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February 7, 2017

Cryptostylis erecta

While a very common terrestrial orchid in the Sydney region, to our memory, it was the first time Cryptostylis erecta being benched in ANOS Sydney meeting in the last 5-6 years.

Cryptostylis erecta is a terrestrial orchid commonly known as the Bonnet...

A special event at Ken Russell’s Orchid Glen Nursery

This spring was a very special event for me and a good old friend which you all know, that lives about half hour away from my place. I will hold you in suspense for a moment. At the age of 14, I became a member of the...

October 22, 2016

This year's annual Sarcanthinae Show was Sydney Group's 31st and was another very successful event. The number and quality of orchids benched was outstanding despite a declining number of members benching plants.

Congratulations to those members who won prizes: Peter Do...

Rare and Beautiful Orchids (Part 3) - Dendrobium tetragonum mylespadei update:

Well, a few weeks ago we spent the day driving to an isolated part of the Great Lakes hinterland with a friend to identify a supposedly new variety of Den. tetragonum (substitute name at the...

Rare and Beautiful Orchids (Part 2)

I was out and about again, in The Central Lakes District, bit further south. I decided to do a bit of canoeing, bushwalking, camping, have a needed break and look at an estuary gully river I had seen on a recent boat trip to Bunwall....

Rare and Beautiful Orchids (Part 1)

It was the weekend after Ted's Speciosum show (Ted and Winsome Walmsley A.N.O.S. Mid-North Coast Group - Editor), On the Friday night, my wife Anna decided on all the jobs I was  going to do for the weekend, then she was going to visi...

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