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The Orchid Book A Guide to the Identification of Cultivated Orchid Species

Field / Identification Guide Identification Key Out of Print
Edited By: J Cullen
300 pages, 250 figs
The Orchid Book
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  • The Orchid Book ISBN: 9780521418560 Hardback Nov 1992 Out of Print #16429
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About this book

The rich and often bizarre variety of form exhibited by orchids has long provided a fascination for amateur and professional botanists alike. This book fulfils the need for an accurate and simple guide to the identification of species which can be cultivated. The main part of the book is based on the text of the family Orchidaceae published in the second volume of The European Garden Flora, with the information fully updated and displayed in a revised format. Simple keys to the genera and to the species allow access to descriptions of 900 individual species which also include references to published illustrations and other useful information. A brief introduction covers the structural features of orchids important in identification, and gives some information on cultivation and a list of general references.

Contents

Foreword by S. M. Walters; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Description of Orchidaceae; Key to genera; Descriptions of genera and species; Index.

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Field / Identification Guide Identification Key Out of Print
Edited By: J Cullen
300 pages, 250 figs
Media reviews
Highly recommended as a useful reference for the identification of cultivated orchid species. L.G. Kavaljian, Choice "...a well-done and useful book for any library serving hobbyists or those interested in botany." Marit S. MacArthur, American Reference Books Annual "...this book was carefully prepared and is valuable for identifying cultivated orchid species." Chin Chu, HortScience
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