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Vanilla orchids : natural history and cultivation

Author: Kenneth Michael Cameron
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With more than 30,000 known species, orchids represent the largest family of plants. But only one genus has agricultural valuethe Vanilla orchid. Leading orchid expert Ken Cameron covers the natural history of the world's most popular flavor and fragrance and provides an introduction to the pollination, biology, structure, evolution, and diversity of Vanilla and related orchids. Vanilla Orchids also features methods  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cameron, Kenneth Michael.
Vanilla orchids.
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010048813
(OCoLC)666223934
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Michael Cameron
ISBN: 9781604693218 1604693215
OCLC Number: 776996947
Description: 1 online resource (212 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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.
Responsibility: Ken Cameron.

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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.  Read more...

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