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

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

by Paul Martin Brown, Stan Folsom
     
 

"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

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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:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
First
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.21(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Preface and Acknowledgmentsxiii
List of Abbreviations and Symbolsxvii
Part 1Orchids and Florida1
An Introduction to Orchids3
Which Orchid Is It?7
Using the Key8
Key to the Genera9
Some Important Notes about Plant Names18
Part 2Wild Orchids of Florida--Native and Naturalized23
Native and Naturalized Species25
Basiphyllaea26
Beloglottis28
Bletia31
Brassia34
Bulbophyllum36
Calopogon39
Campylocentrum50
Cleistes53
Corallorhiza59
Cranichis64
Cyclopogon67
Cyrtopodium73
Dendrophylax79
Eltroplectris82
Encyclia85
Epidendrum91
Eulophia108
Galeandra110
Goodyera112
Govenia115
Habenaria119
Harrisella130
Hexalectris133
Ionopsis136
Isotria138
Lepanthopsis140
Liparis143
Listera147
Macradenia150
Malaxis153
Maxillaria159
Mesadenus164
Oeceoclades166
Oncidium169
Pelexia172
Phaius175
Platanthera179
Platythelys199
Pleurothallis204
Pogonia207
Polystachya210
Ponthieva213
Prescottia218
Prosthechea221
Pteroglossaspis228
Sacoila231
Spathoglottis238
Spiranthes240
Tipularia273
Tolumnia277
Trichocentrum281
Triphora287
Tropidia298
Vanilla301
Zeuxine310
Introduced, Escaped, and Waifs313
Bletia313
Bletilla314
Epidendrum315
Laelia316
Vanilla317
Part 3Resources and References319
Checklist of Native and Naturalized Orchids of Florida321
Introduced, Escaped, and Waifs329
Recent Literature References for New Taxa, Combinations, and Additions to the Orchid Flora of Florida330
Synonyms and Misapplied Names335
Segregate Genera336
Synonyms337
Cross References for Synonyms and Misapplied Names347
Species Pairs352
Some Florida Orchid Statistics355
Endangered and Threatened Species355
Species of Regional Interest359
Orchid Hunting in Florida364
Northern Florida: Panhandle and Greater Jacksonville364
North-Central Florida: The Great Temperate Hammocks365
Coastal Plain and Pine Scrublands367
South-Central Florida: Lake and Ridge Country368
South Florida: Parks, Preserves, and Pinelands370
Tips and Trips371
Plant Records and County Lines376
The Southeastern Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains380
Using Luer's Native Orchids of Florida (1972) in the New Century: Additions, Corrections, and Comments385
Glossary389
Selected Bibliography393
Photo Credits395
Index397

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