McAllen International Orchid Society Journal

Paphiopedilum spicerianum


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 Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States. The society welcomes new members, wherever they may reside.

MIOS Meeting Notice

The meetings of the MIOS are normally held on the 1st Sunday of each month in the McAllen, Texas area. The next one will be held on Sunday, May 1st. Please contact the editor for more information.

Society Membership

The MIOS's annual individual membership fee for 2016 is thirty-five dollars U.S. ($35) 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.

Orchid Manuscripts

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.

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[ Articles ]

"Orchids in Assam, India: The Genus PAPHIOPEDILUM Pfitzer", Khyanjeet Gogoi

Paphiopedilum spicerianum (H. G. Reichenbach) Pfitzer (1888).

Members of Paphiopedilum, one of the important historical and present-day horticultural orchid genera, exhibit diverse shapes, colours, and morphological characters. They are widely distributed throughout the Eastern Himalaya and N. E. India with 9 species recorded from the region, 3 species of which grow in Assam. The paper deals with descriptions, and photographs have been provided with a key for identification purposes.


[ Book Reviews ]

"Book Review: Wild Orchids of Tinsukia District of Assam, North East India", R J Ferry

The district of Tinsukia, in the extreme northeastern part of India, covers an area of 3790 square kilometers (about 1463 sq. miles). By way of comparison, particularly for Texas readers of the MIOS Journal, Tinsukia is larger than Victoria County (2302 sq. km) and a little smaller than Hidalgo County (4100 sq. km.). However, the climate of Tinsukia is tropical/subtropical and although it is more or less a valley, it is sandwiched between the mountainous Arunchal Pradesh foothills of the Himalayan Range and mountains eastward in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.


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