Proceedings WOSA 1 Conference 2016

Ever wondered what pollinates the night scented Mystacidiums? South Africa has seven species of the epiphytic (growing on trees) Mystacidium. Some are green and some are white flowered. In their paper on page 79, Nic Venter and Prof Craig Peter explain why different moths pollinate the beautiful orchids with some spectacular photographs of the moths in action. Using state of the art, movement triggered night cameras the secret of the moth pollination is unravelled. Download the
complete proceedings of the WOSA 1 Conference held in Dullstroom in January 2016 and find valuable information and spectacular photos in 11 additional articles and 4 workshop summaries. Register for the WOSA 2017 conference from 20-22 January 2017 and “Get to know our orchids” - next year’s conference theme!



Proceedings WOSA 1 Conference 2016 PDF Download


Proceedings WOSA 1 Conference 2016 PDF

Table of Contents:

  1. List of Speakers
  2. Opening address
  3. In‐Situ Conservation of Orchids: Management and problems of a plant biodiversity reserve
  4. Saving the last colony on our doorstep ‐ the Brachycorythis conica project
  5. Important achievements at Burgersfort
  6. Fifteen year of monitoring Disa barbata ‐ what have we learned?
  7. Record your discovery on OrchidMAP
  8. Orchids of Long Tom Pass and surrounds. One of the most diverse areas in South Africa
  9. General view of European Orchids and Conservation
  10. Proposed WOSA guidelines for the translocation of wild orchids in South Africa
  11. Challenges in growing South African Terrestrial Orchids
  12. Moth Pollination in Mystacidium Species
  13. Some vulnerable epiphytic orchids of eastern Zimbabwe
  14. CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 1: Research needs and priorities for WOSA
  15. CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 2: The need for WOSA Indigenous Orchid Consultants to be established to assist with EIAs
  16. CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 3: How do we educate people and raise the value of indigenous orchids in the mind of the public?
  17. CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 4: Creating new conservation areas
  18. APPENDIX A: Submitting records to OrchidMAP


Proceedings WOSA 1 Conference 2016 PDF Download