by Waldemar Scheliga
I consider Jorge
Verboonen one of the most important Brazilian orchidologists of the 20th
century, the moment we got to know about his death, I think we should
pay due homage to such an important life as his life has been.
In the company he has received to manage in a moment of his life, - Orquidário
Binot (Binot Nurseries), the oldest Brazilian commercial orchid house
- He rendered a great job to Brazilian and foreigner orchidophilia, making
known Brazilian orchids genera and species and getting into the scientific
knowledge many of them but for his work of research and introduction would
remain still unknown.
is an example as it was given to pay homage and there many species that
take the name in some varieties such as the wonderful Cattleya trianaei
For that reason, I would like mention his historical importance and pay
my homage extended to his widow, D. Lourdes and his son and successor