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South American Encyclia Species

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ISBN-10: 0881924369

ISBN-13: 9780881924367

Edition: 2000

Authors: Carl L. Withner

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Cattleyas are frequently called "the Queen of the Orchids," and Carl Withner's passion for them started before World War II. About 12 years ago he published the first in this series of six books, which now comes to a conclusion with this final volume. The South American Encyclia species have not previously been the subject of a book, and the genus presents many problems and difficulties. A few of the species are known from a single herbarium specimen and may well now be extinct because of the continuing loss of habitat. This volume also includes taxonomic and nomenclatural changes affecting species covered in the earlier volumes, as well as additions and changes to the text of each of the…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 222
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046

No BioIn 1990 Withner was granted the American Orchid Society's highest award, the Gold Medal, to honor his distinguished achievement in science and education. In 1996 the Orchid Digest Corporation awarded him its highest accolade, the Silver Medal for meritorious service to the orchid world. Dr. Withner lives in Bellingham, Washington, where he remains much occupied with orchid research, writing, and work with orchid societies.