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Arbeitskreise Heimische Orchideen - AHO

  Arbeitskreise Heimische Orchideen - AHO

Information about orchid groups in Germany. Native orchid photos, and distribution maps. Gottingen, Germany.

Writhlington Orchid Project

  Writhlington Orchid Project

Hundreds of students are involved in innovative approaches to orchid conservation through enterprise and global cooperation. The school has a micro-propagation laboratory and one of the UK's most extensive orchid collections in ...

Orchids of Greece

  Orchids of Greece

High quality images of wild orchids occurring in Greece, and their habitats. Greece.

Orchidee d'Italia

  Orchidee d'Italia

Information about, and photos of, the orchids found in Italy. Official page of the Italian Group for the Research on Wild Orchids, G.I.R.O.S., (Gruppo Italiano per la Ricerca sulle Orchidee Spontanee). A book, covering the orc ...

AGEO

  AGEO

Group concerned mainly with the native orchids of Switzerland. Contact and meetings info. Switzerland.

Norsk Orkideforening

  Norsk Orkideforening

Contact info for the Norwegian Orchid Society (Norsk Orkideforening). Indigenous orchids with photos. Post cards. Founded in 1988. Oslo, Norway.

Danmarks Orkidéer

  Danmarks Orkidéer

Photographs and other information concerning Denmark's native terrestrial orchids. Jimmy Lassen. Denmark

Orchidées en France

  Orchidées en France

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.

Orchidando.Forum

  Orchidando.Forum

Orchid discussion on diverse tropical and local wild orchid topics. Image sharing, a flea market, and a classified ads section are some of the forum features. Giulio Farinelli. Roccastrada, Grosseto, Italy.

Orquídeas Ibéricas

  Orquídeas Ibéricas

Orchids found on the Iberian Peninsula. Brief description of the anatomical characteristics of the Orchidaceae family. Madrid, Spain.

European Orchid Council

  European Orchid Council

Non-profit organization of European orchid societies and other European institutions that have an interest in orchids. Members work towards protecting endangered orchids and simplifying customs procedures in Europe.

Images de Saisons - Orchidées du Languedoc

  Images de Saisons - Orchidées du Languedoc

Photographs of wild orchids observed in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.

Orchidées Nature

  Orchidées Nature

European and North American native orchid information including photos, descriptions, distribution maps, and field trip reports. Jean-Luc and Elisabeth. France.

Eesti Orhideekaitse Klubi

  Eesti Orhideekaitse Klubi

Members of the Estonian Orchid Protection Club are devoted to protecting the 36 species of orchids found in the country. Photo gallery of club excursions. Founded in 1985. Estonia.

Latvian Orchid Society

  Latvian Orchid Society

Bringing together orchid enthusiasts and professionals to help protect the 34 orchid species found in Latvia, and to raise people's awareness of the orchid hobby. In the site's discussion forum, Latvian is the primary language, ...

Grup Orquidològic de Catalunya - GOC

  Grup Orquidològic de Catalunya - GOC

Activity, membership, and contact Information. Also sections about the orchids of Europe. Formerly known as Associació Orquidològica de Catalunya. Catalonia/Spain.

Werkgroep Europese Orchideeën

  Werkgroep Europese Orchideeën

News, activities, and information about Dutch and other European orchids. Publishers of the magazine "Eurorchis". Netherlands.

Belarus Orchid Club

  Belarus Orchid Club

Articles, club information, and discussion forum. Descriptions and photos of local orchids. Minsk, Belarus.

Lietuvos Orchidėjininkų Draugija

  Lietuvos Orchidėjininkų Draugija

Membership information for the Lithuanian Orchid Society. Events, news, orchid magazine, culture tips, photo gallery, and a discussion forum. Conservation and scientific study of native Lithuanian orchids. Founded in 2010. Vi ...

Flickr:  European Orchids

  Flickr: European Orchids

Orchids found in Europe photographed in their natural environment.

Europas orkidéer

  Europas orkidéer

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

miramis.de

  miramis.de

Photos of wild orchids European orchids, mainly from the Central and Mediterranean regions. Peter Zschunke. Frankfurt, Germany.

Association Régionale des Orchidophiles de Strasbourg

  Association Régionale des Orchidophiles de Strasbourg

Group of orchid enthusiasts who are passionate about the wild orchids found in the region, as well as exotic varieties from elsewhere. Founded 2007. Strasbourg, France.

Club des Amateurs Wallons d'Orchidées

  Club des Amateurs Wallons d'Orchidées

Information on European and tropical orchids. Culture notes, newsletters, club activities, and membership information. Founded 1999. Liège, Belgium.

Orchidaceae.BG

  Orchidaceae.BG

Photos and descriptions of tropical orchids grown by enthusiasts in Bulgaria. Wild orchids found in the country are also featured. Plamen Dimitrov. Bulgaria.

Hortus Orchis

  Hortus Orchis

Protecting and promoting the private, cultivated, orchid collection known as Hortus Orchis. The site features a photo gallery complete with taxonomy and habitat information. There is also a section describing native orchids fo ...

regiorchis

  regiorchis

Photographs, botanical illustrations, and other information concerning the native orchids of the the Swabian Alb mountain range. Markus Bernath. Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

Flore de France

  Flore de France

Pictures of wild orchids native to France and other European countries. Thierry Arbault. France.

Sveriges bofasta orkidéer

  Sveriges bofasta orkidéer

Native orchids of Sweden... descriptions, photos, and maps. Eric Elgebrant. Sweden.

orchideesendanger

  orchideesendanger

Blog promoting the preservation of tropical orchid habitats and biodiversity. Olga Caussade. Charenton le Pont, France.

albiflora.eu

  albiflora.eu

Site dedicated to white colour variations of European wild orchids. Also features a blog. Peter Zschunke. Frankfurt, Germany.

Sveriges Orkideer

  Sveriges Orkideer

Photographs and descriptions of orchids from around Sweden. Par Johnsson.

Evropské orchideje

  Evropské orchideje

Photos of terrestrial orchids found in the Czech Republic, and other European countries. Jan Gaisler. Czech Republic.

Orchidées Européennes

  Orchidées Européennes

Images of orchids occurring in Europe with a section on the orchids of Normandy. Also photographs of tropical orchids in the author's own collection. Philippe Burnel. France.

Wild Nature of the Cantabrian Mountains

  Wild Nature of the Cantabrian Mountains

Blog features information, including photos, of orchids native to the Cantabrian Mountains. Marius van Heiningen. Spain.

Aquitaine - SFO

  Aquitaine - SFO

Membership, activities, photos, and information about local species. Founded 2010. Aquitaine, France.

Orchidees Isère

  Orchidees Isère

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

Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean

  Orchids of Europe and the Mediterranean

Images and brief descriptions of a selection of European wild orchid species. Habitas, National Museums Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Rik's Orchid Site

  Rik's Orchid Site

Photos of orchids in Romania and other European countries. Orchid book reviews. Rik Neirynck. Bottelare, Belgium

Société Française d'Orchidophilie de Poitou-Charentes et Vendée

  Société Française d'Orchidophilie de Poitou-Charentes et Vendée

SFO affiliated group whose aims include the protection of native orchids in the region, and the culture of exotic orchids. The site features many photos of indigenous orchids and their pollinators. France.

Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Rheinland-Pfalz / Saarland

  Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Rheinland-Pfalz / Saarland

Protecting local orchids and their habitats. The site features many photos and orchid descriptions. Founded in 1981. Germany.

Epric Foundation

  Epric Foundation

The Epiphytic Plant Research and Information Center was founded in 1997 to maintain natural habitats of epiphytic plants, educate the public, create a reserve collection of epiphytic plants, and to help with publications. Huiss ...

Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Nordrhein-Westfalen des BUND NW

  Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Nordrhein-Westfalen des BUND NW

Information about orchids occurring in the region. Activities, photos, membership, and contact information. North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Günther's Homepage

  Günther's Homepage

European orchid information including photos. Pollination section. Travel reports. Natural hybrids. Contributions on discussion about critical Ophrys clans. Gunther Blaich. Weinheim, Germany.

Société Française d'Orchidophilie - Rhône-Alpes

  Société Française d'Orchidophilie - Rhône-Alpes

Membership, contact, and activities information. Photographs and descriptions of many orchids found locally. Founded in 1977. France.

Nejdet Bozkurt's Turkish Orchids

  Nejdet Bozkurt's Turkish Orchids

Photographs of the native orchids of Turkey. Nejdet Bozkurt. Turkey.

Nordic and Estonian Orchids

  Nordic and Estonian Orchids

Photographs of orchid species found in northern Europe. Markku Könkkölä. Finland.

Orchidées Sauvages de Gironde

  Orchidées Sauvages de Gironde

Information about the native orchid species (at least 49) occurring in the department of Gironde, France.

Jerome Volant's Orchid Site

  Jerome Volant's Orchid Site

Orchid information including local species and photos. Jerome Volant. France.

Orchidee dell'Appennino salernitano

  Orchidee dell'Appennino salernitano

Photographs of orchids found in the Parco Nazionale del Cilento e del Vallo di Diano (Cervati, Alburni). Italy.

Orchidee di Puglia

  Orchidee di Puglia

Facebook page dedicated to the wild orchids of the Apulia (Puglia) region in Italy.

Orchidees du Tarn-et-Garonne

  Orchidees du Tarn-et-Garonne

Wild orchids around Saint-Antonin are featured. Liliane Pessotto and Bernard Lemoine. France.

Orchidées de la Lorraine calcaire

  Orchidées de la Lorraine calcaire

Photos of the native orchids found in the Lorraine region of France. Information includes flowering times, descriptions, and habitats. Anacamptis, Cephalanthera, Dactylorhiza, Epipactis, Gymnadenia, Listera, Ophrys, Orchis, and ...

Ophrys

  Ophrys

Forum devoted to the discussion of wild European orchids. France.

Tiroler Orchideenverein

  Tiroler Orchideenverein

Membership, activities, and contact information. Information about orchids native to the area. Founded in 2002. North, South, and East Tyrol, Austria.

Flickr: Britain's Orchids

  Flickr: Britain's Orchids

Photos of the 50 to 60 orchid species that grow in the British Isles.

Orchidees de Provence

  Orchidees de Provence

Native orchids of southeastern France. Photos and distribution maps. Orchid site links. Pierre Michel Blais. Entrecasteaux, France.

Orchidées du Béarn

  Orchidées du Béarn

Photographing and describing wild orchids, and other flora, found around the hillsides of Béarn and the Pyrenees mountains. Andreas Guyot. France.

Société Francaise des Orchidées - Languedoc

  Société Francaise des Orchidées - Languedoc

Membership information, contact details, newsletters, and forum. Also features a listing, with images, of orchid species found in the Languedoc area of France.

Orchidee del Gargano

  Orchidee del Gargano

Articles, photos, events, and other information about the wild orchids found in the Gargano Promontory mountains of northern Apulia. Angela Rossini and John Quitadamo. Italy.

Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Thüringen

  Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Thüringen

Meetings, news, and contact information. Photos and mapping of the indigenous orchids found around Thüringen. Uhlstädt-Kirchhasel, Germany.

Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen :  Schleswig-Holstein

  Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Schleswig-Holstein

Group news, activities, membership, and contact information. Priority is placed on the preservation of local orchid populations. Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Orchideen Europas

  Orchideen Europas

Photographic archives and theory regarding the native orchids found in Europe. Dr. Helmuth Zelesny and Bernd Wossner. Heiningen, Germany.

Orchidées sauvages d'Alsace et des Vosges

  Orchidées sauvages d'Alsace et des Vosges

Information, illustrations, and photos of wild orchids found in the Alsace and the Vosges mountainous region of eastern France. Damien Martinak. France.

Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Sachsen-Anhalt

  Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Sachsen-Anhalt

Group committed to the conservation of indigenous orchids found in the region. The site features photos and descriptions of local orchids, and a book is available. Founded 1961. Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Csábi Miklós Nature Photos

  Csábi Miklós Nature Photos

Photo gallery of European native orchids including Epipactis, Cephalanthera, Gymnadenia, Spiranthes, Ophrys, Orchis, and Anacamptis. Csábi Miklós. Hungary.

Orchidea klub Brno

  Orchidea klub Brno

Group of orchid enthusiasts interested in tropical and local native orchids. List of local native orchids, with images. Identification key to orchid genera growing in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Annual excursions. Founde ...

Orchideeën Europa

  Orchideeën Europa

Images of many of the orchids that can be found around Europe. Pieter C. Brouwer. Netherlands.

Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Niedersachsen

  Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Niedersachsen

Studying, mapping, and protecting the native orchids of Lower Saxony. Founded 1981. Niedersachsen, Germany.

Orchids of Greece (Hellas)

  Orchids of Greece (Hellas)

Photos and other information concerning the native terrestrial orchids of Greece. Zissis Antonopoulos. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Wild Orchids in Denmark

  Wild Orchids in Denmark

Orchids native to Denmark information including fertile/sterile data. Home of Native Orchids mailing list. Einer T. Ludvigsen. Denmark.

Société Française d'Orchidophilie Auvergne

  Société Française d'Orchidophilie Auvergne

Promoting the protection of local indigenous orchids and the culture of exotic species. Auvergne, France.

Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Baden-Württemberg

  Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Baden-Württemberg

Meeting and contact info. European orchid photos. Email postcards, forum, and shop. Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

Proyecto Orquídea

  Proyecto Orquídea

Project concerned with the naturally occurring orchids of Extremadura. Orchid genera featured on the site includes Anacamptis, Dactylorhiza, Epipactis, Neotinea, Ophrys, Orchis, and Serapias. Spain.

Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Hamburg

  Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Hamburg

Working group dedicated to European native species, their biology, distribution, habitat requirements, and preserving the remaining populations. Founded in 1998. Hamburg, Germany.

Orchidee della Sicilia Occidentale

  Orchidee della Sicilia Occidentale

Information, including photographs, about the native orchids of western Sicily (especially the province of Trapani), Italy.

Orchidées d'Europe

  Orchidées d'Europe

Information, including photos, about the native orchids of Europe. Jean-Marc Moingeon. Goux les Usiers, France.

Slovenske orhideje

  Slovenske orhideje

Photos and information pertaining to the native orchids of Slovenia. Discussion forum. Branko Dolinar. Slovenia.

Orchidee spontanee del Centro Italia

  Orchidee spontanee del Centro Italia

Associated with the Gruppo Italiano Ricerca Orchidee Spontanee (GIROS), the site features information, including photos, about orchids observed in the central part of the country. Italy.

Association Auboise d'Orchidophilie Exotique

  Association Auboise d'Orchidophilie Exotique

Photos, events, articles, and member information. The emphasis is on tropical orchids, but the site also features information about the local native orchids. France.

Association Cyrno-Méditerranéenne d'Orchidologie

  Association Cyrno-Méditerranéenne d'Orchidologie

Association whose primarily purpose is the study of wild orchids found on Corsica. Founded 2000. Corsica, France.

Orchidees des Hautes - Alpes

  Orchidees des Hautes - Alpes

High altitude orchids found in France.

NativeOrchids - Yahoo! Group

  NativeOrchids - Yahoo! Group

Forum for discussing all aspects of the lives of wild, native orchids, especially terrestrial plants growing in the Northern Hemisphere.

Orchidées à Restinclières

  Orchidées à Restinclières

Flowering times and photos of wild orchids occurring in the Restinclieres area (north of Montpellier). France.

Images de la Flore de France

  Images de la Flore de France

Photographs of orchids found in France. Eric Bourneuf.

Société Française d'Orchidophilie de Lorraine-Alsace

  Société Française d'Orchidophilie de Lorraine-Alsace

Working towards the sustainability of local orchid species. Activities and contact information. Alsace-Lorraine region of France.

Ophrys

  Ophrys

Information about the genus Ophrys, including over 3900 images from across Europe. James Mast de Maeght. Belgium.

Wild Flower Gallery

  Wild Flower Gallery

Photographs of European wild flowers, including many orchids. Gwen and Phil Phillips. United Kingdom.

Orchideeninformationen

  Orchideeninformationen

Orchid information primarily on European terrestrial orchids. Labor Walter Bongers. Essen, Germany.

Ecogriek

  Ecogriek

Promoting ecotourism to Greece, the site features some of the more than 200 species of orchids found there.

Orchidee di Cava Grande del Cassibile

  Orchidee di Cava Grande del Cassibile

Wild orchids found in the Iblea area and in particular the reserve of Cava Grande del Cassibile. Italy.

Orchidées du 34

  Orchidées du 34

Distribution and habitat information, based on observations from 1975 to the present, for orchids occurring in the Hérault department of France.

Orchideen-Kartierung

  Orchideen-Kartierung

Maps, photos, descriptions of native orchids in Germany. INKA 2000 program available for download (Windows). Horst Kretzschmar. Bad Hersfeld, Germany.

Les Orchidées du GERS

  Les Orchidées du GERS

Orchids found around Gers, France. Species inventory and habitat protection. Claire Lemouzy and Jerome Segonds.

Orchidaceae dei M.ti Picentini

  Orchidaceae dei M.ti Picentini

Photographs and botanical information concerning wild orchids found on the Picentini Mountains (Italy: Salerno/Avellino) Bruno Pisapia. Italy.

Orchidées autour de Thiviers en Périgord Vert

  Orchidées autour de Thiviers en Périgord Vert

Photos and information about the native orchids found in the region around Thiviers, France.

Orchidées sauvages - Yahoo! Group

  Orchidées sauvages - Yahoo! Group

Those who observe, index, and photograph wild orchids, without taking, are welcome. Scientists, naturalists, the curious...

Orchidee dei monti occidentali del Vallo di Diano

  Orchidee dei monti occidentali del Vallo di Diano

Photos of wild orchids found in western M .ti del Vallo di Diano (pr.Salerno). Bruno and Tommaso Pisapia. Italy.

Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Bayern

  Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Bayern

Information, including mapping, of local orchid populations. Munich, Germany.

Frank Nature:  European Orchids Photographed

  Frank Nature: European Orchids Photographed

Wild orchids photographed in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, and Greece. Frank Verhart. Bemelen, Netherlands.

Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Hessen

  Arbeitskreis Heimische Orchideen : Hessen

Information concerning the Hessen branch of the AHO. Germany.

MRF-Nature

  MRF-Nature

Orchid images by freelance nature photographers Monika and Richard Fellinger. Germany.