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June 5, 2016

Orchids of Britain and Ireland: A Field and Site Guide


Orchids have long held a fascination, both for keen botanists and the general public. From the mania of Victorian collectors to the enthusiasm of modern photographers, this family of flowering plants has a strange and exotic appeal. Many orchids are beautiful, and some are rare. This well illustrated orchid guide covers the identification, biology and conservation of British and Irish orchids. Until recently, the whereabouts of the rarer species was shrouded in secrecy, making publication of any details ethically impossible. In the last few years, however, these veils have been lifted and it is now possible to publish locations for all but one or two species. For the first time, this book includes a detailed site guide, covering the best places to see orchids in Britain.

Authors: Anne and Simon Harrap
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 2nd edition (April 15, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1408105713
ISBN-13: 978-1408105719
PDF 49.4 MB

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