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A history of the orchid

by Merle A. Reinikka

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Published by Timber Press in Portland, Or .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Orchid culture -- History.,
  • Orchids.,
  • Plant collectors -- Biography.,
  • Botanists -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Merle A. Reinikka ; with a nomenclatural update by Gustavo A. Romero.
    ContributionsRomero, Gustavo A., 1955-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSB409 .R37 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 324 p. :
    Number of Pages324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1279003M
    ISBN 100881923257
    LC Control Number95010784

    Mike Waller is an ecologist and botanist who specialises in European orchids. He has worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Natural History Museum in London, the London Wildlife Trust and Plantlife. Twitter @Britainsorchids Instagram @britains_orchids_book. About Julian Kenny. Julian Kenny was a former professor of zoology at the Trinidad campus of the University of the West Indies. His books include His books include Native Orchids of the Eastern Caribbean; Views from the Bridge (on freshwater fish); Views from the Ridge (exploration in natural history); Flowers of Trinidad and Tobago; and A Naturalist’s Notes: the Biological Diversity of.

    The Hardcover of the Orchid: A Cultural History by Jim Endersby at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Genre/Form: Biographies History Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Reinikka, Merle A. History of the orchid. Coral Gables, Fla., University of Miami Press [].

    Orchids have given me an exceptional amount of pleasure over the years. For decades, it has been my mission to share that joy. Taking part in the creation of this book is the culmination of that desire to nurture and spread appreciation for what I believe to be the most extraordinary family of plants. And finally, a small number of orchids are true terrestrial, meaning they grow in soil like most plants. A bit of orchid history Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, grew orchids in the fifth century BC and wrote a poem about them. Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and scientist, mentions orchids in his “Essay on Plants” published around.


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The first recorded mention of orchids is in Inquiry into Plants dated around B.C. by Theophrastus, a student of Aristotle. Dioscorides, a Greek medical botanist, and physician, first identified them clearly as “orchids” in the 1st century, whose De Materia Medica was a standard reference until the Middle s: 4.

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