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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up


Everyone must register their attendance for all field activities. We also prefer it if you also register for meetings. Only those who register will be notified of any changes, cancellations etc. Your name and phone number must be supplied to the person listed in the activity or Meeting notice.

To participate in any meeting or activity members must be fully vaccinated against COVID.

Please do not attend any activities if you have COVID, or you are awaiting test results, or you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID within the past 5 days.

22-28/07/22 - Conservation Group

Orchid reintroductions, Riverina, NSW.

25/07/22 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site herb planting, Sunshine.

5/08/22 - August Meeting

AGM & Jim Cootes presenting "Orchids of Macarthur District".

6/08/22 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

7/08/22 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by George & Fran Byrne-Dimos.

7/08/22 - Terrestrial Study Group

Day trip to Mt Piper, Broadford

8/08/22 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site planting, Sunshine.

16/08/22 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica herb planting, Laverton North.

20/08/22 - Terrestrial Study Group

Day trip to the Enfield nad Dereel areas.

22/08/22 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site planting, Sunshine.

27 & 28/08/22 - Conservation Group

Caladenia monitoring and searching, Dalyenong.

2/09/22 - September Meeting

Speaker and presentation TBA.

TERRESTRIAL CULTIVATION & SEED PROPAGATION GROUP

The Seed Propagation Group meets once a month, usually on the first Saturday following the monthly meeting.  Meetings are held at the Seed Propagation Group leader's home, where a propagation laboratory has been established for use by members.

This is a hands on practical meeting where members can use a lamina flow cabinet in sterile conditions to propagate orchids from seed.  Meanwhile other members discuss their successes, failures and techniques over afternoon tea.

Apart from getting an opportunity to grow some orchids not readily available, the group also undertakes an important conservation role.  By learning how to propagate difficult to grow species our knowledge contributes to the establishment of ex-situ populations which can help preserve them.

All members are welcome to attend the Seed Propagation Group meetings.  The techniques of orchid seed propagation are not difficult, so come along to the meetings and learn the techniques in a friendly atmosphere, using the equipment provided.

All orchids are protected.  It is illegal to collect plant or seed material from orchids in the wild.

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Diuris laxiflora

Activities

Terrestrial Cultivation & Seed Propagation Group

Come along and learn the techniques of growing native terrestrial orchids from seed.  As usual there will be opportunities to plate seed and re-plate seedlings, as well as being able to engage in cultivation discussions.

The group has two lamina flow cabinets allowing good access to the flasking facilities.

Members interested in attending should register with Richard Thomson to check COVID-19 requirements.

------- Dates -------
Sat 6 August2022
Sat 3 September2022
Sat 8 October 2022
Sat 5 November 2022
Sat 3 December 2022
Caladenia latifolia

Cultivation Notes

If you are interested in growing Australian native terrestrial orchids and would like to know the basics, click on this link to download a copy of the ANOS Vic. Terrestrial Cultivation Notes . (File size: 112Kb).

If you are interested in the background of terrestrial orchid culture and would like some information on why you should be growing terrestrial orchids, click on this link to download a copy of "101 Reasons for Growing Terrestrials" . (File size: 102Kb).  This document is a transcript of the presentation that Helen Richards gave at the national ANOS Conference in 2010.

These notes are in Acrobat PDF format.

Richard Thomson

Contact

Seed Propagation Group Leader - Richard Thomson.

If you have any questions about the Seed Propagation Group or wish to find out more about the group's activities, contact Richard.  Alternatively, become a member of ANOS Vic. to receive your copy of the  Bulletin which publishes details about these and other upcoming events.

Send E-Mail to Richard Thomson.