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New South African Orchid book



March 17, 2015

Orchids of South Africa - a field guide

A new book on South African orchids describes over 450 species including those from Lesotho and Swaziland. Orchids of South Africa – a field guide‘ is the first publication of its kind in over 30 years.

The book is written by orchid experts Dr Steve Johnson (who holds the South African Research Chair in Evolutionary Biology), and Dr Benny Bytebier (Curator of the Bews Herbarium), who are both lecturers and botanists at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Orchids of South Africa features more than 2,500 photographs by Herbert Stärker, with multiple photos for each species, distribution maps, flowering time-bars, and succinct text, enabling sure identification of these fascinating plants.

An illustrated introduction discusses orchid structure, ecology and conservation status, and a comprehensive key to genera is included to reflect the latest taxonomy.

RRP: R350; $39.99 AUD 

Publisher: Struik Nature
Format: Paperback | 528 pages
Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 42mm | 749g
Publication date: 15 May 2015
Publication City/Country: Cape Town
ISBN 10: 1775841391
ISBN 13: 9781775841395

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