Harvey Brenneise
264 E. 35th St.
San Bernardino, CA 92404


Phone: 909-786-6419
E-mail address: Harvey.Brenneise@gmail.com

Topics for consideration:

  • California's native orchids

  • Terrestrial orchids from Mediterranean climates (excluding California)

  • What's in a name? Orchid genus and species names and the taxonomists who "mess them up"

  • Darwin's sexy orchids: First case study On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

Background experience/biography: Professional librarian, including from 2008 at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA. Long-time orchid grower in the Midwest, Pacific NW, and Southern California.

Sales plants available: No.

Costs and particulars: Honorarium, $150-200 for groups within one hour drive, $200-250 to groups within 2-3 hours drive and by arrangement for longer distances plus expenses if any.

Current schedule: Fluid

Recent past speaking engagements: American Orchid Society, and local societies in Southern California

References: On request

Open to additional presentations: Yes