To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Vascular Plants  Orchids

Terrestrial Orchids From Seed to Mycotrophic Plant

By: Hanne N Rasmussen
444 pages, 10 b/w photos, 30 line illus, 18 tabs
Terrestrial Orchids
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Terrestrial Orchids ISBN: 9780521048811 Paperback Jan 2008 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
  • Terrestrial Orchids ISBN: 9780521451659 Hardback Aug 1995 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
Selected version: £54.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Although they have great appeal little is known about the reproduction in nature of these vulnerable species. This detailed survey uses a combination of field and laboratory experiments, and covers the seed biology, propagation, plant growth, fungal associations, seasonal rhythm and life history of thirty-six genera of orchids of the temperate, northern hemisphere.

Re-issue, originally published in 1995.


Introduction; 1. Properties of 'dust' seeds; 2. Seed development; 3. Seed survival; 4. Requirements for germination; 5. Fungi; 6. Germination processes; 7. Underground organs; 8. Orchid mycorrhiza; 9. Abiotic factors in growth and development; 10. Life history and phenology; 11. Propagation; 12. Effects of orchid mycorrhiza; 13. Description of genera; Literature; Appendix A. Media; Appendix B. Names and synonyms.

Customer Reviews

By: Hanne N Rasmussen
444 pages, 10 b/w photos, 30 line illus, 18 tabs
Media reviews

'... fascinating as well as informative ... very much a book for the physiological botanist and those involved in the culture and preservation of terrestrial orchids. Many of you who just dabble in the subject may also find it enlightening and interesting.' The Journal of the Orchid Society of Great Britain 'Knowledge of orchid seed and seedling biology is essential to orchid conservationists, propagators and population biologists, and this book is an excellent reference volume.' Margaret M. Ramsey, Annals of Botany '... a well-written, thoroughly researched (600 references are cited) and useful book, which tackles the complexity of the subject lucidly ... provides abundant theoretical and practical advice to the orchid propagator.' A. J. Richards, Experimental Physiology 'This work must surely be regarded as the definitive study on orchid fungal associations (mycorrhiza) to date ... this scholarly work comes highly recommended, especially to those who like to know a little more than one finds in the average book on orchids ... you will spend many hours fascinated by the contents of this book.' Gavin J. McDonald, South African Orchid Journal ' ... a valuable resource. The text is packed with information, logically presented, and highly readable - an amazing accomplishment.' D. H. Firmage, Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 'For those growers seeking a challenge, and for those researchers interested in pursuing the intricate relationships between fungus and orchid, cultivation of terrestrial orchids provides a significant challenge. Those persons will find Rasmussen's insightful writing and thorough explication of the associations between these organisms the sine qua non for intelligent attempts to grow terrestrial orchids ... Anyone seriously interested in terrestrial orchids, their development, mycotrophy, ecology, and cultivation can ill afford not to use Hanne Rasmussen's book as a vade mecum.' William Louis Stern, University of Florida, HortScience ' ... research workers entering this area of science for the first time will find this a very useful introduction to the subject.' Hugh Pritchard, Seed Science Research 'Concise and well arranged ... the author steers a careful course between the purely academic biological textbook and the laboratory manual, and in my view has been extremely successful in bridging the two with a work that will be widely consulted by botanists, ecologists, horticulturalists and conservationists ... indispensable for the orchidologist and specialist grower...' Phil Lusby, The New Plantsman

Current promotions
Backlist BargainsBuyers GuidesNHBS Moth TrapBritish Wildlife Magazine