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Kew Pocketbooks: Orchids

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Our new Kew Pocketbook offers a snapshot into the diverse world of orchids!


Hardback. 96pp. 185 x 140 mm. 40 paintings. ISBN 978 1 84246 771 8, Kew Publishing, 2022.

Orchids are one of the largest plant families, with an estimated 28,000 species worldwide, they occur on all major landmasses except Antarctica. Full of a variety of colour and form, this new Kew Pocketbook offers a snapshot into the diverse world of orchids, a plant group that has become part of our daily lives, fascinated Darwin, and continues to enthral scientists and horticulturists today. Beautifully illustrated with 40 stunning paintings from the Kew archives.

This stunning series of pocketbooks from Kew offers a snapshot into the diverse and beautiful world of plants and fungi. Each book lavishly showcases choice examples from different groups or collections. The luxury finish on these books makes them a must-have gift item, printed on uncoated paper and with a cloth and foil finish.


An introductory chapter and extended captions written by Kew expert Michael F. Fay, Senior Research Leader in Conservation Genetics and Molecular Ecology. Michael is a world-leading expert on orchids and Co-Chair of the Orchid Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, IUCN.


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