Topic: Dendrobiums: Species, Hybrids, and Culture
Date: September 14, 2017
Roy Tokunaga grew up on the beautiful island of Maui, in the Hawaiian
Island chain. He left Maui for Honolulu, Oahu to attend the University
of Hawaii. It was in the honors program that his favorite mentor, Dr.
Yoneo Sagawa, introduced him to orchids and the new emerging technologies
of orchid seed germination and cloning. Roy eventually earned a Bachelors
in Education, intending to teach biology. Then, he was recruited to
work at an orchid cloning laboratory, E&R Orchids. For seven years
he honed his skills in seed germination and cloning. In 1981, Roy partnered
with Harry Akagi to start H&R Nurseries in Waimanalo, Hawaii on
the island of Oahu. Roy is an accredited judge for the American Orchid
Society as well as the Honolulu Orchid Society.
Roy has been hybridizing, cloning, and germinating seeds for more than
forty years. H&R maintains a laboratory for seed germination and
grows orchids under two acres of shade houses. He is refocusing H&R
to excel in the culture of species as well as providing hybrids in the
Dendrobium and Cattleya Alliances. Roy’s passion has been the proper
nutrition of orchids and searching for the mythical flower booster.
Roy will be supplying the raffle table and will be selling plants at
***Members may NOT sell anything at this meeting.
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