylis species and hybrids with flower width above 3.5cm.

Section 2 Arachnis & Allied Hybrids
Class 3 Aranda - Blue Colour
Class 4 Mokara - Flower width 6cm and below
Class 5 Mokara - Flower width above 6cm
(This section does not include Renanthera as one of the genera)

Section 3 Ascocentrum & Ascocenda
Class 6 Ascocenda with flower width 4.5cm and below - Orange/Yellow colour
Class 7 Ascocenda with flower width 4.5cm and below - Any Other Colours
Class 8 Ascocenda with flower width above 4.5cm but less than 7cm - Orange/Yellow
Class 9 Ascocenda with flower width above 4.5cm but less than 7cm - Any Other Colours
(Ascocenda with flower width above 7.5cm will be classified in Section 12 - Vanda)

Section 4 Bulbophyllum
Class 10 Bulbophyllum species and hybrids

Section 5 Catasetum/Clowesia/Cycnoches species and hybrids
Class 11 Catasetum/Clowesia/Cycnoches species and hybrids

Section 6 Cattleya and Allied
Class 12 Cattleya & Allied with flower width 10cm and above - White/White Bicolour
Class 13 Cattleya & Allied with flower width 10cm and above - Mauve/Purple Colour
Class 14 Cattleya & Allied with flower width 10cm and above - Any Other Colours
Class 15 Cattleya & Allied with flower width between 7cm and 10cm - Mauve/Purple Colour
Class 16 Cattleya & Allied with flower width between 7cm and 10cm - Any Other Colours
Class 17 Cattleya & Allied with flower width 7cm and below

Section 7 Dendrobium
Class 18 Dendrobium - curly type(ceratobium)
Class 19 Dendrobium - intermediate type
Class 20 Dendrobium - round type ( ratio of petal width to petal length greater than 75%)
Class 21 Dendrobium - miniature type
Class 22 Dendrobium - any other types (cluster, pendulous, nobile, etc.)
Class 23 Dendrobium species

Note: miniature Dendrobiums are deemed to include those with a predominant influence of Den.
bigibbum, carronnii, canaliculatum, dicuphum or johannis in the plant and for which the height of
the plant does not exceed 50 cm.

Section 8 Doritis, Doritaenopsis & Phalaenopsis
Class 24 Doritis species
Class 25 Phalaenopsis / Doritaenopsis multiflora - pink / magenta with or without marking
Class 26 Phalaenopsis / Doritaenopsis multiflora - any other colour
Class 27 Phalaenopsis / Doritaenopsis - white / white with coloured lip
Class 28 Phalaenopsis / Doritaenopsis - pink / magenta without marking
Class 29 Phalaenopsis / Doritaenopsis - pink / magenta with marking (spots/bars/stripes/blush)
Class 30 Phalaenopsis / Doritaenopsis - any other colour with or without marking
Class 31 Phalaenopsis - novelty type - violacea / bellina / Samera
Class 32 Phalaenopsis - novelty type - cornu-cervi / cornu-cervi strain
Class 33 Phalaenopsis - novelty type - any other species
Class 34 Phalaenopsis - novelty type hybrids - yellow/orange/greenish-yellow strain
Class 35 Phalaenopsis - novelty type hybrids - red strain
NOTE: Multiflora classes in Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis Hybrids are defined as maximum
7.5cm natural spread flowers on multibranched inflorescences (minimum 2 side sprays)

Section 9 Epidendrum & Encyclia - species and hybrids
Class 36 Epidendrum & Encyclia species and hybrids

Section 10 Oncidium & Allied
Class 37 Oncidium and allied hybrids : intergeneric combinations of oncidium with one or
more of the other genera, e.g. Aliceara, Brassidium, Colmanara, Rodricidium, etc.
Class 38 Oncidium - goldiana leaf type
Class 39 Oncidium - mule ear/pencil leaf type (Trichocentrum & Psychopsis)
Class 40 Oncidium - equitant type (Tolumnia)

Section 11 Paphiopedilum
Class 41 Paphiopedilum species and hybrids

Section 12 Paraphalaenopsis
Class 42 Paraphalaenopsis species and hybrids
Class 43 Paraphalaenopsis Intergeneric hybrids with strains of Aerides, Arachnis, Ascocenda,
Ascocentrum, Doritis, Phalaenopsis, Renanthera, Rhynchostylis, Vanda etc.

Section 13 Renanthera & Allied Hybrids
Class 44 Renanthera species and its hybrids
Class 45 Renanthera integeneric hybrids

Section 14 Vanda
Class 46 Vanda - terete leaf type (includes Ascocenda terete)
Class 47 Vanda - strap leaf type - blue colour
Class 48 Vanda - strap leaf type - any other colour

Section 15 Any others for which no class is provided
Class 49 Any other species - terrestrial
Class 50 Any other species - epiphytic
Class 51 Any other hybrids

Section 16 Orchids For Home / Office Display
Class 52 Single plant presentation
Class 53 Two or more plants presentation

NOTE: i. usage of other plants with flowers is strictly prohibited
ii. Flowering orchid plants must be the main component of the exhibit.
iii. ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED ON : A. Practicability
B. Presentation
C. Overall Display
D. Aesthetic Appeal

NOTE : 1. Aerides & Rhynchostylis hybrids should not include Renanthera and / or
Paraphalaenopsis as one of the genera.
2. Arachnis hybrids should not include Renanthera, Aerides, Rhynchostylis and
Paraphalaenopsis as one of the genera.
3. All intergeneric hybrids of Renanthera with Paraphalaenopsis should be classified
under section 10 - Paraphalaenopsis and its allied hybrids
4. All other hybrids that has Renanthera as one of the genera should be classified
under section 11 Renanthera & its allied hybrids.
5. The Organising Committee reserve the right to:-
a. close any class/classes with less than 5 entries
b. close any class/classes and replace with new class/classes when
deemed necessary or
c. introduce any class/classes when deemed necessary

Schedule of Prizes

First in each class RM 80.00
Second in each class RM 60.00
Third in each class RM 40.00
Best Plant RM 500.00
Reserved Best Plant RM 300.00

All our members are advised to show our reciprocal support to them to ensure that this show will be a success.
Any euquiries please email us at

Monday, November 16, 2009

Negri Sembilan Orchid Festival 2009

Negri Sembilan Orchid Festival 2009

There will be a orchid show and competition on the 2nd to 6th December 2009. This festival is organised jointly by Negri Sembilan Orchid Society and Dewanita Negri Sembilan. There will be 50 classes and the prizes are as follows:
Best Plant: RM300
Best Specie: RM300
1st RM 70
2nd RM 45
3rd RM 30

Venue: Tapak Ekspokem Paroi
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
There will also be 100 sales booth for rental and the rate is RM1500 for corner lots and RM1000 for intermediate lots.
All members are strongly advised to show their support by entering plants for the competition. Those interested in renting a sale booth can contact our secretary F Francis or directly to Ms Ann at 06-6798203, or 06-6793919 (Fax).

Thursday, November 5, 2009

POS Orchid Nite Orchid Show



The Show as usual was well supported with 318 enteries of very high quality show plants. The three big prizes went to the following:

Best Plant of the Show
Plant Name:
Rhynchostylis retusa
Name of Exhibitor:
Kumari Rajendran

Runner Up
Plant Name:
Den farmeri
Name of Exhibitor:
Chiae Kit Hong

Best Species

Plant Name:
Dimorphorchis lowii
Name of Exhibitor:
Tan Eng Teik

Go to this site to view more photographs taken from the show