Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve


Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Gardens
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Pages: 274 Illustrations and other contents: 1200 Halftones, color Language: English ISBN: 9781842466964 Category:

The Algarve region of southern Portugal is an area of immense botanical importance with numerous endemic and rare species. It is also one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, where it sees more than seven million tourists per year. Scientists and sightseers alike are drawn to the lovely flowers that dot the landscape. This is one of the few comprehensive identification guides that caters to both kinds of visitors, and the first edition has been a best-seller. This second edition is fully updated with new species and new findings. Information is provided on where and when to see plants with information on their habitat and vegetation types. Rare and unusual plants of the region are highlighted, including orchids and parasitic plants. The more than one thousand descriptions are accompanied throughout with over 650 stunning color photographs, 780 line drawings, and distribution maps.

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Author Biography

Chris Thorogood is Deputy Director and Head of Science at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Chris taught field biology in the Algarve for nine years. Simon Hiscock is a Professor of Botany, and Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. He led botanical field courses in the Algarve for over ten years with the University of Bristol. His research focusses on plant evolutionary genetics and plant reproduction.