Byron Orchid Society

Location

Meetings take place at Ewingsdale Hall.

This is conveniently situated close to the Pacific Highway.

Take the Byron Bay turnoff from the Pacific Highway & turn right almost immediately after leaving the roundabout.

See detailed map below

Hall

Occasionally the hall is not used due to maintenance or hall renovations, on these occasions an alternative venue is used.

To avoid being inconvenienced?

Call Penny on Ph; 6680 1600

Or go to 'Contact' page on web site, call;
the contact person whose number is given there.

A friendly club for orchid growers for over 60 years

Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants, with an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 naturally occurring species.

(the orchid family is called: Orchidaceae).

The orchids are the second-most widely geographically distributed family, after the grasses.

They occur in every major ecosystem & habitat on earth (except the extreme aquatic).

There are three species which grow within the Arctic
Circle.

Two species from Australia that grow underground - only the flower reaches briefly above the soil.

The Largest growing orchid;

Grammatophyllum speciosum; is the giant of the orchid world.

It can reach 25 feet in height with leaves up to 2½ feet long.

The flower stalk can reach 8 feet, often bearing more than 100 flowers, each 5-6 inches across..

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