Abstract.  Coulon, F., Delforge, P., Mast de Maeght, J. & Walravens, .- Section Orchids of Europe - Report of activities 1997-1998 [Natural. belges 80 (Orchid. 12) (1999): 97-110]. The winter program comprised illustrated talks on a wide variety of topics: distribution, systematics, identification, hybrids, ecology, protection, as well as discussions on techniques and other aspects of orchid study. Summer field trips and significant observations are reported.

Key-Words: Orchidaceae; flora of Belgium, flora of France, flora of Greece, flora of Italy, flora of Scandinavia.