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Orchids of Trinidad & Tobago (Julian Kenny)

“As we sat in a meadow beside one of the lakes, he pointed out a small, almost leafless plant amongst the grass. It was an orchid …”


There are 200 or so orchid species in Trinidad and Tobago. Some are a common sight, sprouting happily on telephone poles. But others are known only through a single specimen discovered in the wild by Julian Kenny.

The rarest and the most familiar of these flowers are both displayed here in over 100 colour photographs taken by Professor Kenny over 50 years. Orchids of Trinidad and Tobago will delight the serious collector and grower as much as the admirer of natural beauty. Read A Reverence for Orchids, a review in the Trinidad & Tobago Express (February 12, 2009)

About Orchids of Trinidad & Tobago

  • Author: Julian Kenny
  • Credits: Edited by Judy Raymond. Design by Aisha Provoteaux-Webster
  • Publisher: Prospect Press (2008)
  • Genre: Natural History
  • Format: Hardback (Coffee Table)
  • Pages: 127
  • ISBN: 978-976-9508-24-8
  • Price: TT$350.00 (SOLD OUT) . Coming soon to Amazon’s Kindle Store

About Julian Kenny

Julian Kenny was a former professor of zoology at the Trinidad campus of the University of the West Indies. His books include His books include Native Orchids of the Eastern Caribbean; Views from the Bridge (on freshwater fish); Views from the Ridge (exploration in natural history); Flowers of Trinidad and Tobago; and A Naturalist’s Notes: the Biological Diversity of Trinidad & Tobago. He passed away in August, 2011.

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