Orchids are elegant, exotic and mysterious. Discover 75 amazing examples in this beautiful little book. One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid, and they have been around since the dinosaurs. These popular and fascinating plants have evolved to thrive in a wide variety of habitats, and come in a huge array of colours and designs – developed to ensure they are pollinated, and thus survive. Using beautifully coloured engravings, this book showcases a select few from this remarkable plant family. Featuring showy species, such as the Queen of Sheba and the spectacular big lip, as well as those with delicate petals, such as the royal butterfly and the felt orchid, this book illustrates the startling hues and striking forms that make orchids such popular plants. Ingenious flowers abound, with the vampire dragon, monkey-face and black fiddle orchids providing dramatic blooms, while several species, such as the bee orchid, are masters of mimicry, designed to fool insects into thinking they have found a mate. Get to know these fabulous flowers in this handy little book.
Authors: Mark Chase, Maarten Christenhusz, Tom MIrenda
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-26 - Publisher: Ivy Press
Orchids are elegant, exotic and mysterious. Discover 75 amazing examples in this beautiful little book. One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid, and they have been around since the dinosaurs. These popular and fascinating plants have evolved to thrive in a wide variety of habitats, and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-01 - Publisher: National Library of Australia
Orchid and flower art enthusiasts will love the last addition to the National Library of Australia’s popular ‘Little Books’ series. Little Book of Australian Orchids is a delightful pairing of orchid images, from the Library’s collections, with Australian poetry. In the hands of artists such as Ellis Rowan, Robert David
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-22 - Publisher: University of Texas Press
From the East Texas swamps and forests to the Edwards Plateau canyons and the Trans-Pecos mountains, Texas hosts a surprising number of native orchids. Their exquisite beauty endears them to everyone from wildflower lovers to professional botanists and conservationists. This beautifully illustrated book presents all 54 wild orchids of Texas.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK
How did the delphinium get its name? Which parts of the body lend their names to auriculas and orchids? Who are the gentian, lobelia and heuchera named after? Why are nasturtiums and antirrhinums connected? What does an everlasting pea have to do with Indian miniature paintings? These are some of
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-21 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
As stated many times before the purpose of Orchid Biology, Reviews and Perspectives (OB) is to present reviews on all aspects of orchids. The aim is not to balance every volume, but to make a balanced and wide ranging presentation of orchids in the series as a whole. The chapters