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Field guide to the orchids of Costa Rica and Panama

Author: Robert L Dressler
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first field guide to the orchids of Costa Rica and Panama, this book is lavishly illustrated with 240 stunning color photographs and 229 line drawings. It contains keys to all the orchid genera in the region and most of the orchid species. To make it possible for nonbotanists to identify at least the genus of the orchids, Robert L. Dressler emphasizes features that can be readily seen with the naked eye or a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Identification guides
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dressler, Robert L., 1927-
Field guide to the orchids of Costa Rica and Panama.
Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates, 1993
(OCoLC)745531898
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Dressler
ISBN: 0801425824 9780801425820 0801481392 9780801481390
OCLC Number: 27975428
Description: ix, 374 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Robert L. Dressler.

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"The first field guide to the orchids of Costa Rica and Panama, this book is lavishly illustrated with 240 stunning color photographs and 229 line drawings. It contains keys to all the orchid genera in the region and most of the orchid species. To make it possible for nonbotanists to identify at least the genus of the orchids, Robert L. Dressler emphasizes features that can be readily seen with the naked eye or a hand lens."--BOOK JACKET. "Written in a friendly and accessible style, this guide begins with succinct descriptions of the geography, climate, and vegetation of Costa Rica and Panama, and includes appropriate comments on the peoples and cultures of the area. A discussion of orchid structure and ecology follows. The identification keys are preceded by instructions for use, and a general key directs the user to the appropriate chapter, where condensed descriptions and additional keys narrow the choices for the plant's identity. Dressler avoids complex terminology where possible and supplies a glossary of technical terms that will be helpful to those unfamiliar with botanical vocabulary. A short appendix describes how to prepare orchids for study and summarizes laws that affect plant collectors, and another lists the authors of species names used in the guide."--BOOK JACKET.

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