A Pocket Guide to the Orchids of Britain and Ireland
The orchid family is one of the largest plant families in the world, reaching its highest diversity in the tropics where their exotic and colourful flowers are often truly breathtaking. Britain and Ireland have just 56 species of wild orchid, some of which are rare or scarce, whilst others are surprisingly inconspicuous. Yet, whether large or small, all orchids share flamboyant flower structures and incredible beauty.
This pocket guide allows the identification of all species of orchid in the British Isles. It has concise text highlighting ID criteria as well as notes on biology, habitat and conservation, along with stunning colour photographs and accurate range maps based on maps compiled by the Biological Record Centre. This book provides the perfect guide to these beautiful and evocative plants, and is a must for any field naturalist.
- ISBN: 9781472924858
- Author(s): Harris, Stephen
- Stock Code: 2924858
- Illustrations: Colour photographs
- Pages: 256
- Published: 2016
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This practical guide is intended to assist in identifying Ireland's orchids. Contains photographs of each plant in situ and in close-up, clear instructions for identification, and notes on size, habitats, flowering period, distribution and variations. Introduced by chapters on conservation, hybridisation, how to use the guide and orchid morphology. A guide for all orchid enthusiasts, whether beginner or expert. Illustration type: Colour photographs, Distribution maps, 128pp. 2013