Wild Orchids of Texas (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) / Edition 1

Wild Orchids of Texas (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) / Edition 1

by Joe Liggio, Ann Orto Liggio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292747128

ISBN-13: 9780292747128

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: University of Texas Press

From the East Texas swamps and forests to the Edwards Plateau canyons and the Trans-Pecos mountains, Texas hosts a surprising number of native orchids. Their exquisite beauty endears them to everyone from wildflower lovers to professional botanists and conservationists.

This beautifully illustrated book presents all 54 wild orchids of Texas. The species

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Overview

From the East Texas swamps and forests to the Edwards Plateau canyons and the Trans-Pecos mountains, Texas hosts a surprising number of native orchids. Their exquisite beauty endears them to everyone from wildflower lovers to professional botanists and conservationists.

This beautifully illustrated book presents all 54 wild orchids of Texas. The species descriptions that accompany Joe Liggio's lovely color photos discuss the plant's flowers, blooming season, pollinators, typical habitats, and range (also shown by map), including its distribution within and beyond Texas. The species are grouped by genus and also listed by color, county, and habitat for easy reference.

In addition to the species accounts, the authors offer a general natural history of Texas orchids that discusses such topics as pollination and reproduction, special growing requirements, and threats to orchids from loss of habitats and careless collecting. They also describe the many orchid habitats in Texas and the species that grow in each. This wide variety of information, which has never before been collected in one volume for a general readership, makes this book the essential guide to Texas' wild orchids.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292747128
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Corrie Herring Hooks Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.35(w) x 10.22(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Texas Treasures: Fifty-four Types of Orchids
An Infinite Variety
The Discriminating Orchid
The Natural Regions of Texas
How Texas Orchid Habitats Are Described in This Book
Orchids of the Bogs and Savannahs
Orchids of Open Sunny Habitats
Orchids of Forests and Woodlands
Orchids of the Mountains and Canyons
Texas Orchids by Flower Color
Texas Orchids by Genus and Species
Calopogon
Cleistes
Corallorhiza
Cypripedium
Deiregyne
Dichromanthus
Epipactis
Habenaria
Hexalectris
Isotria
Listera
Malaxis
Platanthera
Pogonia
Ponthieva
Schiedeella
Spiranthes
Stenorrhynchos
Tipularia
Triphora
Zeuxine
Appendix A. Sources of Scientific Names
Appendix B. Excluded Species
Appendix C. Species Distribution by County
Literature Cited
Index

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