A Compendium Of Miniature Orchid Species

Autor: Ron Parsons
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ISBN: 9781908787200
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Orchids represent probably the largest of all flowering plantfamilies on Earth and are renowned the world over for theirexquisite flowers. Their remarkable blooms occur in all manner ofsize and shape, and orchid flowers range from some of the smallestand most diminutive in the plant kingdom to some of the largestand most flamboyant. Historically, the most popular orchids incultivation have been those with large, showy flowers, however asignificant proportion of known orchid species are far smaller.Within this group lie the true jewels of the orchid family, theminiature orchid species, which can produce some of the mostunusual and often spectacular flowers of all. This two volumework, A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species, presents a richlyillustrated insight into the very finest epiphytic and lithophyticminiature orchids currently in cultivation, focusing not only onthose species with remarkable flowers, but also the many speciesthat are grown for their striking leaf and plant forms.Produced with both novices and experts in mind, this exhaustiveand accessibly written work features individual entries for over500 different species across more than 120 genera. Each speciesentry includes nomenclatural and etymological information, as wellas cultivation guidance and notes about habitat, conservationstatus and similarities to other orchids. The species entries alsoincorporate newly published taxonomic data that is also reflectedin the extensive cross-index of orchid names and synonyms, and allspecies are generously represented with numerous photographs,including images of other species with which they are easilyconfused.

Masdevallias

Autor: Mary E. Gerritsen
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881927376
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For the indoor plant hobbyist, intermediate orchid grower, or anyone simply "mad about masdevallias," this is a first complete reference to these collectible orchids. An inspiring tribute to their beauty and a practical guide to their care, the book offers detailed advice on all aspects of culture. For those enthusiasts who are up to a challenge, chapters on propagating, showing, and registering masdevallias are also included.

The Orchid Book

Autor: J. Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521418560
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The rich and often bizarre variety of form exhibited by orchids has long provided a fascination for amateur and professional botanists alike. Once seen as a hobby exclusively for the rich, the cultivation of orchids is now widespread and the need for an accurate and simple guide to the identification of species in cultivation has become apparent. This book aims to fulfill that need by providing botanically correct, yet easily accessible information about this unique and exceptionally diverse group of plants. The main part of the book is based on the text of the family Orchidaceae published in the second volume of The European Garden Flora, with the information fully updated and displayed in a revised format. Simple keys to the genera and to the species allow access to descriptions of 900 individual species which also include references to published illustrations and other useful information. Numerous line drawings of diagnostic features help to make the keys and descriptions easy to understand and use. A brief introduction covers the structural features of orchids important in identification, and gives some information on cultivation and a list of general references.

1 000 Books To Read Before You Die

Autor: James Mustich
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523505125
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It’s time to talk books—and the conversation starts here. Encompassing fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die moves across cultures and through time to present an eclectic collection of titles, each described with the special enthusiasm readers summon when recommending a book to a friend. The expected pillars are here, including Jane Austen and Toni Morrison, Virgil, Dante, Dickens and Tolstoy, Franz Kafka and Simone de Beauvoir—their works made fresh through the author’s animated essays. Established classics are joined by new and unexpected choices like Citizen and Friday Night Lights. A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Pillow Bookof Sei Shōnagon, The Day of the Jackal and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. The result is a treasury of essential reading for expansive tastes. The book’s alphabetical listing by last name results in the serendipity of juxtaposition—Cormac McCarthy’s The Road next to Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings, John le Carré next to Ursula K. Le Guin next to Harper Lee. Following each entry are rich endnotes that include publication dates and preferred editions, other books by the same author, related books to try, and listings of worthy adaptations, including movies and audiobooks. In total, more than six thousand titles by thirty-five hundred authors are recommended. A Miscellany of Special Lists at the end of the book offers the reader surprising entry points into the collection, such as “Books to Read in a Sitting,” including The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg and The Third Man by Graham Greene, and “Offbeat Escapes,” including Freya Stark’s The Valleys of the Assassins and Felice Benuzzi’s No Picnic on Mount Kenya. For the truly dedicated reader, “A Long Climb, but What a View”—a perfect way to describe those mountainous texts we long to scale, such as Proust’s In Search of Lost Time and Shelby Foote’s The Civil War. An insightfully curated personal compendium that will inspire hours of browsing and a lifetime of reading, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die celebrates the gorgeous mosaic that is our literary heritage.

Miniature Orchids

Autor: Steven A. Frowine
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
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Some of the most intriguing orchids are those classified as miniatures — plants that range from just an inch or two in height to a maximum of 12 inches. Steven Frowine profiles more than 300 of these gems, including representatives of some of the most popular genera. Entries include information on the plant's geographic or hybrid origin; details about the flowers; bloom season; mature size and habit; ease of culture; light and temperature requirements; recommended potting medium; history; and tips for success. The author's high-quality photographs make identification a snap and provide welcome help when you're selecting plants for your collection.

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Illustrated Dictionary Of Orchid Genera

Autor: Peggy Alrich
Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780801447372
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A comprehensive and extensively illustrated account of orchid genera to date. Its concise entries provide details of nomenclature, classification, original publication, etymology, and geographic range, along with a brief description and color images of representative flowers.

Conservation For A New Era

Autor: Jeffrey A. McNeely
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 2831711789
File Size: 49,40 MB
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Conservation for a New Era outlines the critical issues facing us in the 21st century, developed from the results of the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008. The landmark publication takes on the pressing issues of today and highlights the solutions to be found through investing in nature. The book is essential reading for governments, businesses and decision makers. It provides a snapshot of the current situation, split into 21 easy-to-read sections, as well as a roadmap for the future.

A Very Victorian Passion

Autor: Phillip Cribb
Publisher: Blacker Limited
ISBN: 9781897739211
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John Day was one of the richest and most famous orchid growers in Europe. No amateur of his time possessed a greater knowledge of orchids. Day illustrated over 2,300 orchids, bound together in 53 scrapbooks. These illustrations now form one of the most important botanical archives in the world. The Day collection includes the earliest