Benching

Benching and Nomenclature

Where you bench it – These are the classes assigned by NSOS for display purposes. Judges assign first, second and third for each class at each meeting.

Points are accumulated by class during the year to decide winners for the class, for the year, at the annual Christmas party.

Open Section

Exhibition Laeliinae 1

Bifoliate & Cluster Laeliinae 5 or more flowers 2

Mid-Size Laeliinae 71 – 119mm 3

Miniature Laeliinae 70mm & under 4

Laeliinae Species 5

Standard Phalaenopsis 76mm & over 6

Intermediate Phalaenopsis 51-75mm 7

Miniature Phalaenopsis up to 50mm 8

Best Specimen Plant 9

Oncidiinae Species 10

Oncidiinae Hybrids 35mm and under 11

Oncidiinae Hybrids 36mm to 60mm 12

Oncidiinae Hybrids Over 60mm 13

Pleurothallidinae Species 14

Pleurothallidinae Hybrids 15

Dendrobium Hybrids 16A

Softcane Dendrobium Hybrids

16B white,16C pink-purple,16D yellow and other colours when in season Oct- Nov 16 B,C,D

Dendrobium Species 17

Miscellaneous Species 18

Miniature Species 19

Miscellaneous Hybrids 20

Vandaceous Species 21

Vandaceous Hybrids 50mm and under 22

Vandaceous Hybrids over 50mm 23

Standard Cymbidium over 90mm 24

Intermediate Cymbidiums 60-90mm 25

Miniature Cymbidiums under 60mm 26

Cypripedioideae Species including Paphs & Phrags 27

Standard Paphiopedilum Hybrids 28

Maudiae Type Paphiopedilum 29

Novelty Cypripedioideae 30

Seedling any genus 31

All Terrestrials Species & Hybrids 32

Australasian Sarcanthinae Species 33

Australasian Native Species 34

Australasian Sarcanthinae Hybrids Predominately White 35 A

Australasian Sarcanthinae HybridsAny Other Colour 35 B

Australasian Terete-leafed Dendrobiums Species & Hybrids 36 A

Australasian Native Hybrids 36 B

Intermediate Section

Australasian Native Species & Hybrids 37

Paphiopedilum Species & Hybrids 38

Cymbidium Species & Hybrids 39

Oncidiinae Species & Hybrids 40

Laeliinae Species & Hybrids 41

Dendrobium Species & Hybrids 42

Miscellaneous Species & Hybrids 43

Novice Section

Cymbidium & Miscellaneous Orchids 44

Dendrobium, Oncidiinae & Paphiopedilum 45

Laeliinae 46

Australasian Native Orchids 47

Nomenclature

Nomenclature information was derived from http://www.usapatriotsamerica.com/culture/genera.htm.

The following link provides this information in an updated form – Nomenclature

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