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Next Meeting: Monday October 2, 2017

Jean Ikeson – “Oncidium fuscatum
and its Popular Offspring”

Our October meeting will feature Jean Allen-Ikeson, who will present Oncidium fuscatum and its Popular Offspring. First described in 1856 as Miltonia warscewiczii, the plant we now know as Oncidium fuscatum is an easily grown, warmth-tolerant and floriferous species worthy of space in any of our collections.

Jean is an accredited American Orchid Society judge in the Toronto Judging Centre. She is also Co-Chair of the Editorial Board for the Orchids magazine and author of the the 2011 Supplement to Orchids “Sarchochilus and its Hybrids”, a two-part article on Oncidium fuscatum and its hybrids, and numerous other articles and has given talks from Portland Oregon to the southern tip of Texas to Nova Scotia.

She grows mainly cattleyas, paphs and phrags, oncidiums, and Australian genera, in Dundas, Ontario.

Prior to the meeting, we will be taking Jean to dinner at Aladdin’s in Pittsford at 5:00. If you’d like to join us (everyone pays for his or her own meal) please contact Kim Hober by Saturday, Sept. 30.

Please note: due to the long advance notice required by current Canadian export regulations, Jean will NOT be bringing plants to sell – so members should feel free to bring in their own plants for sell/trade.

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