The first meeting of the WA Orchid Study Group was held on 29 March 1974, with the group becoming incorporated in 1976 as “The W.A. Native Orchid Study and Conservation Group (inc.)”.



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