Suggested links to sites of orchid interest
Australian National Botanic Gardens
The ANBG includes one of the most important orchid identification and research groups in Australia.
Aussie Orchid well presented cultural guidance information.
Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) info. for people interested in Australia's native flora.
Australian Orchid Foundation
The AOF has a bookshop, seed bank and protocorm bank, all of which helps to fund research projects on Australian orchids. Donations to the AOF are tax deductible as a recognized Scientific Research institution.
Australian Terrestrial Orchids - BANJORAH Plenty of photographs and information.
Extensive orchid related site by Delfina de Araujo, of Rio de Janeiro, with lots of photos and information, in particular the orchids of Brazil. The site is bi-lingual, English and Portugeuse. Winner of Gold Medal WOC 2005 for category of Private website.
Garden Web World A Charity Site dedicated to the Conservation of Endangered Species and Research. Not just orchids.
Cymbidium Species Stephen Early's comprehensive specialist site for Cymbidium enthusiasts.
Dr. Tanaka's Homepage For those who love Paphs.
International Phalaenopsis Alliance, USA A society specialising in this easy to grow genus, with their own colour journal issued quarterly.
Ira Butler Trophy Website, information on these prestigious annual Australian orchid awards
London Orchid Society (Canada) Picture Reference Database -If you are looking for a photo of a particular orchid, this Picture Reference Database contains a list of over 60,000 orchid photographs and where to find them.
National Capital Botanical Gardens of Papua New Guinea
Another magnificent site by Wolfgang Bandish to spotlight the wonderful Gardens located in Port Moresby. The orchid-rich country of PNG never fails to fascinate the orchid collector.
Orchids of Papua New Guinea - concise information on all 134 genera, and includes a richly illustrated checklist of all taxa currently known to occur in New Guinea, almost 3000 at current count.
OrchidWire - An extensive Orchid Resource Database
Orchid Culture - Charles and Margaret Baker A wealth of cultural information.
Orkology - Greg Steenbeeke's site with lots of orchid photos and information on orchids and other things. New - Orchidopaedia CD-ROMs (photos).
Orchid Photography by Gary Yong Gee Gary Yong Gee of Brisbane is acknowledged as one of the best orchid photographers in Australia, but that isn't all. He also has a passion for orchid species. Amongst other things, Gary's website has thumbnail photos of species orchids linked to articles he has written for the Orchid Species Society (The very first species orchid society in the world!) - so there is plenty of reading on some nifty orchids. Gary is also an occasional contributor of articles to our magazine Orchids Australia.
Orchid Genus Names A list of names for each orchid genus followed by its abbreviated name. "Natural" is an indication of a naturally occurring genus. Otherwise it shows which genera are crossed to produce that man-made genus. (Courtesy of The Orchid House)
Orchids Online An Australian site devoted to many things of great interest to orchid growers and enthusiasts from around the world.
The Orchid Photo Page -Greg Allikas has over 200 photos to assist with identification of orchid species.
Orchid Species Encyclopaedia Jay Pfahl of Florida has gathered together am astonishing reference library of orchid species photographs. This is a labour of love for Jay and shows the extent that some orchid growers will go to so that their accumulated knowledge can be shared around the world. In turn photographers around the world have made photos available to him. As at 31 May 2006 there are over 6000 species listed covering 606 genera.
The Orchidstudium Project A non profit organization that congregates researchers and collectors of orchids, mainly of Brazilian native species, for the purpose of extending and spreading the knowledge of these plants.
Pocket Diagnostics - Field test for diagnosis of orchid viruses in minutes. Tests for Cymbidium mosaic virus (CyMV) and Odontoglossum ringspot virus (ORSV).
The Royal Horticultural Society
Ronscatts - Cattleya images from the collection of the late David Littman.
Swiss Orchid Foundation - Some 90 select illustrated orchid books, containing over 7000 hand-coloured drawings, have been digitized during the last five years and may be accessed online here. In addition to illustrations, over 52,000 photographs of orchids from around the world have been scanned and their identity and names checked: they are available through this website.
Terrestrial Orchids of Western Australia – Photo Gallery
This is a magnificent collection of photographs by Ron Heberle's favourite orchids, the brilliantly coloured (often in bizarre combinations) terrestrial orchids of SW Western Australia. Tony Watkinson has spent countless hours preparing this site to display hundreds of Ron's life time of photography. Watch for new additions to this amazing site.
The Orchid Mall,
USA's top orchid site, with hot links to many other interesting orchid sites.
Phil's Orchid World, Wellington, New Zealand
A wealth of information on orchids in New Zealand and extensive cultural notes.