Genera Orchidacearum: Orchidoideae (part 1)

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Alec M. Pridgeon
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Science - 415 pages
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In Volume Two of Genera Orchidacearum, three of the seven tribes found in the subfamily Orchidoideae-Orchideae, Diurideae, and Diseae are thoroughly described. Each of the 101 genera in this volume receive separate treatment with sections on nomenclature and synonymy, distribution, anatomy, palynomy, embryology, cytogenetics, ecology, phytochemistry, phylogenetics, pollination, taxonomic notes, and economic uses. For those genera found in hobbyist's collections, cultivation notes emphasizing aritificial propagation are provided.
This book features distribution maps of each genus with details on the dispersion of the flowers; superb illustrations with over 120 color photographs and line drawings; cultivational details for orchid enthusiasts and growers; contributions from over 50 international orchid experts; and diagnostic illustrations that detail each genus.

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