This Checklist covers the 1,963 species, subspecies and varieties of wild orchids (comprising 1,866 species and 97 subspecies and varieties) in 116 genera found in Australia and its island territories. This total includes 367 species considered distinct but not yet named and described, and these species have been identified by a ‘tag name’. This checklist also includes 591 naturally occurring hybrids (including 48 named wild hybrids) in 15 genera plus 6 intergeneric crosses, that have been observed in the field. The inclusion of the many hundreds of recognised but un-named species and naturally occurring hybrids makes this the most comprehensive checklist of Australian orchids ever compiled. The Checklist has been prepared using information sourced from recent State or regional guides to orchids, herbarium checklists, photographs and the personal observations and experience of the authors. It has been prepared in two versions: an Excel spreadsheet that can be modified by users, and a PDF version that can be printed for a hard copy.
Both versions are available here as free downloads.