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Growing South African Indigenous Orchids

Handbook / Manual

By: Karsten HK Wodrich

253 pages, 90 Col photos, b/w photos, figs

A A Balkema

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #68498 | ISBN: 9054106506
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About this book

Guide to the successful cultivation of both the terrestrial and epihytic orchid species, many of which are also found elsewhere in Africa. In addition to general cultivation guidelines, detailed growing notes are given for more than 60 terrestrial and over 40 epiphytic species.


Introduction to South African indigenous orchids; the cultivation of terrestrial species; the cultivation of epiphytic species; orchid breeding, pollination and seed production; propagation of indigenous orchids from seed and by tissue culture.Appendices: nature conservation legislation regarding indigenous orchids; construction of a seed sowing box and of a laminar flow cabinet; registered hybrids; list of orchid species and applicable sowing media; sources of plants; classification ofindigenous orchids; South African Orchid Council and affiliated societies.

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