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Les Orquídies del Berguedà [The Orchids of Berguedà]

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Colleció El Tinter Volume: 135

By: Marc Solà(Author), Carles Navarro(Author), Artur Lluent Vallet(Foreword By)

160 pages, 162 colour photos

Cossetània Edicions

Paperback | May 2015 | #224567 | ISBN-13: 9788490343289
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NHBS Price: £41.99 $56/€48 approx

About this book

Language: Catalan

This richly illustrated field guide document the orchid flora of the Berguedà, an inland comarca (county) in Catalonia, Spain, lying partly in the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees, and partly in the Catalan Central Depression. This is an area with a rich and varied flora. Among the variety there is a great number of orchids, including some of the most attractive and sought-after species in the world of orchidology, and botany in general, due to their rarity.

Although all the flora in this area is interesting, this was one of the reasons that prompted the authors to consider making a work devoted exclusively to orchids. But what finally convinced them to write this book was the discovery of a specimen of Ophrys speculum or mirror orchid, an orchid that was not documented in the region before and, in fact, that is unusual to find in the region. We can therefore say that the idea of this book was born in Avia, where this discovery was made.

Summary in Catalan:
La comarca del Berguedà és una zona amb una flora molt abundant i variada. I entre la seva varietat s’hi troba una gran representació de les orquídies presents a Catalunya, amb la singularitat de tenir algunes de les espècies més atractives i buscades per la seva raresa dins del món de l’orquidologia i la botànica en general.

Encara que tota la flora és interessant, aquest va ser un dels motius que va empènyer els autors a plantejar-se de fer un treball dedicat exclusivament a les orquídies. Però el que els va acabar de convèncer va ser el fet de trobar un exemplar d’Ophrys speculum (mirallets o mosques blaves), una orquídia que no estava documentada a la comarca i que, en realitat, no és gens habitual que es trobi a les contrades. Per tant, podem dir que la idea de fer aquest llibre va néixer a Avià, lloc on es va fer la troballa.

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