Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges

Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges

1, Orchids, Irises, Lilies, Grass-trees, Mat-rushes and Other Petaloid Monocotyledons

Book - 2010
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The Otway region of Victoria, with its temperate rainforests, mountain ash forests, heathlands, plains and coastal dunes, has an extraordinarily rich and diverse flora. This first volume of Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges covers the orchids, irises, lilies, grass-trees, mat-rushes and other petaloid monocotyledonous plants.

Enid Mayfield's exquisite color illustrations of more than 200 species reveal tiny botanical details, which enable the untrained botanist to identify each species with ease. The section on orchids describes and illustrates more than 130 species, highlighting their fascinating adaptations for attracting specific pollinating insects. The clear text and illustrations frequently draw attention to the relationship of plants to the broader environment, the impact of fire, the role of pollinators and the importance of fungi.

Key features
* Visual family keys for easy reference
* Illustration of genus and species characteristics for explanation and comparison
* Plant finder: listed under common and scientific name and family
* Illustrated glossary

The companion volume, Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 2 will be published in 2013.
Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, c2010.
ISBN: 9780643098046
Characteristics: xii, 219 p. : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: CSIRO.


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