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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.
With over 1.3 million scientific names, 4.4 million specimen records, and over 450,000 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.
Grassroots organization made up of people, orchid societies, and orchid businesses dedicated to raising awareness and money for orchid conservation.
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.
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.
Orchid FAQ, guide to artificial lighting, list of orchid genera and hybrids, culture notes, and links. Jerry Bolce. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
The IOF is a non-profit organization with the goal of getting more people to learn about, and to grow orchids. Boynton Beach, Florida, USA.
Orchid photos, history, anatomy, flowering periods, art gallery, care tips. Orchid quiz. Books. Online magazine the "Orchid News". Delfina de Araujo. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Online plant encyclopedia with a particular focus on orchids and ferns. Traditional Japanese culture is featured with sections on Neofinetia falcata, slipper orchids, and others. Kyushu, Japan.
The IOSPE has photos and information on over 20,000 orchid species. Edited with help from many taxonomists. Orchid travel photos. Orchid design jewellery offered. Jay Pfahl. Key West, Florida, USA.
Research reports on Neottia (ovata) and Epipactis (helleborine subsp. neerlandica). Also the periodical Eurorchis and a guide on how to do fieldwork can be downloaded. Dirk Kapteyn den Boumeester. Netherlands.
Essences produced from a variety of orchids for beneficial effects on one's body and mind. Orchid photo greetings cards are also offered. Isle of Gigha, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Source of orchid information and links. Created by David Off of Waldor Orchids. Linwood, New Jersey, USA.
Multi-vendor store for selling orchids and growing accessories. International vendors welcome. Kerala, India.
World Orchid Iconography (a database with graphical material for many orchid species), OrchidKeys (interactive keys to search European orchid species) and BibliOrchidea (orchid literature database with more than 150,000 entries, maintained by Rudolf Jenny).
French language encyclopaedia of orchids. Classification, glossary, conservation, photos, and culture of many orchids. Vincent Liefooghe. France.
General information on several genera of orchids, events, and links. Christina Boris. Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA.