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Wild Orchids of Britain and Europe

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

By: P Davies, J Davies and A Huxley

328 colour photos

Chatto & Windus

Paperback | Apr 1988 | #3322 | ISBN: 0701208201
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This excellent guide describes all the British and European species, with details on biology, distribution and classification, as well as advice on when and where they may be seen, and photographed. Well illustrated with colour photographs.


Foreword. Part 1 Orchid biology: the orchid flower including pollination and sexual reproduction, seed germination, the seedling, the underground parts, flowering span. Part 2 Orchid ecology: environmental distribution including lowlands (grasslands, stony areas, woodlands, wetlands), highlands (grasslands, woodlands, wetlands). Part 3 Classification: orchid names - key to the orchid genera. Part 4 Species descriptions: cypripedium; epipactis; cephalanthera; limodorum; epipogium; neottia; listera; spiranthes; goodyera; habenaria; gennaria; herminium; neottianthe; plantanthera; chamorchis; gymnadenia; pseudorchis; nigritella; coeloglossum; dactylorhiza; steveniella; comperia; traunsteinera; neotinea; orchis; aceras; himantoglossum; barlia; anacamptis; serapias; ophrys; corallorrhiza; calypso; microstylis; liparis; hammarbya. Part 5 In search of orchids: Great Britain; Germany; Scandinavia; Holland; France; Switzerland; Austria; Spain; Portugal; Majorca; the Canary Islands and Madeira; Corsica; Sardinia; Sicily; Malta; Italy; Yugoslavia; Greece and its islands; Turkey; Cyprus; Syria and Lebanon; Israel. Part 6: Photographing wild orchids. Bibliography. Index.

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