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

By: Jean Claessens(Author), Jacques Kleynen(Author), Thierry Pain(Translated by)
448 pages, 1000+ colour photos
Publisher: BIOTOPE
Orchidées d'Europe: Fleur et Pollinisation [European Orchids: Flowers and Pollination]
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Language: French

Jean Claessens and Jacques Kleynen are nature photographers specialized in extreme macro photography. After becoming familiar with the orchids, they became interested in the structure and function of this flower and began research on morphology. Since then, their studies were the subject of numerous publications and conference presentations.

This superb book (more than 1000 photos) is an expanded and enriched edition of the book The Flower of the European Orchid, first published in English in 2011. The fruit of long years of study and shooting orchids throughout Europe, it contains many extremely detailed pictures never published elsewhere before. It covers all aspects of the orchid flower: photographs of the gynostemium, microscopic sections, photos taken in a scanning electron microscope, floral patterns, pollinating insects photographed in action on the ground, rosettes and fruit.

The text specifies the relationship between flower and pollinator. All European species are treated. Annexes provide comprehensive information on pollinators, fruiting rate, selfing, the number of seeds per capsule and even, for many species, the tilt period of the caudicles! With this book, which reveals surprising and little-known aspects of the European orchids, the authors hope to intrigue and excite the reader as much as they were during those years.

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Jean Claessens et Jacques Kleynen sont des photographes de nature spécialisés dans la macrophotographie extrême. Après s’être familiarisés avec les orchidées, ils se sont intéressés à la structure et à la fonction de leur fleur et ont entamé des recherches sur sa morphologie. Depuis, leurs études ont fait l’objet de nombreuses publications et présentations à des conférences.

Ce superbe ouvrage (plus de 1000 photos) est une édition complétée et enrichie d’une première parution en anglais (2011). Fruit de longues années d’étude et de prises de vues des orchidées à travers toute l’Europe, il contient de nombreux clichés extrêmement détaillés, jamais publiés ailleurs. Il présente tous les aspects de la fleur des orchidées : photographies du gynostème, coupes microscopiques, photos prises au microscope électronique à balayage, diagrammes floraux, insectes pollinisateurs photographiés en action sur le terrain, rosettes et fruits.

Le texte précise les relations entre la fleur et son pollinisateur. Tous les genres européens sont traités. Des annexes donnent des informations très complètes sur les pollinisateurs, le taux de fructification, l’autogamie, le nombre de graines par capsules et même, pour de nombreuses espèces, le délai d’inclinaison des caudicules ! Avec ce livre qui dévoile des aspects étonnants et méconnus des orchidées européennes, les auteurs espèrent vous intriguer et vous passionner autant qu’ils le furent au cours de ces années.

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By: Jean Claessens(Author), Jacques Kleynen(Author), Thierry Pain(Translated by)
448 pages, 1000+ colour photos
Publisher: BIOTOPE
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