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Orchids Of Asia

Author : Eng-Soon Teoh
ISBN : 9812610154
Genre : Orchid culture
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Orchids of Asia discusses the fundamental principles of cultivating orchids, from lowland species that are native to Asia to imported orchids that are now commonplace in nurseries and gardens throughout the region. The author, an expert grower and experienced judge, introduces the plant's natural habitats and growth requirements, particularly those that form the backbone of popular hybrids. For the orchid grower, several chapters explain the practical aspects of orchid growing, including the eradication of diseases and pests. For the enthusiast, there are comprehensive chapters on hybridisation and a new chapter on orchid mutation - a brand new avenue for orchid growers and hybridisers alike. In addition, a well-illustrated chapter on the appreciation of orchid flowers gives insight into what constitutes and award-worthy orchid. Lavishly illustrated with over 500 photographs, the orchid species in this new third edition span a century of orchid hybridisation in Asia.
Category: Orchid culture

Orchids Of Mexico And Guatemala

Author : James Bateman
ISBN : 9780557659838
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The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala is a lavishly illustrated orchid classic from the mid-19th century. This book describes an orchid expedition and the adventures that collectors experienced in the New World. Forty orchids are featured with beautiful full color illustrations.This book is a revised and expanded edition of the original 1843 edition. Originally, only royalty and the wealthiest men in Europe could purchase this book. Now it is available to every orchid enthusiast.

Micropropagation Of Orchids

Author : Tim Wing Yam
ISBN : 9781119187066
Genre : Science
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Divided into three volumes, Micropropagation of Orchids Third Edition retains the exhaustive list of micropropagation protocols for many genera and updates each section to include new and/or revised information about: Culture media and vessels Techniques and procedures for both orchids which were previously cultured and for those which were not Plant hormones and growth regulators Media components Methods for tissue decontamination Historical information Procedures for the cultivation for plantlets which have been removed from flasks Sources of light and illumination methods Written by two globally acknowledged experts in the field, the third edition of this definitive text on the micropropagation of orchids is a detailed and comprehensive collection of procedures and methods for multiplying orchids, including organ, tissue, and cell culture techniques in vitro and is intended for researchers in plant science and propagation, professional and amateur orchid growers, and plant breeding professionals. Much of the general information about techniques and procedures can be applied to plants other than orchids.
Category: Science

Commercial Orchids

Author : Lakshman Chandra De
ISBN : 9783110426403
Genre : Nature
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Orchids account for a large share of global floriculture trade both as cut flowers and as potted plants, and are estimated to comprise around 10% of international fresh cut flower trade. The average value of fresh cut orchids and buds trade during 2007-2012 was US$ 483 million. In 2012, there are more than 40 countries exporting orchids and 60 countries importing orchids around the world, with the total size of the global trade equaling US$ 504 million. In India, about 1350 species belonging to 186 genera represent approximately 5.98% of the world orchid flora and 6.83% of the flowering plants in India. The publication on “Commercial Orchids” is presented in 15 interesting chapters vividly highlighting the global orchid industry, bio-diversity, conservation and bio-piracy of genetic resources, morphological and molecular characterization of valuable species, breeding approaches for improved genotypes, production of quality planting materials, physiology of tropical and temperate orchids, climate change and its impact on orchid productivity, production technology of commercial epiphytic orchids for cut flower, production technology of commercial terrestrial orchids for cut flower, orchids for pot culture, hanging baskets and tree mounting, medicinal and aromatic orchids, post-harvest management of cut flowers of commercial orchids, value addition and marketing.
Category: Nature

Understanding Orchids

Author : William Cullina
ISBN : 0618263268
Genre : Gardening
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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.
Category: Gardening

Orchids For The South

Author : Jack Kramer
ISBN : 9781461623472
Genre : Gardening
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Flamboyant and fantastic, orchids are the world's most highly prized plants—yet home growers think they're difficult to grow. Orchids don't have to be a challenge: the secret is to find plants that share similar growing conditions. With more than 100 breathtaking color photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams, this book is the perfect choice for Southern gardeners who want to add glamour to their home or garden.
Category: Gardening

Murphy S Law The Scent Of Orchids

Author : Rebecca Sinclair
ISBN : 9780759906099
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Murphy's Law: Murphy McKenna managed to get herself stuck in an unexpected, Maine blizzard, in a remote cabin with dead phones, and impassable roads. Could there be a worse time for a wounded man to show up on her doorstep? Not only is Garrett hurt, he's also apparently been out wandering in the storm with a duffel bag stuffed with money, antique jewelry, and a gun. Will Murphy's conscience allow her to turn her back on the handsome stranger who may be a thief, a bank robber, or worse ...? The Scent of Orchids:Elissa Martin arrives in Hawaii to save her cousin from Adam Wolcot. She's unprepared for the effect the man has on her, and decides the months of self-imposed exile on her Missouri farm, following her parents deaths and a failed love life have taken their toll on her mental state. The more she gets to know him, the more she convinces herself that any danger he represents to Lyla is just a figment of her imagination. Can Elissa overcome her distrust of men, and of Adam, enough to fall in love with him?

The Orchids

Author : Thomas H. Cook
ISBN : 9781784083618
Genre : Fiction
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As the world closes in around them, two Nazis hide out in a tropical paradise. The servants sense something strange about the two old men. They are not sure what business Dr. Langhof and Dr. Ludtz have in El Caliz, but they are certain that whatever they do in their colonial mansion is the work of the devil. Although they do not know the specifics of the two men's crimes, the servants are right to suspect something sinister. The men are Nazis, fugitives from international law who fled to this South American haven in the chaotic days after World War II. Langhof brought with him a cache of stolen diamonds, with which he bought their safety from the small nation's corrupt president. He passes his days cultivating a stunning greenhouse full of orchids, and meditating on the evil acts that fill his past. For now they are safe, but fate has many ways of dealing out justice.
Category: Fiction