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Last updated 8 September 2014

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CNYOS Central New York Orchid Society Orchid Show October 3 and 4 2014 click to see the flyer

Krum's presentation in Fayetteville, NY Home Garden Club October 7

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Multigenera Oncidiums! Coelogyne

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cultivation of orchids species hybrids, pictures, glossary of botanical terms and more

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This site is devoted on conservation of orchids through free education for people who grow them. Our mission is to prevent the loss of orchid plants in cultivation.

Orchids in nature (in any country on the planet) will lose their habitat sooner or later for whatever the reasons – global warming, over collection or loss of habitat due to human population growth. This process cannot be stopped. One solution for preserving the orchid species is to ensure species survival in cultivation - private or government owned. To achieve that goal, collectors ought to be encouraged to collect species along with their hybrids. Trade laws and fees for import/export must be relaxed or the species in a country will be lost forever once they lose their natural habitat. Once exported (or prepared for export) any orchid is being propagated for trade and the number of individual plants increases tremendously. Many plants are being destroyed at the borders for lack of proper documentation or for being contaminated. Many more die once they arrive in their final owner’s collection because of lack of knowledge how to grow them. Researchers actively hide their knowledge and information with the hope to collect profits.  

If only the amateur collectors are educated how to grow their plants, so they don’t die from experimentation at least those orchids will be preserved.

Example of success is the leafless orchid Dendrophylax (also known as Polyrrhiza) that is near extinction in its natural habitat, but because of its popularity in cultivation it is far from danger of being lost . The same orchid, however, is difficult to grow and many die soon due to lack of knowledge and contradicting opinions on the internet.

The mission of Ionopsis.com is to preserve the orchids through education. To fulfill that mission we publish books of information about orchids: their environment and cultivation, many pictures. Furthermore, we organize educational and entertainment events – lectures and music concerts. Pages of Ionopsis.com are open to all orchid lovers who wish to share their experience or knowledge, but only after a critical review. If you are successful with certain species please write to us and we will publish the key elements of your technique.

 Browse the many articles about orchids and if you like what you see and wish to contribute you could donate funds through the button below or purchase some of our articles – any financial support will help with our mission – conservation of orchids. Once in a while we offer local orchids that could be purchased for re-introduction in the nature by yourself or by us. If you purchse the plant you know that none of the donated money goes for administration, you could plan the plant yourself and come and visit whenever you wish. You could do this in your back garden too. Example is Tipularia discolor raised in cultivation.

Tipularia discolor

You can start here- if this is a donation on the checkout special instructions write "donation" and I will plant the donated plants for you in the nature.

$8 each for the first 10 plants

 

If you don’t have money to spare please e-mail us articles or information about music and fine art events – this is equally great help.

There are pages devoted on art and music. Sadly the arts need protection too. They are as rapidly disappearing as the orchid species in nature. Like with orchids only those arts that have commercial value for the general public prosper.


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