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The Flower of the European Orchid: Form and Function

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Orchidées d'Europe: Fleur et Pollinisation [European Orchids: Flowers and Pollination]

An enriched and enlarged edition has been published in French

NHBS Price: £69.99 $88/€83 approx

By: Jean Claessens (Author), Jacques Kleynen (Author), Richard Bateman (Foreword By)

440 pages, colour & b/w photos

Claessens & Kleynen (privately published)

Hardback | Jan 2011 | #220415 | ISBN-13: 9789090255569
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About this book

The Flower of the European Orchid: Form and Function provides an elaborate overview of all aspects of the orchid flower. From each genus the following aspects are illustrated: habitat, flower close-ups, macrophotographs of the column, rosette and capsules; flower diagrams; SEM-photographs of pollinia, pollinaria or pollen grains, microscopic sections of the flower and pollinators.

In the introductory chapter the terminology is explained and illustrated with many macro-photographs. Included are various tables about all known pollinators, fruit set, bending speed of the caudicles,an overview of all autogamous species with mode of autogamy and seed number per capsule. An extensive bibliography provides a survey of all old and recent literature.

Please note that the authors recently made five appendices available online, which can be downloaded below.
Appendix 1: Pollinators - additions 2016 (625 kb)
Appendix 2: Fruit set - additions 2016 (233 kb)
Appendix 3: Autogamy - additions 2016 (122 kb)
Appendix 4: Seed number per capsule - additions 2016 (298 kb)
References: additions 2016 (581 kb)


Contents

Foreword  9
Preface   10
Acknowledgements  11
General account  13
  Abbreviations of flower parts  14
  Abbreviations of country names  14
  Orchid biology  17
    Roots  17
    Stem and leaves  17
    Bracts and ovary   17
    Seeds   18
    Sepals and petals  18
    Lip and spur  18
    Column   22
    Staminodia and auricles  22
    Anther   24
    Clinandrium   24
    Pollen  24
    Caudicle  26
    Stigma   28
    Rostellum  30
    Viscidium   30
    Bursicle  34
    Stipe   34
  Pollination biology   35
    Allogamy   35
    Autogamy   36
  Systematic account  41
  Systematics  42
  Histology  45
  Palynology: Methods  45
  Cypripedium  47
  Cephalanthera  57
  Limodorum  65
  Neottia   75
  Epipactis   91
  Epipogium   109
  Liparis   121
  Hammarbya  129
  Malaxis   137
  Corallorhiza   147
  Calypso  155
  Goodyera   161
  Spiranthes   171
  Herminium  185
  Gennaria   193
  Habenaria  199
  Anacamptis   205
  Orchis  217
  Dactylorhiza  233
  Neotinea   251
  Himantoglossum  261
  Platanthera  277
  Gymnadenia   289
  Pseudorchis   305
  Serapias  315
  Ophrys  329
  Neottianthe  341
  Steveniella  347
  Chamorchis  353
  Traunsteinera  363
Glossary   375
Appendix 1: Pollinators   381
Appendix 2: Fruit set   398
Appendix 3: Autogamy  409
Appendix 4: Seed number  412
Appendix 5: Bending time caudicles   413
References  415
Index   433


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