A friendly club for orchid growers for over 60 years

Byron Orchid Society

The name orchid comes from the Greek word orchis, which means testicle. They’re named this because of the shape of their bulbous roots.

Gordon Vallance 6S 50

Gordon Vallance 6S 50

Byron Bay Diuris Orchid

Byron Bay Diuris orchid, is one of the donkey orchids. It grows from a tuber & no parts are visible above ground during the summer and autumn. In late winter a single stem and two grass-like leaves emerge. Stems grow to 35 cm tall, with up to seven flowers per stem. Each flower is about 18 mm across & lemon or golden yellow with brown markings. Two petal-like structures stand erect, like ears, two others are narrow and directed downwards, and the central tongue is broad and lobed.

Location and habitat &
This orchid is known from a single location only, at Byron Bay in north-east NSW. Only about 20 plants have been recorded.

Habitat and ecology
•Occurs in low-growing grassy heath on clay soil.

Speciosum x grandiflorum

Orchid Shows for September and October 2016

Date Club Time Venue

31 Aug – 3 September Alstonville Orchid Society Plaza Shopping hrs Alstonville Plaza, Alstonville

8 - 10 September City of Lismore Orchid Society Sat 7.00 am – 12.30 pm Lismore Centre Shopping,
Carrington St. Lismore

9 - 10 September Byron District Orchid Society Fri: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm Mullumbimby Ex-Services
Sat 9.30 am – 4.00 pm Club, Dalley St Mullumbimby

15 – 17 September Ballina & District Orchid Soc In Ballina Fair Shopping Ballina Fair Shopping
hours Centre

16 -18 September Woodburn-Evans Head & Daily 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Woodburn Hall, Woodburn
District Orchid & Foliage

17 September Twin Towns Garden Club 8.30 am – 2.30pm Tweed Civic Centre

22 -24 September Tweed District Orchid Society. Thur 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Jessie McMillan Hall
Spring orchid show Fri 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Wollumbin St
Sat 8.30 am - 3.00 pm. Murwillumbah

29 – 30 September Casino & Dist Orchid Society Thur 9.00 am - 3.00 pm St Marks Anglican Church
Fri 9.00 am - 3.00 pm Hall, Barker St, Casino
Sat 9.00 am - 1.00 pm

27 – 29 October Northern Rivers Orchid Thur & Fri Shopping Lismore Central
Species Society Centre hours Shopping Centre
Sat: Ending 1.30 pm Carrington Street, Lismore

To find out what is happening next do ring the secetary;

Penny Fox on (02) 66 801 600

Or fill out form on "contacts" page; click here


Bulb grandiflora

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