ANOS Geographic Boundaries

ANOS and ANOS Groups promote and grow orchids from the ANOS area. The ANOS area is defined fully below but simplistically, it includes Australia, New Guinea and pacific islands. ANOS eligible orchids are species orchids growing naturally in the ANOS area plus orchid hybrids bred exclusively from ANOS eligible orchid species.

The ANOS area is:-

  • Commonwealth of Australia and all its territories plus
  • all islands south-east of a line joining 0° latitude 130° east longitude, and 20° south latitude and 120° east longitude and
  • all islands east of Australia to the International Date Line and south of the Equator

All species growing naturally in the ANOS area are ANOS eligible. In addition, hybrids made exclusively utilising these species are also ANOS eligible.

The current border of the ANOS area is displayed as a red line. Note: Correct as at 26/4/2023

Map courtesy of Warren Wilcox and ANOS KABI Group.

Below is an interactive map of the ANOS boundary.