Orchids Plus by American Orchid society


Minimum Installation Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 (Service Pack 1), Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
  • You will need about 4 Gigabytes of disk space available for Version 1.0.
    Updates will require more available diskspace
  • Microsoft .Net 4.6.1 framework (Orchids Plus will install it for you if your computer does not have it pre-installed)
  • Ability to mount an ISO file that requires an active high speed internet connection to download the installation file.
    If you do not know how to mount an ISO file or do not have a high-speed internet connection, please indicate that you would like a disk mailed to you in the order comments section. Kindly note there is a 2 week processing time for disks to be shipped.
  • Internet: Active Internet connection is required for Software Activation and Software & Data Updates. High-speed Internet connection (e.g cable, DSL, FiOS) is strongly recommended.
  • If your computer does not meet these requirements, you may be able to use Orchids Plus online with a working internet connection

Minimum Orchids Plus Online Requirements

  • Browser: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet: Active Internet connection is required for Orchids Plus Online. High-speed Internet connection (e.g cable, DSL, FiOS) is strongly recommended.
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  • Over 80 Years of AOS Award Data – Orchids Plus is the ONLY source of official AOS award data and photos from 1932 to present (with update capabilities to stay current). This data is not licensed to any 3rd-party organization, so the only way to get this data is through Orchids Plus.
  • Online & Offline Access – You get access to both a web version of Orchids Plus as well as a software version you can install on two computers. This way you have access to award data and official photos whether online or offline and from any device with Internet access.
  • Professional Photos of Award-Winning Orchids – Enjoy over 67,000 official photos of “award-winning” orchids. These are photos taken by professional photographers with the corresponding award data.
  • Search RHS (hybrids) and WCSP (species) data simultaneously – Search by genus, name, species/hybrid/all, registrant surname and registration date range. Typical updates a few times per year, under license from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Award searches by numerous criteria including award number, genus, name, cultivar, award class, date range, exhibitor, event, event location, center or latest awards
  • List of all genera with pronunciation guide for genus and make-up of hybrid
  • Hybrid parent search, Grex and progeny searches, Synonym search
  • Image search by genus and species/hybrid or by photographer
  • In-Depth Genealogy – Full family trees, with award photos where applicable, as many as 12 levels deep or more with hundreds of orchids in some trees
  • AOS Docs & Guides – Judging Handbook, Training Aids Manual, Judges’ Style Book, Descriptive Terminology for the Orchid Judge, AOS Specialty Awards, and List of AOS Judges
  • Easy User Manual – Detailed screenshots on nearly every page and tips for using the software
  • Digitally delivered software, data & photo updates – New images, data and features in minutes (an active Orchids Plus subscription is required to download and install updates). The software update is usually monthly, while the web version is generally updated daily.


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