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Slipper Orchids of Borneo

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Slipper Orchids of Borneo

The island of Borneo is home to some of the world's most spectacular...

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By: Phillip J Cribb (Author), Tan Jiew-Hoe (Foreword By)

118 pages, 82 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations

Natural History Publications Borneo

Paperback | Dec 1997 | Edition: 1 | #210419 | ISBN: 9838120189
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About this book

Slipper orchids (Paphiopedilum species) are among Borneo's most spectacular and instantly recognizable plants. The island has a dozen species, including the sensational Paphiopedilum rothschildianum and P. sanderianum, the petals spreading to 30 cm across in the former and up to a metre long in the latter.

Slipper Orchids of Borneo is a readable account that updates knowledge of the taxonomy, distribution, ecology and biology of these extraordinary plants, and includes superb photographs and paintings. Nearly all of the Bornean species are naturally rare in the wild, and sadly some are now threatened with extinction unless their habitats can be better protected.


Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction 1
The Slipper Orchids 5
The History of Discovery in Borneo 9
Ecology 15
Life History 19
Pollination 21
Conservation 25
Classifications 27
The species 31
Are there more Slipper orchids to be found in Borneo? 106
Bibliography and Further Reading 108
Acknowledgements 114
Index 115


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