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Re: POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

Kathleen Harvey
 

Marie, just to confirm that John and I will be attending the Christmas banquet. Happy Thanksgiving!

Warmest Regards,
Kathleen Harvey
609-792-3908


On Monday, November 18, 2019, 04:01:47 PM EST, Mike Horn <mdmd409@...> wrote:


Thank you.  The company you keep is always more important and nicer than the food your choose to eat.

Mike

 

From: pinelands@groups.io <pinelands@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob and Sherron Davis via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 2:57 PM
To: pinelands@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pinelands] POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

 

Hi Mike, Thanks for doing all the bookkeeping for this. Looking forward to seeing you and Bea. Shearon

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Horn <mdmd409@...>
To: pinelands <pinelands@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Subject: Re: [pinelands] POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

While I appreciate the note below I would just like to make a suggestion, and a plea.  An email stating that you are coming is as good as sending a check.  Since we are not obligated to pay in advance I will be making payment at the end of the dinner.   It would be easier for me if those who are planning to attend, and have not paid to date, pay at the dinner.  I try to not keep checks too long so that they a) don’t get lost and b) don’t mess up your bookkeeping.  This results in making trips to the bank on a regular basis, which is not regular for me.  We are not that large a group so we can be a little less formal.  But we do need a count for the restaurant.   Hopefully we will be somewhat less than 100 people for dinner, and have a good time.  So in conclusion a simple email will save your spot, and you can bring you payment at the time of the dinner.  I also heard there will be a surprise for all attendees?  Just sayin’.

Hope to see you all there.

Mike  Horn, treasurer

 

From: pinelands@groups.io <pinelands@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie Hageman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 11:13 AM
To: pinelands@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pinelands] POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

 

We need to give the restaurant a final count for the banquet- as well as bring enough supplies, so for those who haven't yet sent their payment in, please do so ASAP to the address below, so we know how many to expect.

Thanks,

Marie

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays,

December’s meeting will be the annual Holiday Banquet, on Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

We had such positive feedback about last year’s new location that we are going to return this year. We will gather in the spacious party room at the Ruby Buffet, 2100 Route 38 (Kaighn Ave), Cherry Hill, for an all-you-can-eat feast, starting at 6pm.

Chinese, American, Italian, and Japanese food, and seafood fare, as well as sushi, vegetarian food, fruits, deserts and ice creams are all offered.

The price of $20. is all-inclusive of unlimited appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts, and tax, tip, and soft drinks.

For those who want something stronger, it is BYOB and the Total Wine store is right next door.

NOTE: Guests are welcome to join us for $25 each. (Members who have not renewed their membership for this year count as guests.)

We will have a show table and more of Bayard’s donated plants for our raffle.

If you didn’t bring your payment to our Treasurer at the November meeting to reserve your spot, please mail it to him at:

Pinelands Orchid Society

c/o Mike Horn

107 Lippincott Ave

Riverton, NJ 08077

 Doors will open to accept Show Table Plants at 5:30 p.m. Remember: Show Table plants, along with their completed Show Table slips, must be on the Show Tables by 6:00 p.m. sharp in order to be eligible for judging.

Come hungry.

See you there.

Marie

 

Re: POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

Mike Horn
 

Thank you.  The company you keep is always more important and nicer than the food your choose to eat.

Mike

 

From: pinelands@groups.io <pinelands@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob and Sherron Davis via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 2:57 PM
To: pinelands@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pinelands] POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

 

Hi Mike, Thanks for doing all the bookkeeping for this. Looking forward to seeing you and Bea. Shearon

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Horn <mdmd409@...>
To: pinelands <pinelands@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Subject: Re: [pinelands] POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

While I appreciate the note below I would just like to make a suggestion, and a plea.  An email stating that you are coming is as good as sending a check.  Since we are not obligated to pay in advance I will be making payment at the end of the dinner.   It would be easier for me if those who are planning to attend, and have not paid to date, pay at the dinner.  I try to not keep checks too long so that they a) don’t get lost and b) don’t mess up your bookkeeping.  This results in making trips to the bank on a regular basis, which is not regular for me.  We are not that large a group so we can be a little less formal.  But we do need a count for the restaurant.   Hopefully we will be somewhat less than 100 people for dinner, and have a good time.  So in conclusion a simple email will save your spot, and you can bring you payment at the time of the dinner.  I also heard there will be a surprise for all attendees?  Just sayin’.

Hope to see you all there.

Mike  Horn, treasurer

 

From: pinelands@groups.io <pinelands@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie Hageman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 11:13 AM
To: pinelands@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pinelands] POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

 

We need to give the restaurant a final count for the banquet- as well as bring enough supplies, so for those who haven't yet sent their payment in, please do so ASAP to the address below, so we know how many to expect.

Thanks,

Marie

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays,

December’s meeting will be the annual Holiday Banquet, on Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

We had such positive feedback about last year’s new location that we are going to return this year. We will gather in the spacious party room at the Ruby Buffet, 2100 Route 38 (Kaighn Ave), Cherry Hill, for an all-you-can-eat feast, starting at 6pm.

Chinese, American, Italian, and Japanese food, and seafood fare, as well as sushi, vegetarian food, fruits, deserts and ice creams are all offered.

The price of $20. is all-inclusive of unlimited appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts, and tax, tip, and soft drinks.

For those who want something stronger, it is BYOB and the Total Wine store is right next door.

NOTE: Guests are welcome to join us for $25 each. (Members who have not renewed their membership for this year count as guests.)

We will have a show table and more of Bayard’s donated plants for our raffle.

If you didn’t bring your payment to our Treasurer at the November meeting to reserve your spot, please mail it to him at:

Pinelands Orchid Society

c/o Mike Horn

107 Lippincott Ave

Riverton, NJ 08077

 Doors will open to accept Show Table Plants at 5:30 p.m. Remember: Show Table plants, along with their completed Show Table slips, must be on the Show Tables by 6:00 p.m. sharp in order to be eligible for judging.

Come hungry.

See you there.

Marie

 

Re: POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

Bob and Sherron Davis
 

Hi Mike, Thanks for doing all the bookkeeping for this. Looking forward to seeing you and Bea. Shearon


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Horn <mdmd409@...>
To: pinelands <pinelands@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Nov 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Subject: Re: [pinelands] POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

While I appreciate the note below I would just like to make a suggestion, and a plea.  An email stating that you are coming is as good as sending a check.  Since we are not obligated to pay in advance I will be making payment at the end of the dinner.   It would be easier for me if those who are planning to attend, and have not paid to date, pay at the dinner.  I try to not keep checks too long so that they a) don’t get lost and b) don’t mess up your bookkeeping.  This results in making trips to the bank on a regular basis, which is not regular for me.  We are not that large a group so we can be a little less formal.  But we do need a count for the restaurant.   Hopefully we will be somewhat less than 100 people for dinner, and have a good time.  So in conclusion a simple email will save your spot, and you can bring you payment at the time of the dinner.  I also heard there will be a surprise for all attendees?  Just sayin’.
Hope to see you all there.
Mike  Horn, treasurer
 
From: pinelands@groups.io <pinelands@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie Hageman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 11:13 AM
To: pinelands@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pinelands] POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.
 
We need to give the restaurant a final count for the banquet- as well as bring enough supplies, so for those who haven't yet sent their payment in, please do so ASAP to the address below, so we know how many to expect.
Thanks,
Marie
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Holidays,
December’s meeting will be the annual Holiday Banquet, on Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.
We had such positive feedback about last year’s new location that we are going to return this year. We will gather in the spacious party room at the Ruby Buffet, 2100 Route 38 (Kaighn Ave), Cherry Hill, for an all-you-can-eat feast, starting at 6pm.
Chinese, American, Italian, and Japanese food, and seafood fare, as well as sushi, vegetarian food, fruits, deserts and ice creams are all offered.
The price of $20. is all-inclusive of unlimited appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts, and tax, tip, and soft drinks.
For those who want something stronger, it is BYOB and the Total Wine store is right next door.
NOTE: Guests are welcome to join us for $25 each. (Members who have not renewed their membership for this year count as guests.)
We will have a show table and more of Bayard’s donated plants for our raffle.
If you didn’t bring your payment to our Treasurer at the November meeting to reserve your spot, please mail it to him at:
Pinelands Orchid Society
c/o Mike Horn
107 Lippincott Ave
Riverton, NJ 08077
 Doors will open to accept Show Table Plants at 5:30 p.m. Remember: Show Table plants, along with their completed Show Table slips, must be on the Show Tables by 6:00 p.m. sharp in order to be eligible for judging.
Come hungry.
See you there.
Marie
 

Re: POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

Mike Horn
 

While I appreciate the note below I would just like to make a suggestion, and a plea.  An email stating that you are coming is as good as sending a check.  Since we are not obligated to pay in advance I will be making payment at the end of the dinner.   It would be easier for me if those who are planning to attend, and have not paid to date, pay at the dinner.  I try to not keep checks too long so that they a) don’t get lost and b) don’t mess up your bookkeeping.  This results in making trips to the bank on a regular basis, which is not regular for me.  We are not that large a group so we can be a little less formal.  But we do need a count for the restaurant.   Hopefully we will be somewhat less than 100 people for dinner, and have a good time.  So in conclusion a simple email will save your spot, and you can bring you payment at the time of the dinner.  I also heard there will be a surprise for all attendees?  Just sayin’.

Hope to see you all there.

Mike  Horn, treasurer

 

From: pinelands@groups.io <pinelands@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie Hageman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 11:13 AM
To: pinelands@groups.io
Subject: Re: [pinelands] POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

 

We need to give the restaurant a final count for the banquet- as well as bring enough supplies, so for those who haven't yet sent their payment in, please do so ASAP to the address below, so we know how many to expect.

Thanks,

Marie

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays,

December’s meeting will be the annual Holiday Banquet, on Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

We had such positive feedback about last year’s new location that we are going to return this year. We will gather in the spacious party room at the Ruby Buffet, 2100 Route 38 (Kaighn Ave), Cherry Hill, for an all-you-can-eat feast, starting at 6pm.

Chinese, American, Italian, and Japanese food, and seafood fare, as well as sushi, vegetarian food, fruits, deserts and ice creams are all offered.

The price of $20. is all-inclusive of unlimited appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts, and tax, tip, and soft drinks.

For those who want something stronger, it is BYOB and the Total Wine store is right next door.

NOTE: Guests are welcome to join us for $25 each. (Members who have not renewed their membership for this year count as guests.)

We will have a show table and more of Bayard’s donated plants for our raffle.

If you didn’t bring your payment to our Treasurer at the November meeting to reserve your spot, please mail it to him at:

Pinelands Orchid Society

c/o Mike Horn

107 Lippincott Ave

Riverton, NJ 08077

 Doors will open to accept Show Table Plants at 5:30 p.m. Remember: Show Table plants, along with their completed Show Table slips, must be on the Show Tables by 6:00 p.m. sharp in order to be eligible for judging.

Come hungry.

See you there.

Marie

 

Re: POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

Marie Hageman
 

We need to give the restaurant a final count for the banquet- as well as bring enough supplies, so for those who haven't yet sent their payment in, please do so ASAP to the address below, so we know how many to expect.
Thanks,
Marie





Happy Holidays,
December’s meeting will be the annual Holiday Banquet, on Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

We had such positive feedback about last year’s new location that we are going to return this year. We will gather in the spacious party room at the Ruby Buffet, 2100 Route 38 (Kaighn Ave), Cherry Hill, for an all-you-can-eat feast, starting at 6pm.

Chinese, American, Italian, and Japanese food, and seafood fare, as well as sushi, vegetarian food, fruits, deserts and ice creams are all offered.

The price of $20. is all-inclusive of unlimited appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts, and tax, tip, and soft drinks.

For those who want something stronger, it is BYOB and the Total Wine store is right next door.

NOTE: Guests are welcome to join us for $25 each. (Members who have not renewed their membership for this year count as guests.)

We will have a show table and more of Bayard’s donated plants for our raffle.

If you didn’t bring your payment to our Treasurer at the November meeting to reserve your spot, please mail it to him at:

Pinelands Orchid Society
c/o Mike Horn
107 Lippincott Ave
Riverton, NJ 08077

 Doors will open to accept Show Table Plants at 5:30 p.m. Remember: Show Table plants, along with their completed Show Table slips, must be on the Show Tables by 6:00 p.m. sharp in order to be eligible for judging.

Come hungry.

See you there.
Marie

POS December meeting -Annual Holiday Banquet, Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

Marie Hageman
 

Happy Holidays,
December’s meeting will be the annual Holiday Banquet, on Tues Dec 3rd. at 6pm.

We had such positive feedback about last year’s new location that we are going to return this year. We will gather in the spacious party room at the Ruby Buffet, 2100 Route 38 (Kaighn Ave), Cherry Hill, for an all-you-can-eat feast, starting at 6pm.

Chinese, American, Italian, and Japanese food, and seafood fare, as well as sushi, vegetarian food, fruits, deserts and ice creams are all offered.

The price of $20. is all-inclusive of unlimited appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts, and tax, tip, and soft drinks.

For those who want something stronger, it is BYOB and the Total Wine store is right next door.

NOTE: Guests are welcome to join us for $25 each. (Members who have not renewed their membership for this year count as guests.)

We will have a show table and more of Bayard’s donated plants for our raffle.

If you didn’t bring your payment to our Treasurer at the November meeting to reserve your spot, please mail it to him at:

Pinelands Orchid Society
c/o Mike Horn
107 Lippincott Ave
Riverton, NJ 08077

 Doors will open to accept Show Table Plants at 5:30 p.m. Remember: Show Table plants, along with their completed Show Table slips, must be on the Show Tables by 6:00 p.m. sharp in order to be eligible for judging.

Come hungry.

See you there.
Marie

Annual South Jersey Orchid Society Plant Auction!

Michael Jacob
 

The annual Orchid Auction is now only days away! The list of plants is now available. Please note that Waldor Orchid plants have been specially selected for their uniqueness and a few have just now become available from Waldor for the first time!
See you Sunday!

Re: November meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5th

Bob and Myrna Bookbinder
 

Hi Marie,
 Sorry, but we won’t be attending the November meeting. We would like to support the club, but don’t know when we can attend the meetings. We will not be able attend the Holiday party either. Where can I send the membership check, please?
   Thanks,
       Bob & Myrna Bookbinder


On Oct 25, 2019, at 9:13 AM, Marie Hageman via Groups.Io <mdhageman1@...> wrote:



The monthly meeting of the Pinelands Orchid Society will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5th, (Primary Election Day), at Cadbury at Cherry Hill, Oak Room, 2150 Route 38, at 7:30 PM.

Topic: RoundTable Discussion: Successes and Questions- Bring your questions and/or solutions to our round-table discussion. Have an ingenious way to solve a problem? Share it. Have a challenge? Bring it. Someone else may have solved the same thing. We have a wealth of excellent growers in our group. Let’s learn from each other.

If your last name begins with B, C, D, E, F, G, or H please bring a sweet or savory snack to share. (Drinks provided.)

Upcoming Holiday Party: December’s meeting will be the annual Holiday Banquet, on Tues Dec 3rd. We had such positive feedback about last year’s new location that we are going to return this year. We will gather in the spacious party room at the Ruby Buffet, 2100 Route 38 (Kaighn Ave), Cherry Hill, for an all-you-can-eat feast, starting at 6pm.

Chinese, American, Italian, and Japanese food, and seafood fare, as well as sushi, vegetarian food, fruits, deserts, and ice creams are all offered.

The price of $20. is all-inclusive of unlimited appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts, and tax, tip, and soft drinks, for members.

For those who want something stronger, it is BYOB and the Total Wine store is right next door.

NOTE: Guests are welcome to join us for $25 each. (Members who have not renewed their membership for this year will count as guests.)

We will have a show table and some of Bayard’s donated plants for our raffle.

Please bring your payment to Treasurer Mike Horn at the November meeting to reserve your spot, or mail it to him at:

Pinelands Orchid Society
c/o Mike Horn
107 Lippincott Ave
Riverton, NJ 08077

Doors will open to accept Show Table Plants at 6:30 p.m. Remember: Show Table plants, along with their completed Show Table slips, must be on the Show Tables by 7:00 p.m. sharp in order to be eligible for judging!

Don’t forget to join our Facebook page. Let’s all “Like” it, and “Follow” it, so we get more exposure. Feel free to post orchid pics and news there, as well…

https://www.facebook.com/pinelandsorchidsociety/

…and our MeetUp site is the way to receive reminders for the upcoming meetings/events...

https://www.meetup.com/PINELANDS-ORCHID-SOCIETY-Meetup-Group/events/265066379/

Don't forget to vote on your way to the meeting.

Marie



Philly Flower Show Volunteers

Michael Jacob
 

FYI

November meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5th

Marie Hageman
 

The monthly meeting of the Pinelands Orchid Society will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5th, (Primary Election Day), at Cadbury at Cherry Hill, Oak Room, 2150 Route 38, at 7:30 PM.

Topic: RoundTable Discussion: Successes and Questions- Bring your questions and/or solutions to our round-table discussion. Have an ingenious way to solve a problem? Share it. Have a challenge? Bring it. Someone else may have solved the same thing. We have a wealth of excellent growers in our group. Let’s learn from each other.

If your last name begins with B, C, D, E, F, G, or H please bring a sweet or savory snack to share. (Drinks provided.)

Upcoming Holiday Party: December’s meeting will be the annual Holiday Banquet, on Tues Dec 3rd. We had such positive feedback about last year’s new location that we are going to return this year. We will gather in the spacious party room at the Ruby Buffet, 2100 Route 38 (Kaighn Ave), Cherry Hill, for an all-you-can-eat feast, starting at 6pm.

Chinese, American, Italian, and Japanese food, and seafood fare, as well as sushi, vegetarian food, fruits, deserts, and ice creams are all offered.

The price of $20. is all-inclusive of unlimited appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts, and tax, tip, and soft drinks, for members.

For those who want something stronger, it is BYOB and the Total Wine store is right next door.

NOTE: Guests are welcome to join us for $25 each. (Members who have not renewed their membership for this year will count as guests.)

We will have a show table and some of Bayard’s donated plants for our raffle.

Please bring your payment to Treasurer Mike Horn at the November meeting to reserve your spot, or mail it to him at:

Pinelands Orchid Society
c/o Mike Horn
107 Lippincott Ave
Riverton, NJ 08077

Doors will open to accept Show Table Plants at 6:30 p.m. Remember: Show Table plants, along with their completed Show Table slips, must be on the Show Tables by 7:00 p.m. sharp in order to be eligible for judging!

Don’t forget to join our Facebook page. Let’s all “Like” it, and “Follow” it, so we get more exposure. Feel free to post orchid pics and news there, as well…

https://www.facebook.com/pinelandsorchidsociety/

…and our MeetUp site is the way to receive reminders for the upcoming meetings/events...

https://www.meetup.com/PINELANDS-ORCHID-SOCIETY-Meetup-Group/events/265066379/

Don't forget to vote on your way to the meeting.

Marie



Waldor Fall Newsletter

Michael Jacob
 




Begin forwarded message:

From: Waldor Orchids <williamrobinson@...>
Date: October 12, 2019 at 4:21:04 PM EDT
To: stargazer7584@...
Subject: Fall Newsletter
Reply-To: williamrobinson@...


Waldor Orchids Fall Newsletter 2019
The show will be on the beautiful grounds of RF Orchids located at 28100 SW 182 Avenue in Homestead, FL. We will have local and international vendors of orchids, orchid supplies and other related vendors. There will be food available for purchase, parking and admittance is free and raffle tickets for sale. Come join Us!
AOS Northeast Judging Center Judges Auction

AOS Northeast Judging Center Judges Auction in Morristown, NJ this December. This has become a fun and anticipated annual event as well as a chance for many orchid friends who normally don't get to see each other often, to catch up. This annual fundraiser helps our judging center raise funds to rent space that allows us to support plant awards for societies, organizations and commercial growers throughout our region. And of course there are the great orchids up for bid!
Rare orchid Irish lady's-tresses spotted at Ceredigion nature reserve
A rare orchid called Irish lady's-tresses has appeared on a Welsh nature reserve.
A small colony of the creamy white flowers were found on Cors Fochno, a peat bog between Borth and the Dyfi estuary in Ceredigion.
The discovery was made at the end of July by a Natural Resources Wales (NRW) staff member.
Mike Bailey of NRW said it was an "astonishing find".
"Wild orchids are well known for long-distance dispersal and unpredictable flowering, they have a short flowering period from mid July to August, and flowering doesn't occur every year," he said.
"Although widespread in north America, in Europe the orchid is confined to a small number of sites in north-west Scotland and Ireland."

Based on genetic studies, experts believe the species may have colonised Ireland from seeds blown across the Atlantic, so wind-blown seeds may account for the orchid appearing in Ceredigion.

Concerns about prevalent orchid viruses

Researchers have investigated the evolution of the two most prevalent orchid viruses using information representing their global distribution. The study revealed that considerable international trade of cultivated orchids has effectively 'homogenized' the genetic diversity of the viruses. In other words, the two viruses have displayed few genetic differences since their first emergence, across countries and host plants.

In a Plants, People, Planet study, researchers investigated the evolution of the two most prevalent orchid viruses using information representing their global distribution. The study revealed that considerable international trade of cultivated orchids has effectively "homogenised" the genetic diversity of the viruses. In other words, the two viruses have displayed few genetic differences since their first emergence, across countries and host plants.

The findings are concerning because these patterns are suggestive of rapid and regular international movement of orchids and their related pathogens.
The rapid global dispersal of viruses not only has the potential to impact the lucrative orchid horticultural industry, it also threatens orchid species in the wild.
"Global trade has opened the doors to regular and rapid movements of both plants and their pathogens. Orchids are a highly threatened family and without better disease screening practice and phytosanitary regulation we may be placing wild populations at risk for unintentional spillover," said lead author Deborah J. Fogell, of the University of Kent, in the UK.

New orchid species from Japan lives on dark forest floor, never blooms
  • Researcher Kenji Suetsugu of Kobe University has found flowering plants of a new species of orchid on Japan’s Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima islands, now named Gastrodia amamiana.
  • G. amamiana belongs to a group of mycoheterotrophic orchids that live on dark forest floors, do not use photosynthesis to get their nutrients, and steal nutrition from fungi instead. G. amamiana’s flowers likely never open up or bloom.
  • Researchers have already found evidence of tree thinning close to where G. amamiana was discovered, and they worry that logging could dry the soil and consequently the fungi that the orchid depends on.
From Japan’s Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima islands, researchers have described a new-to-science species of orchid that produces dark brown flowers that likely never bloom.

Kenji Suetsugu of the Kobe University Graduate School of Science, together with independent scientists Hidekazu Morita, Yohei Tashiro, Chiyoko Hara and Kazuki Yamamuro, came across the flower during a flora survey of the islands’ evergreen forests. When they looked at the orchid closely, they found that it belonged to the genus Gastrodia, a group of mycoheterotrophic orchids that don’t use photosynthesis to get their nutrients, instead stealing nutrition from fungi.

Suetsugu, who has been documenting Japan’s mycoheterotrophs and has described new species of such orchids in the past, has named the orchid from Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima islands Gastrodia amamiana. He described the plant in a new study published in Phytotaxa.
Like many mycoheterotrophs, G. amamiana can be found lurking in the dark understory of forests where sunlight hardly penetrates. Without light, the orchid has evolved to find food without photosynthesis by relying on the network of fungi underneath the forest floor.

It has another peculiar trait: it bears fruit despite flowers that likely never open. Suetsugu posits that the plant probably self-pollinates because it lives on dark forest floors where insect pollinators like bees and butterflies seldom visit.

The act of opening up a flower uses critical resources, and without insect pollinators to open it for, the orchid may have evolved to never bloom, Suetsugu writes.

To date, G. amamiana is known from only two locations, one each on Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima. In both locations, the researchers found some 20 flowering individuals within a dense forest dominated by the evergreen Itajii Chinkapin tree (Castanopsis sieboldii).
The Amami-Oshima forest where the species was found, however, could soon become logged, Suetsugu writes. The researchers have already seen evidence of tree thinning close to where G. amamiana was discovered, and the dry soil that results from this could dry out the fungi that the orchid depends on, he writes.

“These field surveys rely on cooperation from independent scientists, and our resources are limited, meaning that some species may reach extinction without ever being discovered by humans,” Suetsugu said in a statement. “The discovery of G. amamiana highlights the importance of the forests of Amami-Oshima. We hope that revealing these new species will draw more attention to the environmental threat faced by these regions.”

Rare, ‘Critically Imperiled’ Orchid Found In Virginia
The purple fringeless orchid doesn’t really look like the tropical or subtropical orchids most of us are used to seeing. It’s a short plant, usually only about 1-3 feet tall, with a cluster of bright, pinkish-purple flowers jutting out of the top of the plant’s stem like spikes.
It’s also among the rarest orchid species in Virginia, and late last month, a pair of volunteer citizen scientists found four plants of the nearly extinct orchids in Sperryville, Virginia, about 75 miles southwest of D.C.

“I was so elated to find this huge purple orchid, I wanted to do cartwheels in the marsh,” Patty Lane, one of the two volunteers who found the endangered purple flower, said in a press release.
Lane, along with Kate Heneberry, was out searching for orchids as part of a volunteer-powered orchid survey put on by the Changing Landscapes Initiative and the Virginia Working Landscapes — both projects of the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute — along with the North American Orchid Conservation Center. Lane and Heneberry’s finding is the first time the project has ID-ed the rare orchids.

The purple fringeless orchid is ranked as critically imperiled in Virginia, meaning that there are estimated to be fewer than 1,000 plants left across the state, according to lead project scientist Iara Lacher. Lacher says that understanding where the orchids are found and how their populations are changing is like a canary in the coal mine. “If we can identify changes in the forest early on, that’ll help natural resource managers to properly protect the area.”

Joe Guthrie, who’s the field survey coordinator for the project, points out that in addition to being visually striking and attractive, the plants also “form an important link in a web of interconnected relationships in a forest.” Guthrie says that there isn’t much information available on these rare orchids, making a project like this all the more important and necessary. “We don’t know yet what we’re losing when it comes to the rare orchids that are out there,” he says.

The purple fringeless orchid species is declining in the southeastern and Mid-Atlantic area that it’s usually found in, and Smithsonian spokesperson Devin Murphy tells DCist that much of this is due to a loss of the orchid’s habitat. “These orchids need very moist soil, they’re usually found in wetlands,” she says.

Murphy says that by gathering data on where these orchid species are located, the project’s scientists can get a better picture of how Virginia’s habitats are changing, and how these changes are impacting native orchid species in the state. “This is the first time we’ve done an orchid survey, but we’re trying to see if we can find patterns in where the orchids are found and if those patterns can tell us anything about the habitat,” she says.

In addition to the purple fringeless orchid, the project is also trying to identify an additional 63 native Virginia orchid species, 33 of which are labeled as vulnerable or imperiled because of how rare they are.
Lane and Heneberry were trained by Smithsonian scientists on how to ID the different types of orchids and then went out into the field for a practice run before officially starting their surveys. They’re part of a growing trend of volunteers partnering with researchers to gather data and observations that advance scientific knowledge. In D.C., for example, these citizen scientists have conducted research on the cleanliness of the region’s rivers.

This also isn’t the only instance where local citizen scientists have made stumbled across a rare finding—last year, for the first time since 2010, citizen scientists spotted an American eel in a tributary of Rock Creek.
This story has been updated to reflect that the orchid is critically imperiled and to correctly describe the Changing Landscapes Initiative. It has also been updated with additional comment from lead project scientist Iara Lacher. 

Danya AbdelHameid is a DCist contributor. This story originally appeared on DCist.


Slc. Coastal Sunrise `Tropico' HCC/AOS

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Northeast Judging Center Annual Orchid Auction - December 21st Save the Date

Michael Jacob
 

FYI



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Northeast Judging Center Annual Orchid Auction - December 21st Save the Date
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:18:19 -0400
From: Deborah Bodei <dbodei@...>
To: Northeast Judging Center <northeastjudgingcenter@...>


Hi Everyone,

I am passing along the flyer for the annual AOS Northeast Judging Center Judges Auction in Morristown, NJ this December.  This has become a fun and anticipated annual event as well as a chance for many orchid friends who normally don't get to see each other often, to catch up.  This annual fundraiser helps our judging center raise funds to rent space that allows us to support plant awards for societies, organizations and commercial growers throughout our region. And of course there are the great orchids up for bid!

We would greatly appreciate if you could help us spread the word to orchid hobbyists and society members. If you do publish a newsletter, we ask that you consider including the attached digital flyer in the next few distributions.  There are two file types for convenience, but please contact me if there are any issues.

Hope to see many of you there on the 21st!

Thank you,
Deb Bodei
201-316-3085

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Dave Off Yard Sale - October 26th

Michael Jacob
 

New Fall Cattleya List 2019

Michael Jacob
 







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The Fall Cattleya List 2019
WE ARE PLEASED TO BRING YOU OUR NEWEST LIST OF SELECT CATTLEYAS. PLANTS IN THIS OFFERING ARE BOTH BARE ROOT AND POTTED PLANTS. PLANTS ARE ORIGINAL DIVISIONS, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE. ITEMS ARE LIMITED, USUALLY TO JUST ONE PLANT. PLEASE CALL EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION. ORDERS CAN BE PLACED BY REPLYING TO THIS EMAIL OR BY CALLING DAVE AT (609) 927-4126.

PRICES ARE NET AND DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING OR SALES TAX. NO DISCOUNTS OR PROMOTIONS APPLY. FEDEX AND USPS PRIORITY MAIL SERVICES ARE OUR PREFERRED SHIPPING METHODS.
B. digbyana `Mrs. Chase' AM/AOS
4" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $75
B. glauca `Sweet Scent' CCM/AOS
3" pot $45
B. nodosa `Susan Fuchs' FCC/AOS
3" pot 9 bulb 1 lead $75
Bc. Chatooga River `Mendenhall'
6"pot 7 bulb 2 lead $50 (meristem)
Bc. Groganiae `Waldor'
4" pot 5 bulb 1 lead $50
Bc. Jennifer Zhu `Tall Oaks'
6"pot 5 bulb 2 lead $75
Bc. Mount Anderson `Carol' AM/AOS
5" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $125
Bc. Mount Hood `Orchidglade' AM/AOS
7"pot 13 bulb 4 lead $200
Bc. Pink Debutante `First Love' HCC/AOS
5" pot 6 bulb 2 lead $50 (meristem)
Bc. Portage Glacier `Sunset'
6"pot 10 bulb 3 lead $150
Blc. Adam Hausermann `Mulloy' AM/AOS
6" pot 8 bulb 2 lead $125
Blc. American Heritage `Tetra' AM/AOS
5"pot 6 bulb 1 lead $350
Blc. Amy Wakasugi `EstherMiles' AM/AOS
7.5" pot 9 bulb 2 lead $95 (meristem)
Blc. Bob Bramblett `The Bob'
6"pot 5 bulb 1 lead $75
Blc. Bryce Canyon`Splendiferous' AM/AOS
4" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $100 (meristem)
Blc. Campobello `Mendenhall' HCC/AOS
6"pot 14 bulb 3 lead $125 (meristem)
Blc. Dinsmore `Perfection' FCC/AOS
5" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $350
Blc. Durigan `Cruzeiro do Sul'
From Brazil, petals are fuller than shown.
5"pot 5 bulb 2 lead $75
Blc. George HW Bush `Waldor' AM/AOS
5.5" pot 5 bulb 2 lead $250
Blc. Gohl Lee `Golden Doll'
4.5"pot 9 bulb 1 lead $50
Blc. Golden Angel `Ida Ruth'
5" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $50
Blc. Golden Slippers
`Caliph of Bagdad' HCC/AOS
5"pot 4 bulb 1 lead $350
Blc. Goldenzelle `Full House' HCC/AOS
(Similar flower shown.)
4" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $300
Blc. Goldenzelle `Prelude' AM/AOS
6"pot 6 bulb 1 lead $250
Blc. Louis B. Off `Waldor'
6.5" pot 5 bulb 1 lead $75
Blc. Margaret Vidulich
`Marie Ann' HCC/AOS
5"pot 5 bulb 1 lead $125
Blc. Meditation `King's Ransom' AM/AOS
6.5" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $150
Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales `Kensington'
(Similar flower shown)
5"pot 4 bulb 2 lead $200
Blc. Momilani Rainbow
`Linwood' HCC/AOS
3.5" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $75
Blc. Momilani Rainbow `Waldor'
5"pot 6 bulb 2 lead $100
Blc. Nacouchee `Pink Cloud' AM/AOS
4.5" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $125
Blc. Norman's Bay
`Hercules' JC/AOS,FCC/RHS
6"pot 4 bulb 1 lead $350
Blc. Oconee `Mendenhall' AM/AOS
4.5" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $150 (meristem)
Blc. Toshie Aoki `Nalo'
5.5"pot 4 bulb 2 lead $75 (meristem)
C. Arctic Star `Snow Queen'
4" pot 6 bulb 1 lead $75 (meristem)
C. Barbara Kinney `First Fancy'
5"pot 4 bulb 2 lead $100
C. Big Ben `Blue Mountain' HCC/AOS
4" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $75 (meristem)
C. Bob Betts `Tacoma' AM/AOS
5"pot 4 bulb 1 lead $75 (meristem)
C. Bow Bells `July'
6" pot 6 bulb 1 lead $100
C. bowringiana `Odom Orchids II'
6"pot 8 bulb 3 lead $125
C. Caguas Ruby
3" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $35
C. Caudebec `Linwood' AM/AOS
6"pot 10 bulb 3 lead $150
C. Dr. Marie Livesey `Waldor'
6" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $75
C. Elizabeth Carlson `Linwood'
5"pot 5 bulb 1 lead $75
C. Granier's `Carol's Blue' HCC/AOS
4" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $125
C. Intelude `Shawn'
5"pot 7 bulb 1 lead $35
C. intermedia `Penn Valley AM/AOS
5" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $50
C. Jerry Hoyt `Waldor'
5"pot 7 bulb 1 lead $40
C. loddigesii `Volcano Queen' AM/AOS
4.5" pot 6 bulb 1 lead $50 (meristem)
C. lueddemanniana `Jungle Treasure'
Similar color form shown
3"pot 4 bulb 1 lead $125
C. lueddemanniana s/a `Elisa'
Similar flower shown
4" pot 5 bulb 1 lead $175
C. Nance Off `1290'
5.5"pot 5 bulb 1 lead $75
C. Nancy Off `809'
5" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $75
C. Nance Off `Linwood' AM/AOS
6"pot 7 bulb 1 lead $150
C. Nancy Off `640'
6" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $75
C. Netrasiri Waxy `Waldor' AM/AOS
3.5"pot 4 bulb 1 lead $125
C. percivaliana `Summit' FCC/AOS
3.5" pot 4 bulb 2 lead $75
C. Picasso `Modern Art'
4.5"pot 3 bulb 1 lead $75 (meristem)
C. Portia `Sir Jeremiah Colman'
6" pot 6 bulb 1 lead $100
C. Portia `Gloriosa' AM/AOS
6.5"pot 4 bulb 1 lead $75
C. Portiata `Mel' HCC/ODC,AOS
5" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $65
C. Sierra Blanca `Mt. Whitney' AM/AOS
6"pot 4 bulb 1 lead $100
C. skinneri `Waldor' AM/AOS
5" pot 6 bulb 3 lead $150
C. speciosissima `Cerro Verde' AM/AOS
5"pot 5 bulb 1 lead $200
C. walkeriana `Limerick' AM/AOS
4" pot 6 bulb 2 lead $75
C. walkeriana s/a `H&R'
5"pot 8 bulb 2 lead $75
C. warscewiczii s/a `Katia'
4" pot 6 bulb 2 lead $250 (meristem)
C. warscewiczii `Wayne'
4.5"pot 3 bulb 1 lead $175
C. William Gee `Grade A'
5.5" pot 5 bulb 1 lead $100 (meristem)
L. tenebrosa `Maria Fumaca' HCC/AOS
5"pot 4 bulb 2 lead $125
L. tenebrosa
`Waterfield Copper Queen' HCC/AOS
5" pot 5 bulb 3 lead $150 (meristem)
Lc. Blue Angel `Glove' BM/JOGA
6"pot 9 bulb 3 lead $65
Lc. Blue Kalihi `Delph Beauty'
8" pot 8 bulb 3 lead $75
Lc. CG Roebling `Blue Magic' AM/AOS
6"pot 13 bulb 3 lead $125 (meristem)
Lc. Chiou-Jye Chen `The Kitten Face'
5.5" pot 7 bulb 1 lead $50 (meristem)
Lc. CG Roebling `Blue Magic' AM/AOS
5"pot 8 bulb 2 lead $100 (meristem)
Lc. Gaskell-Pumila `Azure Sky' HCC/AOS
4.5" pot 6 bulb 3 lead $65
Lc. Gila Wilderness
`Takara Sienna' PC/JOS
4.5"pot 10 bulb 3 lead $60 (meristem)
Lc. Hawaiian Blue Skies `Chelsey'
6" pot 7 bulb 2 lead $125
Lc. Love Fantasy `Linwood' AM/AOS
5"pot 7 bulb 1 lead $75
Lc. Mariner `Woodlawn'
6" pot $50
Lc. Mari's Love `Linwood' HCC/AOS
5"pot 6 bulb 2 lead $75
Lc. Mary Elizabeth Bohn
`Royal Flare' AM/AOS
5.5" pot 5 bulb 2 lead $75
Lc. Newberry Horace
(Rolf Altenburg x C. Horace)
Select seedling from Lenette
6.5"pot 9 bulb 2 lead $65
Lc. Novissima `Blue Shadow'
4" pot 6 bulb 1 lead $50
Lc. Okarche `Addison'
6"pot 6 bulb 2 lead $50
Lc. Ptarmigan Ridge `Mendenhall'
4" pot 2 back bulb + 2 newer 1 lead $45
(meristem)
Lc. Summit View `Primero'
Original- Stewart Orchids
5"pot 5 bulb 1 lead $75
Lc. Tsiku Hibiscus `Waldor'
4" pot 7 bulb 2 lead $45
Lc. Winter Gold `Linwood'
6"pot 8 bulb 2 lead $50
Pot. Canyon Sands `Anaconda' HCC/AOS
6" pot 9 bulb 1 lead $100
Pot. Lydee Williamson `Waldor'
Very dark red, compact, Select quality.
4"pot 5 bulb 3 lead $65
Slc. Golden Wax `Lone Star II' HCC/AOS
5" pot 5 bulb 1 lead $50
Slc. Hazel Boyd `Royal Scarlet' AM/AOS
3"pot 2 bulb 2 lead $75
Slc. Jewel Box `Beverly' AM/AOS
Bare Root 3 bulb 1 lead $300
Slc. Orglade's Early Harvest
`Lenette #3' AM/AOS
3"pot 5 bulb 2 lead $100
Slc. Riffler `Waldor'
6.5" pot 5 bulb 1 lead $95
Blc. Bouton D'Or `Lewis' AM/AOS
6" pot 5 bulb 1 lead $150
Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or
`Lenette #5' AM/AOS
6"pot 6 bulb 2 lead $200
Blc. Cherry Suisse
`Sentinel's Red Enamel' AM/AOS
5" pot 5 bulb 1 lead $175
Blc. Golden Tang `Conundrum' AM/AOS
5"pot 7 bulb 1 lead $200
Blc. Waikiki Gold `Easter Morn' HCC/AOS
8" pot 5 bulb 2 lead $200
Brs. Rex `Waiomao Spotless' FCC/AOS
6"pot 4 bulb 1 lead $80 (meristem)
Ctna. Rosy Jewel `Malii'
6" pot 5 bulb 1 lead $60
Den. bigibbum
var. compactum `Oka' HCC/AOS
Mount 4 bulb 1 lead $150
Pot. Fortune Teller `Lucky Alicia'AM/AOS
6" pot 8 bulb 2 lead $150
THESE PLANTS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CYMMV. WE KEEP A SMALL COLLECTION OF THESE PLANTS DUE TO THEIR HISTORICAL VALUE OR THE FACT THAT THEY ARE STILL USEFUL FOR BREEDING.
B. glauca `Oceano' AM/AOS
4" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $35
Blc. Ermine `Lines' AM/AOS
(Flower shown is Golden Sands- similar)
4.5" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $150
Blc. Grezaffi's Blue `Joe'
5" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $100
Blc. Mem. Helen Brown
`Sweet Afton' HCC/AOS
6" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $50 (meristem)
C. Alice duPont `Waldor' HCC/AOS
5" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $75
C. Minerva `Gran Wisteria' HCC/AOS
The cornerstone of Granier's breeding.
4.5" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $200
C. mossiae
`Mrs. JT Butterworth' FCC/AOS
5" pot 5 bulb 1 lead $3500
C. trianaei `Mooreana' AM/RHS
5.5" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $150
C. mossiae `Nahant'
5" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $150
C. trianaei `The King' AM/AOS
4.5" pot 2 bulb 1 lead $175
Lc. Excellency `Orchidglade'
6" pot 4 bulb 2 lead $100
Lc. Irene Finney `Ingrid' HCC/AOS
6" pot 3 bulb 1 lead $50 (meristem)
Slc. Anzac `Orchidhurst' FCC/RHS
4" pot 4 bulb 1 lead $150
Call early for best selection

Deep Cut Annual Auction this Saturday

Michael Jacob
 

Flyer and auction lists attached.

POS meeting Tuesday, Oct.1st

Marie Hageman
 

The October meeting of the Pinelands Orchid Society will be held on Tuesday, Oct.1st., 7 pm.

We have Beth Davis of Waldor Orchids, returning this month with a new talk on modern Zygopetalum breeding and culture.

Refreshments are a highlight of the club meetings, as well as a nice welcome for our guests and speakers. If your last name begins with P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z, or A, please bring a sweet or savory snack to share. (Drinks provided.)

Reminder: DUES ARE DUE. Please bring Annual dues of $20 individual, $25 family. Please make checks payable to Pinelands Orchid Society.

Dues pay for our coffee/tea/water from Cadbury, and for our speakers’ fees, insurance, and other expenses, etc.

Doors will open to accept Show Table Plants at 6:30 p.m. Remember: Show Table plants, along with their completed Show Table slips, must be on the Show Tables by 7:00 p.m. sharp in order to be eligible for judging!

Feel free to come early to help set-up.
See you there, 
Marie

September Pinelands Orchid Society meeting

Marie Hageman
 

Greetings,

All are welcome to come on Tuesday the 17th of September (the third Tuesday) at  7:30 pm, for the monthly meeting of the Pinelands Orchid Society, at Cadbury at Cherry Hill, (Oak Room), 2150 Route 38. (1/4 mile east of Cherry Hill Mall- on the West-bound side.)

 

Our program will be "Encyclias or whatever they are called this week!"  A review of species and primary and near primary hybrids by Paul Sheetz.

 

As this is the start of our new year, DUES ARE DUE. Please bring Annual dues of $20 individual, $25 family. Please make checks payable to Pinelands Orchid Society.

Dues pay for our coffee/tea/water from Cadbury, and for our speakers’ fees, etc.



Refreshments are a highlight of the club meetings, as well as a nice welcome for our guests and speakers. If your last name begins with I-J-K-L-M-N or O, please bring a sweet or savory snack to share. (Drinks provided.)

We have a total of 11 new folks interested in our group through our presence on Meetup. Many of you haven’t yet joined this free service but it is a great way to make a good impression on the public and to be reminded of our meetings, as well. Please do so ASAP.

Upcoming events | Pinelands Orchid Society Meetup Group (Cherry Hill, NJ)




 Doors will open to accept Show Table Plants at 6:30 p.m.

Remember: Show Table plants, along with their completed Show Table slips, must be on the Show Tables by 7:00 p.m. sharp in order to be eligible for judging!

 

See you there,

Marie


Mid-Atlantic Judging Center

Michael Jacob
 

FYI 


Begin forwarded message:

From: Amy Levengood <alevengood70@...>
Date: September 1, 2019 at 11:39:43 PM EDT
To: Amy Levengoood <all70@...>
Subject: Mid-Atlantic Judging Center

The Orchid Judges are Moving!

The Mid-Atlantic Judging Center will be undergoing some changes starting in October with a new meeting location and time.

The new venue is All Saints’ (Episcopal) Church, 1325 Montgomery Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096. 

Judging will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month                    from 10 AM - 3 PM
 
Please join them for the next meeting on Saturday, October 12th.

See attached for more details.
Amy

Greetings and a Reminder:

Marie Hageman
 

 Our first meeting of this season will NOT be on the first Tuesday, as it is the day after Labor Day and we have traditionally seen a poor turnout then. 

So, mark your calendars for Tuesday the 17th of  September (the third Tuesday) at  7:30 pm.

More later. 
Enjoy your holiday.
Marie