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After the death of Dr. Jany Renz in 1999, the University of Basel received his herbarium and library by legacy. The Swiss Orchid Foundation has been established on October 3th, 2001 to maintain this cultural and scientific heritage. Now there are 26.000 Herbarium Specimens of Orchids from the Collection of Renz, Bernoulli & Cario, Basel Botanische Gesellschaft (BBG) and Botanisches Institut Basel (BIB) available on our Website. The Foundation has started to establish the World Orchid Iconography: It will document all the orchid species on Earth by means of substantial graphical material, which is provided on this website. It consists of photographs, hand-coloured drawings and herbarium specimens. With ca. 140,000 entries, BibliOrchidea is the largest orchid literature database worldwide. It contains most of the existing journal articles, books and preprints on orchids. ... [Information of the supplier]
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