Australian Orchid Foundation

Volume 1
Anzbas to Ericksonella

Volume 2
Eriochilus to Thelymitra, southwesy hybrids and Kimberley species


The Complete Orchids of Western Australia

Andrew Brown, reprinted in 2024

Written by one of Western Australia’s most distinguished orchid authorities and featuring over 1500 colour photographs this comprehensive two volume set is a culmination of all that has been learnt in the 214 years since Robert Brown formally described the first Western Australian orchid species in 1810. It contains photos and descriptions for all 42 genera and 471 orchid species currently known to occur in Western Australia including 415 that are formally named and 56 that are unnamed but are thought to be distinct. In addition, four unnamed subspecies are included as well as 20 formally named hybrids. All the known Western Australian orchids, both temperate and sub-tropical, are represented in this comprehensive publication. The Complete Orchids of Western Australia is a comprehensive resource for botanists, enthusiasts and initiates alike and contains everything they need, including:

  • A detailed introduction to the Western Australian orchids.
  • Species placed in order of similarity so the reader can readily compare them.
  • Up to three photos for each species showing important diagnostic features.
  • Information on each species, including who named them and where they were first collected, habitat, distribution, flowering period, size, and distinguishing features.
  • Maps showing where each species is found.

The first edition sold out in 2023 and Andrew has now reprinted it in 2024, with updated text, where relevant, 70 improved photos and two recently named species.  

Vol. 1 320 pages, Vol. 2 332 pages Soft cover

$75.00 for 2 volume set