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Monday, June 10th, 2024
Naturalist user guide

A new document "Naturalist user guide" has been added in the section "How to use the site", including a description of the new entering mode "Saisie en mode liste" which is very efficient when you have a lot of observations to enter. Many thanks to the author Françoise Peyrissat.

posted by Jacques Bry
Saturday, June 17th, 2023
You can now consult the species factsheets when you enter your observations.

We recently announced that the Species factsheets were now available. Today you may notice that, to help identify the species, a new function enables you to consult each of these factsheets when you enter your observation.

Just click the « i »-labelled  green button and  the corresponding factsheet will open, allowing you to consult the species description and photos as well as similar species and existing hybrids.

When you want to return to your entry form, select the cross on the top right corner and validate or modify your observation if necessary.

The Orchisauvage team wishes you all the best for your botanical season in 2023

posted by Jacques Bry
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023
Our wild orchid information pages are now available online!

You can now access more than 170 reference pages about wild orchids in the Fiches espèces section (French language menu).


At the moment, they are only available in French but we are hoping being able, next year, to offer English pages as well.

Follow the table of contents and discover:

- A small photo gallery

- Precise information about each species (size, colour, morphological characteristics, flowering dates, habitat)

- Links to all the hybrids that have been observed, with thumbnail photos of the two parent plants

In some factsheets you will also find:

- A comparative table showing distinctive characteristics between related taxa

- One or two additional photos or composite images comparing closely related taxa

- A list of related taxa with direct links to their own factsheets

All the botanical terms – around 120 key words - used in the descriptions are linked to an easily-accessible glossary explaining them, often with supporting images.

Some pages are still under construction and will be added progressively.

As our main objective is to help with the identification of the plants you observe, we are planning to implement a direct access to the species factsheets when you enter your observations. We will keep you updated with these developments.

The Orchisauvage team wishes you all the best for your botanical season in 2023.

posted by Jacques Bry
Thursday, March 16th, 2023
Minimum quotas removal

Till now registered users were required to enter at least two contributions every month in order to access all the site data when using the search engine. Following March 11, 2023 decision of the Fédération France Orchidées Board of Directors who wanted a more user-friendly experience, this requirement is now no longer necessary.

The Orchisauvage administrative team hopes that the forthcoming orchid season will bring you many observation opportunities and that you will benefit from this new feature.

posted by Jacques Bry
Sunday, July 24th, 2022
The million of observation data

Orchisauvage has just passed the milestone of one million data!

The success hoped for when the site was first launched in 2014 has been achieved.

Behind this impressive amount of data, some 5 000 users - beginners or more experienced orchidophiles, alone in the field or with a group - have registered and share their observations on the site or with the NaturaList application.

More than 60 cartographers / validation experts, voluntarily examine the data, often on a daily basis, and validate them or dialogue with observers if necessary.

The objective of the site remains more than ever a better knowledge of orchids for everyone including the scientific community. Once validated, the data is used in studies, publications and naturalist inventories.

The new encyclopaedia to be published in early 2023 will contain species distribution maps produced using all the data gathered.

ORCHISAUVAGE: a tremendous collective momentum of which you are the source and for which we warmly thank you!

The site administrators on behalf of the FFO

posted by Jacques Bry
Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Collaborate to the new Encyclopaedia

Dear contributors,

This year the FFO will complete the production of a new encyclopaedic reference work on the orchids of France, Belgium and Luxembourg, with a view to publication in the 1st quarter of 2023.

This book will feature all the species distribution maps compiled from observation data that you have entered in Orchisauvage.

In order to  include the most recent data, we invite you to enter them as soon as possible before the deadline of September 15, thus giving us enough time for their verification.

The Orchisauvage administrators, on behalf of the cartographers’ community, thank you in advance for taking this specific constraint into account.

Our goal is to publish maps showing the species’ history and abundance as can be seen in the example below: