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Orchids of Western Australia

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Book News Annotation:

This superb guide presents the orchids of the South-West and Kimberley regions of Western Australia, with precise descriptions by specialists Brown, Kingsley Dixon and Stephen Hopper and superb botanical illustrations by Pat Dundas. Published in oversized format (9.75x12.75"), using heavy paper and color reproduction of the best quality, the volume presents full-page plates of Dundas's renditions of the plants facing the descriptive entries. The scale of drawing to original is noted throughout, and a glossary is included. The entries include notes on the specimen's initial collection and identification as well as discussion of habitat and bloom times. A bibliography is provided. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Written by three of Western Australia's most prominent orchidologists and featuring over 200 full-page, color illustrations by renowned botanical artist Pat Dundas, this long-awaited volume is the first modern text cataloging all known species of orchids in Western Australia. It is a comprehensive resource for hardened enthusiasts and initiates alike. Never before has such a wealth of information on Western Australian orchids been available in a single book. Along with a detailed introduction to Western Australian orchids, it contains: species placed in taxonomic groupings to make it easier to differentiate between those that are closely related information on each species, including who named them and where they were first collected their habitat, distribution, flowering period, size, and distinguishing features illustrations of the entire plant with flowers, stems, and leaves rendered in exquisite detail, making it easier to correctly identify the orchid (all illustrations redu

Product Details

ISBN:
9780980296457
Publisher:
University of Western Australia Press
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Illustrator:
Dundas, Pat
Author:
Dixon, Kingsley
Author:
Brown, Andrew
Author:
Hopper, Stephen
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Orchids -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Subject:
Botany-General
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
421
Dimensions:
9.40x12.77x1.60 in. 6.37 lbs.

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Orchids of Western Australia
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Product details 421 pages University of Western Australia Press - English 9780980296457 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Written by three of Western Australia's most prominent orchidologists and featuring over 200 full-page, color illustrations by renowned botanical artist Pat Dundas, this long-awaited volume is the first modern text cataloging all known species of orchids in Western Australia. It is a comprehensive resource for hardened enthusiasts and initiates alike. Never before has such a wealth of information on Western Australian orchids been available in a single book. Along with a detailed introduction to Western Australian orchids, it contains: species placed in taxonomic groupings to make it easier to differentiate between those that are closely related information on each species, including who named them and where they were first collected their habitat, distribution, flowering period, size, and distinguishing features illustrations of the entire plant with flowers, stems, and leaves rendered in exquisite detail, making it easier to correctly identify the orchid (all illustrations redu
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