SA Native Orchids

Start With The Leaves owes its origins to the author’s interest in terrestrial orchids after he joined the Native Orchid Society of South Australia (NOSSA).  He learnt a lot about orchids from various field trips arranged by NOSSA.

Available from NOSSA is South Australia’s Native Orchids, a DVD-ROM which is a complete guide to all orchids found in South Australia.

The retail price for South Australia’s Native Orchids is $25.00 and postage and handling is $3.00. (Prices are in Australian dollars)

It is available by visiting NOSSA’s website or by emailing

Available from:


State Flora, Belair

Trees For Life

Australian Orchid Foundation,

Kingscote Gift Shop, Kangaroo Island

Local Images Art Gallery, Penola

On the link below is are sample pages of  the DVD.
DVD Flyer.pdf


Incidently, Bob Bate’s earlier work Orchids of South Australia by R.J.Bates and J.Z.Weber, SA Govt Printer, 1990, is now out of print, but can be accessed in PDF form at the Herbarium website:


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