Abstract. R.L. Manuel: Orchids of Crete. A Compilation of Recent Records [Natural. belges 77 (Orchid. 9) (1996): 137-170]. Records of orchid species made by a number of recent visitors to Crete have been complied and 211 sites are listed. An annotated list of all known species recorded for the island is included.

Key-words: Orchidaceae, Flora of Crete.