Key to Native Orchids of WA


The Key to the Native Orchids of Western Australia is an interactive identification and information package built on a Lucidcentral platform that will help you to identify and learn about all the currently known native orchids found in Western Australia (excluding hybrids) . It is sponsored by WANOSCG and developed by its Members, celebrating WANOSCG’s 50th anniversary in 2024.

Authors: Ramón Newmann and Andrew Brown.

The initial version of the Key is designed for desk-top, laptop or tablet use and is available on-line by clicking on the Key logo or the link below.
Note that in its current form, the Key requires an internet connection to run.

Direct link to the Key: WANOSCG Native Orchid Key

Subsequent versions will include off-line versions for Mobile phones, desk-tops, laptops and tablets

The key is aimed at both amateur orchid enthusiasts and professional researchers alike. You can use it to:

  • identify an unknown orchid;
  • find out what orchids occur in different areas or habitats;
  • find out which orchids flower in different months of the year;
  • find out which orchids are listed as Threatened or Priority species;
  • view descriptions and photos of all the orchids contained in the key; and
  • learn more about Western Australia’s unique orchids.


Please provide any feedback on the Key to with ‘Orchid Lucid Key’ in the subject line.