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The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, Volume 7: The Debatable Epidendrums

Flora / FaunaMonographOut of Print

Series: The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Volume: 7

By: Carl L Withner and Patricia Harding

152 pages, 98 col photos, 69 illus

Timber Press

Hardback | May 2004 | #145002 | ISBN: 0881926213
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About this book

In this supplement to his celebrated series of books on the Cattleya alliance of orchids, Carl Withner joins with Patricia Harding to explore "the debatable epidendrums." Carl Linnaeus established the genus "Epidendrum" in 1753 to include the mostly epiphytic orchid plants being sent to him from tropical America. Over time the genus grew to include more than 1000 species of evergreen epiphytic, lithophytic, or terrestrial orchids. Some of these epidendrums were transferred to other genera. Others have yet to be divided into natural subgroups, which could be split off into their own genera. A portion of these remaining epidendrums, those with pseudobulbs, are the focus of this volume. This book is certain to be of use to hobbyists, collectors, and growers alike.

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