published January 14, 2014

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Parting Shot



Cattleya sincorana blooming from an immature new lead.

The last page has become one of ORCHIDS magazine's most popular features. It is the place where we publish insights, inspirations and news tidbits from the orchid world. It is a place where we hope to surprise our readers. And we want you to be a part of it!

Some years ago a story surfaced about a Coelogyne tomentosa in a small Indonesian village. The plant was huge and flowered for the first time in eighteen years! The owner was so excited that he rallied his orchid buddies and they all took the day off of work to drink beer and admire the Coelogyne. An account of that story with photo would make a perfect Parting Shot. Although photos of unusual or rare orchids, awesome or bizarre plants, in situ shots of interest, cool sightings at orchid shows, will all be considered, Parting Shots is not a photo contest despite its name. If you are a poet or author, send us your poems and short essays (under 700 words) for review. This is your page and we would like to feature the weird, the wacky and the wonderful of the orchid world as well as showcase creative works. Send your ideas or submissions to rmchatton@aos.org.

Acceptance or rejection of all submissions is at the discretion of the editor and/or Publications Committee.