Book Updates

A book on Nature inevitably becomes outdated as time goes by.
New discoveries are made, classifications and systematics are updated and even some flaws found only after the publishing deserve being corrected.
I'll be posting on this page all updates that are due over time.
If a new edition of the book exists one day, all these updates will be incorporated to it.

Anacamptis morio subsp. morio
I have a note about this species/subspecies in the book.
There's a large number of historical records of this plant at Arrábida, but after the division into the subspecies A. morio subsp. morio, A. morio subsp. picta and A. morio subsp. champagneuxii those records became out of date/out of context. A. morio subsp. champagneuxii has a strong presence at Arrábida but I looked for the other subspecies at Arrábida for years without ever finding them.
This year (2022) two Anacamptis morio subsp. morio plants were found on an acid terrain "island" in the middle of chalk. It happened much to the end of the flowering season but next year I'll certainly look for more of these plants. Whatever the result, it's the record of another species to Arrábida mountains.

Orchis mascula versus Orchis olbiensis
Orchis olbiensis wasn't even an accepted species by Kew Gardens (the systematics I follow) when my book was first published and all variations were attributed to Orchis mascula species.
That changed and Orchis olbiensis is now accepted as a species. Adding to it, the characteristics of that species match those of the species that inhabits at Arrábida. I admit I'm not 100% sure about this subject and some official confirmation by someone with authority in the matter will be needed. As for now, it remains as an important note.

The Conservation section will have to be redone. This need arised after becoming aware of some vulnerabilities the plants face before the human being.
Probably the text will have to be a lot more succinct on the objective questions of preservation tools and it's my hope it will include the National Record that is being worked upon the information released by The Red List of Portuguese Vascular Plants. Another small section will be created about ethics on Nature Obsevation.
This new section will be a fine tune and elaboration of the ideas I have in this arcticle of mine:
Ética na observação de Orquídeas Silvestres, outras plantas ou Natureza em geral
The article is written in Portuguese but there is a translation tool available. The title losely translates to "Observation Ethics of Wild Orchids, other plants and Nature in General".

(page 21)
In the phylogenetics tree the Neotinea genus has a typo.

(page 64)
Correct the reference to Anacamptis pyramidalis existence only on the south half of the country. There are records of this orchid as North as Mira - Aveiro.
Arrábida Wild Orchids Book