Understanding Orchids

Understanding Orchids

Learning to read these subtle cues takes time and involves understanding the different languages of the pot , the potting ... If you keep your orchid collection in a variety of different concoctions , it is hard to standardize watering ...

Author: William Cullina

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618263268

Category: Gardening

Page: 260

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A practical handbook for novice and experienced horticulturalists alike provides everything a gardener needs to know about these popular and exotic plants, offering more than two hundred full-color photographs, detailed descriptions, and easy-to-follow care and cultivation instructions for dozens of orchid species.
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Orchids Handbook

Orchids Handbook

A Practical Guide to the Care and Cultivation of 40 Popular Orchid Species and Their Hybrids Michael Tibbs. Part One UNDERSTANDING ORCHIDS CHAPTER ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO ORCHIDS Angraecum sesqipedale—endemic to Madagascar,.

Author: Michael Tibbs

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 9781620083062

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

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Welcome to the Fascinating World of Orchids Growing orchids has never been more popular. Here is everything you always wanted to know about growing and caring for orchids, packed into one fascinating, easy-to-use volume. Orchids Handbook provides the beginner with commonsense advice on getting started with orchids, understanding the basics of orchid biology, caring for orchids in variety of settings (for example in the house, under a shade cloth or in the greenhouse) and mastering techniques for repotting, dividing and growing from seed. The second part of the book offers a comprehensive and well-illustrated plant directory of 40 popular varieties, covering all the major orchid families and their characteristics, with advice on choosing the plant that is right for your climate conditions. This useful handbook also covers pests and diseases and everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition. Inside Orchids Handbook Practical guide to growing and caring for orchids. Well-illustrated plant directory of 40 orchid species and types. Covers all of the major orchid families. Comprehensive advice on care and cultivation, from getting started to repotting, dividing, growing from seed, and dealing with pests and diseases. How to choose the right orchid for any climate condition and establish a collection. Everything you need to know to enter your orchids in competition.
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Taylor s Guide to Orchids

Taylor s Guide to Orchids

Understanding Orchid Names and Hybrids Possibly the most confusing aspect about orchids is in their names , which are often a combination of Latin terms and English words , with an assortment of obscure abbreviations and award ...

Author: Judy White

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395677262

Category: Gardening

Page: 385

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Describes how to plan and maintain an indoor orchid garden, including selecting the right varieties, choosing the proper materials and tools, and protecting the flowers against diseases and insects
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Darwin s Orchids

Darwin s Orchids

genol), p-dimethoxybenzene, beta ionone, and a number of other attractants occurring in orchids, aroids, fungi, and other forest ... which represents the greatest single advance in understanding orchid-bee interactions since Darwin.

Author: Retha Edens-Meier

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226173641

Category: Science

Page: 384

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For biologists, 2009 was an epochal year: the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of a book now known simply as The Origin of Species. But for many botanists, Darwin’s true legacy starts with the 1862 publication of another volume: On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids Are Fertilised by Insects and on the Good Effects of Intercrossing, or Fertilisation of Orchids. This slim but detailed book with the improbably long title was the first in a series of plant studies by Darwin that continues to serve as a global exemplar in the field of evolutionary botany. In Darwin’s Orchids, an international group of orchid biologists unites to celebrate and explore the continuum that stretches from Darwin’s groundbreaking orchid research to that of today. Mirroring the structure of Fertilisation of Orchids, Darwin’s Orchids investigates flowers from Darwin’s home in England, through the southern hemisphere, and on to North America and China as it seeks to address a set of questions first put forward by Darwin himself: What pollinates this particular type of orchid? How does its pollination mechanism work? Will an orchid self-pollinate or is an insect or other animal vector required? And how has this orchid’s lineage changed over time? Diverse in their colors, forms, aromas, and pollination schemes, orchids have long been considered ideal models for the study of plant evolution and conservation. Looking to the past, present, and future of botany, Darwin’s Orchids will be a vital addition to this tradition.
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Orchids

Orchids

Descriptions are, however, comparatively useless without an examination of living specimens, and all who may peruse the following notes with the desire of clearly understanding Orchid structure should closely observe the plants and ...

Author: Lewis Castle

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781429013642

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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Lewis Castle's 1886 work offers a concise history of the orchid coupled with simple directions for cultivation.
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The Physiology of Tropical Orchids in Relation to the Industry

The Physiology of Tropical Orchids in Relation to the Industry

In our present edition, we have included a short review of the recent advances in understanding orchid growth responses to high levels of CO2. We have also included an appendix which list the relevant literature on orchid physiology ...

Author: Choy Sin Hew

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812388018

Category: Nature

Page: 370

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Over the past ten years, the orchid industry has been growing at a steady pace in South-East Asia and East Asia. In some Asian countries, orchids have become an essential export item. To maintain this progress, there is an urgent need for a book that will help the region's orchid growers in improving their cultivation and management skills, and guide new students in understanding orchid physiology. This book provides a comprehensive description of tropical orchid physiology relevant to commercial growers, research workers and graduate students. An integrated and unifying theme of tropical orchid physiology, with a clearly written factual text as well as illustrations, is presented over nine chapters. Each chapter is designed to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information on a particular aspect of orchid physiology. This book complements the existing scientific literature available for improving orchid cultivation and setting a new research agenda, especially in the tropics.
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Connecticut Wildlife

Connecticut Wildlife

Understanding Orchids Among the multitude of plant groups , orchids stand out not only as exceptionally beautiful but also ecologically interesting . Often we associate orchids with tropical environments , but many orchids live only in ...

Author: Geoffrey A. Hammerson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584653698

Category: Science

Page: 465

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The best comprehensive look at wildlife in Connecticut.
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Orchid Biology Reviews and Perspectives X

Orchid Biology  Reviews and Perspectives X

Orchids of the Central African Republic - A provisional checklist. Booklet reprinted from Kew Bulletin Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. ... The orchid paintings of John Day 1863 to 1888. ... Understanding orchids. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA.

Author: Tiiu Kull

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402088025

Category: Science

Page: 446

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As stated many times before the purpose of Orchid Biology, Reviews and Perspectives (OB) is to present reviews on all aspects of orchids. The aim is not to balance every volume, but to make a balanced and wide ranging presentation of orchids in the series as a whole. The chapters in this, the last volume of the series, range over a number of topics which were not covered before. Singapore is justly famed for its orchids. They can be seen on arrival (or dep- ture) in its modern, highly efficient and comfortable Changi Airport and on the way from it to town. Vanda Miss Joaquim, the first hybrid to come from Singapore became its National Flower. This natural hybrid can be seen on its currency, stamps, and public and private decorations. Many excellent breeders, starting with Prof. Eric Holttum who bred the first man made hybrid (Spathoglottis Primrose), produced numerous magnificent hybrids and won countless awards in Singapore and elsewhere. These hybrids served to enrich the country’s orchid mystique. In the opening chapter of this volume Dr. Teoh Eng Soon (Western style: Eng Soon Teoh), himself a prize winning orchid breeder, grower and author writes about some of the breeders who contributed to the Singapore orchid fame. Prof. Hans Fitting was one of the best known plant physiologists of his time. As a young man he studied the effects of pollen on orchid flowers.
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Orchid Biology Recent Trends Challenges

Orchid Biology  Recent Trends   Challenges

However there are some advances in understanding orchid family, but threats to survival of orchids continue to increase day by day. Global IUCN Red Lists of Threatened Species have so far conducted 948 (3.3%) of the estimated ...

Author: Shaik Mahammad Khasim

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813294561

Category: Science

Page: 547

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This book on “Orchid Biology: Recent Trends & Challenges” reviews the latest strategies for the preservation and conservation of orchid diversity and orchid germplasm. It is an outcome of the Proceedings of the International Symposium on “Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants & Orchids: Emerging Trends and Challenges” held on 9-11 February 2018 at Acharya Nagarjuna University, India. In addition, eminent orchid experts from around the globe were invited to contribute to this book. All chapters were peer-reviewed by international experts. The Orchidaceae are one of the largest families of flowering plants, comprising over 700 genera and 22,500 species and contributing roughly 40 percent of monocotyledons. They also represent the second-largest flowering plant family in India, with 1,141 species in 166 genera, and contribute roughly 10% of Indian flora. Orchids comprise a unique group of plants and their flowers are among the most enchanting and exquisite creations of nature. Phylogenetically and taxonomically, the Orchidaceae are considered to be a highly evolved family among angiosperms. They show incredible diversity in terms of the shape, size and colour of their flowers, and are of great commercial importance in floriculture markets around the globe. Millions of cut flowers of Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Cattleya, Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, Vanda etc., besides potted orchid plants, are sold in Western Countries and thus, the orchid cut flower industry has now become a multimillion-dollar business in Europe, the USA and South East Asia. Besides their ornamental value, orchids hold tremendous pharmaceutical potential. Root tubers of Habenaria edgeworthii form an important component of the ‘Astavarga’ group of drugs in Ayurvedic medicine. It is an established fact that tubers of some terrestrial orchids have been used to treat diarrhoea, dysentery, intestinal disorders, cough, cold and tuberculosis. Some orchids, particularly those belonging to the genera Aerides, Arachnis, Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Epidendrum, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, Renanthera, Vanda etc. have been extensively used to produce internationally acclaimed hybrids. Yet paradoxically, Indian orchids are victims of their own beauty and popularity. As a result, their natural populations have been declining rapidly because of unbridled commercial exploitation in India and abroad. In fact, some orchids are now at the verge of extinction, e.g. Renanthera imschootiana, Diplomeris hirsuta, Paphiopedilum fairrieanum, Cypripedium elegans, Taeniophylum andamanicum etc. Given the global importance of orchids in terms of securing human health and wealth, this comprehensive compilation, prepared by international experts, is highly topical. Its content is divided into five main sections: (I) Cryopreservation & Biotechnology, (II) Orchid Biodiversity & Conservation, (III) Anatomy & Physiology, (IV) Pollination Biology and (V) Orchid Chemicals & Bioactive Compounds. All contributions were written by eminent orchid experts/professors from around the world, making the book a valuable reference guide for all researchers, teachers, orchid enthusiasts, orchid growers and students of biotechnology, botany, pharmaceutical sciences and ethnomedicine. It will be equally valuable for readers from the horticultural industry, especially the orchid industry, agricultural scientists and policymakers.
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Orchids For Dummies

Orchids For Dummies

Water Water Everywhere: Understanding the Art of Watering Orchids When I give talks about orchids, one of the first questions asked by those in the audience is, “How often should I water my orchids?” I really wish this question had an ...

Author: Steven A. Frowine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780764567599

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

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Packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color Color your world with orchids Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No! says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy, encourage blooms, and even propagate your own plants. Discover how to: * Select orchids that will thrive in your home * Water, fertilize, repot, and propagate orchids * Decipher complicated orchid names * Get familiar with favorite orchid varieties * Create spectacular orchid displays
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