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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up

29/10/16-1/11/16 - Melbourne Cup Long Weekend

Shelley, North East Victoria.

31/10/16 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

4/11/16 - November Meeting

David Cameron will be presenting "Dendrobium Hybrids".

5/11/16 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

6/11/16 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by Graham & Helen Tootell.

7/11/16 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

12/11/16 - Terrestrial Study Group

Orchid locations in Melbourne's North-East.

15/11/16 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima & Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton.

21/11/16 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

3 Days between 21-30/11/16 - Conservation Group

Diuris ochroma survey, Wonnagatta Valley.

2/12/16 - December Meeting

Speaker and topic to be advised.


The Australasian Native Orchid Society (Victorian Group) Inc., known as "ANOS Vic.", is an organisation of both amateur and professional orchid enthusiasts dedicated to the cultivation, conservation and scientific study of native orchids in the Australasian region.

We are one of many groups which operate throughout the region under the ANOS parent body.  We are a very active society with over 450 memberships and several sub-groups that organise activities on a regular basis.

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Our Objectives

ANOS (Victorian Group) Inc. promotes the appreciation, culture, propagation and scientific knowledge of the native orchids of Australasia; encourages the propagation of endangered orchid species of our region; promotes the conservation of the orchids of Australasia in their native habitats; and discourages the destruction of their environment.


What We Do

ANOS Victoria holds formal meetings once a month, where members can display their Australasian orchids, listen to learned speakers on various orchid related topics and discuss aspects of orchid culture and conservation. At our meetings orchids can be purchased from members and commercial growers.

We are a non judging society, so as to encourage a free exchange of ideas and cultivation techniques between members.

Within the Victorian Group are several sub-groups which focus on specific aspects of Australasian orchids.
These groups are:

Apart from our regular meetings and activities we publish a monthly Bulletin, which reports on our previous activities and upcoming events as well as containing articles on our orchids and cultivation techniques

We also produce publications on the cultivation on Australasian orchids for sale to members and the general public.

Each year We operate a tuber bank. Members are encouraged to donate tubers to the tuber bank, so that other members may purchase them.

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Crowd Funding Campaign


Reuniting Two Tiny Grassland Orchids


The funds raised from this campaign will support the ANOS conservation group's hand weeding and planting program at Laverton Grasslands Flora Reserve. It will help pay for for a weed control contractor to spray weeds surrounding the hand weeding area, for purchase of orchid pollinator food plants, and to grow more grassland orchids at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria for planting into the reserve. This project supports the recovery efforts to stop Small Golden Moths (Diuris basaltica) and Sunshine Diuris (Diuris fragrantissima) from going extinct in the wild.

Click on this link to to find out more about our campaign and make a donation to help preserve these endangered orchids.

For every dollar contributed, once the target amount is reached, the Victorian Government will double the funding. So get behind this crowd funding campaign and donate today.

This campaign will remain open until 23 Nov 2016.

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Our Emblem

Calochilus richiae (Bald-tip Beard Orchid), underlines our goals as a member of the ANOS group. It is one of Victoria's most endangered orchids, surviving as a single colony of fewer than ten known individual plants. It is under threat from trampling and site disturbance caused by illegal firewood collection and/or gold prospecting. Its long-term survival is dependent upon the development of conservation techniques as well as protection and management of the habitat.