December 2020

 December 2020

December 2020

December traditionally features our Photograph of the Week orchid photographic layout featuring a selection of some of the best submission received during the year. You don't want to miss this! December and January are peak flowering months for Laelia anceps and Fred Clarke treats us to a beautifully illustrated discussion of the species and many of its most outstanding hybrids. We continue our series on Paphiopedilum species by Olaf Gruss with Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum. This exceptionally compact stunner from Laos was only recently described and it's hard to imagine how it avoided description for so long. Minnelli Lucy France presents the Orchid Menagerie - orchids and their pollinators - featuring original artwork by the author. Last but certainly not least, Arthur E. Chadwick shares his father's (Art Chadwick Sr) history in orchids. Art Sr., Founder of Chadwick & Son Orchids, turned 90 in July and credits his longevity to orchids. Happy Birthday Art!

Rounding out our December issue:

  • Tom's Monthly Checklist - December: The Month of Wisdom and Peace by Thomas Mirenda
  • Collectors' Item - Cattleya walkeriana by Judith Rapacz-Hasler
  • The SITF - Bulbophyllum longistelidium by Joe Bryson and Ron McHatton
  • The New Refugium Botanicum - Brassia verrucosa by Diego Bogarín and Franco Pupulin
  • Orchid Eros and Ben Oliveros by Thomas Mirenda
  • Orchids Illustrated - Epidendrum subgenus Nanodes by Peggy Alrich and Wesley Higgins
  • Judges' Corner - Orchids Magazine Archives by Jean Allen-Ikeson
  • Book Review - Pleurothallids: Neotropical Jewels, Vol. 1 reviewed by Alec Pridgeon, PhD
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Also in this issue

  • Orchids Illustrated - Epidendrum subgenus Nanodes by Wesley Higgins and Peggy Alrich
  • Collectors' Item - Cattleya walkeriana by Judith Rapacz-Hasler
  • Judges' Corner - Orchids Magazine Archives by Jean Allen-Ikeson (not just for judges!)
  • The New Refugium Botanicum - TBD
  • Laelia anceps and Some of its Notable Hybrids by Fred Clarke
  • Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum by Olaf Gruss
  • Léon Humblot; “White Sultan” and “Plant Hunter Extraordinaire” by Clare Hermans and Johan Hermans

Articles in this issue