From Spider Orchid Wiki
Crikey this is a hot one! Classification and naming of orchids is not standard across the country. Recent divisions of genus have not been picked up by everyone, the reason for I do not know and don't wish to. It is what it is and it's a job the scientists are welcome to. What I will do here is reproduce the current stuff as far as I know from from the Australian National Herbarium. Otherwise as noticed elsewhere at spiderorchid.net uses that which is listed on the local government web sites if they have one.
Interesting Online Articles
Orchid Articles at ScienceNetwork Western Australia
- Rare orchids keep quiet on the pollination process
- Threatened orchid locations top secret for survival
- the Queen reigns supreme this flowering season.
- Orchid seductress ropes in unsuspecting males.
- WA and SA donkey orchids get virus check-up.
- Breakthrough in orchid seed surrogacy.
- Pseudocopulation orchid gets mimicry to the molecular level.
- Flirtatious flower lures wasps with ‘getting lucky’
Epiphytes and Terrestrials
Orchids are believed to be the second most populace flowering plant on the planet, behind the Daisy family. Orchids may be epiphytitic, growing anchored to a tree or shrub (which provides support but not nutrition), lithophytes, growing on rocks or rocky ground and terrestrial, growing in the ground soil.