Going on with
the tradition, another orchid show happened - Orchids in the Garden-
organized by OrquidaRIO, Rio de Janeiro Orchids Society and taking
place in the greenhouse of the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro.
opening of show had the presence of Lizst Vieira, Botanical
Garden of Rio de Janeiro (JBRJ) president, Antônio Bernardo,
the sponsor of the greenhouse and a representative from Porto
Seguro, the society which backed the repair of the greenhouse
Moraes (responsible by the nurseries of JBRJ, Maria do Rosário
Almeira Braga, OrquidaRIO, president and Lizst Vieira JBRJ, President
the supervisor of Porto Seguro and Antônio Bernardo
The show counted
commercial nurseries, from Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas
Gerais, between them, Aranda, Binot, Biorchids, Eco Orquídeas,
Itaipava Garden, Itaorquis, Minas Orchids, Paulista Orchids, Primavera
Orchids , Traviú, Bela Vista Orchids.
400 plants are exposed and, besides the commercial nurseries, OrquidaRio
and Associação Jundiaiense de Orquidófilos also
have also participate in the show.
The programming included 4 courses about cultivation and a work shop
in botanical illustration ministered by the artist and master Dulce
do Nascimento and 3 lectures.
Another point of the show was the presentation of the CORES project
- Conservation of the Orchids threatened of extinction.
This project aims to do the survey of biological information about
nine orchid which are endangered of extinction in the nature in Brazil.
The purpose is also to reevaluate the conservation status of those
species and to propose an action plan to each one. This project will
be contributing to the preservation of the Atlantic Forest remains
and all bio diversity in the four states which are included in the
area proposed (Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais and Rio
de Janeiro). The Cores project will only works with the species list
by the Ibama (Laelia lobata, L. virens, L. fidelensis and
L. perrini but also Cattleya schilleriana, L. tenebrosa, L.
xanthina, L. jongheana and L. grandis).
More information about this project will be presented in a future
edition of Orchid News.
The lecture gathered a good number of participants. David
Miller talked about the orchids in Serra dos Órgãos,
Kleber Lacerda talked about the genus Hoffmannseggella (former
N. Medeiros, Associação Jundiaiense de Orquidófilo
president talked about "Orchids philosophy".
The visitors are all ages and envoy the flower beauty in their own away.
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