1 - Brassolaeliocattleya Randal's Rage 'Point Conception'
A select clone from the crossing of Cattleya schilleriana x Laeliocattleya Jeanine Spacone. The later parent is from the seldom used (due to its slow and tough growing), but remarkable species, Laelia speciosa, crossed with the large free flowering Irene Finney. The result in Randal's Rage is a very large, free-flowering and easy growing hybrid heavily influenced by Laelia speciosa. 7 bulbs, 1 lead, growing into a 6 inch hanging pot. MB $75
2 - Cattleya (Peckhaviensis x schofieldiana) - Flask
The trio (Peckhaviensis is aclandiae x schilleriana) of Brazilian species in this cross should yield lots seedlings with red dots over amber flowers, fragrance, and a compact growth habit. Approximately 25 plantlets in a 3 inch flask. MB $75
3 - Cattleya bicolor - Flask
A cross between 2 of our best green color forms. Approximately 25 plantlets in a 3 inch flask. MB $75
4 - Cattleya gaskelliana fma. alba - Specimen
A rare color form of this Venezeluen species. White sepals and petals with yellow on the lip. 28 bulbs, approximately 8 are leads, in an overgrowing 6 inch hanging pot. MB $150
5 - Cattleya gaskelliana - Specimen
A lavender splash color form from the cross of ('Simon' x v. aquinii). Venezuela. Approximately 40 bulbs, with 8 leads, overgrowing a 6 inch hanging pot. MB $225
6 - Cattleya mossiae fma. alba
A division of the rare white form of this national flower of Venezuela. Intermediate growing. April - May blooming. 12 bulbs with 3 leads in a 6'' hanging pot. MB $125
7 - Cattleya tigrina fma. alba 'Fields'
With its bold green sepals and petals and alba-white lip, this select species stands among the best and most highly sought after of Brazilian bifoliates. Summer-Fall bloom. 6 bulbs, 1 lead, in a 4'' pot. MB $175
8 - Cymbidium Ivy Fung 'Harlequin'
A distinctive feathered miniature cymbidium. Base color is butter yellow, feathering is red. In spike, with one green bulb and growth, and a back bulb in a 5 inch pot. MB $75
9 - Cymbidium Wigianum - Flask
For the elusive, super fragrant, large flowered, hardy Cymbidium, look no further than the remake of this cross between tracyanum and eburneum. Image shown is of our well known clone of this cross. Approximately 25 plantlets in a 3 inch flask. MB $75
10 - Dendrobium Avril's Gold 'Pumpkin Pie'
A very good gold-yellow clone of this famous cross of Aussie Child and speciosum. 6 bulbs, 1 lead, in bud, in a 3 inch pot. MB $115
11 - Dendrobium Falling Embers 'Gold Coast' HCC/AOS
An awarded clone from the cross of fuliginosa and Ida Mary. Sepals and petals are gold-yellow with red inward; the lip ruffled and yellow and burgundy. Presentation is both dramatic and delicate. The plant offered is a division taken from the specimen featured in the photo. Approximately 4 branching stems with 35 leaves in a 3 inch pot set into a 6 inch hanging pot. MB $150
12 - Dendrobium prenticei - Specimen
This 18 inch diameter semi-sphere of approximately 6400 tightly clustered leaves makes for an unforgettable sight. The small crystalline flowers are pale peach-pink with a bright orange lip. Fragrance is surprisingly potent for their small size and is similar to orange zest oil. Grows well out in the shadehouse with the Cymbidiums but flowers better under intermediate conditions. A hanging plant, overgrowing its mount. MB $250
13 - Dendrobium speciosum var. grandiflorum 'SanBar Golden Galaxy' AM/AOS
Very large yellow flowers. Overall vertical spread is 8.2 cm, dorsal width is 1 cm. From the crossing of the cultivars 'Magic' and 'Orange Perfection.' Spring blooming. 7 bulbs, 2 are leads, set in 7 inch hanging pot. MB $175
14 - Dendrobium speciosum var. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' FCC/AOC
This plant received the highest quality award ever given to an Australian native Dendriobium in Australia. A rare and famous cultivar of this Dendrobium speciosum variety. This is a division of the awarded plant, not a meristem. Five bulbs in a 4 inch pot. MB $450
15 - Dendrobium speciosum var. boreale 'Sky Shot'
Wonderful upright inflorescences of white flowers. A different look from the more common arching cream-yellow forms. Many will remember this clone from our display of the many varieties at the 2014 Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. 5 bulbs, 1 lead, in a 6 inch pot. MB $135
16 - Dendrobium speciosum var. speciosum 'Charlie' AM/AOC
A big show winner from Australia. Flowers are large and very well shaped. Color is cream-yellow. Pseudobulbs are big, gnarly, and beautiful. 6 bulbs, 1 lead, 7 inch pot. MB $225
17 - Dendrobium tetragonum
The Australian spider orchid, distinctive for not only its scented spider-like 2 inch to 3 inch flowers but also its beautifully formed 4 sided pseudobulbs. A select clone. Pendant growth habit. 10 bulb, 4 spikes, in a 3 inch pot. MB $85
18 - Epidendrum falcatum - Specimen
Very fragrant and very beautiful. Creamy white flowers with thick, hanging leaves. Also known as coilostylis falcatum. From Mexico. 24 bulbs, 5 are leads, in a 12 inch slatted wood basket. n/a MB $150
19 - Epidendrum parkinsonianum var. miniatum
While the typical form with its long leaves is an impressive sight, this compact form, only 10 inch, produces nearly equal size flowers. From Mexico. 20 leaves, 4 growths, on cork mount. MB $100
20 - Laelia (Cinnabrosa x milleri) - Flask
Expect tall clusters of dark red flowers from this cross. The rupiculous Laelia, milleri, should bring the foliage size down further. Approximately 25 plantlets in a 3 inch flask. MB $100
21 - Laelia (undulata x splendida)
While both of these species have varnished appearing, undulating, dark red flowers, combining the high flower count of the undulata with the large flowers of the splendida has made for a stunning hybrid. Spike height is still significant; 4.5 feet and counting on this one. Formerly in the genus Schomburgkia. 6 bulbs, 2 leads, 2 spikes, set in a 12 inch tub, spikes to 6'. MB $100
22 - Laelia albida - small Specimen
A particularly robust growing clone of this species. Like its siblings, the beauty of this species lies in the profuse flowering of fragrant white flowers on a very compact, short rhizomed plant. Hardy to low 20's; grows like Laelia anceps and blooms late fall/early winter. From Mexico. 15 bulbs, 4 spikes, established in a 6 inch wooden basket. MB $100
23 - Laelia anceps 'Flumencio'
Perhaps the best from the pink perfection strain of breeding; 'SanBar Marble King' x 'Wallbrun'. Very good size, shape, and color. February-March blooming. 4 bulbs, 1 lead, in spike, set in 10 inch hanging pot. MB $350
24 - Laelia anceps 'SanBar Guerrero' AM/AOS
An original division of one of our most stunning Laelia anceps. Petals are pale lavender increasing in intensity to dark rose on the tips. The lip is a boldly contrasting dark lavender with yellow in the throat. A large plant. 16 bulbs, 5 are leads, set into a 12 inch tub. MB $950
25 - Laelia anceps 'SanBar Striata Nana' HCC/AOS
This beautiful color type is characterized by dark streaks/feathering throughout the petals. This clone is one of the best of this type; strong and clear feathering, good presentation, and a reasonable flower spike length. Formerly sold as 'Radiant King'. October-November blooming. 10 bulbs, 5 spikes, growing in 7 inch hanging pot. MB $650
26 - Laelia Gene Baum 'Peachy'
Coloring is sunny yellow under gentle suffusion of apricot orange. Lip is yellow with intense yolk yellow in center. Lightly fragrant. 5 bulbs, 2 spikes, in a 4 inch pot. MB $125
27 - Laelia Gene Baum 'Santa Barbara'
One of the best clones thus far to come from our cross of the rupiculous Laelia hybrid Icarus with Laelia anceps 'SanBar Marble King'. Better than any similar hybrid, this one retains the fine anceps qualities of shape, elegance, and vigor, but with beautiful yellow color. 6 bulbs, 3 leads, 2 spikes in a 6 inch hanging pot. MB $225
28 - Laelia Latona - Flask
Large, summer blooming, orange flowers are qualities that make Latona so great. This flask is from a sibling cross between two of our best Latonas. Approximately 25 plantlets in a 3 inch flask. MB $85
29 - Laelia Little Sunset 'Orange Sparkler'
A compact growing variety with bright orange flowers with dark red lips. From the cross of Laelia pumila x Laelia cinnabarina. Spring bloom. 8 bulbs, 1 lead, in sheath, in a 4 inch pot. MB $100
30 - Laelia pumila (fma. delicatum x fma. tinted semi-alba) - Flask
Volunteer and former SBOE owner Paul Gripp directed this cross and is hoping for some true semi-albas. Approximately 25 plantlets in a 3 inch flask. MB $100
31 - Laelia pumila fma. alba
A rare color form this Brazilian species. Sepals and petals are white; lip is white with yellow in the throat. 10 bulbs, 2 leads, flowered in October. Growing out of a 3 inch pots and set into a 6 inch hanging pot. MB $85
32 - Laelia Wellesley 'Peak Pannache' HCC/AOS
Flowers with gently curling petals of vibrant mauve under a intricate burgundy-red veination pattern. Flowers are large and non-resupinate and produced in Basketball size clusters and supported by tall, slender, strong stems. 4 bulbs, 1 lead, in a 6 inch pot set into an 8 inch pot. MB $100
33 - Laeliocattleya Ruby Glow 'New Era'
From the cross of Laeliocattleya Schloat's Fancy and Cattleya Frasquita. Clusters of 10 large ruby-purple flowers held high above the foliage. September blooming. 8 bulbs, 2 leads, in 8 inch hanging pot. MB $100
34 - Nageliella purpurea 'Silver Sword'
Notable for its light silver foliage as opposed to the more typical dark green. Approximately 20 bulbs/leaves, 4 are leads, in a 3 inch pot. MB $85
35 - Oncidium enderianum 'Bronze Age' HCC/AOS
A great variety of a distinctive species. Thirty-one flowers on one inflorescence; sepals and petals saddle-brown with narrow golden-yellow edging inch as described in the AOS Awards quarterly. Summer flowering. 14 bulbs, 3 are leads, established on a large cork slab. MB $150
36 - Oncidium sarcodes - Specimen
A remarkable species from Brazil, hardy to heat and cold. Long cascading spikes of brown and yellow. 16 plus bulbs, 6 are leads, overgrowing a 6 inch hanging pot. MB $250
37 - (Polyphylax Gripp's Ghost x Dendrophylax funalis)
Gripp's ghost is Polyradcion lindenii x Dendorphylax funalis. This cross extends the hardiness of the funalis while retaining the beauty of the lindenii. A remarkable leafless orchid. 4 shoots, rooted into 4 inch hanging wood basket. MB $125
38 - Prosthechea mariae
We have great dificulty even releasing a minimum division of this plant, so much is our appreciation for its clear green and white flowers and interesting growth habit. A beautiful species with large, but delicate flowers on a petite plant. A select division. Formerly known as Encyclia mariae. Summer blooming. 7 bulbs, 2 are leads, on a cork mount. MB $100
39 - Sarcochillus Hot Santa - Specimen
The darkest colors of this already dark grex are achieved by growing mounted on cork and hung high in the lath house. This cultivar was mounted when taken from the compot and has thus resulted in a beautiful, tightly clustered, specimen. 12 fans established on cork mount. MB $135
40 - Stanhopea occulata 'Speckled Band'
For Stanhopea collectors, rather than the characteristic eye, this occulata has a speckeled band. 3 bulbs, in spike, in a 6 inch hanging wire basket. MB $75
41 - Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea fma. albescens
An extremely rare albescent form of this Mexican species. Unlike some albino and albescent forms, this one is hardier, grows more proflically, and blooms better than the typical colored forms. 5 bulbs with 4 large new shoots showing in a 8 inch wire basket. MB $225
42 - Vanda (suavis x Mem. Thiachi 'Clara Brown') - Flask
Many of our best Vanda crosses have been hybridized using our temperature tolerant Vanda suavis. The progeny of these crosses are typically spotted, hardy, often fragrant, and often throw multiple spikes a year. For this cross we paired suavis with the free-flowering, bright yellow Mem. Thiachi. Looking forward to the results on this one. Approximately 25 plantlets in a 3 inch flask. MB $85
43 - Vanda Santa Barbara Fizz 'Summer Pop'
A select clone from the crossing of Vanda suavis and Tokyo Blue. Candy-red spots over white and purple. Summer-Fall blooming. 2 fans, small flowering size, in a 6 inch hanging pot. MB $75
44 - Vanda Splish Splash 'Sunset Magic'
Near solid hot-pink tesselation and solid burnt orange overlay. 10 flowers per spike. Amazing color. 4 large fans, set in a 10 inch hanging pot. MB $175
45 - Book - American Orchid Culture, 1927
By Edward A. White. A fascinating book covering the period's orchid culture, industry, and the hybrids/species cultivated at the time. Lots of interesting photographs and illustrations. Paul Gripp collection. Used hard back with 227 pages. MB $50
46 - Periodical - Cymbidium Society Newsletter - 1947-1977
A true gem. Travel back in time to the post-WWII orchid scene. Of course there is an emphasis on early cymbidium growing in California, but also lots of correspondence with and trips to orchid growers around the world. Abundant advertisements from long-gone nurseries. Every page will bring a smile to your face and many a tear to your eye. Complete with the exception of 9 issues. We should be able make copies of these from our collection. Paul Gripp collection. 30 volume unbound set. Each volume contains 9 issues. MB $500
47 - Book - Orchids of Australia - The Complete addition
A large (13 inch x 10 inch) hardback book covering many of the species of this orchid rich country. By W.H. Nicholes. Published 1969. Paul Gripp collection. 476 pages with many colored illustrations. MB $125
48 - Book - Orchids of Guatemala,
David Sanders (the last of the Sanders) copy. By Oakes Ames and Donovan Stewart Correll. Published 1953. Paul Gripp collection. 2 volumes containing 727 pages. Hard back. MB $75
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49 - Tapestry - Historical Adventure Scene
9 foot x 12 foot from the 2016 Santa Barbara International Orchid
Show. Tara Tucker is a well known Bay Area artist, Represented by the
Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Originally from Santa
Barbara, Tara is the Step Daughter of Paul Gripp. Together, Paul and
Tara came up with the concept for this one of a kind, hand painted
backdrop, depicting Paulís 1988 journey to Joseph Hookerís famous
Vanda coerulea type location of Kalong Rock in India. Using a small
drawing as inspiration, from Hookerís classic 1853 explorerís journal,
Tara created the scene of Paul leading fellow orchid enthusiasts into
the landscape that Hooker himself explored. This backdrop, Hookerís
Journal, Paulís invaluable information and photos, along with the many
orchids that were displayed with it, won First Place Educational Exhibit
at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Fair in 2015. MB $10,000