The American Orchid Society
This Web site of the largest special-interest horticultural organization in the world is teeming with useful information for orchid enthusiasts, including growing tips, a calendar of orchid events in the U.S., and an online orchid discussion forum.
Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia
Do you have an orchid you want to identify? Are you shopping for an orchid of a particular color? Check out this exhaustive online, fully illustrated orchid encyclopedia.
Native Orchids of the United States
Using a clickable map, find out which orchid species are indigenous to the United States and where they grow.
Browse more than 105,000 citations of orchid books and articles, representing more than 75 percent of the existing literature on orchids.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids
by Alec Pridgeon, ed. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2001.
This fascinating and enormous book, featuring entries and photographs for more than 1,000 species of orchids, will both benefit the convinced orchidophile and entice the general reader. The book's editor is Chairman of the Orchid Committee, Royal Horticultural Society.
The Orchid Thief
by Susan Orlean. New York: Ballantine Books, 2000.
In lively, often hilarious prose, New Yorker writer Susan Orlean delves deep into obsession in this in-depth profile of orchid enthusiast John LaRoche. Read an excerpt.
by Greg Allikas and Ned Nash. New York: Thunder Bay Press, 2000.
Orchid expert Ned Nash and photographer Greg Allikas (see Orchid Gallery) present the history, biology, and economics of the orchid in this stunning volume. Orchids includes a glossary and a guide to growing orchids at home.