SSC Groups


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).
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IUCN SSC Orchid Specialist Group Chair: Mike Fay
Red List Authority Coordinator: Hassan Rankou
2016-2017 Orchid SG Report

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.

Chair: Michael F. Fay, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3DS, UK.

Focal Point: Hassan Rankou, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3DS, UK.


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