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Sept. 26, 2008

UI Press releases two new orchid pocket field guides Oct. 15

The University of Iowa Press will release two new pocket field guides in the Bur Oak Guides series on Oct. 15 -- "Twayblades and Adder's-mouth Orchids in Your Pocket" and "Grass-pinks and Companion Orchids in Your Pocket," both by Paul Martin Brown.

Brown provides general distributional information, time of flowering, and habitat requirements for each species as well as a complete list of hybrids and the many different growth and color forms that make identifying orchids so intriguing for many nature-loving hikers.

Brown is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium, Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. Founder and editor of the North American Native Orchid Journal, he is the author of 11 books, most recently "Wild Orchids of the Northeast" and "Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Texas."

The two new field guides are available at bookstores or directly from the UI Press by phone at 800-621-2736 or online at Customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East or Africa may order from the Eurospan Group online at

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Allison Thomas, UI Press,; Winston Barclay, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0073,