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Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville

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A richly illustrated guide to the varied orchid flora of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville.

Authors: P. J. Cribb, B. A. Lewis,  344pp. 245 x 155mm. Paperback, ISBN 9780947643270, Kew Publishing, 1991

Guide to a rich and varied orchid flora under increasing pressure from the accelerating and widespread destruction of the forests of the Pacific islands. Illustrated with 80 full-page line drawings and 16 pages of colour photographs.


Phillip Cribb is a leading specialist on the taxonomy and conservation of orchids, and a member of the RHS Orchid Committee. He was Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium and Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew until his retirement in 2006. He has studied orchids for 45 years and is the author or co-author of many books including The Orchid (Andre Deutsch, 2018), Guide to the Flowers of Western China (Kew Publishing, 2011), Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar (Kew Publishing, 2009), and Growing Hardy Orchids (Kew Publishing, 2011).

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