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Miscellaneous Orchid Resources
Papua New Guinea Orchid News
Introduction to the orchids of Papua New Guinea. Over 1,000 pages of orchid genera descriptions, drawings, photos, email cards, and more. Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Features include orchid photos, forums, news, and RSS feeds. Other highlights of the site are nursery, related business, and orchid society information. Steve Wells. Located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Orchid FAQ, guide to artificial lighting, list of orchid genera and hybrids, culture notes, and links. Jerry Bolce. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Collaborative project by volunteers to document all species and hybrid orchids. Features includes images, general information, discussion, and culture notes. Anyone can edit to expand the over 4,000 articles currently available.
Orchid Conservation Coalition
Grassroots organization made up of people, orchid societies, and orchid businesses dedicated to raising awareness and money for orchid conservation.
Portal site serving as a source of information for orchid related material. Oriented towards the European orchid scene. Promotes the scientific study of orchids and encourages habitat protection. Peter H. Peeters. Bertem, Belgium.
Orchid Conservation Alliance
The primary objective of The Orchid Conservation Alliance is to promote the conservation of wild orchid species in their native habitats. The current goal is to purchase 100 hectares of undisturbed orchid habitat in the high Andes of Ecuador.
With over 1.2 million scientific names, 4 million specimen records, and almost 250,000 images, this database has nomenclatural, bibliographic, and specimen data for most orchid species. Missouri Botanical Garden. St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Featuring many links to orchid-related sites. Orchid events, classified ads, and speakers page. Carson E. Whitlow. Adel, Iowa, USA.
Orchid Seed Stores for Sustainable Use
The OSSSU is a Darwin Initiative project designed to establish orchid seed banking around the globe (with the current focus on Asia and South and Central America). Based at the Seed Conservation Department of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew at Wakehurst Place.