Wild Orchids of Florida: with References to the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains / Edition 1

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"Wild Orchids of Florida is intended to be used as a field guide, but it is actually a lot more than that. . . . With this work, the present knowledge of the orchids of Florida has been brought to a high level of completeness for the beginning of the second millennium."--Carlyle A. Luer

· 117 species
· 447 color photos
· identification keys
· distribution maps
· tips on orchid hunting
· notes on southeastern and Gulf coastal states

In more than 100 years of orchid research in Florida, Wild Orchids of Florida is the first field guide to be published for this orchid-rich state. Providing more than 400 color photos as well as line drawings by Stan Folsom, distribution maps, and detailed descriptions of each species, this guide should enable even the novice to easily identify any of the orchids found growing in the wild.
Illustrated keys are provided to aid in identification. Each of the 117 species and varieties has a full page of text, a line drawing, and distribution map with a facing page of full-color photographs. Species deemed as naturalized, escaped, or waifs are also treated. A final chapter enabling the reader to use this book in the nearby southeastern Coastal Plain states makes it an even more valuable resource.
Brown also resolves several sources of confusion regarding the naming and location of plants. A chapter on synonyms and misapplied names addresses the problem of multiple names for a single species and is unique among field guides. A section on the changing Florida county lines and their dates makes for a better understanding of the geography of Florida. The book provides a checklist and list of current literature references along with a cross-reference for synonymic, new, and misapplied names keyed on a page-by-page basis to Luer's 1972 Native Orchids of Florida.

Paul Martin Brown is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium, Florida Museum of Natural History, author of Wild Orchids of the Northeastern United States, and founder and editor of the North American Native Orchid Journal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813024387
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
List of Abbreviations and Symbols xvii
Part 1 Orchids and Florida 1
An Introduction to Orchids 3
Which Orchid Is It? 7
Using the Key 8
Key to the Genera 9
Some Important Notes about Plant Names 18
Part 2 Wild Orchids of Florida--Native and Naturalized 23
Native and Naturalized Species 25
Basiphyllaea 26
Beloglottis 28
Bletia 31
Brassia 34
Bulbophyllum 36
Calopogon 39
Campylocentrum 50
Cleistes 53
Corallorhiza 59
Cranichis 64
Cyclopogon 67
Cyrtopodium 73
Dendrophylax 79
Eltroplectris 82
Encyclia 85
Epidendrum 91
Eulophia 108
Galeandra 110
Goodyera 112
Govenia 115
Habenaria 119
Harrisella 130
Hexalectris 133
Ionopsis 136
Isotria 138
Lepanthopsis 140
Liparis 143
Listera 147
Macradenia 150
Malaxis 153
Maxillaria 159
Mesadenus 164
Oeceoclades 166
Oncidium 169
Pelexia 172
Phaius 175
Platanthera 179
Platythelys 199
Pleurothallis 204
Pogonia 207
Polystachya 210
Ponthieva 213
Prescottia 218
Prosthechea 221
Pteroglossaspis 228
Sacoila 231
Spathoglottis 238
Spiranthes 240
Tipularia 273
Tolumnia 277
Trichocentrum 281
Triphora 287
Tropidia 298
Vanilla 301
Zeuxine 310
Introduced, Escaped, and Waifs 313
Bletia 313
Bletilla 314
Epidendrum 315
Laelia 316
Vanilla 317
Part 3 Resources and References 319
Checklist of Native and Naturalized Orchids of Florida 321
Introduced, Escaped, and Waifs 329
Recent Literature References for New Taxa, Combinations, and Additions to the Orchid Flora of Florida 330
Synonyms and Misapplied Names 335
Segregate Genera 336
Synonyms 337
Cross References for Synonyms and Misapplied Names 347
Species Pairs 352
Some Florida Orchid Statistics 355
Endangered and Threatened Species 355
Species of Regional Interest 359
Orchid Hunting in Florida 364
Northern Florida: Panhandle and Greater Jacksonville 364
North-Central Florida: The Great Temperate Hammocks 365
Coastal Plain and Pine Scrublands 367
South-Central Florida: Lake and Ridge Country 368
South Florida: Parks, Preserves, and Pinelands 370
Tips and Trips 371
Plant Records and County Lines 376
The Southeastern Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains 380
Using Luer's Native Orchids of Florida (1972) in the New Century: Additions, Corrections, and Comments 385
Glossary 389
Selected Bibliography 393
Photo Credits 395
Index 397
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