Houston Orchid Societies meetings are held at the First Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church/School, 1601 Sunset Boulevard, Houston TX  77005.

January 4

February 1

March 1

April 5

May 3

June 7

July 5

August 2

September 6

October 4

November 1

December 7

Rick Hepler

Ron Midgett

Francisco Miranda

George Hatfield

Bill Thoms

Mac Rivenbark




Winn Minmaw

Robert Marsh

Holiday Party - No Speaker

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March Speaker: 
Francisco Miranda -
"The Genus Laelia in Brazil"


Francisco Miranda will be our speaker at this month’s meeting.  He will be speaking on “The Genus Laelia in Brazil.”  Francisco’s presentation will tour us through the regions of Brazil where these plant are found and as the result we see some of the most beautiful areas of Brazil and the habitats where they flourish.


Francisco was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He received his degree in Biology and began his taxonomic studies of the orchid family in 1981.  Over the next 4 years, he lived in Manaus, a city on the Amazon River, studying orchids of Amazonia and began his master’s degree.  Shortly after returning to Rio de Janeiro, his master’s “Section Cattleyodes of the Genus Laelia” was completed.  Since that time his focus has been on the Laelia and Cattleya of Brazil. He is the author of several papers and two books with subjects ranging from the description of species to subjects of growers’ interest in Brazilian, German and U.S. publications. Since 2000, he resides in Haines City, Florida, where he operates Miranda Orchids, an orchid nursery specializing on Brazilian species and the Cattleya alliance. He also guides trips to Brazil and frequently visits Brazilian habitats to find new and/or interesting orchid species.


Francisco will be selling plants at the meeting and plants may be pre-ordered.  Plants available at Miranda Orchids can be found at his website  Francisco offers a 10% discount for all available plants ordered three days in advance of the meeting.  It’s a great chance to obtain some of the best Brazilian Cattleya and Laelia species on the market today.


Come hear Francisco speak and purchase his wonderful plants on Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church & School, 1601 Sunset Blvd, Houston, TX 77005.




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