Orchids of Madagascar (2nd edition)
Author: P J Cribb. 398pp. 298 x 198 mm. 64 full page colour plates. 29 b/w line drawings. Hardbac, ISBN 9781842461334, Kew Publishing 2007.
A new edition of a now classic work, with the diagnostic notes on each species extended to provide much additional information on distribution, habitat and flowering times. The number of colour photographs has been greatly increased to cover over 250 orchids, and line drawings of new species added in an appendix, while the bibliography has been refined to include the most essential references, with new entries accompanied by concise annotations. This is still the one essential book for botanist, orchid enthusiast, ecologist, environmentalist and field worker who need to have the complete picture on Madagascar's orchid flora.
An indispensible reference book for botanists and specialists in the orchids of this beautiful country. Helen Oakeley, Orchid Society of Great Britain Journal, Vol. 56(4), 2007/2008
Johan and Clare Hermans are Honorary Research Associates at Kew Gardens. They are keen orchid growers and have visited Madagascar many times. Johan is a professional paper conservator working for the Museum of London and Clare is a general practitioner with a practice in North London. Both are members of the Orchid Committee of the RHS.
Phillip Cribb is Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at Kew Gardens. He has travelled widely in search of orchids and is the author of many publications on them, including floristic accounts of the orchids of several tropical African regions. He has joined David Du Puy in Madagascar looking for orchids and is particularly interested in the terrestrial genera.
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