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Upcoming member meetings and events

Our November meeting will be held online via a ZOOM meeting. Members can view and participate in the meeting from a PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 10th and run approximately 90 minutes. The ZOOM meeting invitation, including the link and instructions to join, will be emailed to all DCOS members several days ahead of time. Contact deepcutorchids@gmail.com if you do not receive it by November 8th. (If you are new to Zoom, see below for helpful information.)

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Please email a few pictures of orchids in bloom that you would have otherwise brought to
the November meeting to deepcutorchids@gmail.com no later than 9pm November 9th.

Our November Speaker is Francisco Miranda and the title of his presentation is
“The Genus Catasetum in Brazil– A Country Tour”

Catasetum species are shown according to their distribution and in a sense we can consider it a country tour. Most of the species of the genus occur in the Amazon, and their pictures were taken during the four year period I lived there (1981 to 1985). The main habitats are mentioned and pictured, which help us understand where and why the plants live where they do. We discuss flower dimorphism, which is a very interesting feature of the genus, and female flowers are shown whenever available. Francisco Miranda was born in Rio de Janeiro on February 6, 1956. He got his degree in Biology and begun his taxonomic studies in the orchid family in 1981. During the next 4 years, he lived most of the time in Manaus where he studied Amazon orchids and began his Master’s degree. Shortly after returning to Rio de Janeiro, the Master’s was completed on “section Cattleyodes of the genus Laelia”. Since then, the main interest has been on the Brazilian laelias and cattleyas. He is the author of several papers ranging from species descriptions to subjects of growers’ interest in Brazilian, German and U.S. publications. He is also the author of two books. Since 2000, he lives in Haines City, Florida, where he operates Miranda Orchids, an orchid nursery specializing on Brazilian species and the Cattleya alliance. He also guides trips to Brazil and frequently visits Brazilian habitats to find new and/or interesting orchid species.

New to Zoom? Not to worry!

Check out the following link to the ZOOM site where you can find beginners’ videos and other basic instructions.

Quick start guide for new users

To sign up for your own free account, visit https://zoom.us/signup.

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