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A Guide to Dendrobium of New Guinea

Field / Identification GuideIdentification Key

By: André Schuiteman (Author)

122 pages, colour photos

Natural History Publications Borneo

Paperback | Mar 2013 | #205405 | ISBN-13: 9789838121408
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NHBS Price: £18.99 $24/€22 approx

About this book

Language: English

The orchid genus Dendrobium was named and described in 1799 by the Swedish botanist Olof Peter Swartz. At that time he only knew some 20 species, the great majority of which would not even count as true dendrobiums by modern standards. Many of his 'Dendrobium' species came from tropical America where, as we now know, not a single species of Dendrobium occurs naturally. This initial confusion was soon clarified by botanists like Blume and especially Lindley, whose studies helped to create a more natural delimitation of the genus.


Contents

Introduction 1
Classification of Dendrobium in New Guinea 10
Key to the sections of Dendrobium in New Guinea 12

1. Section Amblyanthus 15
2. Section Aporum 16
3. Section Biloba 16
4. Section Brevisaccata 16
5. Section Cadetia 17
6. Section Calyptrochilus 17
7. Section Conostalix 18
8. Section Crinifera 18
9. Section Dendrobium 18
10. Section Diplocaulobium 19
11. Section Distichophyllae 19
12. Section Fugacia 19
13. Section Grastidium 19
14. Section Herpethophytum 20
15. Section Latouria 20
16. Section Microphytanthe 20
17. Section Pedilonum 21
18. Section Phalaenanthe 21
19. Section Pleianthe 21
20. Section Rhizobium 21
21. Section Spatulata 22

A Selection of Species 23
Further Reading 105
Acknowledgements 106
Photo Credits 106
Index 107
Appendix: Preliminary Checklist of Dendrobium in New Guinea 109


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