The George and Patricia Gowland Meeting Room

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Beginning with the September 2021 meeting, the Palomar Orchid Society will hold its general meetings at the George and Patricia Gowland Meeting Room located in the Carlsbad City Library on Dove Lane, just off El Camino Real in southern Carlsbad. The address is 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011.

The Gowland Meeting Room offers a flexible layout to accommodate different room configurations such as a classroom setting or panel discussion. The meeting room has a variety of technologies to support presentations.


Traveling South on I-5: Take the Poinsettia Ln. exit and travel east to El Camino Real. Turn right on El Camino Real and turn right again on Dove Lane.

Traveling North on I-5: Take the La Costa Ave. exit and travel east to El Camino Real. Turn left on Dove Lane (first traffic light after Aviara Pkwy.)

Traveling West on S-78: Take the San Marcos Blvd. exit and travel west, continuing on Palomar Airport Rd.. Turn left on El Camino Real and then turn right on Dove Lane.

The Dove library will be on your left and there is a large, well-lit parking lot. The Gowland Meeting Room is located on the right hand side of the main entrance.

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May 2021 Culture Class – Photographing Your Orchids

Onc. hastilabium – Debby HallidayOnc. hastilabium – Debby HallidayDebby Halliday, Jack Schaefer & Stewart Walton all really enjoy taking photographs of their orchids. We all strive for accurate and vibrant color, perfect details, and a quiet background. We have different approaches to achieving these goals and thought you might enjoy knowing more about how we do it.

We also have various ways of managing our photo libraries and utilizing our photos. Debby uses hers as a primary means of documenting the progress of her plants from year to year. She also shares her hi-res images with the club to use in its promotional activities.

Jack is careful with the background and staging of his plants, to highlight the shape and color of the flower. Stewart looks for good sharpness, contrast and color in his photos, whether indoors or outdoors. He uses his cellphone primarily, and often overrides its automatic features for the best shot. We will welcome your questions and hope you will come away with some ideas about taking better photos of your plants.

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Culture Class (online)

Our speaker for the class will be John Oswald who will educate us on Reverse Osmosis (RO) water so if you want to learn about the pros and cons of RO water, please join us by using the same login information as for Tuesday's meeting.

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Conference Center at Lake San Marcos

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Directions: The Conference Center at Lake San Marcos Resort is located at 1105 La Bonita Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078. The entrance to the Lake San Marcos Resort is from Rancho Santa Fe Road where there is a large sign. See the interactive map to the right for details.

To reach the resort's entrance on Rancho Santa Fe Road:   Read more »

Member of the Year 2012

Who do you think has made an outstanding contribution to the club this year?  Nominate him/her for Member of the Year.  Send the name of the individual, along with a description of their contribution, to Debra Funakoshi by Friday, October 26.  Her email address is dlf_3144@att.net.

All current members are eligible except last year’s honoree, which was Debra.  

We will vote at the next meeting to determine who will receive the honor and the name of the honoree will be revealed at the holiday dinner in December.

October 2012 President's Message

Dear POS Members and Friends,

It's hard to believe that we are entering into fall, and that the holidays are around the corner.  Just yesterday it was 100 degrees in some parts of San Diego county, but we've now cooled off in many places.  Cymbidiums begin to need some attention going into the end of year and beginning of next year in the peak of their blooming season.  The POS also requires some attention as this time coincides with planning for holiday parties and the election of officers and board members.

Before I talk about this though, I want to thank Debra Funakoshi for her dedication in setting up member and vendor caravans during the entire year.  The caravan to Renate Schmidt and Merle Robboy with a stop at Sunset Valley Orchids was great fun for the members who attended.  Caravan attendance has skyrocketed since Debra began the new format of focusing on members' collections rather than just organizing buying sprees (nothing wrong with orchid buying sprees though).  By combining the two activities, members are hopefully learning something about how others grow orchids and solve common growing problems.

Election time is here again, and the nomination committee consisting of Cher Whelan, Maryanne Kind and Cathy Belt is assembling the slate.  I want to encourage members to talk to them, and if you have a little time to spare each month, consider running for a position.  They will go around the October general meeting talking to members attending the meeting to determine interest and perhaps get some fresh new talent for the board.  Several positions may be vacated this go around.  The slate will be announced at the November meeting for general voting and installation will occur at the holiday party again.   Read more »

Note from the President about the Virtual Show and Tell...

Hi POS Members,

Since there are a lot of items for the virtual show and tell, we will take submissions until the 25th of each month, on which day they will be posted once for that month.  Because of the quirky nature of Flickr, each addition requires a redo of the whole set.  This saves my fingers from having to post and change the show and tell many times during the course of each month.  Pics after that will be rolled to the next month's show and tell.  Thanks for your help!


Gil Ho

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Masdevallia veitchiana

Masdevallia veitchiana
Masdevallia veitchiana flowers

Peru, Machu Picchu
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Masdevallia
Species: M. veitchiana
Binomial name
Masdevallia veitchiana



Masdevallia veitchiana, (pronounced "veech-e-anna") also known as Veitch's Masdevallia or King of the Masdevallias, is a species of the Masdevallia genus of orchids.

The plant is found in the wild in northwestern Peru, where it is known as Gallo-Gallo, meaning "rooster" after the rooster-like red comb, crest and wattles of the flower.[1] and Colombia. The plant was named in honour of Harry Veitch, of the Veitch Nurseries family, by whose plant-hunters it was discovered in 1867,[2] and who imported, cultivated, and first flowered this species.[3]

Long considered the national treasure of Peru,[4] it is rumoured to have been cultivated by the Incas centuries ago, who called the plant waqanki.[5]

Orchid Wiki


Edit Description sectionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to early fall with a single 20 cm wide flower.


Edit Distribution sectionEdit

Plant is found growing in the rocky slopes of Macchu Picchu in Peru at elevations of 2000 to 4000 meters


Edit Culture sectionEdit

Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. Plant can also be mounted


Edit Naming sectionEdit

Common Name: Veitch's Masdevallia

Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia

Masdevallia veitchiana Rchb.f 1868 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Coccineae Veitch 1889

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Common Name Veitch's Masdevallia [English Nurseryman 1800's]- In Peru Gallo-Gallo [means rooster and refers to the rooster-like red comb, crest and wattles of the flower] -The Incas call it Wajanki

Flower Size to 8" [up to 20 cm]