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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert L Dressler
|Description:||314 pages,  pages of plates|
|Contents:||1. Introduction; 2. Structure and other evidence of relationship; 3. Orchid phylogeny; 4. Orchids with two or three fertile anthers; 5. Primitive orchids with a single fertile anther; 6. Lady's tresses and relatives, the subfamily Spiranthoideae; 7. Orchis and its allies, the subfamily Orchidoideae; 8. The advanced Epidendroideae, general discussion and phylogeny; 9. The cormous or cymbidioid phylad; 10. The reed-stem or epidendroid phylad; 11. Misfits, parallelisms, and miscellaneous problems; 12. Classification and phylogenetic analysis; Glossary; Appendices; Literature cited; Index.|
|Responsibility:||Robert L. Dressler.|
'One may agree or disagree with the classification put forward in Dressler's new book, but everyone interested in orchids must have it.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution