Pictures and Orchid Databases

Download slides and petal analyses by Hans R. Reinhard for free

The platform contains more than 1800 plant and petal analyses with herbarium orchids, attached to paper or glass slide mounts.

E-Pics Animals, Plants and Biotopes

The catalogue E-Pics Animals, Plants and Biotopes contains more than 23000 photographs of European orchids.


BibliOrchidea is with over 150’000 entries the largest orchid literature database worldwide.

Swiss Orchid Foundation

The Swiss Orchid Foundation is working on a world orchid iconography ( and has slides, drawings and herbarium specimens from over 13’000 different orchid species, that you can find here:

The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia

Over 24 000 orchid species in 865 genera

Rik Neirynck’s site containing +180 orchid book reviews


CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species.

List of National Cites Authorities

The Orchid Review

Since March 2010 the official journal of EOC is The Orchid Review.

Royal Horticultural Society

Royal Horticultural Society – Hybrid list

Check hybrid names


Kew Botanical Garden

World Checklist of selected plant families by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


The World Orchid Conference Trust (WOCT)

The EOC is a Founding Sponsor of the WOC Trust.
Dr. Clare Hermans acts as the EOC WOC Trustee

American Orchid Society (AOS)

Asia Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC)

Australian Orchid Council

Australian Orchid Foundation (AOF)

Japan Orchid Growers Association (JOGA)

The Orchid Society of South East Asia

Taiwan Orchid Growers Association (TOGA)