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Next Meeting is on Thursday, May 10th, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Contra Costa Water District Building Board Room
 1331 Concord Ave. Concord, CA

Patricia Harding - Brazilian Oncidiums

     Patricia Harding will be speaking on the Oncidiinae of Brazil. She will show
us their habitats and examples of the plants as they are found in nature. Even though the species can seem very similar, Patricia will show us the patterns that can be used to identify them. The last half of the program she will talk about the recent re-classification of the species. She tries to keep this humorous and not overwhelm with the science of taxonomy.

     Patricia is retired from the workforce and now does orchids, as a writer, traveler, photographer and observer, with a little orchid growing on the side. When she’s not traveling, she lives in Oregon.

     She will have copies of her book --Orchids of Brazil, Vol.I Oncidiinae for sale for $45, on a preorder basis. She would like to point out that if you order them online they will cost $43.25, though this is going up soon to $53.25.

            Masd. ignea 'Golden Gate'

          Masd. caudata 'Cookie Peschko'

Speaker’s Dinner with Patricia Harding is on Thursday, May 10th at 5:30 p.m. at the Sichuan Fortune House, 41 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet our speaker before the meeting. If you can join us, please call George McRae at (510) 233-7374 to be included in the reservation.

The Opportunity Table at our May meeting will be provided by the
‘Ancient and Honorable Order of DVOS Members with Too Many Orchids’




Arpophyllum giganteum

             Lc. Puppy Love ‘True Beauty’

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