Book ID: 101308
The Cape Orchids. A regional monograph of the orchids of the Cape Floristic Region. 2 vols. 2012. Over 2000 col. photographs. Many reproductions of historical orchid illustrations and exquisite water colour illustrations by Fay Anderson. 1022 p. Hardcover. - In slipcase.
A comprehensive overview of what is currently known about the classification and ecology of all 241 orchid species both terrestrialand epiphytic, of the 24 genera native to the Cape Floristic Region ofSouth Africa. Introductory chapters(Cape flora, biomes, etc.), historyof botanical exploration, Harry Bolus (1834-1911) - his life andbotanical works, morphology of orchids, orchids and fire, pollinationand natural hybridisation, cultivation and artificial hybridisation,the terrestrials, the epiphytes, glossary of botanical terms,bibliography, appendix a: a gallery of additional recent Cape orchidphotographs, appendix b: references to Cape orchids in Bolus'spublished works.