Slipper Orchids of Vietnam: With an Introduction to the Flora of Vietnam

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L. V. Averʹi͡anov
Timber Press, 2003 - Gardening - 308 pages
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Vietnam has a remarkable and diverse orchid flora that is still being explored and described. The slipper orchids, a small but showy part of the flora, epitomize the exuberance of Vietnam's orchids. This book provides comprehensive accounts of the history, nomenclature, and relationships of each of the 22 slipper orchid species and natural hybrids found within the country. It provides the first detailed accounts of their habitats, biology, and ecology, and highlights the imminent threat of extinction faced by many of them. This book also surveys non-orchid flora, and it will enthrall the reader with descriptions of Vietnam and its unique environment, rich flora, and endemic plants.

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Contents

Geological History
3
Climate Zones
9
Flora of Vietnam
15
PART n SLIPPER ORCHIDS
55
Morphology
61
Pollination
67
Geographical distribution
74
TAXONOMY OF VIETNAMESE SLIPPER ORCHIDS
83
Paphiopedilum subgen Brachypetalum
145
Paphiopedilum subgen Paphiopedilum
155
Natural interspecific Paphiopedilum hybrids reported from Vietnam
253
CONSERVATION
265
The future?
274
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
283
INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC NAMES
295
Copyright

Paphiopedilum subgen Parvisepalum
89

About the author (2003)

Leonid Averyanov of the Komarov Institute, St. Petersburg, is an authority on the Vietnamese orchid flora and the author of the standard account of them.

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