The first comprehensive book of its kind, Orchids of the Maltese Islands contains the most up-to-date information about the orchids of Malta, backed by twelve years of surveying and research by botanic and taxonomist Stephen Mifsud.
This book features all 36 species occurring in the Maltese Islands.
Species profiles that cover nomenclature, etymology, habitat, local distribution and frequency, global distribution, detailed morphological description, species variability, closely related species, taxonomic notes and problems, accounts of their history in Malta, observed pollinators and a useful quick identification note.
Composite identification key for determining species in the field, divided into five keys which are easy to follow.
Supplemented by more than 300 photos from Malta and over 40 distribution maps.
Includes a comprehensive introduction about the evolution, ecology, classification, hybridisation, and fascinating pollination techniques that are unique to orchids.
In-depth taxonomic discussions.
A number of reference tables for quick access to information, suck as flowering periods, common names and taxonomic lists.