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Bill Murdoch Trophy 2000

The Bill Murdoch Trophy for Champion Australian Native Orchid Species of the Year has been awarded to Caladenia filamentosa.

This exceptional entry was grown by Les Nesbitt, and was Champion Australian Native Orchid Species at the NOSSA Spring Show.

The nomination form discloses that the 175 mm pot contained 25 stems of fully open flowers of superior form and colour, with all plants in excellent condition.

This year the Committee awarded its first Bill Murdoch Certificate of Special Recognition. The recipient was a fine plant of Dendrobium speciosum var. curvicaule owned by B.H. Burnham. It was Champion Australian Native Orchid at the Alstoneville Orchid Society Spring Show, aptly described on its nomination form as being a beautiful display of well shaped flowers on a long inflorescence.

There were 23 nominations this year, of which 7 were known to be line-bred and nominated plants had also received a total of 5 quality awards during the year. 9 nominations were from ANOS groups, 1 from NOSSA, 3 from State Societies and 10 from State or OSCOV affiliated societies.

There was a fair range of genera represented, although again more dendrobiums than any other genus.

The following will receive a Bill Murdoch Certificate

  • Dendrobium speciosum var. speciosum - Ron & Heather Campbell
  • Sarcochilus falcatus ('Clarrie' x 'Andrew') #1 - F&H Vernon
  • Dendrobium speciosum 'Surprise' - Down Under Native Orchids
  • Dendrobium bigibbium var. compactum ('136' x 'Spoonbill') - Athol Lavis
  • Dendrobium speciosum ('National White' HCC/AOC x 'Windermere') - Gerald Hall
  • Dendrobium wassellii - Noel Oliver
  • Corybas incurvus - MJ Guy
  • Dendrobium speciosum var. grandiflorum - Bruce Mules
  • Sarcochilus falcatus 'Jacki' - Pat Downing
  • Dendrobium speciosum 'Lemon Ice' - P&S Adams
  • Dendrobium speciosum 'Crediton Cream' - P&S Adams
  • Dendrobium aemulum - D Graham
  • Sarcochilus weinthalii - B Britton
  • Sarcochilus hartmanii ('Delight' x 'Kerri' AM/AOC - Derrick & Edna Taylor
  • Dendrobium tetragonum 'Bellingen' - Norm & Kay Mitchell


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