All 28 species of Scotland's wild orchids are described in detail and illustrated with colour photographs. Up-to-date distribution maps and a comprehensive field key supplemented with line drawings should prove useful to professional botanists and amateur naturalists alike. In the chapters on biology, habitats and conservation, the authors have combined their several areas of botanical expertise to present a complete picture of this group of plants. Specially commissioned pictures were taken over three orchid seasons and there is a chapter on the photographic techniques used to capture the fragile beauty of these orchids in their sometimes remote and often threatened habitats.;This book from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, is intended for orchid enthusiasts, botanists, naturalists, and anyone who enjoys the countryside and wild flowers. Chapter Five, the field key, is available as a separate booklet (Field Key to Wild Orchids of Scotland, ISBN 0-11-495105-5) for on-the-spot identification.
HMSO, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1993. Hardcover. 1st edition. 8vo. Drawings, Colour Photographs and maps; 135 pages. The Scottish wild orchid spotter's bible. Book condition: as new (never been opened let alone read - that's some recommendation for a book!). DJ condition: as new (and in protective film cover). A handsome copy of a handsome book.