The breeze, something soft, something cold and dim haze of Coronado host duet made to welcome the dozens of orchids, under the Municipal Gymnasium sober structure of the city, exhibitors' associations across the country showed a well attended lovers of these plants during days 30 to 31 January and 1 February, just past.
Very close to accomplish the first decade of its founding, held its iconic AOCO Orchid Exposition (fourth edition), an activity concomitant with the participation of other associations fraternal matters, in a month as January, marks the beginning of a cycle various activities and in the particular case of orchids, the beginning of the era's most striking flowering plants.
And it was evident there, in the Municipal Gymnasium, where the murmur of the cooing of doves, visitors could enjoy a colorful display Orchid, striking species of domestic and foreign. Difficult a precise reference to each of the examples on display, as are permissible notes on those who most caught the attention of the writer.
First, attention is focused on a small but select group of elusive Masdevallias vegetation protected under the post umbrátil host. There were three domestic species, M. Lankesteriana of orange tails and M. chasei, intense yellow (two endemic), along with the opaque and very small M. nests. But five stood out as notes exotic alien species: the equilateral M. decumanus, the M. amplexus, of oval synsepal, the M. brachyuran of small curved tails, but no less sparkling, completed the quintet the bristly M. strobelli and sober M. triangularis, all native to South America. We were informed that some of these specimens belong to our dear friend, Mr. Jimmy Nix, that beloved Coronado collector in his nursery maintained botanical gems. Let this opportunity to invite you to check these links, where a few months ago we summarize part of the occupation of Mr. Jimmy:
But back to the show. I always like to look at these events, orchids to break a little gender scheme participants. Well here are two: a well-cultivated plant with four Polystakia masayensis racemose inflorescences of tiny yellow flowers, of the few terrestrial species, a slender Sarcoglottis sp. of bright green leaves and flowers tessellated. Of course, color and flowering plants were large macro attractiveness of the event: several members of the genus Guarianthe with different shapes and hues, velvety Miltonias, funny Paphiopedilum, superb Schomburgkia and related representatives, etc. , etc.
It will be noted the enthusiasm and professionalism with which each participating Association presented its position: bursts of color, creativity, balance in three words: very good taste. That was the dominant note in each "stand" that led to the Exhibition Association of Coronado Orquideógocos a good score in this chain are emulante during the various events of this kind taking place in the country. For those who attended, the recall and for those who were privileged to attend, we offer the following link a photo gallery of the exhibition: