Byron Orchid Society

Members Photos

Some of Uli and Sue's orchids

Cattleya - King George Serendipity
Cattleya mini purple

Cattleya - mini purple

Cattleya - King George Serendipity

Phragmipedium Grande Chinaman
Stanhopea

Phragmipedium Grande Chinaman

Stanhopea

Ron''sGarden
ROns Garden

Photos taken at the home of our Past President Ron and wife Betty. A combination of flowers and foliage producing an appealing array of colour. A real haven.

A friendly club for orchid growers for over 60 years

A majority of orchids are perennial epiphytes, which grow anchored to trees or shrubs in the tropics and subtropics. Other species are lithophytes, growing on rocks or very rocky soil, or are terrestrial. Nearly all temperate orchids are terrestrial.

Some orchids, like Neottia and Corallorhiza, lack chlorophyll and are unable to photosynthesize. Instead, these species obtain energy and nutrients by parasitising soil fungi through the formation of orchid mycorrhizas. The fungi involved include those that form ectomycorrhizas with trees and other woody plants, parasites such as Armillaria, and saprotrophs. These orchids are known as myco-heterotrophs, but were formerly (incorrectly) described as saprophytes due to the belief that they gained their nutrition by breaking down organic matter. While only a few species are achlorophyllous holoparasites, all orchids are myco-heterotrophic during germination and seedling growth and even photosynthetic adult plants may continue to obtain carbon from their mycorrhizal fungi.

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Brunswick Blush Pinky

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Brunswick Blush Jeremy

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Blc. Brunswick Gem Coral

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Blc. Chincogan Graham

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Blc. Brunswick Blush Simon

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Blc. Brunswick Surprise Simon

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