Australian orchid genera: an information and identification system
The most comprehensive collection to date of data on all Australian orchid genera, with outstanding photographs of all aspects of each species.
22 October 2007 | Updated 14 October 2011
Jones DL, Hopley T, Duffy SM, Richards KJ, Clements MA, Zhang X. 2006. Australian Orchid Genera: And Information and Identification System. ABRS Identification Series. CSIRO PUBLISHING/ABRS. CD-ROM.
This information and identification system presents the current status of orchid taxonomy in the form of an illustrated interactive key. All 192 genera of Australian orchids are included, capturing the results of recent revisionary treatments affecting Australian Orchidaceae.
This powerful tool ensures an easy-to-use means of identifying an orchid to generic level using whatever information is available to you. The 127 characters cover morphology – floral parts, fruit, leaves, stems and pseudobulbs – and geographic information. Identification is assisted using a page of annotated images illustrating unique flower structures.
A comprehensive, easy-to-navigate fact sheet for each genus includes a simple summary of the genus, detailed botanical description, and geographic, biological and ecological information, as well as distinguishing features and a list of references.
This information is complemented with high quality images and a distribution map.
This product is also an information package, and includes an illustrated introduction to orchids, the Australian Orchid Name Index, a list of current Australian species, recent generic name changes and common names.
This unique CD-ROM has been designed for many users, from professional researchers to those with basic plant knowledge and a love of orchids.
This powerful tool ensures an easy-to-use means of identifying an orchid to generic level using whatever information is available to you.
This CD's features include:
inclusion of all 192 Australian orchid genera (including naturalised and hybrids)
more than 2 500 images
full botanical description of each genus as well as ecological, biological and geographic information
127 characters with a 'quick set' of 22 characters
representation of alternative taxonomies
list of currently accepted Australian species and recent name changes
the Australian Orchid Name Index – covering nomenclature of Australian orchids.
This CD's requirements are:
runs on Lucid Player 2.2
a CD drive
required minimum 32MB RAM; 64MB RAM or higher is recommended
Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater
SVGA monitor (800 x 600 or better)
internet connection (optional).
This reference will be important for:
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