Wild Orchids of Britain (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 19)

by V. S. Summerhayes (Author)
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A treasure for all lovers of wild plants – Wild Orchids of Britain provides a detailed account of all our orchid species, varieties and hybrids, and has a useful key to identification. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com


Now published in ebook format, with a complete set of new distribution maps from the Atlas of the British Flora, this beautiful book remains the standard work in its subject, a treasure for all lovers of wild plants. Dr. Dummerhayes, in charge of the orchid collection at Kew from 1924 to 1964, looks at our fifty-odd species in relation to the vast orchid family throughout the world, discusses their general biology and natural history in Britain, gives a detailed account of all our orchid species, varieties and hybrids, and provides a useful key to identification.


The colour photographs represent every known British species with the exception of Orchis cruenta and O. occidentalis.


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Publication date
July 19, 2012
Publisher
Collection
ISBN
9780007406173
Paper ISBN
9780007308132