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Guide to native orchids of Victoria / Gary N. Backhouse.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublisher: Clayton South, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, 2023Description: viii, 320 p. : colour illustrations, maps ; 22 cmContent type:
  • text
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781486316854
  • 9781486316861
  • 9781486316878
Subject(s):
Contents:
Diversity, biology and ecology -- Species profiles -- Hybrid orchids -- Glossary -- Further reading -- Index of scientific names -- Index of common names.
Summary: "This comprehensive guide describes the 447 species of wild orchids that occur in Victoria, Australia. This region is one of the richest in the world for its diversity of temperate terrestrial orchids. Orchid diversity in Victoria spans some of the smallest to some of the largest orchids in Australia, from the minute Mallacoota Midge Orchid, with flowers just 2 mm across, to the large King Orchid, with big plants having hundreds of fragrant flowers and weighing many kilograms. 'Guide to Native Orchids of Victoria' includes brief descriptions on all species, enabling their identification in the field. With more than 460 photographs of wild orchids in their natural habitat and distribution maps for almost all species, this guide will delight and inspire anyone interested in orchids." -- Back cover.
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Item type Current library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Library ANBG Library Books 584.409945 BAC Checked out 12/03/2023 G043101

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Diversity, biology and ecology -- Species profiles -- Hybrid orchids -- Glossary -- Further reading -- Index of scientific names -- Index of common names.

"This comprehensive guide describes the 447 species of wild orchids that occur in Victoria, Australia. This region is one of the richest in the world for its diversity of temperate terrestrial orchids. Orchid diversity in Victoria spans some of the smallest to some of the largest orchids in Australia, from the minute Mallacoota Midge Orchid, with flowers just 2 mm across, to the large King Orchid, with big plants having hundreds of fragrant flowers and weighing many kilograms. 'Guide to Native Orchids of Victoria' includes brief descriptions on all species, enabling their identification in the field. With more than 460 photographs of wild orchids in their natural habitat and distribution maps for almost all species, this guide will delight and inspire anyone interested in orchids." -- Back cover.

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