Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve

Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve

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Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve

This is the first comprehensive identification guide to the rich Mediterranean flora of the Algarve region of southern Portugal, including the Cape St. Vincent Peninsula National Park, an area of immense botanical importance with numerous endemic and rare species.
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This is the first comprehensive identification guide to the rich Mediterranean flora of the Algarve region of southern Portugal, including the Cape St. Vincent Peninsula National Park, an area of immense botanical importance with numerous endemic and rare species. The Algarve is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe (it receives more than 7 million tourists per annum), and this guide is the essential companion for wildlife tourists, and the first comprehensive easy-to-use identification guide to its wild flowers.


Information is provided on where and when to see plants with information on their habitat and vegetation types. In addition rare and unusual plants of the region are highlighted, including orchids and parasitic plants. With over 1,000 species descriptions, the book is abundantly illustrated throughout with over 650 stunning colour photographs, 780 line drawings and distribution maps.



'The book is a welcome, affordable and attractive guide that I wish I had had on my own visit to the Algarve a few years ago.' Stephen Jury, The Plantsman, June 2014

Additional Info

Additional Info

  1. Authors: Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock
  2. 260pp. 680 colour photographs. 780 line drawings. 3 maps. Hardback
  3. ISBN 9781842464977
  4. Kew Publishing, 2014

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  • We have been visiting the Algarve for a few years now, and on every visit we enjoy the flora and fauna. Prior to purchasing this book I had a frustrating time trying to identify the incredible Algarvian flora, but now it is so much easier.

    Whilst there isn't a photograph of every species (almost impossible with around 1000 taxa described!) the photographs have been carefully selected to illustrate common species from all the main families. The descriptions have been written specifically to aid identification, and are supported by small black & white illustrations.

    It is also a lovely book just to sit down with in the evening, and I would suggest an essential purchase for anyone who visits Algarve regularly and enjoys the Flora and Fauna.

    BeckyB, 09/04/2015