This comprehensive guide describes the 447 species of wild orchids that occur in Victoria, Australia. This region is one of the richest in the world for its diversity of temperate terrestrial orchids. Orchid diversity in Victoria spans some of the smallest to some of the largest orchids in Australia, from the minute Mallacoota Midge Orchid, with flowers just 2 mm across, to the large King Orchid, with big plants having hundreds of fragrant flowers and weighing many kilograms. Guide to Native Orchids of Victoria
includes brief descriptions on all species, enabling their identification in the field. With more than 460 photographs of wild orchids in their natural habitat and distribution maps for almost all species, this guide will delight and inspire anyone interested in orchids. Features:
- Covers all 447 species of wild orchids occurring in the Australian State of Victoria (as of March 2022).
- Includes 66 species of distinctive but as yet undescribed orchids that occur in the region.
- Includes photographs of almost all species of wild orchids occurring in Victoria, including some species never illustrated before.
- The most comprehensive guide for orchids of Victoria ever produced.