Orchids Of Britain And Ireland

Author: Anne Harrap
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408133237
Size: 19,29 MB
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Orchids have long held a fascination, both for keen botanists and the general public. From the mania of Victorian collectors to the enthusiasm of modern photographers, this family of flowering plants has a strange and exotic appeal. Many orchids are beautiful, and some are rare. This well illustrated orchid guide covers the identification, biology and conservation of British and Irish orchids. Until recently, the whereabouts of the rarer species was shrouded in secrecy, making publication of any details ethically impossible. In the last few years, however, these veils have been lifted and it is now possible to publish locations for all but one or two species. For the first time, this book includes a detailed site guide, covering the best places to see orchids in Britain. "A model field guide: good, large photographs that are actually rather gorgeous; a clear text that tells you how to identify the plant using the English language rather than "botanicalese"; useful diagrams of those spectacular flower parts; and a really comprehensive section on geographical range and subspecies." The Daily Telegraph

Pocket Guide To The Orchids Of Britain And Ireland

Author: Simon Harrap
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472924878
Size: 10,41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The orchid family is one of the largest plant families in the world, reaching its highest diversity in the tropics where their exotic and colourful flowers are often truly breathtaking. Britain and Ireland have just 52 species of wild orchid, some of which are rare or scarce, whilst others are surprisingly inconspicuous. Yet, whether large or small, all orchids share flamboyant flower structures and incredible beauty. This pocket guide allows the identification of all species of orchid in the British Isles. It has concise text highlighting ID criteria as well as notes on biology, habitat and conservation, along with stunning colour photographs and accurate range maps based on maps compiled by the Biological Record Centre. This book provides the perfect guide to these beautiful and evocative plants, and is a must for any field naturalist.

The Orchid Whisperer

Author: Bruce Rogers
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145211370X
Size: 13,25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Orchids can bloom year after year. In this essential guide, Bruce Rogers, "The Orchid Whisperer", shares his expert tips from more than three decades of breeding and growing orchids. The book demystifies the growing process and features more than 100 lush color photographs of breathtaking plants. Best of all, it reveals professional secrets not found anywhere else for blooming, repotting, spotting hazards and pests, grooming, decorating, and much more. Perfect for beginners as well as orchid experts looking for new tricks, The Orchid Whisperer provides everything readers need to know to keep healthy orchids that will flower again and again!

Fragrant Orchid

Author: Yoshiko Yamaguchi
ISBN: 9780824839840
Size: 16,44 MB
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Fragrant Orchids

Author: Steven A. Frowine
Editor: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881927392
Size: 13,75 MB
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With some 20,000 fragrant orchids available today, orchid lovers of all levels will delight in this unique approach to selecting new and exciting varieties of fragrant orchids. Profiles of more than 100 orchids and 355 varieties include cultivation information and detailed notes on each fragrance. This first-ever guide will help gardeners choose, grow, and showcase orchids with the right look and most enjoyable scents.

Bash And His Interpreters

Author: Makoto Ueda
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804725262
Size: 14,57 MB
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This book has a dual purpose. The first is to present in a new English translation 255 representative hokku (or haiku) poems of Matsuo Basho (1644-94), the Japanese poet who is generally considered the most influential figure in the history of the genre. The second is to make available in English a wide spectrum of Japanese critical commentary on the poems over the last three hundred years.

Orchids Of The British Isles

Author: Crinan Alexander
Size: 15,83 MB
Format: PDF
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Orchids of the British Isles, is the first comprehensive study of the wild orchids of Great Britain and Ireland for many years. Michael Foley's text gives full descriptions of every species, providing information on their original discovery, botanical history, habitats and biology. An additional 60 variants and hybrids are also discussed and illustrated, in a unique record of the variation and promiscuity of these fascinating plants. Sumptuous close-up photography by Sidney Clarke enables us to appreciate the wonder and beauty of the intricate flowers, revealing details invisible to the naked eye, while his magnificent plant portraits and habitat studies complete the picture of each species. For those wishing to emulate him Sid also reveals his secrets for success, in a chapter on plant photography. Preliminary chapters discuss the biology of orchids and their ecological requirements, setting the background for the detailed species accounts. The pressing issue of the conservation of British and Irish orchids receives full attention in a chapter by Ian Taylor of English Nature, while Barry Tattersall introduces techniques for encouraging them in gardens, now an important habitat.

Catalogue Of Botanical Prints And Drawings At The National Museums Galleries Of Wales

Author: M. H. Lazarus
Editor: National Museum Wales
ISBN: 9780720005257
Size: 12,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There are over 7,000 botanical illustrations in the collections of the National Museums & Galleries of Wales, now comprehensively catalogued for the first time