About Australian Orchids
There are between 1,200 and 1,400 orchid species in Australia with 80 per cent of these not found anyplace else in the world. There is only one species related to one growing in Austria: Spiranthes australis. Some of the names of the orchids displayed here may not be correct. I have chosen the book by David L. Jones "Native Orchids of Australia" (2006) for identification. But this doesn't really have a key. So everybody is invited to correct my mistakes. The most important website for Australien orchids is a government (!) homepage: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/orchids/index.html (for visiting go to= Archives/Downloads) This should be a model for the Austrian government or other European countries.