The List series - TO DO LIST - BLACK AND GOLD

The List series - TO DO LIST - BLACK AND GOLD

HAVE YOU SEEN A TREE FOR ME?

HAVE YOU SEEN A TREE FOR ME?

A Complete Guide to Native Orchids of Australia

Third Edition

$240.00
ISBN
9781921517709
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By David L. Jones
Format Hardback
Page Extent 840
Book Size 295 x 230
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 30 Dec 2020
Subject Classification Gardening / Gardening: plants
Price includes postage

This book, the magnum opus of Australian orchid expert David L. Jones, is a new and much improved edition of what is already the best and most authoritative book on the subject. The First Edition, published in 1993, was spectacular and comprehensive, describing more than 1,300 species and subspecies. Line drawings helped the reader to easily determine the genus of each orchid observed.

Australia is the world centre of orchid biodiversity, and now that our understanding of the subject has developed over the past quarter of a century, this new Third Edition contains many more species and photos, and much more detailed text than previous editions. It covers more than 100 additional orchid species, including some which have not yet officially been described. References are now included in the text, distribution maps are included, and there is a more complete and comprehensive introduction.

There are better and clearer layouts for species entries, with greater emphasis placed on conservation aspects, which is important because so many of our orchids are now under threat from all sorts of factors. In short this is a comprehensive guide that will contain correct identification of the orchids (a failure in many other books). It will arguably be the best and most complete work on orchids to be published anywhere in the world.

David L Jones

David L. Jones has had an interest in flora, and particularly orchids, for more than half a century.In 2001 he was presented with the Australian Orchid Foundation’s prestigious ‘Award of Honour’ in recognition of his enormous contribution to the study of orchids in Australia and internationally.