Genera Orchidacearum - Volume 2 (Part 1)


  • Author: Alec M. Pridgeon, Phillip J. Cribb, Mark W. Chase, and Finn Rasmussen
  • Date Pub: 2001
  • ISBN: 9780198507109
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Continues the project to formulate a comprehensive classification of the orchids. This second volume treats 101 genera in three of the seven recognized tribes of the subfamily Orchidioideae - orchideae, Diurideae and Diseae. Comprehensive descriptions are provided for each genus and subtribe, which include the complete nomenclature, description, distribution, anatomy, palynology, cytogenetics, phytochemistry, phylogenetics, pollination, ecology and economic uses.

"... this is a publication that truly reflects the current state of knowledge on almost every aspect of orchid biology, not just taxonomy. The quality of the line drawings ranges from good to excellent. I would like to single out those by Oliver Q. Whalley, which alone make the book worth purchasing ... much more than a taxonomic treatise. All biologists who work on orchids should have it close at hand." - Plant Systematics and Evolution

"This volume, as volume 1, is destined to be the standard against which other similar works will be compared. One cannot praise this work too highly nor to extol its virtues excessively. Genera Orchidacearum, volume 2, part 1 is a masterpiece." - Plant Science Bulletin

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438 Pages,
24pp colour plates (122 photos), numerous line drawings and distribution maps

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