The Orchids of New Guinea website is a collaboration of works done by the following individuals:
The basis of this website is the work of many contributors to the publication of 6 CDs by the Leiden branch of the Nationaal Herbarium Nederland (NHN), until recently known as the Rijksherbarium, and the Leiden Hortus Botanicus (= botanical garden) are part of the university of Leiden, the oldest university in the Netherlands.
The CDs were developed by The Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in operational relations with UNESCO. ETI is a not-for-profit electronic publishing house dedicated to improving on a global scale the quantity, quality, and accessibility of taxonomic information.
The CDs are no longer readable by modern computers and so this website has been created, containing every bit of information on the 6 CDs however, with much higher quality images and some 150 new species descriptions.
As such, this website is the result of 40 years of research of the orchids of New Guinea and due to ongoing research of the authors of the CD's, a new medium had to be found to allow publication of new discoveries.
On this website you will find:
The website has been is built and is maintained by developers from Cybermasta Limited. A small web development company based in Papua New Guinea.