Welcome to Orchids of New Guinea.

This website treats all orchid genera and species recognised to occur on the island of New Guinea till 2010. The authors sincerely hope that this website will contribute to the conservation of nature on that wonderful island , by displaying some of its finest treasures. 

This website includes: 133 genera, 2.716 species and 51 taxa at lower rank, and 15.900 illustrationsAll taxa are described and where possible illustrated. It is based on a series of 6 CD-ROM's published between 2001 and 2010, under the name Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea, co-authored by André Schuiteman & Ed de Vogelthe 6th CD had as third co-author Jaap Vermeulen. Their ISBN numbers are respectively: 90-75000-20-0, 90-75000-43-x, 90-75000-61-8, 90-75000-99-5, 978-90-75000-93-1 and 9789490137069


This website is made public while not all introduction chapters have been written, these will be added soon. We also realise that it still contains some flaws. We invite all readers who encounter mistakes or links that do not work to inform the first author through eduard.devogel@naturalis.nl

Bibliographic data:

Flora Malesiana: Orchids of New Guinea.

Ed de Vogel, Jaap Vermeulen & André Schuiteman

Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Department of Botany)
The Netherlands


- Texts: E.F. de Vogel, J. J. Vermeulen and A. Schuiteman, except for descriptions here cited from existing publications; the copyright of these remains with the copyright holders of the original sources.
- In most cases the copyright of the photographs reproduced here is held by the photographers or the current keepers of the original slides and photographs.

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