Back by popular request, Dr. Whitney will give some interesting, some funny, and some outrageous information about how orchids were named. Her presentation will include slides and entertaining stories to help you remember and understand popular orchid names. Sure to become a best seller if she ever writes a book, this is one presentation you won't want to miss.
Joanne Whitney has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and an abounding interest in Orchids. She runs the compounding laboratory and teaches pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Joanne has been an accredited AOS judge for about 13 years and served for a period of time as chairman of the Pacific Central Judging Region. She never found an orchid she didn't want and grows a wide variety of types,
Odontoglossums, Miltoniopsis, Paphs and other cool growers in one greenhouse and
Cattleyas, Calanthes and warmer growers in another. Her most loved area is in the (wind) tunnelled entrance of her San Francisco home where she raises Masdevallias and
Draculas. She has lectured to both orchid and pharmacy groups on the pharmaceutical uses of orchids.
Come join us for "What's in a Name: Fact and Some Fiction About The Naming