book written by Rica, Orchids of the West, identified
and illustrated the genera of wild orchids to be found in
Western Australia. Written in an easy-to-read style for the
nature lover it did not sacrifice scientific accuracy and
so was also of use to the serious botanist. A copy of the
1951 edition is held in the Battye Library rare book collection
and when it was published in 1965 it was the only Australian
orchid book to run to a second edition. In 1954 a copy of
Orchids of the West was presented to Queen Elizabeth
II during the Royal visit to the Western Plains Division of
the Country Women's Association.
Erickson Orchids of the West
Paterson Brokensha, Perth, 1951.
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