More than 150 orchid genera are described, each accompanied by a superb Marion Sheehan illustration that shows a representative species; all display the same structures in similar views so that the reader can easily compare the variations among genera. In 1995, the authors received the American Orchid Society's Gold Medal of Achievement.
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What makes an orchid an orchid and in which genera should it be placed? The colour illustrations and descriptions answer these questions. The Sheehans explain the basis of orchid taxonomy, describing the characteristics common to all orchids, with descriptions and depictions of floral details, vegetative habits and popular species of 154 genera.About the Author:
As well as being accredited orchid judges, Tom and Marion Sheehan are both Honorary Life Members of the American Orchid Society. They have each served on various committees of the the A.O.S. as chairman and co-chairman and continue to do so. Together they have produced a bi-monthly column on orchid genera, which has been a popular feature of the American Orchid Society Bulletin for over 25 years.
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Book Description Timber Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M160469064X