A comprehensive photographic guide to orchids of Britain and Ireland, covering the 51 species recorded including all the varieties and sub-species, as well as 9 species of uncertain or doubtful provenance. Each species account covers the identification of the plant, highlighting potentially confusing species. Where appropiate, details are given of the hybrids recorded and a summary of the taxonomic status.
Also information on habitat requirements, pollination and conservation. Colour photographs which show the whole plant and close up views of flower spikes and individual florets. Distribution maps, 192pp. 2004