Due to the extreme isolation of Burma's rugged mountainous regions, and a political situation that discourages access into large areas of the country, Burma is host to perhaps the largest remaining population of rare species of wild orchids on earth. This book is the first of a series of six intended to describe and illustrate the variety and beauty of the many species of these noble plants still extant in Burma.
The author, both a distinguished botanist and a skilled photographer, combined these talents to produce this beautifully illustrated, authoritative volume, illustrating all specimens in their natural, wild environment. Volume 1 surveys the varieties of wild orchids to be found in Burma's Shan States. Bilingual English / Japanese text.
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