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Field Guide to the Orchids of Western Australia

Field Guide to the Orchids of Western Australia

Andrew Brown, Kingsley Dixon, Christopher French, Garry Brockman: Field Guide to the Orchids of Western Australia, Simon Nevill Publications, York, 2013

ISBN: 978–0–980–34814–9

This field guide describes for the first time all currently known orchid species of Western Australia, including 17 species found in the Kimberley region in the far north of the state. The characteristic features of each species are briefly described and illustrated by usually two colour photos. A distribution map and a list of distinguishing features completes each description. The book includes a comprehensive introduction to Western Australia’s native orchids and some additional background information on each of the 39 genera found across the state.

Orchids of South-West Australia

Orchids of South-West Australia

Noel Hoffman, Andrew Brown: Orchids of South-West Australia, Third Edition, Perth, 2011

ISBN: 978–0–646–56232–2

This comprehensive book describes 413 orchid taxa found in the south-west of Western Australia. Each taxon is briefly described in a few sentences, including its appearance, distribution, life cycle and the history of its discovery and naming. Each description is accompanied by a single, large photo of a typical specimen in its natural environment. The book is complemented by a short introduction and several indices, including a list of scientific and common names.

A Guide to Native Orchids of South Western Australia

Guide to Native Orchids of South Western Australia

Bob Liddelow: A Guide to Native Orchids of South Western Australia, R&R Publications Australia, City Beach, 2006

ISBN: 0–9587532–4–5

This field guide describes 142 orchids found across south-western Australia, about one third of the species known to occur there. Each species is briefly described in a few sentences and illustrated with usually a single photo showing the flower of a typical specimen in its natural habitat. What is different about this field guide is the fact that it comes with a set of maps and detailed instructions on where to find some of the species in the wild, making it the ideal companion for a weekend trip into the bush.