Wheeler-Thanhauser Orchid Collection and Species Bank

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The Wheeler-Thanhauser Orchid Collection and Species Bank is located within Christy Woods, an 18 acre (73,000 m²) property located on the southwest corner of the Ball State University campus in Muncie, Indiana, USA.

The collection contains over 1,200 plants, from over 85 genera, represented by over 500 different species and over 100 hybrid orchids. The core of the collection was originally donated 1971 by W. O. and Goldie Wheeler of Indianapolis. In 1982, Al Thanhauser of Connecticut contributed another large donation of over 600 orchids, and it has since been augmented with government-seized imports of protected orchid species from around the world. The collection also includes a display of tropical poison arrow frogs.

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