This is the eighth volume in a 25 year old series which has become the cornerstone review publication of orchid science. It presents authoritative reviews on different areas of orchid science and historical accounts by major orchid authorities. It includes biographies of two pioneering seventeenth century orchid scientists one in Europe and the other one in Indonesia, a review of orchid flower ontogeny, a discussion of orchid population dynamics, a survey of orchid seed and seedling development, an account of temperate orchid species, a description of mature orchid embryos, an history of studies of orchid seed germination and an enumeration of viruses which attack orchids. The volume is intended to provide information for botanists in general as well as orchid scientists and growers.
Associate editors. Board of editors. Contributors. Persons to whom this volume is dedicated. Preface. Note. General preface. History-Biography. 1. Plinius Germanicus and Plinius Indicus: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Descriptions and Illustrations of Orchid `Trash Baskets', Resupination, Seeds, Floral Segments and Flower Senescence in the European Botanical Literature; U. Wehner, et al. Morphology. 2. Ontogeny of Orchid Flowers; H. Kurzweil, A. Kocyan. Ecology. 3. Population Dynamics of North Temperate Orchids; T. Kull. Development. 4. Development of Orchid Seeds and Seedlings; T. Vinogradova, E.V. Andronova. Genera. 5. Temperate Oriental Cymbidium Species; Kee-Yoeup Paek, H.N. Murthy. Embryology-Seeds. 6. Orchid Embryos; T.Wing Yam, et al. History-Seeds. 7. Orchid Seeds and their Germination: An Historical Account; T.Wing Yam, et al. Appendix. Orchid Viruses -- A Compendium; S.M. Wong. Index of Persons. Index of Organisms. Index of Subjects. Contents of previous volumes.
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