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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up

24/02/20 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

29/02/20 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

6/03/20 - March Meeting

Lilanga Balachandra presenting "Orchids, Australian & Sri Lankan: A Brief Comparison".

8/03/20 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by Gabor & Julianna Szep.

10/03/20 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

17/03/20 - Conservation Group

Diuris basaltica & Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Laverton.

23/03/20 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

3/04/20 - April Meeting

Gerry Walsh will be prsenting "Rock Lily Orchids".


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.

Diuris laxiflora


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.

Sat 29 February 2020
Sat 4 April 2020
Sat 2 May 2020
Sat 6 June 2020
Sat 4 July 2020
Sat 8 August 2020
Sat 5 September 2020
Sat 3 October 2020
Sat 7 November 2020
Sat 5 December 2020
January 2021 - Nothing Scheduled
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


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.