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Next Meeting is on Thursday, March 14th, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Dean Hung Ph.D. from Paphiness

Dr. D.Y. Hung has been focused on growing slipper orchids since 2001. While initially somewhat disturbed by their unconventional appearance, something about slipper orchids continued to fascinate him, and he soon became an addicted collector. To fund his costly collecting habit of rare species, he began selling some of his plants. As word spread, other slipper enthusiasts, always hungry for the latest form or variety, started contacting him for more and more plants.
Having a Ph.D. in genetics gives him a different
perspective on orchids, and he enjoys (gently) explaining aspects of orchid genetics to fellow orchid lovers. His main website is at, and he also writes a blog on slipper orchid topics at       

You can reach him at Paphiness Orchids & Laboratory via email at, or at 1-888-230-2890. His greenhouse is conveniently located in E. Palo Alto, and is open by appointment


Plant table will be provided by Dr. D. Y. Hung

Speakerís Dinner at 5:30 pm 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 Eileen Jackson at (707) 642-5915 to be included in the reservation.



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