Last updated 8/30/99
Well a year has gone by and I have not added to this area but I have been building the Encyclopedia and traveling to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic to see orchid species in their natural settings. This to me is my favorite orchid experience, the challenge of finding these incredible plant creatures in their jungle setting. The first time one sees an epiphytic orchid actually clinging to the bark of a tree is a moment of astonishment especially if it is in bloom as well. Generally, to see orchids one needs to get away from the cities and the farms as well. My best orchid hunting has happened on foot but I have also rode horses and been in canoes.
The links below will show the picture but to see the written account use the alphabetical search above in the Internet Orchid Encyclopedia to go to the main species page.
There has been so many new photos and genera added in the last month that I have not had time to add to the "what's new" section. I suggest looking through the alphabetical list to see all the new species photos. The photos that I have been receiving from donors are stupendous and there are too many to mention. The photos of Wilford Neptune's AOS Award winning plants are not to be missed and Dale and Deni Borders digital camera pics are also quite a treat. I have left the photo links below even though some of them are now 6 months old. Some day I will have more time to add to this area.
Check out the new Costa Rica Page, I did a 15 day orchid trip to the jungle, see the orchids there now
Take Me To Costa Rica
See a mountain of orchids - This months bounty Jay's Garden - Things are good!
The Gongoreae Overview; An Orchid Safari originally presented live on the net 7/28/98 Stanhopea, Gongora, Coryanthes and more with excellent photos of pollentation and close ups of orchid sex procedures.
My Orchid Garden Many of you have asked so here it is on a good day.
Aerangis PageA list of 58 Aerangis species with synonyms, ranges, altitudes, and cultural notes.
Aeranthes PageA complete list of the 44 known Aeranthes species with their synonyms, ranges, altitudes and cultural notes.
Bulbophyllum PageAlmost 400 species listed with ranges, altitudes and culture
Catasetum sexHere are photos of both the male and female flowers of Catasetum intergerinum
Cycnoches PageA list of 17 of the known species in the genus Cycnoches
Dendrobium harveyanum Rchb.f. Photo courtesy of Allen Black.
Florida Orchid Page - Species and Orchids in situ
Mormodes pageA list of 79 known species with locations and altitudes
Odontoglossum PageA list of 130 species their origins and some cultural notes.
Oncidium species Page A list of 250 Oncidium species with altitudes, climes, flowering time, synonyms and cultural notes
Paphinia Species Page A complete list of the 16 known Paphinia with locations and altitudes and some cultural notes
Peruvian collecting tripTake a trip to Peru on-line and collect some orchids
Phalaenopsis Species Page A complete list of known Phalaenopsis species
Phaius Page A complete listing of all the known Phaius species with ranges, altitudes and cultural notes.
Stanhopea PageA list of 58 Stanhopea species and their synonyms with ranges, locations and cultural notes.