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Darwin's orchids : then and now

Author: Retha Edens-Meier; Peter Bernhardt
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For biologists, 2009 was an epochal year: the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of a book now known simply as The Origin of Species. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Retha Edens-Meier; Peter Bernhardt
ISBN: 9780226044910 0226044912
OCLC Number: 870147638
Notes: Proceedings of two symposia honoring Darwin's 1862 work, On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing on orchids. The symposia were held on July 28, 2011, as part of 18th International Botanical Congress, which took place July 23-30, 2011, in Melbourne, Australia.--Preface, page ix.
The order of topics follows the second edition (1877) of Darwin's work, published under the title: The various contrivances by which orchids are fertilised by insects.
Description: xi, 419 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface / Peter Bernhardt and Retha Edens-Meier --
I, Darwin shares his orchids: Darwin's orchids (1862, 1877) : origins, development, and impact / Peter Bernhardt and Retha Edens-Meier --
II, Darwin's orchids of the English and Eurasian countrysides: Darwin on the pollination of Orchis : what he taught us and what we can tell him today / Giovanni Scopece, Salvatore Cozzolino, and Amots Dafni --
Ophrys pollination : from Darwin to the present day / Nicolas J. Vereecken and Ana Francisco --
III, Darwin and his colleagues. Orchid evolution in the Southern Hemisphere: Pollination of South African orchids in the context of ecological guilds and evolutionary syndromes / Steven D. Johnson --
Phylogeny of Orchidaceae tribe Diurideae and its implications for the evolution of pollination systems / Peter H. Weston, Andrew J. Perkins, James O. Indsto, and Mark A. Clements --
Appendix 5.1. Morphological character states used to construct a phylogeny of the Diurideae --
Pollination of spider orchids (Caladenia syn. Arachnorchis) by wasps ... and others : a lingering post-Darwinian mystery / Sophie Petit --
The sun orchids (Thelymitra) then and now : large flowers versus small flowers and their evolutionary implications / Retha Edens-Meier and Peter Bernhardt --
IV, Darwin and his colleagues. Orchid evolution in the tropics: Pollination biology and evolutionary history of angraecoid orchids : from Darwin to the present day / Claire Micheneau, Jacques Fournel, and Thierry Pailler --
Orchids and neotropical pollinators since Darwin's time / David W. Roubik --
V, Extravagant architecture. The diandrous orchids: Pollination and floral evolution of slipper orchids (subfamily Cypripedioideae) / Retha Edens-Meier, Yi-bo Luo, and Peter Bernhardt --
VI, Overview. The influence of color perception and climate change: Color and sexual deception in orchids : progress toward understanding the functions and pollinator perception of floral color / A.C. Gaskett --
Impacts of extreme weather spells on flowering phenology of wild orchids in Guangxi, southwestern China / Hong Liu, Chang-Lin Feng, Xiao-Qing Xie, Wuying Lin, Zheng-Hai Deng, Xin-Lian Wei, Shi-Yong Liu, and Yi-Bo Luo --
Summary / Retha Edens-Meier and Peter Bernhardt.
Responsibility: edited by Retha Edens-Meier and Peter Bernhardt.

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