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Field Guides & Natural History  Botany  Floras & Botanical Field Guides  Botany of Asia-Pacific  South Asia

An Illustrated Guide to the Orchids of Assam

Field / Identification Guide Flora / Fauna Identification Key
By: Hussain A Barbhuiya(Author), Durgesh Verma(Author), Santanu Dey(Author), CK Salunkhe(Author), Mark W Chase(Foreword By)
806 pages, 77 plates with illustrations; 700 colour photos, 150 b/w line drawings
An Illustrated Guide to the Orchids of Assam
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  • An Illustrated Guide to the Orchids of Assam ISBN: 9788194631514 Hardback Jan 2021 Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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Language: English

This book provides a complete and comprehensive account of the orchid flora of Assam. Based on extensive field survey and herbarium study, the authors have recorded 477 taxa (469 species, 3 subspecies and 5 varieties) belonging to 107 genera from the ambit of the political boundary of Assam. The systematic account of An Illustrated Guide to the Orchids of Assam is prepared according to the latest system of orchid classification. Lucid taxonomic keys and descriptions at various hierarchy levels (e.g. Subfamily > Tribe > Genera > Species > variety) have been provided for easy and precise identification of taxon by avoiding confusion. For each species, taxonomic citation followed by a detailed description, phenology, habitat, regional and global distributional data and regional conservation status etc. has been provided.

About 350 taxa are illustrated with 700 coloured photographs and 77 Lankester Composite Dissection Plates, specially prepared from the photographs of dissected floral parts. Besides, 150 species are also illustrated with conventional black and white line drawings.

The introductory chapter of this guide deals with the overall morphology of orchids and their growth habits. A general account on Assam is provided to cover physiography, climate, vegetation, and forest types in Assam. Individual chapters are also dedicated to the history of botanical explorations in Assam, various threats to the orchid flora of Assam, their conservation, phytogeography and endemism.

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Assam at a glance
3. History of botanical explorations in Assam
4. Threats to the orchid flora
5. Conservation of orchid flora
6. Phytogeography and endemism
7. Systematic account
I. Subfamily: Apostasioidea
II. Subfamily: Vanilloideae
      (i) Tribe Vanilleae
III. Subfamily: Cypripedioideae
IV. Subfamily: Orchidoideae
      (ii) Tribe Cranichideae
      (iii) Tribe: Diurideae
      (iv) Tribe: Orchideae
V. Subfamily: Epidendroideae
      (v) Tribe: Neottieae
      (vi) Tribe: Tropidieae
      (vii) Tribe: Gastrodieae
      (viii) Tribe: Nervilieae
      (ix) Tribe: Arethuseae
      (x) Tribe: Malaxideae
      (xi) Tribe: Cymbidieae
      (xii) Tribe: Epidendrea
      (xiii) Tribe: Collabieae
      (xiv) Tribe: Podochileae
      (xv) Tribe: Vandeae
8. List of excluded and doubtful taxa
9. Checklist of specimens
10. Glossary
11. References
12. Index of Botanical names
13. The authors

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Field / Identification Guide Flora / Fauna Identification Key
By: Hussain A Barbhuiya(Author), Durgesh Verma(Author), Santanu Dey(Author), CK Salunkhe(Author), Mark W Chase(Foreword By)
806 pages, 77 plates with illustrations; 700 colour photos, 150 b/w line drawings
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