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Tropical African Flowering Plants: Ecology and Distribution, Volume 10: Orchidaceae Part 2 (Genera H-Z)

Flora / Fauna

Series: Tropical African Flowering Plants Volume: 10

By: Jean-Pierre Lebrun(Author), Adélaïde L Stork(Author)

349 pages, b/w distribution maps

Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique Ville de Genève

Paperback | Jan 2018 | #240378 | ISBN-13: 9782827701353
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NHBS Price: £94.99 $124/€108 approx

About this book

This second volume on Orchids ends the review of this family for continental tropical Africa which includes 1340 species divided into 87 genera (107 species are known only from the nomenclatural type). Genera with a large number of species are few; the authors mention Habenaria (231), Polystachia (192), Eulophia (116), Bulbophyllum (87), Disa (52), and Angraecum (50). There are 10 medium-sized genera, 17 relatively small genera, and 54 small genera, or about 62% of all genera. Continental tropical Africa is poor in orchids compared to other continents and their flowers are less spectacular.

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