A convenient reference for people who are fascinated by orchids.
THE MARIE SELBY BOTANICAL GARDENS ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF ORCHID GENERA by
Peggy Alrich and Wesley Higgins; Bruce Hansen (Editor); Robert L. Dressler (Editor); Tom Sheehan (Editor); John Atwood (Editor); (Editor); Peter H. Raven (Foreword)
The 512 page full color dictionary describes not only all of the 850 orchid genera that are recognized today but also those genera known only from fossil records, published before Linnaeus, validly published (but not accepted), and invalidly published according to the standards of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, as well as those that have variant names or spellings.
In addition to over 3800 generic names The Dictionary of Orchid Genera contains: • An introductory chapter that profiles the biology of Orchids by David Benzing. • A list of book/periodical abbreviations used in the dictionary. • A glossary of technical terms used to describe orchid parts. • The International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN) rules for naming genera. • A list of illustrations by species name. • A classification of Orchids that reflects recent molecular studies. • An index of taxonomic authorities. • A list of selected reading on Orchids.
What others are saying about The Dictionary:
“Just right for the office or the home library.” Dr. Ken Cameron, University of Wisconsin “Balances the needs of amateur orchid enthusiasts with those of the professional orchidologist.” Dr. Peter Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden
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