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By Tom Sheehan

Greater than a hundred and fifty orchid genera are defined, each one observed through a good Marion Sheehan representation that indicates a consultant species; all exhibit a similar constructions in related perspectives in order that the reader can simply evaluate the diversities between genera. In 1995, the authors obtained the yank Orchid Society's Gold Medal of accomplishment.

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If this hypothesis is true, then the evolution of the orchid flower is relatively easy to imagine. Since most orchids including Cattleya contain only one anther, it could be assumed that two to five anthers disappeared in the evolutionary process. These anthers probably became petaloid and possibly two or more fused with one of the petals to form the lip. Since the petals of many flowers are larger than the sepals, there is also the possibility that one anther may have fused with Figure 8. A typical orchid flower (Cattleya) showing face view (left) and side view (right).

In addition to the descriptive material, a list of the more popular species and a map depicting the approximate native habitat of the genus is included. In cases where the genus is very large or shows great vegetative diversification, such as in Oncidium and Dendrobium, additional illustrations show vegetative and/or further flowering characteristics. More than 150 orchid genera are illustrated in this volume. Since there are more than 800 genera in the Orchidaceae, this book is only a beginning.

Vanilleae Galeolinae: Cyrtosia, Erythrorchis, Galeola, Pseudovanilla. Vanillinae: Clematepistephium, Dictyophyllaria, Epistephium, Eriaxis, Vanilla. Lecanorchidinae: Lecanorchis. Gastrodieae Gastrodiinae: Auxopus, Didymoplexiella, Didymoplexis, Gastrodia, Neoclemensia, Uleiorchis. Epipogiinae: Epipogium, Silvorchis, Stereosandra. Wullschlaegeliinae: Wullschlaegelia. Nervilieae: Nervilia. Cymbidioid Phylad Malaxideae: Hippeophyllum, Liparis, Malaxis, Oberonia, Orestias, Risleya. Calypsoeae: Aplectrum, Calypso, Corallorhiza, Cremastra, Dactylostalix, Ephippianthus, Oreorchis, Tipularia, Yoania.

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