The Book of Orchids - Mark Chase (Hardcover)
A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World
- R 864
- 13 Mar 2017
- Supply Source
- Cressida Bell
Mark W. Chase
Maarten J. M. Christenhusz
Tom Mirenda (Foreward By)
- A Life-size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World
- Univ of Chicago Pr
- Number of Pages
- 267 x 178mm
One of every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Some are stunningly over the top; others almost inconspicuous. The Orchidaceae is the second most widely geographically distributed family, after the grasses, yet reamains one of the least understood. This book will profile 600 species, representing the remarkable and unexpected diversity and complexity in the tqxonomy and phylogeny of these beguiling plants, and the extraordinary means they have evolved in order to ensure the attraction of pollinators. Each species will be photographed to capture its delicate detai, and show life-size, giving a strong visual theme to the book, and each is accompanied by text offering an in-depth species profile.
Chase, Mark W.: - Mark Chase, former director of the Jodrell Laboratory at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is now a senior researcher there. He is the author of Orchids: The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Oncidium and one of the four editors for the six-volume series Genera Orchidacearum.