A guide to the orchids of Hong Kong.

A guide to the orchids of Hong Kong. Stephan Gale.
A guide to the orchids of Hong Kong.

Kota Kinabalu: Natural History Publications, 2014. Octavo, colour photographs, map.

A total of 133 species of orchid have been recorded in Hong Kong. For the first time, this book compiles images and data on all 97 extant local species in the format of a full-colour, easy-to-use, quick reference field guide. With growing appreciation for the importance of a healthy and resilient ecosystem to support and enrich our lives, it is hoped that A Guide to Orchids of Hong Kong will inspire respect for these natural treasures and strengthen the resolve to protect the breathtaking landscapes in which they occur. South China was once home to vast subtropical forests that stretched from the eastern Himalayas to Indochina and beyond, a region of phenomenal biological diversity now undergoing rapid urbanisation and human population growth. Sadly, tens of thousands of orchids are harvested from the remaining forest fragments each year to fuel the horticultural and medicinal plants trade.

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