Synopses & Reviews
Although Africa has fewer orchid species than the other tropical continents, some of the world's most spectacular, and increasingly popular, terrestrial orchids are found in Africa. This guide, covering sub-Saharan Africa, includes all plants available from nurseries and many that are being grown but are not yet available in the trade.
Covers the orchids of sub-Saharan Africa, excluding Madagascar and other Indian Ocean islands, but including the islands off the west coast of the continent. This is a black-and-white edition.
About the Author
Eric la Croix lived and worked for a number of years in several African countries. He is an entomologist and avid photographer.
Isobyl la Croix is editor of the prestigious journal, The Orchid Review, published by the royal horticultural society. She trained as a botanist at the University of Edinburgh and has done extensive fieldwork throughout the world, especially in Africa. She has written numerous books on a wide range of subjects, including orchids, and has contributed articles to specialist journals.