ORCHID PROGRAMS
BY
LEON GLICENSTEIN


All slide programs use two Kodak Carousel projectors, the type where the power cord is hard wired into the projector and wraps around the bottom. The lens should be the same focal length, zoom preferred but not necessary. Only one screen is needed. For the programs in PowerPoint, I will bring the program on my lap top [a Dell Inspiron]1501], the society has to supply the Digital Projector.

Programs take about 45 minutes, give or take.

All images [except for the Jewel and Painted-leaf Orchids program] taken in situ.

Native Orchids of California:
All of the presently known [as of 2000] orchids of California in their glorious haunts.

Cloud Forests of Costa Rica:
A trip through the cloud forests of Costa Rica - scenery, orchids, other plants, even a few animals.

Some Native Orchids of the Northeastern United States:
Representatives of all of the genera and most of the species of orchids which may be encountered in this region.

Jewel & Painted-leaf Orchids [PowerPoint Program]:
The exotic world of orchids grown more for their attractive foliage than for their flowers. Culture is emphasized and species and new hybrids are shown.

Some Native Orchids and Meat Eaters of Florida [PowerPoint Program]:
A jaunt through Florida looking at scenery, insectivorous plants, and approximately one-third of the native orchid species of Florida

A Costa Rican Odyssey [PowerPoint Program]:
A journey through orchid-rich Costa Rica.

Orchids in Peru [PowerPoint Program]:
I was asked to be an orchid tour guide for an 8 day trip to southern Peru by the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research. These are 47 of the orchids, in habitat, we saw on the trip, plus other plants, animals, and scenery.

Orchids in Ecuador (February & March, 2009)[PowerPoint Program]:
Fifty orchid taxa from southern Ecuador, in habitat, from a number of small trips taken while consulting for Ecuagenera.

Orchids in Ecuador (September & October, 2009) [PowerPoint Program]
Similar to the above program with almost all different taxa. [THIS IS A LONG PROGRAM, MORE LIKE A LITTLE MORE THAN AN HOUR AND NOT 45 MINUTES]


Brief Biography

Leon Glicenstein Ph.D. began growing orchids in 1954, and became assistant to the curator of orchids at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, then Carl Withner, from 1957 to 1960. He has advanced degrees in Chemistry and Horticulture, with an emphasis on plant breeding, cytology, and cytogenetics. Working as a plant breeder for five years at Linda Vista S.A. in Costa Rica, he photographed, in the wild, approximately 80% of the then known orchid species of Costa Rica. He also found new species such as Telipogon glicensteinii, Macroclinium glicensteinii, Pterichis leo, Stenorrhynchos glicensteinii, and Lepanthes glicensteinii. He won the second American Orchid Society Dillon/Peterson Essay Contest using one of his Costa Rican experiences. He has photographed many of the orchids in the Northeastern United States, Florida, and all of the orchids in California, where he located some taxa not formerly known to exist there. As a respected lecturer, has given numerous conservation oriented programs both nationally and internationally, showing orchids growing in their native habitats. Leon has been an invited guest speaker at both the Vancouver and Miami World Orchid Conferences.

Leon joined Hoosier Orchid Company in September 1998. As a breeder, as well as a grower, of orchids at Hoosier Orchid Company Leon specialized in working with members of the Pleruothalidae, Zygopetalinae, Gongorinae, Angraecoid, Jewel and Painted-leaf orchids, as well as other groups. He has created numerous novel and new combination not before known, thereby extended our knowledge of generic relationships within the orchid family. Since the demise of Hoosier Orchid Company Leon has been consulting with other orchid companies on growing orchids from seed. He is presently taking images of orchids in habitat in Ecuador and Peru which have led to more programs.

A strong conservationist, Leon was past chairperson of the American Orchid Societies Conservation Committee, and has been a member of this committee for decades. He represented the AOS at the international conservation meeting in Costa Rica in 2007.

Before coming to Hoosier Orchid Company he worked for an internationally known plant breeding company breeding crops such as Chrysanthemum, Carnation, Azalea and Roses.



My e-mail address is:   glicenstein33@msn.com

My mailing address is:   Leon Glicenstein
433 Orlando Avenue
State College, PA 16803

My telephone number is:   [814] 237-3900