Western Australian Native Orchids

Welcome to the 2017 Orchid Season


WANOSCG General Meetings
Next General meeting 15th March, 2017.

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Kings Park Administration Buildings off Fraser Avenue (March to November inclusive).


SPEAKERS for 2016

March Ramón Newman 2015 in retrospect Walpole presentation and November flowering orchids near Walpole
April Ramon & Margaret Snail trip 2015
May Andrew Brown Western Australian Sun Orchids
June John Ewing Red Spider Orchids
July Michael MacPherson Native Orchid Photography
August Kingsley Dixon A life with orchids ‘Snapshot on a career researching WA’s orchid flora’
September Paul Winthrop Nature Map and Atlas of Living Australia
October Mark Brundrett  TBA
November Photo Competition and Members’ slides


FIELD TRIPS for 2016

If you wish to attend any of these field trips please contact the Field Trip Coordinator
Margaret Petridis – margaretp55@gmail.com0409677385

June 26th Cataby/Badgingarra areas (Thelymitra apiculata)
July 17th


Noble Rd, NE of Arthur River

Bullsbrook and Jurien areas (Thelymitra pulcherrima)

August 20/21st Geraldton
September 17th/18th



Albany and Stirling Range

October 2-8/9


Kevin’s Rufa trip – camping trip to Karonie

Boyup Brook/Ruabon

November 5/6 Ongerup


The best photograph of any West Australian native orchid (or orchids) taken in situ in 2016. The competition night is at the November meeting.


2011 : Don Ward (the inaugural recipient)
2012 : Matz Dahlkamp
2013 : Eddy Wajon
2014 : Ross and Margaret Fox
2015 : Donna Wajon

The criterion for this award is that the person should have advanced the aims of, and made an outstanding contribution to, WANOSCG – namely the study and conservation of Western Australian native orchids. These contributions will usually have been made over an extended period of time. The recipient must be a financial Member of WANOSCG


ADOPT an Orchid (ADORP)
Some 20+ members have signed up to the adopt an orchid program


RECENT PUBLICATIONS related to Western Australian Native Orchids

Identification and Ecology of Southwest Australian Orchids – A User-friendly Guide
Mark Brundrett (2014)

Field Guide to the Orchids of Western Australia – Andrew Brown, Kingsley Dixon, Christopher French and Garry Brockman (2013)

The Definitive Guide to the Native Orchids of Western Australia

Orchids of South-West Australia 3rd Edition – Noel Hoffman & Andrew Brown (2011)

Orchids of Western Australia – Andrew Brown, Pat Dundas, Kingsley Dixon & Stephen Hopper (2008)

A valuable comprehensive reference of WA native orchid species beautifully illustrated by Pat Dundas

Spider Orchids-the Genus Caladenia and it’s relatives in Australia – Gary Backhouse



To promote interest in and preserve Western Australian indigenous orchids.

To learn the best means of cultivation and do all things possible for the conservation of native orchids in their environment.

To learn their habitats and keep records.

To have field days and learn to recognise the different genera and species.

To hold meetings for the exchange of knowledge and furthering of interest in Western Australian orchids.

To affiliate with kindred organisations.

To make rules of the Group’s domestic affairs.

To have fun.