Genera Orchidacearum – Volume 1


Genera Orchidacearum – Volume 1 Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 230 Illustrations and other contents: colour photographs and line drawings ISBN: 9780198505136 Categories: ,

The first volume of this important modern re-classification of the orchid family. Volume One begins with several general introductory chapters outlining the long history of the efforts to provide a scientific classification of the orchids. Following these chapters are descriptions of subfamilies Apostasioideae and Cypripedioideae, which comprise approximately 150 species in seven genera.
Very comprehensive descriptions are provided for each of the genera, including the complete nomenclature and type citation, distribution, anatomy, palynology, embryology, cytogenetics, ecology, phenology and pollination, phytochemistry, phylogenetics, cultivation, economic uses, taxonomic notes, and a select bibliography. The Cypripedioideae include the slipper orchids, arguably the most attractive and popular orchids of all, and this volume should have an especially wide appeal as a result. In addition, it is beautifully illustrated with many line drawings and colour photographs.

Weight1 kg
... essential reading for any serious student of orchids. * Orchid Review *

Author Biography

Dr. Phillip J Cribb, Deputy Keeper, Herbarium, and Curator, Orchid Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Dr Mark W. Chase, Head, Molecular Systematics Secrion, Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Dr Alec M Pridgeon, Sainsbury Orchid Fellow, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Dr Finn N Rasmussen, Associate Professor, Botanical Institute, University of Copenhagen