Our April 13th meeting will be in FARMINGTON at the Farmington Senior Center located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville, CT 06085
Doors open at pm and the meeting starts at pm
Come early and help us set up.
Our speaker will be Francisco Miranda. A short bio is below. Also, he will be bringing plants!!!!
Hope to see everyone there!
Bio: Francisco Miranda was born in Rio de Janeiro on February 6, 1956. He got his degree
in Biology and began his taxonomic studies in the orchid family in 1981. During the
next 4 years, he lived most of the time in Manaus where he studied Amazon orchids
and began his Master’s degree. Shortly after returning to Rio de Janeiro, the Master’s
was completed on “section Cattleyodes of the genus Laelia”. Since then, the main
interest has been on the Brazilian laelias and cattleyas. He is the author of several
papers ranging from species descriptions to subjects of growers’ interest in Brazilian,
German and U.S. publications. He is also the author of two books. Since 2000, he lives in
Haines City, Florida, where he operates Miranda Orchids, an orchid nursery
specializing in Brazilian species and the Cattleya alliance. He also guides trips to
Brazil and frequently visits Brazilian habitats to find new and/or interesting orchid