Welcome to the website of the McAllen International Orchid Society (MIOS) Journal. The MIOS Journal is a monthly print publication devoted to the study of orchids. It includes articles that are scientific, horticultural, historic, and popular in nature. The unifying theme is orchids. This website contains only a selection of articles from the printed journal.
The MIOS itself is physically located in McAllen, TX and conducts monthly meetings. However, it has corresponding members worldwide, including Belize, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The society welcomes new members, wherever they may reside.
The next three public meetings will be held on the following Sundays: May 5th, June 2nd, and July 7th. Each will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Lark Community Center (2601 Lark Ave) in McAllen, TX. The meeting will take place in the Green Room, just to the right of the entrance as you enter.
The MIOS's annual membership fee for the year 2013 is thirty dollars U.S. ($30) and includes twelve monthly issues of the MIOS Journal (ISSN 1934-4880). Memberships begun mid-year will still receive all journal issues for that year. If interested in joining the society, please contact the MIOS for more information.
The MIOS Journal is always seeking new authors to write articles and book reviews on any aspect of orchids, be it scientific, horticultural, or popular. If interested in writing for the journal, or if you wish to submit an article for possible publication, please contact the editor.
También publicaremos artículos en español. Si Ud. ha escrito un artículo que tiene algo de ver con las orquídeas y lo quiere publicar, pongase en contacto con el editor.
[ Articles ]
"An Early August Orchid Episode", R J Ferry
Polk County, Texas - Sam Houston National Forest. Photo: DC_4795; Mon-06Aug-12.
August began with a very sparse group showing up for the meeting at the Lark Center in McAllen, and despite the car's air conditioning system doing its best, it was still something of a long 500+ mile day down and back from Victoria, Texas. The next day was equally as long, and actually a little longer inasmuch as the miles covered were in the pickup truck, and the pickup's air conditioner wasn't functioning. If we had only known,...it turned out to be nothing more than a blown 20 amp fuse! Oh well, ...!continued...
[ Book Reviews ]
"The Orchids of Nepal", Paul Martin Brown
Cover of The Orchids of Nepal.
From the publisher: 10 years of research has gone into gathering the information for this book. More than 900 color photographs are used to illustrate the 302 native orchids found in the Himalayan area of Nepal. Most photographs depict the orchids in their natural habitat. It also provides information on distribution, phenology, ecology, conservation status and threats that may endanger them. An important tool for the botanist, the researcher and the Himalayan orchid lover. -- http://orchidsfloraofnepal.blogspot.com/continued...