The Book of Orchids

The Book of Orchids

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The Book of Orchids

A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world.
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One of every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Some  are stunningly over the top; others almost inconspicuous. The Orchidaceae is the second most widely geographically distributed family, after the grasses, yet remains one of the least understood.


This book profiles 600 species, representing the remarkable and unexpected diversity and complexity in the taxonomy and phylogeny of these beguiling plants, and the extraordinary means they have evolved in order to ensure the attraction of pollinators. Each species is photographed to capture its delicate detail, and shown life-size, and accompanied by text offering an in-depth species profile. 


Professor Mark Chase is Director of the Jodrell Laboratory at Kew Gardens. He is also a visiting professor at the School of Biological Sciences, University of London, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London.


Dr Maarten Christenhusz is a botanist who has worked for the Finnish Museum of Natural History in Helsinki, the Natural History Museum in London, and Kew Gardens. Maarten was initiator of the botanical journal Phytotaxa and is  deputy editor of the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. He has written about a hundred scientific and popular publications.


Tom Mirenda is the Orchid Collection Specialist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., where he cares for and curates a diverse collection of orchid species and hybrids from around the world. He frequently lectures on orchid ecology and conservation in the US and abroad, and is a columnist for Orchids, the magazine of the American Orchid Society.

Additional Info

Additional Info

  1. Authors: Mark Chase, Maarten Christenhusz,Tom Mirenda
  2. 656pp. 18 x 5.8 x 27 cm
  3. ISBN: 9781782404033
  4. Ivy Press in association with RBG Kew , 2017

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