Description - Wild Orchids of Florida by Paul Martin Brown
"Wild Orchids of Florida is intended to be used as a field guide, but it is actually a lot more than that. . . . With this work, the present knowledge of the orchids of Florida has been brought to a high level of completeness for the beginning of the second millennium."--Carlyle A. Luer.117 species.447 color photos.identification keys.distribution maps.tips on orchid hunting.notes on southeastern and Gulf coastal statesIn more than 100 years of orchid research in Florida, Wild Orchids of Florida is the first field guide to be published for this orchid-rich state. Providing more than 400 color photos as well as line drawings by Stan Folsom, distribution maps, and detailed descriptions of each species, this guide should enable even the novice to easily identify any of the orchids found growing in the wild.Illustrated keys are provided to aid in identification. Each of the 117 species and varieties has a full page of text, a line drawing, and distribution map with a facing page of full-color photographs. Species deemed as naturalized, escaped, or waifs are also treated. A final chapter enabling the reader to use this book in the nearby southeastern Coastal Plain states makes it an even more valuable resource.Brown also resolves several sources of confusion regarding the naming and location of plants. A chapter on synonyms and misapplied names addresses the problem of multiple names for a single species and is unique among field guides. A section on the changing Florida county lines and their dates makes for a better understanding of the geography of Florida. The book provides a checklist and list of current literature references along with a cross-reference for synonymic, new, and misapplied names keyed on a page-by-page basis to Luer's 1972 Native Orchids of Florida.Paul Martin Brown is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium, Florida Museum of Natural History, author of Wild Orchids of the Northeastern United States, and founder and editor of the North American Native Orchid Journal."
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University Press of Florida
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