Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 1
Orchids, Irises, Lilies, Grass-trees, Mat-rushes and Other Petaloid Monocotyledons
A visually superb and informative field guide to the flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges.
The Otway region of Victoria, with its temperate rainforests, mountain ash forests, heathlands, plains and coastal dunes, has an extraordinarily rich and diverse flora. The first volume of Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges covers the orchids, irises, lilies, grass-trees, mat-rushes and other petaloid monocotyledonous plants. + Full description
Enid Mayfield's exquisite colour 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.- Short description
No longer available in a print edition.
Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 2 was published in April 2013.
"The book is a great combination of artistic endeavour and scientific illustration, a true and accurate expression of the beauty of nature.
The book will be very useful for those in the target region but also far beyond. The beautiful illustrations are pieces of art in themselves and the clear descriptions of the many orchids and other species could be used to identify the same species elsewhere. The lavish colour-illustrated glossary would be a great resource for any student of botany in its own right. I would not hesitate to recommend adding this book to any botanical library. As a botanist I need to use a variety of
texts to identify plants, and this book will add immensely to my tool kit of references."
Lincoln Kern, Australian Plant Conservation, Vol 19, No 2, September-November 2010
DetailsePDF | June 2010
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- 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
ContentsForeword by John Landy, AC, CVO, MBE Governor of Victoria 2001-2006
Quick Plant Finder
Key: What flower is this?
ALISMATACEAE Water Plantains
COLCHICACEAE Milkmaids, Wurmbeas
LAXMANNIACEAE Lilies, Mat-rushes
XYRIDACEAE Yellow-eyed grasses