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The Book of Orchids: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World

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By: Maarten JM Christenhusz (Author), Mark W Chase (Editor), Tom Mirenda (Foreword By)

656 pages, 2400 colour photos

Ivy Press

Hardback | 2017 | #231763 | ISBN-13: 9781782404033
Available for pre-order: Due Apr 2017 Details
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About this book

One of every seven flowering plants on Earth is an orchid. Orchidaceae is the second most widely distributed plant family, yet remains one of the least understood. Here are profiles of 600 key species, complete with full taxonomic and phylogenic details, captured in exquisite photographs and representing the remarkable diversity, complexity, and beauty of these extraordinary and beguiling plants.

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Maarten Christenhusz is a Dutch botanist who has worked for the Finnish Museum of Natural History in Helsinki, the Natural History Museum in London, and Kew Gardens, on a variety of taxonomic projects, their subjects ranging from ferns to tulips.

Mark Chase is Director of the Jodrell Laboratory at Kew Gardens. He is also visiting professor at the School of Biological Sciences, University of London, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

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