Photo Intro to: Wild Orchids of Borneo
Soft cover, full colour; 96 pages,
227 photographs. ISBN 978-0-9876206-1-3
A photographic guide designed in a convenient carry size which can be used while on field trips or eco tours in Asia or as a further addition to your existing library. This handy and beautifully illustrated guide provides text descriptions to more than 130 species of Borneo’s wild orchids accompanied by some very nice photos.
The text is written simply with minimal use of technical terms so as anyone can read and understand its content. Among those species covered include numerous recent new to science discoveries, some rather rare and infrequently seen species and others that maybe more frequently encountered not only in Borneo but perhaps also in neighboring countries among other gems. These are further enhanced by the inclusion of many other species from other tropical regions of the globe for comparison.
One new scientific combination is made in the vandoid orchid genus Ornithochilus. Details on the growth form and flowers of wild orchids and their amazing diversity are also covered. There is discussion on nomenclature the governing of botanical names and their use,and some of the reasons why botanical names can change. Further to this, photographs covering numerous eco systems and other habitats are also presented.
The book also provides colour photos and other information on some of Borneo’s (and other countries) endangered fauna.