Western Australian Native Orchids

WANOSCG – Western Australian Native Orchid Study and Conservation Group. Promoting interest in and preservation of Western Australian Native Orchids.

We are a group of people from diverse backgrounds who share the love of Western Australia’s native orchids and their outstanding diversity. In addition to gaining satisfaction and increased knowledge from the study of these fascinating plants in their natural environment, we aim to promote interest in their conservation for the benefit of future generations. Photographing native orchids in their native habitat is a shared common passion.



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.


WANOSCG General Meetings

During the principal orchid flowering season from March to November meetings are held at 7:30 pm in the Kings Park Administration Buildings off Fraser Avenue.

Visitors are welcome.

Following the general meeting formalities we discuss current orchid conservation matters and group and personal field trips. Members are addressed by a variety of speakers on a broad range of topics usually pertaining to orchids. Photographs taken by members are often shown at meetings, concluding with a light super.

Next General meeting 19th April, 2017.

UPCOMING SPEAKERS for 2017 season;

April  Urszula Kokosinska   NZ Orchids
November    Photo Competition and Members’ slides



Praecoxanthus aphyllus – Leafless Orchid

Eriochilus – Bunny Orchids

Leporella – Hare Orchid

Corunastylis – Pygmy Orchid