The EEOS is proud to be able to bring you this new article section. We have obtained permission from the American Orchid Society to post articles from older issues of their Orchids magazine right here on our web site. The thinking behind this is that most newcomers to the hobby don't have access to these fantastic articles and the same happens with people in other countries. Some of these articles were published decades ago, and are gathering dust on our bookshelves and garages. So, since they are just as relevant and just as good now as they were when they first came out, we've decided to bring them out again, in a new medium, for a whole new audience and some of the same old audience. The EEOS also wishes to express its gratitude to the authors, who have generously allowed us to republish their articles.

We believe this is a big thing and expect traffic to our web site to increase as a result of it. There are literally thousands of articles to choose from and we are going to pick a few articles per month to be posted right here, as we obtain authorization from the authors. All articles will appear in their entirety, just as they did in Orchids, along with the pictures, which you will be able to click on to see larger versions.

We are very excited about this and hope that you will enjoy it as well. If there is a particular article from Orchids magazine you would like to see posted here, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Featured Articles

African Affinities

aos mccartney 03 01 largeBesides the four orchid species Florida has in common with Africa (Part I, Orchids, February 2000) and the four other species that are closely related to their African ancestors (Part II, Orchids, March 2000), Florida also shares five other genera with Africa. Four of these genera are, like Polystachya, Liparis and Eulophia from Part I, among the 10 that Dressler (1981) considers to be the only Pantropical genera of orchids. One additional orchid genus in Florida became Pantropical only with human help.

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