Hello and Greetings,
On November 8, 2019 starting at 6:45PM, the Napa Valley Orchid Society will host Jeff Trimble and he will be speaking on Cymbidiums. This will take place at the Napa Valley Senior Center located at 1500 Jefferson Street in Napa. All meetings of the Napa Valley Orchid Society are free to attend and open to the public, so bring a friend or two
November's Guest Speaker
Jeff Trimble – topic is Cymbidiums
In 1972, Jeff Trimble received his first orchids, a gift from his mother. Since then he has been the show chairman for the Malihini Orchid Club, then it’s president. The president of the San Francisco Orchid Society, then it’s show chairman, The President of the Gold Coast Cymbidium Society, then it’s show chairman, and the President of the Peninsula Orchid Club, then it’s show chairman. After all that he became the president of the Cymbidium society of America. currently he is the Vice president of the Sacramento Valley Cymbidium club, as well as a Student judge in the AOS program. he has hybridized and flowered over 30 orchids. Jeff currently lives in Rocklin California with his wife.
This is a project in progress, so not all links are functioning, please check back in a few days
What orchids have bloomed in Napa by Napa Valley Orchid Society Members? Perhaps your just curious what orchids bloom in a particular month? The links below will answer your questions.
Each monthly meeting features a "Show and Tell Table" exhibiting orchids in bloom from members of the society. The top-3 orchids are awarded and a brief presentation is made on each orchid here. Just click on any of the months below and browse the orchids.
These orchids in these lists are presented in random order however it is worth browsing the entire list for each month.
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Orchids awarded a ribbon at the 2019 Show this past October can be found here.
Interested in the orchids in a specific group? Search orchid alliances (Cymbidiums, Cattleya, etc) starting here
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)
The links below are to various grow blogs so feel free to follow along with detailed images and commenary on growing the following Caasetinaes
Catasetum Dapper Dots Catasetum sanguineum x Catasetum pileatum var. aureum
2020 Membership Dues
Remember those membership renewals for 2020 at $20.00 cash or check payable to The Napa Valley Orchid Society. If you are unable to pay in person, they can be mailed to:
Napa Valley Orchid Society
P.O. Box 2152
Napa, California 94558
SELECT, GENERAL FLOWERING CALENDAR
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It is important to note that the data in the above table has not been absolutely proven. Keep in mind that orchids themself, determine when they bloom, and this is dependent upon environmental factors. The biggest factor is indoor versus greenhouse growing. To best determine the flowering season, one must research the orchid of interest.