August 2001

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Next Meeting: Sunday September 16th 12:30 - 4:00 
George Carr "Cats, Swans and Goblins"
Mr. Carr is an accredited American Orchid Society Judge in the Florida North Central Judging Center in Tampa, Florida. He has been growing orchids for over twenty years. His interest in the genus Cycnoches began in 1993 when he asked to do his Student Judge research on the genus. His paper, Cycnoches – One Hundred Sixty-five Years of Confusion was completed and presented in 1995. In 1996, the paper was awarded the first American Orchid Society Education Certificate of Appreciation.  Since then, he has continued his research and writings on the genus and the related genera of the subtribe Catasetinae. 

Lc. Island Breeze 'Plum Blossom' x 
Lc. Puppy Love

He has given a number of presentations on the subtribe including talks in Cali, Colombia in 1997, Piracanjuba, Brazil in May 2000, and at the Spring 2000 AOS Trustees meeting in Clearwater, Florida. He is the co-author of the description of a new species Cycnoches barthiorum G. Carr & E.A. Christenson that was published in the June 1999 issue of Orchids. His article, The Cycnoches ventricosum Complex was published in the Orchid Digest issue for January, February, March 2000. His student paper can be found on the Florida North Central Judging Center website in the Student Papers section. 

George Carr’s program “Cats, Swans and Goblins” is an introduction to the five members of the subtribe Catasetinae, Catasetum, Cycnoches, Mormodes, Clowesia and Dresssleria. He will show a few slides of each species to illustrate their difference with information on how to grow them. 

Raffle plants will be provided from the collection of Ulrike Ahlborn and Nick Doe.


Mike Gallagher's  
Disa uniflora 'Kathy' (xanthic form)

OS Awards 7/16/01

Congratulations to Dave Tomassini for Paph Prince Edward of York (Paph sanderianum x Paph 
rothschildianum), which got an HCC of 75 points

Mike Gallagher was awarded an HCC of 78pts for Disa uniflora 'Kirsty' (the picture is from his winner from last month).

Thanks to Kathy Barrett for the info and pictures..

Dave Tomassini's Paph Prince Edward of York

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