NAOCC is a coalition of organizations dedicated to conserving the diverse orchid heritage of the U.S. and Canada.  Founded by the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Botanic Garden.  Based at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.  Edgewater, Maryland, USA.

North American Orchid Conservation Center

Covering the genera Phragmipedium, Cypripedium, Paphiopedilum, Mexipedium, and Selenipedium.  General information, classification, species, hybrids, synonyms, anomalies, photos, etc..  Formerly known as PhragWeb.  Rob Zuiderwijk. Netherlands.


Photos of terrestrial orchids, from anywhere on the planet, are welcome in this group.

Flickr: Terrestrial Orchids

Comprehensive site detailing the orchid species, and natural hybrids, occurring in France.  Photos, lists, maps, insect visitors, descriptions, and more.  Philippe Durbin.  Villeurbanne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

Orchidées en France

Web-based forum to discuss Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium, Mexipedium and Selenipedium orchids.  Topics include culture,  taxonomy, breeding, production, awards, pests,  photographs, sale/trade, and a wanted section.


Hardy terrestrial orchids for perennial gardens.  Offerings include Cypripediums, Calopogon, Pogonia and Spiranthes.  Bill Mathis.  Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.

Wild Orchid Company

Selection of orchids that includes several genera.  Growing supplies and services are also available.  Established in 1939.  George Jr. and Paula Hausermann.  DeLand, Florida, USA.

EFG Orchids

Showcasing, through images and descriptions, the beauty and diversity of European orchids.  Ivar Edvinsen.  Sweden.

Europas orkidéer

Pleione and Cypripedium orchids grown and sold.  Maren Talbot.  Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

Heritage Orchids

Cypripedium species and hybrids grown in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.  Photos.  Clark Riley.

Cypripediums for House and Garden

Cypripedium species, grown from seed,  available.  Photo gallery and care notes.  Carol and Bill Steele.  Bovey, Minnesota, USA.

Spangle Creek Labs

Orchid species database, with photos.  Growing tips.   Karen Frederiksen and Tom Steenberg.  Denmark.

Orkide Vinduet

Specializing in orchid propagation technologies.  Selection of orchid species, including Cypripedium,  Dactylorhiza,  Phalaenopsis, and Cattleya offered in flasks, and a few as plants.  Wholesale and retail pricing.  Sart-Tilman, Belgium.


Selection of hardy orchids, including Dactylorhiza, Epipactis, Orchis and Cypripedium available.  Jeff Hutchings.  Lancashire, United Kingdom.

Laneside Hardy Orchid Nursery

Message board for Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Mexipedium, Selenipedium, and Cypripedium enthusiasts.

Slipper Orchid Forum

Membership provides fellowship, encouragement, and further education of orchid growing.  Cooperative to help restore Cypripedium kentuckiense to the region.  Founded 1980.  Alexandria, Louisiana, USA.

Central Louisiana Orchid Society

Hardy orchids, including Cypripedium, Bletilla, Calanthe, Dactylorhiza, Pleione, Epipactis, and Habenaria, suitable for growing in a garden are offered.  The site also features culture notes and photographs.  Johann Blättler.  Kerns, Switzerland.

Gartenorchideen Johann Blättler

A photographic record of the beautiful, and often rare, native orchids that can be found in the area.  Lynden, Washington, USA.

Native Orchids of the Pacific NW and Canadian Rockies

Cypripedium species and hybrid information including culture notes and images.  Werner Frosch.  Frankfurt, Germany.

Frosch's Cypripedium Infos

Cypripedium hybrids for the garden are offered. Culture notes, photo gallery.  Andrea Wolf.  Oberguenzburg, Germany.


Specializing in orchid propagation.  Established 1990.  Kurt Dieter Schmidt.  Quedlinburg (near the Harz Mountains), Germany.

In Vitro Plant Service

Many photos of the the native orchids found in the Isère area in the east of France.

Orchidees Isère

Temperate terrestrial orchids, including Bletilla, Calopogon, Pleione, and Cypripedium, are offered.  Flasking services are available for terrestrial and tropical orchids.  Established 2006.  Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, USA.

Gardens at Post Hill

An interactive guide to the native orchids of Wisconsin.  Descriptions and pictures.  Jeffrey R. Hapeman.  University of Wisconsin, USA.

Orchids of Wisconsin