Identification and Ecology of Southwest Australian Orchids

Identification and Ecology of Southwest Australian Orchids. Photo: supplied View larger


Dr Mark Brundrett

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This field guide to temperate West Australian orchids is designed to be user friendly by limiting the use of terminology in keys and using visual guides to species, but also aims to make identification as accurate as possible. For each species, a brief description focuses on defining features with the majority of space used for photos that clearly show identifying features.

There are over 1500 photographs including many focus-stacked images that reveal intricate floral details. It also provides detailed information on the pollination, ecology, cultivation, conservation and taxonomy of these orchids.

About the Author:
Dr Mark Brundrett is a Senior Ecologist in the Department of Parks and Wildlife and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. His work fits within the intersecting realms of mycology, botany, ecology, conservation biology, forestry and soil science. Mark’s currently working to restore banksia woodlands for threatened birds and orchids on Perth’s Swan Coastal Plain. He has also investigated threats and undertaken recovery actions for endangered orchids in the West Australian Wheatbelt and has written a guide to WA orchid ecology and identification.


ISBN 9780992590505
Publisher Western Australia Naturalists' Club Inc.
Published 2014
Format Paperback
Number of pages 440
Dimensions H 24cm x W 17cm

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