Previous meeting: april, 3rd 2005




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PREVIOUS MEETING: APRIL, 3rd 2005

Tracy gave a very informative talk on how to read orchid labels which clarified various aspects thereof. The contents of this talk will be reproduced later for the information of members, however in the meantime the awards for quality of flowers are given hereunder.


The following certificates are awarded by Orchid Societies/Councils:

Abbreviation

Award

Score

HCC

Highly Commended Certificate

75 – 79%

AM

Award of Merit

80 – 89%

FCC

First Class Certificate

90 – 100%

The following abbreviations most commonly appear on labels from the Award Authorities:-



AOS

American Orchid Society

AOC

Australian Orchid Council

RHS

Royal Horticultural Society

SAOC

South African Orchid Council

OSROC

Orchid Society of the Republic of China


Apologies: were received from Trevor Steinke and Alistair & Ann Mackay.

PLANT TABLE: Again there was a lovely display of members’ flowering plants and a big thank you to all who brought their plants. As there were so many Cattleyas a special category for Cattleya Hybrids was introduced. The result of members’ votes is as follows:-


Species:

1st

Angraecum eburneum

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Robert & Tracy Moss




2nd

Dendrochilum cobbianum

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Robert & Tracy Moss




3rd

Prosthecea fragrans

-

Robert & Tracy Moss


Hybrids General:

1st

Oncidium Sharry Baby

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Mavis Downey




2nd

Mini Den. ‘Pink Charm’

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Maureen Wells




3rd

A tie between:

  • Phal. New Glad

  • Den. Diane Shimanze X Den. Waeanae Bleugh

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-


Robert & Tracy Moss


Robert & Tracy Moss

Cattleya Hybrids:

1st

Cat Hybrid FC567

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Robert & Tracy Moss


2nd




A tie between:

Coronation

  • Lc Glad Tidings X BC Mount Anderson

-
-

Lina Muller
Desray Kretschman





3rd

Cat Sapphire

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Robert & Tracy Moss


Raffle: The plant on raffle, a Stelis vulcanica was won by Johan Gauché. Enjoy your plant.
GONUBIE GOSSIP:

Shop News:
The shop will be open on 30 April from 14h30 – 16h00 instead of 1 May 2005.
NEXT MEETING – 1 May 2005
Pierre Hendriks is passionate about species and he will be giving a talk and slide show on some of his favourites.
There will be a plant table so please bring your flowering plants. Members are reminded to write the name of their plants on a separate piece of paper which must be given to the person on duty at the plant table for easy identification.
GOS QUIZ:

APRIL’S ANSWER:
(a) Guarianthe

(b) Cattleya aurantiaca, bowringiana and patinii



(c) Guarianthe is based on the Costa Rican common name Guaria, generally used for orchids and other epiphytes.
The first correct entry drawn and the winner of a Slc Spectrum was Maureen Wells. Congratulations and may you enjoy your plant.
Cattleya Skinneri is a delightful autumn flowering species. It was discovered in Guatemala in 1838 by the orchid hunter George Ure-Skinner after whom it was named. It is the national flower of Costa Rica and locals use the flowers to decorate alters. Colour forms range from pink, lilac to white. A free flowering, easy to grow species which is recommended for growing into large specimen plants. Find more info on the new genus guarianthe in the 2004 SAOC yearbook page 94.
MAY’S QUESTION:
Fill in the missing words:

Papiopedilum Saint Swithin is a (1) …………. hybrid. This means that both parents are (2) ………….. . The parents of P.Saint Swithin are (3) ……………… X (4) ……………


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