Orchid Talks by Mary E. Gerritsen

I have several orchid talks that may be of interest to orchid societies:

Masdevallias: Selected Species and How to Grow Them

Borneo: An Orchid Trip of Many Delights

Brazil: An Orchid Odyssey with a focus on Orchid Conservation

Ascent to Mount Roraima: Orchids and Carnivorous plants in the Lost World

Contact information: email: meg570@comcast.net

Biography (for newsletters/web site announcements)

Mary Gerritsen, Ph.D. is an independent biotechnology consultant who has been growing orchids (mostly species) on and off for more than 30 years, and since relocating to the San Francisco Bay area in 1997 started to amass a collection of small cool growing miniature species such as Masdevallias, Porroglossums, Lepanthes and other assorted tiny gems. She also has a second intermediate greenhouse, filled with larger species such as Angraecoids, Dendrobiums, Oncidiums, Laelias, Phalaenopsis and Bulbophyllums. She loves to see orchids growing in situ, and has made it her mission over the last few years to see as many as possible, with trips to see and photograph orchids (and other flora as well) in Canada, various states in the USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, China, Germany, Rhodes and Crete, Australia and most recently, Borneo. She is the co-author of two botanical books: Masdevallias, Gems of the Orchid World, and Calochortus, Mariposa Lilies and their Relatives, with fellow San Francisco Orchid Society Member and well known photographer, Ron Parsons. Mary is now working on a third book "Miniature Orchids" with Ron Parsons. In addition to being a member of the San Franciso Orchid Society, and the Pleurothallid Alliance, Mary has served as the vice president and president of the Peninsula Orchid Society (San Mateo). She is currently the president of the San Francisco Orchid Society .

Recent Talks:

San Francisco Orchid Society: Borneo: An Orchid Trip of Many Delights

Diablo View Orchid Society: Borneo: An Orchid Trip of Many Delights

Santa Cruz Orchid Society: Borneo: An Orchid Trip of Many Delights

Malahini Orchid Society: Masdevallias: Selected Species and How to Grow Them

Carmel Orchid Society: Masdevallias: Selected Species and How to Grow Them

Peninsula Orchid Society: Masdevallias: Selected Species and How to Grow Them

San Francisco Orchid Society: Brazil: Orchid Conservation (May 2011)

Five Cities Orchid Society: Borneo: An Orchid Trip of Many Delights (Feb 2011)

San Diego Orchid Society: Brazil: Orchid Conservation (October 2011)

Palomar Orchid Society: Brazil: Orchid Conservation (October 2011)

Upcoming Talks:

Malahini Orchid Society: Borneo: An Orchid Trip of Many Delight (January 2012)

Santa Cruz Orchid Society: The trek to Mt. Roraima. Orchids and Carnivorous plants in the Lost World. (March 2012)