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NO. 31 @Ophrys - The Bee Orchids of Europe


@ 070706

Key publishing

Title: Ophrys - The Bee Orchids of Europe

Authors: Henrik ®renlund Pedersen
and Niels Faurhodt

Imprint:
Kew Publishing
Specification: 234 x 156 mm, hardback
Page extent: 296
Illustrations: illustrations, photographs and maps
Publication date: July 2007
Price: £33.00
ISBN: 978 1 84246 152 5
Rights: © The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Description
The genus Ophrys, the charismatic bee orchids and their relatives, are one of the most diverse and biologically fascinating groups of plants to be encountered in Europe, particularly the Mediterranean.

Ophrys Š the Bee Orchids of Europe is an easy to use, comprehensive introduction to the plants found in Europe. It can be used as a field guide (with keys, descriptions and numerous colour photographs) and a standard reference (with chapters on structure, biology, evolution and conservation). The chapter by Richard Manuel gives ample guidelines for cultivation for growers, and is especially helpful for conservationists introducing plants back into the wild.

The classification is based on a broad species concept, and offers an alternative to the finely split classifications of the genus that prevail in most recent field guides.

Finally, the chapter Ōrecommended Ophrys excursionsÕ is ideal for planning field trips.

Author information
Henrik ®. Pedersen is an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, where he is curator at the Botanical Garden & Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark. His research on the systematics, biogeography, ecology and conservation biology of orchids is focused in Europe, the Mediterranean and tropical Asia. Current projects include the preparation of contributions to Flora Nordica and Flora of Thailand. Henrik has studied and photographed orchids in 22 countries.

Niels Faurholdt trained as a forest and landscape engineer, has worked as a forest ranger and now teaches plant biology and plant identification at Roskilde Technical College, Vilvorde. He also runs a botanical consultancy firm and has studied the occurrence and conservation status of Danish orchids for many years. Niels has made more than 30 field trips to Mediterranean countries to study and photograph orchids, particularly bee orchids.

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John Harris Lydia White
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