The production of flower crops has increased significantly and there is ahuge demand for floricultural products in the world resulting in a growing international flower trade. Value addition in floriculture increases the economic value and consumer appeal of any floral commodity. Value Addition in Flowers and Orchids contains 12 chapters vividly highlighting value addition in flower crops and orchids covering wide range of aspects, specifically pertaining to horticulture in India.
The first 10 chapters describe various value added products from commercial flowers viz. rose, chrysanthemum, carnation, anthurium, gerbera, gladiolus, tuberose, tulip, lilium, freesia, iris, alstroemeria, liatris, strelitzia, solidago, dahlia, jasmine, marigold, crossandra, barleria, annuals, herbaceous perennials, flowering shrubs, house plants, aquatic plants, bulbous plants, cacti and succulents and lesser known ornamentals. The two most important chapters on value addition in flower crops like orchids are dealt with in detail separately. These commercial orchids presented in this book include Aerides, Anoectichilus, Arachnis, Ascocentrum, Bulbophyllum, Calanthe, Cattleya, Coelogyne, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Doritis, Epidendrum, Eulophia, Gastrochilus, Habenaria, Laelia, Miltonia, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Pleione, Renanthera, Rhyncostylis, Vanda, and Zygopetalum. This is the first book of its kind on value addition in flower crops including orchids in India.
1. Value Added Products from Flower Crops
2. Value Addition in Commercial Flowers
3. Value Addition in Annuals
4. Value Addition in Herbaceous Perennials
5. Value Addition in Flowering Shrubs
6. Value Addition in House Plants
7. Value Addition in Aquatic Plants
8. Value Addition in Bulbous Plants
9. Value Addition in Cacti and Other Succulents
10. Value Addition in Lesser Known Ornamental Plants
11. Value Added Products from Orchids
12. Value Addition in some Commercial Orchids
13. Medicinal Flowers and Orchids