Here's a list of useful Web links for orchid enthusiasts:
index of links:
national orchid societies & publications
American Orchid Society - Designed to offer an online introduction to
the art and science of growing orchids, as well as a timely reference.
Publishes several magazines as well as numerous books and pamphlets.
Affiliated with the OSSC.
Orchid Digest - Quarterly magazine concerning the culture, growing,
hybridization, use and appreciation of orchids, and the activities of orchid
organizations. Started as a mimeographed publication of the OSSC in the
early 1950's. Affiliated with the OSSC.
orchid conservation groups
Orchid Conservation Coalition - An organization that
encourages donations to orchid conservation organizations
through its 1% for Orchid Conservation program, in which OSSC is
Orchid Conservation Alliance - A non-profit organization
that accepts donations toward international orchid conservation
programs. OSSC made it's first donation to the OCA in 2008.
- Orchid Recovery
Program at Illinois
University. Dedicated to the conservation of orchids in
their native environment.
Jay Pfahl's Internet Orchid Photo Encyclopedia - A wonderful and
ever-expanding resource for species orchids, many with photos, including
cultural and taxonomic information. Now featuring over 10,000 species
from over 750 genera.
The International Orchid Register
- Search the massive hybrid orchid database maintained by The Royal
Horticultural Society by genus and/or grex to determine the parents of
your favorite orchids!
Picture Reference Database - A great resource created by the London
Orchid Society (Ontario, Canada), this is a keyword-searchable database
containing over 138,000 links to pictures found in over 1500 picture
sources, including all of the AOS Bulletin/Orchids magazines from 1970
to the present and all of the AOS Awards Quarterly magazines up to the
end of 2007 as well as general plant and garden books and many
catalogues and popular magazines.
BibliOrchidea - The world’s largest database for orchid
literature with more than 160,000 entries, covering about 90 percent of
the existing literature.
Swiss Orchid Foundation Database - Images of about 25,000 orchid
specimen can be accessed via the
Global Orchids Photo Database - 10,000 images in an indexed and browsable database.
orchid discussion groups
rec.gardens.orchids - Internet newsgroup with many active
users. (Don't have USENET support from your ISP? Try
this to access this group).
- Specialized orchid forums, online chats, culture tips, blogs,
glossary, and more. Requires free registration to use forums.
OrchidSpring Discussion Board - Maintained by
Guinea Orchid News, an active board with specialized forums.
Gardenweb Orchid Forum - Run by Gardenweb.com.
The Orchid Guide Digest - Internet listserver that generates a
weekly digest of messages sent by subscribers. Also offers its
information via an RSS feed.
- New Internet newsgroup focused on sharing pictures of orchids. (A
list of free and paid newsgroup readers and be found
- orchidforums.net - Web site to discussion of orchids, with
specialized sections dedicated to orchid pests and identification.
User registration is free.
- Garden Watchdog at Dave's Garden - A directory of gardening
resources, including orchid vendors, with over 30,000 user comments
rating over 6000 vendors. A great resource before ordering online!
- orchidgeeks.com - An orchid-centric forum with orchid gallery
and calendar. User registration is free.
Orchid Source - An orchid-centric forum with separate species
and hybrid orchid galleries.
OrchidTalk Forum - Maintained by River Valley OrchidWorks, this
forum requires free registration to post. Other features include an
orchid FAQ page, an extensive orchid genus listing, repotting tips,
general orchid sites
Linda's Orchid Page - Rich in information and resources for
beginner, intermediate, and advanced growers.
The Orchid House - Orchid FAQ's, cultural and judging
information, lots of orchid links as well.
Column - Blog-style notes from the Fuqua Orchid Center of the
Atlanta Botanical Center.
specialized orchid sites
Cymbidium Society of America - An international orchid society
that specializes in Cymbidium, Paphiopedilum, and
Phragmipedium species and hybrids. Website features
information on orchid culture, local branches, a forum, and more.
Paphs.net - Pictures, culture, and links to vendors of
Orchid Forum - An active forum dedicated to slipper orchids,
with user polls and specialized merchandise, even slipper orchid
Papua New Guinea Orchid News
- Comprehensive site with news, links, and many photos of orchids
found in Papua New Guinea.
Pages - Taxonomy, Images, Habitat, Culture, AOS Awards, and
plant / seed / flask sources.
Stanhopea Pages - Taxonomy, Images, Habitat, Culture, AOS
Awards, and plant / seed / flask sources.
orchid photography sites
lists of orchid links
The Orchid Mall - "Your Complete Online Orchid Resource
Center" with extensive links to vendors, orchid culture sites,
orchid societies and events, speakers, photographic sites, and
special interests. Also features orchid-related classified ads.
Orchids Online Web Design - Links to Australian and USA vendors
and orchid societies, plus an online auction and Web design
ORCHIDWIRE - A searchable database of links to 1455 orchid
resources in 58 countries.
- A searchable database of U.S. orchid events, with a number of
Orchidaceae: A Guide to the Orchid Flower Family A list of links
to genus-specific sites, hosted by Kremp Florist.
california orchid societies on the web
Central California Orchid Society, Fresno, CA
Society of America, 8 branches in California
Orchid Society, East San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Orchid Society, Arroyo Grande, CA
Gold Coast Cymbidium Growers, San Mateo, CA
Orchid Society, Eureka, CA
Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society, Long Beach, CA
Society, Malibu CA
Malihini Orchid Society, Cupertino, CA
Orchid Society, San Rafael, CA
Napa Valley Orchid Society, Napa, CA
- Newport Harbor Orchid
Society, Irvine, CA
North Valley Orchid Society, Chico, CA
County Branch CSA, Orange, CA
- Orange County Orchid
Society, Yorba Linda, CA
Society of California, Oakland, CA
Forum of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Orchid Society of
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Orchid Society of Southern California, Burbank, CA
Orchid Society, Palomar, CA
Peninsula Orchid Society, San Mateo, CA
Bernardino Counties Orchid Society, Riverside, CA
Orchid Society, Sacramento, CA
- San Diego County
Orchid Society, San Diego, CA
- San Fernando Valley
Orchid Society, Encino, Ca
Orchid Society, San Francisco, CA
- San Gabriel Valley
Orchid Hobbyists, Arcadia, CA
Clara Valley Orchid Society, San Jose, CA
Santa Cruz Orchid Society, Santa Cruz, CA
Sonoma County Orchid Society, Santa Rosa, CA
Orchid Society, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Coast Orchid Society, Long Beach, CA
Southern California Species Orchid Society, Placentia, CA
Southland Orchid Show Committee, the umbrella organization which
organizes the annual Southland Orchid Show.
Ventura County Orchid Society, Ventura, CA
california plant societies
Garden Clubs - The largest nonprofit volunteer gardening organization in the
state of California. An affiliation of over 250 garden clubs and plant societies
throughout the state, CGCI represents more than 19,000 members. Affiliated
with the OSSC.
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