|William R. Liltveld & Steven D. Johnson|
The Cape Orchids, a regional monograph in two volumes. The work encapsulates a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about the classification and ecology of all 241 orchid species, both terrestrial and epiphytic, of the 24 genera native to the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. An area of prodigious biodiversity, this region has been declared a World Heritage Site and is recognised as one of the top International Biodiversity Hotspots. Orchids are one of the most treasured elements of the Cape flora and this book is intended as a fitting tribute to their magnificence.