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 April 2015
2013 Special Awards
2014 FCC's
Orchid Potting 101
and more!

Now Accepting:
Proposals for Orchid Conservation and Research Projects


Are you an AOS member logging into our new website for the first time? Learn how to set your password right here .

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AOS Help Desk.

It is not too early to make plans to attend the AOS Spring Member Meetings in Portland. Those who attended the Fall 2012 meetings at the same venue will remember what a warm welcome the host societies offered and how smoothly the event was run. Those of you who did not attend now have a second chance to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the US. We should mention that not only does the Portland offer lots of orchids, but it is a real foodie city with a strong awareness of farm-to-table food. Easy day trips might include wine tasting in the Willamette Valley or a pleasant drive to Multnomah Falls on the Columbia River.

Once again, the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel will be the venue. Conveniently located, there is a light rail station right outside the hotel. A full roster of US and international orchid vendors promise to offer orchid shopping for every taste and budget.
Visit the Portland Orchid Society website for more information and registration!

The AOS provides many benefits for our affiliated societies!

 Our newest additions are the presentations linked below that can be shown during AOS affiliated shows, but more importantly during the society meetings to inform and encourage new membership, and also to advise current members of the benefits of membership.

We encourage all of our AOS representatives to avail themselves of the many tools that can be found under the affiliated societies tab. Our page provides many helpful items, among them are: membership applications, speakers list, slide programs, and culture sheets.  Here are TEN reasons to join the AOS! This AOS Benefits sheet is available for download and makes a great handout for society meetings and shows.

        Download Zip File here (70mb)
        Once downloaded, simply uncompress the zip file which contains:

  • Animated PowerPoint
  • Non-Animated PowerPoint
  • Required Fonts
  • PDF Version of Presentation
  • Audio Only
  • Video MP4 File

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 Photo of the Week
Camaridium bradeorum (ex Maxillaria bradeorum según la World checklist of selected plant families), in situ, Costa Rica (también existe en Panama) Camaridium bradeorum

Camaridium bradeorum (ex Maxillaria bradeorum following the World checklist of selected plant families), in situ, Costa Rica (also registered for Panama)

Photo © David Haelterman

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Encyclia lancifolia

I recently purchased an Encyclia lancifolia<sup>1</sup> after I fell in love with its fragrance. The plant I bought does not have spikes and has pretty much been the same since I bought it. From what I have gathered, it requires conditions similar to cattleyas. I have it in a west-facing window with venetian blinds and in temperatures ranging between 59 F and 70 F. I water about once a week. The average humidity in the room is around 50 percent, although it ranges from 40 to 62 percent.The psuedobulbs are firm and not shriveled.   — Jeff Kozma

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