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Harrap, A. & S., 2009

Orchids of Britain & Ireland: a field and site guide

An excellent modern work on orchids with copious excellent photographs and detailed accounts of biology and distribution. The site guide includes orchid locations in every county.

A large book at nearly 500 pages which shows how much is known about our orchids, but also how little is known about their pollenators or mycorrhizal fungi - both fundamental to conservation.

Use of the latest DNA-based nomenclature may initially confuse experienced botanists.

Publisher A&C Black Publishers Ltd
Pages 480
ISBN 978-1-4081-0571-9
Edition 2nd
Coverage All the British species known at the time.
Illustrations Colour photographs accompany the text.
Identify In the field.
Difficulty Many are easy but some groups, especially hybrids, are notoriously difficult.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

ORCHIDACEAE (orchids) Identification Distribution map Current
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