The Indigenous Orchid Study Group is one of over 20 such Groups whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of specific Australian plants. As in all study groups, the members' work is carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time.
This Group was formed with the aim of studying the cultivation and propagation of Australian native orchids so that more species could be brought into cultivation. It also aims to examine the growing requirements of the various species to improve their reliability.
|Left: Theymitra ixioides. Right: Calochilis paludosus.
Photos: Jill Dark
The Study Group's newsletters document reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species. The group also organises field trips to natural areas to observe and record orchids growing in the wild as well as trips to members' gardens.