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The proposed meeting / speaker lineup for 2021 is as follows:
|March 12||Nick Rust|
|June 11||Stuart Goldie (new speaker and program)
The above meetings will take place via the "Zoom" multi-user media platform and more information will be distributed via the newsletter.
in the process of updating this entire section for the 2021 growing season
Welcome to the Catasetinae
Catasetinae is a subtribe within the Orchidaceae and contains 8 genera. Its members are widespread in lowland tropical Central and South America up to 1,500 meters. They are found on trees, stumps or old fence posts.
Catasetinae are exclusively pollinated by male euglossine bees (aka 'orchid bee'), which are attracted to the floral fragrances, and collect them. A particular Catasetinae species may attract only one or a few species of bees from the dozens that occur in the habitat.
- Catasetum (80-120 species)
- Clowesia (7 species)
- Cyanaeorchis (3 species)
- Cycnoches (some 30 species)
- Dressleria (10 species)
- Galeandra (37 species)
- Grobya (5 species)
- Mormodes (some 70 species)
The American Orchid Society recognizes the following inter-genetic hybrids: (https://catasetinaecanada.weebly.com)
- Catamodes (cross of Catasetum and Mormodes)
- Catanoches (cross of Catasetum and Cycnoches)
- Cloughara (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia and Cycnoches)
- Clowesetum (cross of Catasetum and Clowesia)
- Cyclodes (cross of Clowesia, Cycnoches and Mormodes)
- Cycnodes (Cycnoches and Mormodes)
- Fredclarkeara (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia and Mormodes)
- Georgecarrara (cross of Catasetum, Clowesia, Cycnoches and Mormodes)
- Monnierara (cross of Catasetum, Cycnoches and Mormodes)
- Mormodia (cross of Clowesia and Mormodes)
Catasetum Mem. Dorothy Wells in spike, bloom mid to late April
Follow along and get some help and answers to common questions with your Catasetinaes as I "blog" (images and commentary updated monthly, more when in spike or buds popping) on the growth progress of select Catasetinaes (and more) in my collection as of February 2021.
The above image was designed by and made available by FTD.com ( https://www.ftd.com/blog/share/types-of-orchids )