Below just a few suggestions.
Reminder : South Africa is in the Southern hemisphere - check for which country/ hemisphere the book was written, remember where you are living (!) and don't get confused with the months. (If you are living in the southern hemisphere, add six months if the book was written for the Northern growers. If written in Australia, New Zealand etc. the months/seasons stay the same).If they mention seasons and not monthds, then you have no problem, it stays the same.
There have been a lot of name changing in the species - check for a synonym if you cannot find a specific orchid. There are almost 30 000 species in nature and you will never find a book which covers them all.
This book is an easy-to-use field guide for the species enthusiast who love to gosearchingfor our wonderful indigenous orchids in situ.
It is designed to be an easy to use field guide with
Authors: Douglas McMurtry, Lourens Grobler, Jolisa Grobler and Shane Burns
ISBN number: 978-1-919766-46-1
Publishers: Umdaus Press
ISBN: 1-875093-84-2 and 978-1-875093-84-7
At last a book written especially for South African conditions.
Available in Afrikaans and English
Nollie Cilliers & Tinus Oberholzer
ion date: September 2013
Available in Afrikaans: Enigeen kan orgideë kweek
It deals with over 1200 species with easy-to-understand text. Comprehensive information on propagation, growing, flowering and background.
Helmut Bechtel, Philip Cribb & Edmund Launert
Gerald Leroy-Terquem & Jean Parisot
(Cassel Publishers Ltd)
ISBN 1 86302 194 9
(Weldon Publishing, Sydney)
Rebecca T Northern
(D von Nostrand Co)
Peter McKenzie Black
(Ward Lock Limited)
Brian and Wilma Ritterhausen
Wilma and Brian Ritterhausen
HP Linder & H Kurzwell
ISBN 90 5410 445 7
Mike Tibbs and Ray Bilton
(Leefung-Asco Printers Ltd)
ISBN 0 85091 364 0
(Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd)
ORCHIDS OF KENYA
ISBN (UK) 1 873040 28 8
(Timber Press INc.)
The following books can be ordered from www.saoc.co.za or
• Orchids in South Africa, A Gardener’s Guide - Hendrik Venter - R270
• Aerangis - Excuisite African Orchids to discover, identify and grow,Isobyl la Croix - R650
Please note - these prices exclude postage charges.
For a very comprehensive list of orchid hybrids and species, visit the Royal Horticultural Society which deals with registrations and names at: