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The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Illustrated Dictionary of Orchid Genera

By: Peggy Alrich and Wesley Higgins

512 pages, colour illus

Comstock Publishing Associates

Hardback | Sep 2008 | #175738 | ISBN-13: 9780801447372
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NHBS Price: £48.50 $61/€58 approx

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The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Illustrated Dictionary of Orchid Genera is the most comprehensive account of orchid genera to date. Its concise entries provide details of nomenclature, classification, original publication, etymology, and geographic range, along with a brief description and sample flower illustration.

In addition to the alphabetic entries, this illustrated dictionary includes a contributed introduction to orchid biology, a glossary, a list of taxonomists credited with publishing new orchid genera, key references and bibliographical abbreviation list, and the governing nomenclature rules.

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Illustrated Dictionary of Orchid Genera also features a Foreword by Peter Raven and an introduction by David Benzing that includes the August 2007 discovery of the oldest orchid fossil.


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