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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up


Monthly meetings are resuming in 2021 with the following restrictions:

  • The Glen Waverley Community Centre is limited to 90 people for a maximum of 3 hours
  • You must book your attendance, prior to arrival, with the secretary, providing your name and phone number
  • You must user sanitiser on entry to the hall
  • You must wear a face mask in the hall
  • You must register on the attendance sheet
  • There will be limited space for plant displays
  • Tea, coffee and water will be available but no supper will be served
  • There will be no raffle or sales table
  • Membership payments will be accepted at the meeting by credit card only

  • Epiphyte group meetings in homes are still suspended until government size restrictions are lifted.

    Field trips and conservation activities are largely resuming as normal but members wishing to attend any of these activities must register prior to attending. Registration details are published in the Monthly Bulletin.

    All activities listed below are subject to compliance with government COVID-19 restrictions and could be cancelled at short notice.
    Registering with the activity organiser will enable you to be notified of any last minute changes.

    9/04/21 - April Meeting

    Dr. Jürg von Känel presenting "Native Orchids of Switzerland".

    10/04/21 - Terrestrial Seed Group

    Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

    11/04/21 - Epiphyte Study Group

    Hosted by George & Fran Byrne-Dimos.

    12/04/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    18/04/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Melbourne's north-east suburbs.

    20/04/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima & Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton North.

    24/04/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Werribee Gorge.

    26/04/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    2-6/05/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Extended trip to Noorinbee area.

    7/05/21 - May Meeting

    Speaker and prestentation topic TBA.

    TERRESTRIAL CULTIVATION & SEED PROPAGATION GROUP

    The Seed Propagation Group meets once a month, usually on the first Saturday following the monthly meeting.  Meetings are held at the Seed Propagation Group leader's home, where a propagation laboratory has been established for use by members.

    This is a hands on practical meeting where members can use a lamina flow cabinet in sterile conditions to propagate orchids from seed.  Meanwhile other members discuss their successes, failures and techniques over afternoon tea.

    Apart from getting an opportunity to grow some orchids not readily available, the group also undertakes an important conservation role.  By learning how to propagate difficult to grow species our knowledge contributes to the establishment of ex-situ populations which can help preserve them.

    All members are welcome to attend the Seed Propagation Group meetings.  The techniques of orchid seed propagation are not difficult, so come along to the meetings and learn the techniques in a friendly atmosphere, using the equipment provided.

    All orchids are protected.  It is illegal to collect plant or seed material from orchids in the wild.

    Diuris laxiflora

    Activities

    Terrestrial Cultivation & Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques of growing native terrestrial orchids from seed.  As usual there will be opportunities to plate seed and re-plate seedlings, as well as being able to engage in cultivation discussions.

    The group has two lamina flow cabinets allowing good access to the flasking facilities.

    Members interested in attending should register with Richard Thomson to check COVID-19 requirements.

    Dates
    Sat 10 April 2021
    Sat 8 May 2021
    Sat 5 June 2021
    Sat 3 July 2021
    Sat 7 August 2021
    Sat 4 September 2021
    Sat 2 October 2021
    Sat 6 November 2021
    Sat 4 December 2021
    No activity for January 2022
    Sat 5 February 2022
    Caladenia latifolia

    Cultivation Notes

    If you are interested in growing Australian native terrestrial orchids and would like to know the basics, click on this link to download a copy of the ANOS Vic. Terrestrial Cultivation Notes . (File size: 112Kb).

    If you are interested in the background of terrestrial orchid culture and would like some information on why you should be growing terrestrial orchids, click on this link to download a copy of "101 Reasons for Growing Terrestrials" . (File size: 102Kb).  This document is a transcript of the presentation that Helen Richards gave at the national ANOS Conference in 2010.

    These notes are in Acrobat PDF format.

    Richard Thomson

    Contact

    Seed Propagation Group Leader - Richard Thomson.

    If you have any questions about the Seed Propagation Group or wish to find out more about the group's activities, contact Richard.  Alternatively, become a member of ANOS Vic. to receive your copy of the  Bulletin which publishes details about these and other upcoming events.

    Send E-Mail to Richard Thomson.