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Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 4: Epidendroideae (Part 1)

Flora / FaunaMonograph
  • Classification of orchids based on evolutionary history, determined by morphology and DNA data
  • Contains diagnostic line drawings and colour photographs
  • Includes cultivation notes
  • Includes distribution maps

Series: Genera Orchidacearum Volume: 4

By: Alec M Pridgeon(Editor), Phillip J Cribb(Editor), Mark W Chase(Editor), Finn N Rasmussen(Editor)

672 pages, 198 colour plates, 452 b/w illustrations

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #151598 | ISBN: 0198507127
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NHBS Price: £167.50 $234/€190 approx

About this book

This fourth volume treats the first 210 genera of the largest subfamily, Epidendroideae, including some of the showiest orchids often used in hybridizing. Comprehensive treatments are provided for each genus, which include complete nomenclature, description, distribution (with map), anatomy, palynology, cytogenetics, phytochemistry, phylogenetics, pollination, ecology, and economic uses. Cultivation notes are included for those genera known to be in hobbyist collections. Genera are beautifully illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs.

"39 different botanists from nine different countries are listed as contributing authors in this newest volume of the series. This fact alone says a great deal about the importance of this book and its value to orchidology. [...] an absolute must have for anyone interested in orchid biology [...] an organized, easily readable and attractive book. I strongly encourage both orchid scientists and general orchid enthusiasts to consider purchasing Volume 4 of Genera Orchidacearum"
– Ken Cameron, The New York Botanical Garden, AOS Magazine 2006

"Specialist growers of these groups will want to own a copy."
Orchid Society of Great Britain Journal


List of contributors
List of colour plates

A: Arethuseae
B: Calypsoeae
C: Collabieae
D: Epidendreae
E: Gastrodieae
F: Malaxideae
G: Neottieae
H: Nervilieae
I: Podochileae
J: Sobralieae
K: Triphoreae
L: Tropidieae
M: Xerorchideae

Index to scientific names
Subject index

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