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Cattleyas and Their Relatives The Debatable Epidendrums

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ISBN-10: 0881926213

ISBN-13: 9780881926217

Edition: 2004

Authors: Carl L. Withner, Patricia A. Harding, Patricia Harding

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In this supplement to his celebrated series of books on the Cattleya alliance of orchids, Carl Withner joins with Patricia Harding to explore "the debatable epidendrums." Carl Linnaeus established the genus Epidendrum in 1753 to include the mostly epiphytic orchid plants being sent to him from tropical America. Over time the genus grew to include more than 1000 species of evergreen epiphytic, lithophytic, or terrestrial orchids. Some of these epidendrums were transferred to other genera. Others have yet to be divided into natural subgroups, which could be split off into their own genera. A portion of these remaining epidendrums, those with pseudobulbs, are the focus of this volume. This…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

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.

Lindley's key (1853) to the twelve subgenera of Epidendrum
Key to the genera in this book
The genus Anacheilium
The genus Coilostylis
The genus Encyclia
The genus Hormidium
Gallery of debatable Epidendrums
The genus Oestlundia
The genus Panarica
The genus Pollardia
The genus Prosthechea
Miscellaneous small genera and aberrant species