The Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species

The Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species

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MIT Press
The third edition of this definitive handbook on orchid cultivation incorporates major revisions in taxonomy, text, and illustrations.
The third edition of this definitive handbook on orchid cultivation incorporates major revisions in taxonomy, text, and illustrations. An authoritative resource for professional and amateur orchid growers and botanists for more than a decade, this edition of The Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species adds 24 pages of color photographs of species - 144 new photographs plus 96 replacement shots - and 62 line drawings. The sections on taxonomy have been substantially expanded to include updated treatments of orchid biology, diversity, and classification, and new species of spectacular cultural merit are described.

Phillip Cribb is Curator of the Orchid Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Edmund Launert, a former Principal Scientific Officer and orchid expert at Kew, is now retired and works as a freelance consultant. Helmut Bechtel is a professional photographer who specializes in natural history.

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New edition of a definitive reference (published in German in 1980, in English in 1981, and, updated, in 1986), cited in BCL3 . Text has been revised and expanded; the number of color photos has increased to 864 (24 new pages), and descriptions of 140 genera and more than twice that number of species have been added. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1992
Edition: Third edition
ISBN: 9780262023399
0262023393
Branch Call Number: 635.9341 BECHT
Characteristics: 585 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Launert, Edmund
Cribb, Phillip
Notes: Translation of: Orchideenatlas

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