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Coming Up

23/7/18 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

28/7/18 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to Baluk Willam.

1/8/18 - Conservation Group

Site maintenance at Inverleigh Common.

3/8/18 - August Meeting

AGM. Geoff Beilby will present "Looking for Caladenia saxicola to the North of Kalgoorlie".

4/8/18 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

5/8/18 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by Stan & Pat Hill.

6/8/18 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

11/8/18 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to Mount Cannibal.

20/8/18 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

21/8/18 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton North.

7/9/18 - September Meeting

Speaker and presentation topic TBA.


This page contains reference information on Australian orchids. It can be freely downloaded and redistributed, provided the original material is attributed to the authors and is not edited.

Dendrobium speciosum

Victoria's Clubbed Spider Caladenia

ANOS Victoria member Bill Kosky has been studying Victoria's clubbed spider Caladenia orchids for several years and presents two draft papers to assist in the identification of three East Gippsland spider Caladenia.

Part 1 looks at the rarely encountered and poorly known Caladenia fitzgeraldii as well as the closely related Caladenia peisleyi.
Part 2 looks at the more common Caladenia montana.

These draft papers put forward a discussion for morphological grading and suggestions for the revision of their taxonomy.

Download the PDF Version of Part 1: The Fitzgeraldii Type.

Download the PDF Version of Part 2: The Montana Type.

Dendrobium speciosum

Australian Orchid Checklist

A new Checklist of the Orchids of Australia has been prepared that covers the 1,869 species, subspecies and varieties of wild orchids (comprising 1,794 species and 116 subspecies and varieties) in 113 genera found in Australia and its island territories. This total includes 395 species considered distinct but not yet named and described. This Checklist also includes 546 naturally occurring hybrids (including 48 named wild hybrids) in 15 genera plus 6 intergeneric crosses, that have been observed in the field. The inclusion of the many hundreds of recognised but unnamed species and naturally occurring hybrids makes this the most comprehensive checklist of Australian orchids ever compiled.

The Checklist has been prepared in two versions: an Excel spreadsheet that can be modified by users, and a PDF version that can be printed for a hard copy but is password-protected for editing. Each version has a national list of species and hybrids followed by State/Territory lists of species and hybrids. A unique feature of the Excel version of the Checklist is that users can keep a record of the number of species they have seen, simply by entering the number 1 in the 'Seen' column against the relevant species, both nationally and by each State or Territory. The second row above the relevant column will automatically give a new total each time a '1' is entered (or deleted). As the Excel version is password-protected, you will need to open the file as 'read only' and save it under a new file name before the file can be modified.

It is intended that the Checklist will be periodically updated.

The Checklist was prepared by Gary Backhouse (Victoria), Andrew Brown (Western Australia), Robert Bates (South Australia) and Lachlan Copeland (New South Wales).

Checklist of Australian Orchids

PDF Version of the Australian Orchid Checklist.

Excel Version of the Australian Orchid Checklist.

Current release 1st March 2016.