By: Mohan Pradhan(Author)
236 pages, 120+ colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour maps
This is the second, revised edition of the first comprehensive guide book on the orchids of Sikkim in over a century. Sikkim is a mountainous State of incredible beauty and altitude variations that range from 250 m to over 8000 m in a short North-South span of just 150 km. The book is a unique celebration of the orchid diversity of the Sikkim Himalayas. This edition features over 120 stunning new photographs capturing rare orchids in their natural habitat and enumeration of 100 species in 60 genera. Included in this edition are detailed field maps for the orchid species photographed. It has comprehensive and up to date information on tourism, botanical history and cultivation of orchids.
This is an essential guide for anyone interested in discovering the wonderful, unique and fascinating plants of the Sikkim Himalayas.
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