are many events in the next few months, a listing is given below;
March Monthly Meeting
participation and attendance at the HSTT
Annual Flower Show.
The Grandstand, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain
of entries : Thurs. 17th March 2005, 3pm - 8pm
the HSTT Annual Flower Show - March 19th & 20th 2005.
A TTOS Orchid
Display offering you the opportunity to win more awards for your orchids.
A vast array
of exciting horticultural displays.
Plants and Orchid Vending.
Barbados - April 9th & 10th 2005
- An AOS judged
- Orchid Vending.
- A TTOS Orchid
TTOS has arranged
special airfare via Caribbean Star & accommodation at Golden Sands for
members interested in visiting the Barbados Show.
Airfare - TT
Accommodation single or double US $94per night: Interested parties are asked
to contact Paula Pantin or Tony Tang Kai immediately.
April Monthly Meeting, Sunday April 17th 2005
Xavier's Primary School, Richmond Street, St. Joseph.
- Updates for
May Show and preparing your orchids for a Show.
Orchid Show, Carupano, Venezuela April 29th , 30th & May 1st 2005.
- A TTOS Orchid
- Exposure to
South American Orchids
- Orchid Vending.
- May_Show; "Orchids on the Promenade"
Joseph's Convent, San Fernando.
Sat. & Sun. May 14th & 15th l0am - 6pm
- Your Show
Chairperson for the May Show is Percil Nock Boyce. Percil and her team are
working assiduously to produce a full Show.
- Tickets are
$15, Children under 10, free.
- Members are
encouraged to participate by mounting individual displays or contributing
flowering plants or cut blooms. Registration is on Friday 13th May from 4pm
- Of course
one can expect to find many Orchids on Sale.
- For further
information, please contact Percil Nock Boyce at 665-1476.
October Show"Orchids: A Festival of Blooms"_ AOS Judging
will be new foreign vendors
Species of the Month
luridum / Lophiaris lurida
In T &
T there are 3 "mule ear" Oncidiums. They are:
2. Oncidium lanceanum
3. Oncidium haematochilum (Natural hybrid between 1 & 2:)...
There has been
a name change to this group of "mule ear" from Oncidium to Lophiaris.
Lophiaris lurida is found throughout T & T as well as 'down the islands'
e.g. Monos Island etc. Its habitat range can be from semi deciduous, dry
forest to high rainfall areas. It can be found on several types of native
trees / vines and can be highly populated in a favourable habitat.
season can extend from February to April and there are 2 major vegetative
forms: 1. Long green leaves and 2. Short reddish green leaves. However, the
flowers are basically the same. They can be dark brown to light brownish
green. You can expect the Alba form which is green and has a white crest.
The key to
its successful cultivation depends on a good, well-drained medium, good light
and adequate air movement. Fertilize and water adequately when it is in its
active growth. Be careful of water remaining in its new growth. Reduce water
somewhat when growth has matured. Major pests include; mites, scales, caterpillars.
These can be controlled with any good insecticide. Diseases basically arise
from over watering causing root rot and leaf drop.
After all this,
you can expect good spikes with 20 - 60 flowers. See Data Base for photographs.
The TTOS is
in search of a logo. All entries must be submitted in hard or soft copy by
June 2005 to Carlyle McMillan. The logo should incorporate the papilio &
the year the Society was established. A prize of $300 worth of orchids will
be given to the winner. All submissions will become the property
of the TTOS. Contact Alesha Robinson for further information.