ANOS Kabi Logo


Site Map









Home About KABI Hybrid Check List Orchid Show K MacPherson Trophy Nurseries Orchids of Brisbane Latouria Dendrobiums Photo Gallery Jones Cross Index Species Appreciation Members Page What's New Links Contact KABI Site Map


About Kabi


The Australasian Native Orchid Society (Qld) - Kabi Group Inc. is a group of people with an interest in Australasian native orchids and their hybrids. The name Kabi being derived from Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) the name of the indigenous peoples of the local area, prior to settlement. Their language was Gabi-Gabi. 'Gubbi/Gabi' is their word for 'no'. The Australian English word coolabah, denoting a type of Eucalyptus, was borrowed from the Gabi-Gabi language.

Gubbi Gubbi Lands

Our Activities

Monthly Meeting

When  second Tuesday of each month except January
Time 7:20pm for 7:30pm start

Newman Room
Geebung RSL
323 Newman Road

Neville Roger Sml The monthly meeting commences at 7:30pm and consists of a main speaker, a casual verandah discussion session (while benched plants are being judged) followed by reports and general business. Members are encouraged to exhibit plants at the meetings (tabled prior to start of meeting between 7:00pm and 7:20pm). The plants are judged by ANOS judges who provide a commentary and group members participate in a popular vote.  Guest speakers are invited to the meeting to speak on topics of interest.  The meetings are followed by supper, which allows time for a chat.


Visitors are always welcome! It is a great place to learn and meet new friends.
The group organises field trips (bush walks and bush house visits) and plant relocation activities. A short report on our field trips, simply referred to as an Orchid Amble, is included in the monthly newsletter. A recent Orchid Amble report is available to view. Many of the phographs of Australian species featured on this website were photgraphed on our bushwalks. Bushwalkers Close Up
Twba Bus 2020 BBQ Other social activities include bus day trips to orchid shows and events in SE Qld as well as longer trips to special events at more distant locations. A proud feature of the Kabi Calendar is the annual Australia Day barbeque function which is held at Dayboro and is free to members and invited guests.
A monthly newsletter 'Kalhari' is produced for members with plenty of news and 'how to' articles written from member's experience. A recent example is available for you to peruse. 2020 BBQ
Facebook Members can join the Kabi Facebook Group, view photos and videos of native orchids, get the latest news and join in the popular vote.


Objectives of Kabi

  The objectives of Kabi are

  1. To promote the culture and propagation of native orchids and native hybrids

  2. To assist in the preservation of native orchids in their natural habitat and to discourage the wanton destruction of same

  3. To promote the scientific and cultural knowledge of native orchids and native hybrids

  4. To publish, edit and review literature and all writings that are approved by the Association appertaining to the recordings, propagation, culture and science of native orchids and native hybrids

  5. To print and publish pamphlets and periodicals that the Association may consider desirable for the promotion and furtherance of any of its objectives

  6. To engage in any activity that would further the well being and increase the knowledge of native orchids and native hybrids

  7. To extend the membership of the Association by creating a public interest in its activities

  8. To promote good fellowship among all people interested in orchids.


Kabi Membership - How to Join Kabi

Ordinary Membership of Kabi is $18 per year. One or two persons residing at the same address can join for this fee.

Ordinary membership provides the following benefits:

  • table plants at monthly meetings and Kabi Shows
  • join in all Kabi activities and excursions
  • receive our monthly electronic newsletter 'Kalhari'
  • join the Kabi Facebook Group
  • voting rights
  • eligible for nomination to management committee

To join Kabi, print out this membership form and post or email to the secretary at the addresses specified on the form.

Free 6 Month Trial Membership

You can also join ANOS - Kabi Group for a 6 month trial period at no cost. At the end of the trial period, you will be invited to join Kabi as an Ordinary member.

Trial Membership allows you to

  • table plants at the monthly meetings
  • join in all Kabi activities and excursions
  • receive our monthly electronic newsletter 'Kalhari'
  • join the Kabi Facebook Group
  • do everything except vote or fill a position on the management committee.

What do you have to lose?

Complete this trial membership form, return it to us and enjoy your free membership. We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meeting.

Contact Kabi

If you would like more information about Kabi or Australasian orchids, contact Kabi  by E-mail or snail mail to

The Secretary
PO Box 424
Aspley Qld 4034

Photos courtesy: Warren Wilcox and David James


Home ] [ About KABI ] Hybrid Check List ] Orchid Show ] K MacPherson Trophy ] Nurseries ] Orchids of Brisbane ] Latouria Dendrobiums ] Photo Gallery ] Jones Cross Index ] Species Appreciation ] Members Page ] What's New ] Links ] Contact KABI ] Site Map ]