Precious holdings on Europe's orchids online
Ophrys, Orchis or Nigritella – ETH-Bibliothek enables these and many more orchid varieties to be accessed online:
- The platform e-manuscripta.ch (external link) contains more than 1800 plant and petal analyses with herbarium orchids, attached to paper or glass slide mounts..
- The catalogue ETH E-Pics Animals, Plants and Biotopes (external link) contains more than 23000 photographs of European orchids
The collection stems from Hans R. Reinhard, a leading expert on orchids, who has compiled and evaluated a wealth of data on the species during many research expeditions all over Europe.
It is one of the continent's most prized collections on orchids. Thanks to its digitization and detailed indexing, scientists and the general public can now download the research material for free.