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Orchids of Papua New Guinea

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Orchids of Papua New Guinea is not a botanical work, but the first attempt to produce a pictorial and geographical record of some of the orchids of Papua New Guinea. It is the book for those in Papua New Guinea who are growing orchids for the first time, and for the thousands of orchid growers throughout the world who are only just discovering the beauty of these orchids and the joy of cultivating them.. "This book will delight those people who have lived in or visited Papua New Guinea, or who intend to tour ...
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Overview

Orchids of Papua New Guinea is not a botanical work, but the first attempt to produce a pictorial and geographical record of some of the orchids of Papua New Guinea. It is the book for those in Papua New Guinea who are growing orchids for the first time, and for the thousands of orchid growers throughout the world who are only just discovering the beauty of these orchids and the joy of cultivating them.. "This book will delight those people who have lived in or visited Papua New Guinea, or who intend to tour there in the future. It contains 203 species of orchids, and more than 270 photographs by Ron and Margaret Mackay - a feast of beauty and colour for those who delight in these exquisite flowers.
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The late, renowned director of the Lae Herbarium and Botanical Gardens at the University of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea presents a pictorial and geographical account of some 200 species of orchids native to PNG. Includes 270 fine color photographs by photographers Roy and Margaret Mackay. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881924381
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 11.62 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication
Map
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
The colonial prize: New Guinea 1
Papua New Guinea administration officers 1
The orchid island of the South Pacific 2
Where the orchids grow 3
Parts of an orchid 9
List of groups and genera 10
The orchids 11
Group I Cypripedilinae 11
Group II Habenariinae 12
Group VI Vanillinae 12
Group VII Gastrodiinae 13
Group IX Physurinae 13
Group X Tropidiinae 14
Group XI Collabiinae 15
Group XII Coelogyninae 15
Group XIII Liparidinae 17
Group XV Glomerinae 19
Group XVI Podochilinae 23
The wealth of the terrestrials 24
Group XVIII Phaiinae 25
Group XIX Cyrtopodiinae 27
Group XX Dendrobiinae 27
Group XXI Bulbophyllinae 78
Group XXII Thelasinae 87
Group XXIV Thecostelinae 89
Group XXV Cymbidiinae 89
Group XXVI Sarcanthinae 90
Glossary 101
App. I Photographing orchids 103
App. II Climate 105
App. III Orchids in village life 106
App. IV Cultivation Notes 107
App. V Those who named the orchids 112
References 114
Index 115
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