Virtual Monthly Meeting through ZOOM
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm
will speak on “The Genus Dendrobium”
The Australasian genus Dendrobium is one of the largest genera in the most species rich flowering plant family of the world. More than 1800 species have been described (with likely many more to be discovered), and they are found anywhere from the lowland tropics to cool to cold high elevations. They occur from Japan and China to Australia in the south, and from India in the west to some of the islands of the south Pacific in the east. They occur in a vast variety of habitats too but they tend to generally grow as epiphytes and lithophytes with comparatively few growing terrestrially. Ron's talk will be a brief synopsis of this amazing genus that nearly every orchid enthusiast grows.
Ron Parsons has been growing orchids up in the Bay area for more than 40 years, with a special interest in species orchids, those that come straight from nature. Ron loves to photograph orchids whenever he can, whether it be on trips to see them in their natural habitats or in orchid collections. With more than 70,000 digital images, he retains a slide library that exceeds 100,000 botanical images. Almost 3,500 of his photos have been published in magazines, periodicals, journals and books.
With Mary E. Gerritsen, Ron has co-authored three botanical books. The first two, published by Timber Press, are Masdevallias, Gems of the Orchid World and Calochortus, Mariposa Lillies and their Relatives. His most recent book, A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species, was published by Redfern Natural History Productions in January 2014. Ron is a highly sought after speaker who is both knowledgeable and entertaining. Don’t miss this special event!
Come join us this month VIRTUALLY to hear this excellent speaker through ZOOM. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be provided to MOS Members just before the meeting.
We are an award winning, volunteer run, 501(c) (3) non-profit organization formed in the spring of 1963 to develop interest in orchids; to aid and assist members with orchid growing and culture; and to provide educational information, which shall benefit its members and the community.
During non-Covid times, we meet at 7pm on the third Tuesday of every month (except for December and August when no meetings are held), at the Pacific Palisades Woman's Club, 901 Haverford Ave.
At each meeting members benefit from expert speakers who present illustrated talks on various orchid genera and their culture. Members display orchids for ribbon judging each month and share tips on how their plants are grown. The Society also holds a silent plant auction as well as a raffle table for orchids. Upcoming events are announced and fellow orchid enthusiasts consult with each other on the culture of various orchid species.