TUESDAY 28 JANUARY 2003 starting promptly at 19h45 at Athenaeum, Newlands(Cape Town).
An Overview of the Terrestrial Orchids of the Cape Region
By Hendrik van der Hoven
Many of our Members have shown an increased interest in the local indigenous orchids and have avidly investigated flowering sites and followed ‘burn areas’
to document the species seen. Hendrik is just such a Member and has agreed to share his finds. It is a good time to be out on a nature walk, so come and see what it is that should be catching your eye.
As usual, there will be a raffle table and the opportunity for Members to sell plants (10% of your profits to be donated to the Society).
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and start to 2003. May the rest of the year be all you wish for.
I only have 2 listed birthdays for January! A happy day to Jean Dryden(14) and Meg Hannay(27). If you would like to be wished for your day, please check the birthday list at the next meeting and add
Virginia Russell recently had a back operation, which severely curtailed her mobility. We hope all the discomfort will soon be over.
Thank you to everyone who provided goodies and bought tickets to make the raffle a really great success and, of course, a very big thank you
to Ludwig Swart who added his very special flare to the proceedings. As usual, the tables were laden with wonderful things to eat and if the level of noise was anything to go by, everyone had a good
The Society has continued to use the profits of the Members’ Sale Table at our shows to buy in plants from nurseries around the country. The
rationale is that Members will have the opportunity to have access to something different but suitable for the general growing conditions in the Cape. We will ensure that there are 2 of these plants
available on the monthly raffle at our meetings but greatly appreciate the contributions made by you…not everybody has the “good old faithfuls/ easy-to-grow” etc. Thank you to those who have and will
continue to support the raffle in donations and monthly ticket purchases, as the takings also go towards paying for the tea and coffee at the monthly
We were planning an outing to Greyton for late January/ early February, but the orchid flowering is rather disappointing this year, so on
advice from John Duff, we have cancelled this outing.
Please return all books by the January meeting.
A stocktaking is planned for the morning of 1 February 2003 and volunteers to help will be appreciated. Please contact Rachael Braver (ph. 5570986) for details.
This is the first step towards making the library more functional and user-friendly, so please offer whatever assistance you can.
No books may be borrowed until the stocktaking is complete.
CAPE JUDGING REGION
If you wish to attend the Cape Judging Region meeting, please remember to notify the host in advance. The up-coming dates are:
|Sunday 16 February 2003
14h30 – 17h00
Host: Stuart Sutherland
Topic: Controversial points in judging
Venue: 2 Country Side, Vans Road, Tokai
Tel. no. 715 6508
Please pay any outstanding subscriptions to our Treasurer Jacques Jefthas or the Secretary Carol Potgieter as soon as possible.
BORNEO & BEYOND
Murray Shergold and his colleagues are arranging an orchid tour for 24 May – 7 June 2003.
If you are interested there will be a brochure at the January meeting or you may contact him directly. The contact details are:
Ph: 09 612 66 822 635
Fax: 09 612 66 822 605
NATIONAL SHOW & CONFERENCE – PIETERMARITZBURG
26 – 28 September 2003
Please earmark potential plants that could be sent to the National Show and pay them the extra attention that may result in a trophy winner. The Society will be staging an
exhibit at the Show so will need YOUR plants and/or cut flowers. We will keep you informed of the arrangements but if you have any suggestions or queries, please contact a Committee member.
All our efforts will be directed towards the National Show at this time, so we will only be having a local Autumn Show in May 2003.
COMMENTS FROM THE PLANT TABLE
Sysser Waspe’s Wilsonara Tiger Brew had an interesting water mark pattern on the salmon pink petals and a lovely yellow lip.
The flowers were on a branched spike.
The Paphiopedilum delenatii was a seedling from the newly discovered population in Vietnam. It was a delicate pink with possibly a longer stem than usual and seems to be easier to flower.
Volkmar Schmidt’s antelope Dendrobium strebloceras (from the Far East) had canes about 1 metre long but they can get at least a third longer. This was the third flowering on the old cane.
Jacques Jefthas is to be congratulated on his usually ‘difficult to grow’ Renanthera Draddkie Chandler ‘Orchid Heights’ x Mona Chiga. It had clean bright orange flowers and was beautifully grown.
The perfumed selection would include Sobennikoffia robusta with its lovely white flowers and beautifully grown example from Eric Harley; Opsistylis Surre from Hans Cordoba; Sysser’s Vandofinetia
Blaupunkt and Vic Baber’s Miltonidium Rosy Sunset which was similar to its one parent Oncidium ornithorhyncum, but had bigger and better spaced flowers.
PLANT TABLE -
Thank you for the wonderful show we had!
Miltonidium Rosy Sunset
Frans & Bes Gous
DIsa Suzette James
Oncidium Haiku Sunset
Polystachya ottoniana var confusa
Renanthera Draddkie Chandler ‘Orchid Heights’ X Mona
Phalaenopsis Taisuco Beauty (2x)
Vanda Cindy Banks ‘Hilltop’
Sarie le Roux
Paphiopedilum Wellesleyanum ‘Barana’ HCC/SAOC
Paphiopedium Screaming Eagle
Paphiopedilum St Swithin ‘Barana’ AM/SAOC
Dracula bella x robledorn
Odontocidium Tiger Butter x
||Vincent & Pauline McKinnon
Brassolaeliocattleya Blumen Insel ‘Jack Queen’
Phalaenopsis (Hausermann’s Goldcup x
Oncidium Sharry Baby ‘Ruby Doll’
Paphiopedilum St Swithin
Epidendrum Hokula ‘Super Red’
Wilsonara Tiger’s Answer
Wilsonara Tiger Brew
Phalaenopsis Lucia Lady x Hsin-YingLip
Plant of the Evening
1st Renanthera Draddkie Chandler ‘Orchid Heights’ x Mona Chiga from Jacques Jefthas
2nd Paphiopedilums Wellesleyanum ‘Barana’ HCC/SAOC from Sarie le Roux
3rd Selection of Miltonias from Jenny Kavarana
Vandofinetia Blaupunkt from Sysser Waspe and chosen by Sarie le Roux
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President: Peter Vurgarellis Tel 021-6718166
CAPE ORCHID SOCIETY
P O Box 3347, Cape Town 8000, South Africa
Vice-President: Hendrik van der Hoven Tel 021-7902443
Secretary: Carol Potgieter Tel
083 625 9170
Treasurer: Jacques Jefthas Tel 021-5114508
Librarian: Rachael Braver Tel 021-5570986
Show Chairman: Anton Hoffman, Tel. 083 325 7832
Newsletter editor: Wendy Gersie Tel 021-7128721
Sylvia Byren, Tel. 794 6439
Volkmar Schmidt, Tel. 976 3946
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