This CD-ROM reflects the state of the art in our expertise of the incredibly rich orchid flora of New Guinea, pertaining to the 60 genera (Acanthephippium to Hymenorchis) with nearly 600 species. Important genera include Calanthe, Coelogyne, Corybas, Eria, and Glomera. Not treated here are the genera Dendrobium and Bulbophyllum with their allies, as these are the subjects of seperate volumes in this series (Vol II and VI respectively).
For every species a full description is given, with data on distribution (including maps), synonymy, cultivation, ecology, typification, classification etc. An impressive collection of colour photographs and drawings, both published and unpublished, adds to the exceptional value of this CD-ROM. Several leading botanical institutes, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, the Herbarium Bogoriense, Bogor, and the National Capital Botanic Garden, Port Morsby, as well as many well-known photographers have contributed to this CD-ROM, which is a must for all who are interested in the orchids of New Guinea and Southeast Asia.