Orchids

Introduction

A special exhibition of New Guinea orchids has been installed in the Highlands gallery of the Conservatory of Flowers. For expanded information about this exhibition, please click here.

Facilitated and Self-guided Tours of the Conservatory of Flowers are available.

The de Young also offers Facilitated or Self-guided Tours.

Watch these podcasts to learn more about New Guinea orchids:

“Orchids from the New Guinea Highlands” (04:37) with Eric Imperiale

“A Conversation about Orchids of the New Guinea Highlands” (04:04) with Eric Imperiale and Purago Marabe

Fact Sheets

To learn more about objects in the Jolika Collection that feature orchid fibers, download the Fact Sheet: Orchids.

Field Guide Answer Key

Download the Field Guide Answer Key: Orchids.

Additional Resources

Papua New Guinea Orchid News

Image Gallery

  • Visit the National Capital Botanical Gardens website to view photos of their orchid collection.
Diplocaulobium regale in the Conservatory of Flowers nursery
Tree branches dense with orchids on view in the southwestern corner of the gallery
Tree branches dense with orchids on view in the southwestern corner of the gallery
Detail of orchid fiber used to decorate a bilum