Author: Sybella Schelpe
Publisher: Amer Orchid Society
ISBN: 9781873035009
Size: 77.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Orchid Book

Author: J. Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521418560
Size: 62.99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The rich and often bizarre variety of form exhibited by orchids has long provided a fascination for amateur and professional botanists alike. Once seen as a hobby exclusively for the rich, the cultivation of orchids is now widespread and the need for an accurate and simple guide to the identification of species in cultivation has become apparent. This book aims to fulfill that need by providing botanically correct, yet easily accessible information about this unique and exceptionally diverse group of plants. 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. Numerous line drawings of diagnostic features help to make the keys and descriptions easy to understand and use. A brief introduction covers the structural features of orchids important in identification, and gives some information on cultivation and a list of general references.


Author: Lewis Castle
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429013648
Size: 31.53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lewis Castle's 1886 work offers a concise history of the orchid coupled with simple directions for cultivation.

Flower Breeding And Genetics

Author: Neil O. Anderson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402044283
Size: 65.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 197
Floriculture is one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial agriculture. This book provides a unique and valuable resource on the many issues and challenges facing flower breeders, as well as the industry at-large. Featuring contributions from 32 international authorities, it offers tools and directions for future crop domestication and enhancement as well as offers essential information for breeding a wide range of floriculture crops.


Size: 79.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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