The Orchids and Aroids of Ecuador The Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society is pleased to present Ivan Portilla who will speak on The Orchids and Aroids of Ecuador on Monday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm. The meeting will take place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, FL in the Corbin Building. Ecuador with its unique geology and numerous micro-climates is the ideal host for thousands of orchid and aroid species. This program will feature a pictorial tour of orchids and aroids in their native habitat with remarks on each plant. Ivan Portilla is the Vice President of Ecuagenera, a family owned business, whose mission is to protect, grow and market Ecuadorean species of ornamental plants by establishing a sustainable management of the resource within the concept of preservation. Ivan has been involved in all aspects of the business and is the primary point person for sales throughout North America. Ivan will bring plants that will be available for sale after his presentation. There is no admission fee and the public is invited to attend this presentation. There will be plants donated by Sid and Regina Gardino (Gardino Nursery) for Raffle. Refreshments will be served. For more information please visit www.tfeps.org or call 305 232-2257.