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orchid ssc

IUCN SSC Orchid Specialist Group Chair: Mike Fay
IUCN SSC Red List Authority Coordinator: Hassan Rankou

The IUCN SSC Orchid Specialist Group is a global network of experts who volunteer their time and expertise to build a scientific and practical foundation for the conservation of orchids (Orchidaceae).

Welcome to the web pages of the IUCN SSC Orchid Specialist Group, the leading international network for orchid conservation.

Orchidaceae are the largest family of flowering plants and they occur in a wide range of ecosystems and habitats. A charismatic group, many species are important in horticulture. Habitats of orchids are, however, threatened throughout the world, and the OSG is dedicated to their conservation and sustainable use.



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