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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.


    The Tuber Bank operates to give terrestrial orchid growers a means of passing on excess orchid tubers to other society members.  It is also an opportunity for other orchid growers to add orchids to their collection they may not have access to otherwise.  By distributing orchids to many growers, the Tuber Bank increases the chances of survival of orchid species.

    Corybas diemenicus

    How the Tuber Bank Operates

    The Tuber Bank operates in January each year as this is the time when most terrestrial orchid species are dormant.

    In October, growers are requested to submit a list of orchids they expect to be donating to the Tuber Bank.  A list of available orchids is then compiled and printed in the December Bulletin.  Members can submit their order from the list and the tubers will be posted out, or can be collected from the Tuber Bank Co-ordinator in mid January.

    Orchid tubers donated to the tuber bank should be positively identified (with provenance details if available), in good condition, clean, disease and virus free.  It is the responsibility of the grower to be able to prove that that orchids donated have come from a legal source.

    The tubers are divided into 4 categories:

    1. Easy to grow;
    2. Moderately difficult to grow;
    3. Difficult to grow;
    4. Hybrids.

    For obvious reasons there are generally more "easy to grow" tubers available than "difficult to grow" ones.  Where possible, the size of a serve of tubers will be a minimum of 4 tubers.  However this may be less in the case of "difficult to grow" orchids.  To help distribute the tubers equitably, members are limited to a maximum order of 50 serves.  Only single serves of "difficult to grow" orchids will be supplied.  For all other categories up to 2 serves of any single species can be ordered.

    There can be no guarantee that all tuber orders will be fulfilled as tuber numbers are limited and the system works on a supply and demand basis.

    Thelymitra Kaye Nesbitt

    Cost of Tubers

    To place an order with the Tuber Bank you must be a member of ANOS Vic .

    The Tuber Bank only operates within Australia.  Unfortunately due to international and interstate quarantine regulations and requirements the Tuber Bank is not available to members in Tasmania, Western Australia or overseas.

    Cost per Serve Postage per Order
    $1.00 $12.00 ($0.00 for donors or if collecting)
    Peter Wallace


    Tuber Bank Co-ordinator - Peter Wallace.

    If you have any questions about the Tuber Bank contact Peter.

    For information relating to the Tuber Bank please contact Peter Wallace