and internationally acclaimed
taxonomist, Dr. Eric Christenson, will
speak to us about Maxillaria
Species. As a prodigious
authoritarian on a wide range of orchid
genera such as vandaceous, maxillariae,
sobralias; and of course phalaenopsis -
he is widely sought after as a speaker
and consulted for species
identification. His skills as an
author are in great demand. One
can hardly pick up a copy of one of the
well known orchid publications such as
Orchids (the AOS bulletin), Orchid
Digest, Orchid Review and others without
finding an article he has
contributed. Currently he is
putting the finishing touches on a
massive, three volume work, commissioned
by the AOS, "THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
CULTIVATED ORCHID SPECIES".
If you have one of his books, he may
even sign it for you.
is a genus of neotropical orchids,
favored by cultivators for their showy
flowers and being easy to grow.
The plants are smaller than other orchid
genera, and the stems usually bear only
one flower. Many of us have seen
Maxillaria tenuifolia at the "Show
and Tell" table, easily recognized
by its coconut scent. Come join us
for an interesting evening on this
delightful species, or better yet, join
us earlier at the speaker dinner and
talk with Dr. Christenson personally.
month is our traditional Holiday Party
and potluck. Come join us for the fun
and celebration. By popular request, Sue
Fordyce of Fordyce Orchids will grace us
with her rendition of .holiday cheer.
You won't want to miss this.
Rene McGowan will present "B is for
bark, C is for coconut ... and a
plethora of other medias".
The presentation is designed for
beginner growers. This should be a
good introduction to the various medias
you will hear about in the many orchid
culture sources. If you are new to
orchids, this one topic you won't want
PLANTS FROM D & D ORCHIDS
D & D
Orchids will be providing the plants for
our raffle table this month. Known
for their wide variety of quality
plants, this is a great time to add to
your collection. Be sure to get
your raffle tickets.