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Orchids of tropical America : an introduction and guide

Author: Joe E Meisel; Ronald S Kaufmann; Franco Pupulin
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An entertaining, informative, and splendidly illustrated introduction to the orchid family for enthusiasts and newcomers seeking to learn about more than 120 widespread orchid genera ranging from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe E Meisel; Ronald S Kaufmann; Franco Pupulin
ISBN: 9780801453359 0801453356 9780801477683 0801477689
OCLC Number: 868982328
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Orchid ecology, diversity and conservation. Biology and ecology --
Diversity and distribution --
Conservation --
Orchid identification. What is an orchid? --
Illustrated glossary of key orchid characteristics --
How to use this guide --
Identification guide to major orchid genera --
Orchid genus accounts. Structure and terminolgy --
Acineta through zygopetalum --
Where to see orchids: nature reserves and conservation sites. Map of tropical America --
Conservation sites by country.
Responsibility: Joe E. Meisel, Ronald S. Kaufmann and Franco Pupulin ; foreword by Phillip J. Cribb.

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