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Vanilla orchids : natural history and cultivation

Author: Kenneth Michael Cameron
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With more than 30,000 known species, orchids represent the largest family of plants on Earth. Yet only one of the genera is of any agricultural value - Vanilla.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Michael Cameron
ISBN: 9780881929898 0881929891
OCLC Number: 666223934
Description: 212 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins and history of domesticated vanilla --
Vanilla evolution and geographic distribution --
Vanilla plant structure --
Profiles of select vanilla species --
Vanilla hybrids --
Vanilla's closest orchid cousins --
Cultivating vanilla at home and in the greenhouse --
Pollination of vanilla flowers --
Vanilla harvest and processing --
Commercial vanilla products --
Checklist of all currently recognized vanilla species --
Checklist of vanilla species names no longer recognized (synonyms) --
Checklist of all currently recognized vanilla species arranged by native distribution.
Responsibility: Ken Cameron.

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"A splendid overview of Vanilla. . . . This superb book is a most informative read." --Choice "An interesting and comprehensive volume." --Reference and Research Book News "Whether for its Read more...

 
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