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Coming Up

19/9/17 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima & Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton.

20/9/17 - Conservation Group

Caladenia pumila search, Geelong region.

23-24/9/17 - ANOS Vic Spring Show

Mount Waverley Community Centre
47 Miller Crescent

26-27/9/17 - Conservation Group

Pterostylis cucullata search, Wilsons Prom.

29/9-1/10/17 - Terrestrial Study & Conservation Groups

Caladenia orchid searches, Bendigo region.

1/10/17 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by Kyle and Elizabeth Matheson.

2/10/17 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

4/10/17 - Conservation Group

Caladenia robinsonii site maintenance, Mornington Peninsula.

6/10/17 - October Meeting

Dr Renate Faast will present "To Catch a Thief and a Pollinator - Friends and Foes of Caladenia Species".

7/10/17 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

9-11/10/17 - Conservation Groups

Orchid searches in South-West Victoria.

14-15/10/17 - Terrestrial Study Group

Visit to Warby Ranges & Reef Hills.

16/10/17 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

17/10/17 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima & Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton.

20-25/10/17 - Terrestrial Study Group

Trip to the Big Desert.

30/10/17 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

3/11/17 - November Meeting

Robyn Hunter will present "George Knight, an early Victorian Orchid Grower.".


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.