The Wild Orchids of North America, North of Mexico / Edition 1

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 "A labor of love. An exhaustive study, both comprehensive and precisely outlined."—Andy Easton, American Orchid Society

"The best one-volume field guide available for orchid enthusiasts and wildflower lovers. . . . Sophisticated and thorough enough to satisfy the most ardent field enthusiast and simple and straightforward enough to encourage the greenest novice."—Helen K. Jeude, Flora of North America North of Mexico project

Wild orchids bloom in virtually every habitat of every state and province of the continental United States, Canada, and Greenland. Orchid fanciers and collectors—a large and fervent segment of the general public—will welcome Paul Martin Brown's comprehensive, illustrated checklist and field guide to the exotic world of these elegant and intriguing flowers.

This annotated guide is packed with up-to-date information and enhanced by stunning color photographs and extraordinary drawings of each species, subspecies, and variety, many highlighting unusual color or growth forms. It provides identification, full distribution range, recent synonyms, and all subspecies varietal and forma information for all 247 taxa as well as comments about the special aspects of each species. Taxonomy and distribution data directly complement information in the Flora of North America project and the parallel dichotomous keys will be useful in the field.

The guide covers 223 species, 24 subspecies and varieties, 103 growth and color forms, and 24 hybrids. With its personal checklist and easy-to-read format, Wild Orchids of North America is perfect for the hobbyist, while offering a concise scientific reference for naturalists, botanists, and advanced orchid enthusiasts.

Paul Martin Brown is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium, Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Editorial Reviews

The Camden Herald
"lavishly illustrated guide is inspiration enough to get out there and identify those orchids in our midst... One of a kind, special and lovely. An invaluable addition to any collection on native flora."
Library Journal
Editor of the North American Native Orchid Journal and a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium, Brown makes a significant contribution to orchid literature with this handy checklist and field guide. In alphabetical order, he presents brief but highly informative descriptions of both native and naturalized exotic orchids that can be found in the United States and Canada. Each plant entry contains a color photo of the orchid's inflorescence, a line drawing of the entire plant, and brief locality and taxonomic (reflecting the most current nomenclature) information. A minor detraction is the lack of an accompanying map showing the geographic distribution of each orchid. Still, this guide serves as an excellent complement to Carlyle A. Luer's Native Orchids of the United States and Canada and Brown's own Native Orchids of Florida-in fact, a supplement of corrections and additions to these volumes is included at the end. Recommended for most libraries and essential for botanical and horticultural libraries.-Brian Lym, City Coll. Lib. of San Francisco Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813025711
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Symbols
Checklist of the Wild Orchids 1
A Selection of Hybrids and Color, Leaf, and Growth Forms 129
Using the Checklist as a Field Guide 155
Key to the Wild Orchids 157
App.: Excluded Species 185
Additions, Corrections, Nomenclatural Changes, and Comments for Luer (1972), The Native Orchids of Florida, and Luer (1975), The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada excluding Florida 187
Glossary 197
Bibliography 201
Photo Credits 205
Index 207
Personal Checklist 225
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