Die Orchideengattung Cypripedium Buchschatten
Buchschatten Buchschatten
17×24 cm, 348 pages,
670 photos, maps and all hybrids,
hardcover, thread-stitching
ISBN 978-3-937107-19-6, 79,00 €
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Die Orchideengattung Cypripedium
The Orchid Genus Cypripedium
Wolfgang Eccarius

Complex fundamental work on Orchid Genus, updated classification of species and subspecies. During recent years, methods of molecular biology have decisively clarified the relationships of many groups of plants. 
Within this book the authors offer a well-founded clarification of this world wide distributed group of orchids. 
The presentation of phylogenetic fundamentals is completed with keys to determine the species and subspecies, and by the description of all included taxa, their delimitation to each other, their variability, ecology, biology, distribution, and threat. Opening chapters describe the history of the exploration of the genus Cypripedium and give an overview of the new methods on which these taxa have been founded. Previously unseen details of vegetative and generative phases, structures of flowers, SEM images of pollinaria and seeds, along with photographs of all species, subspecies and types within their habitat, and maps of their distribution; for the first time ever, all hybrids of these genera are presented with descriptions and photographs.

The new book offers an overview of this genus and will be an essential aid to determining each species, subspecies and their hybrids, which can sometimes be extremely difficult. This book will also improve and bring the personal knowledge of botanists and orchid lovers right up to date on this complicated group of orchid genera.

The Authors

Wolfgang Eccarius is an highly acknowledged and passionated orchid expert for decades. On many excursions and meticulous scientific work he accumulated an immense knowledge about orchids. He is a highly reputed author of numerous scientific publications. Together with the other botanists from all over the world and in close co-operation with Richard Bateman the state-of-the-art knowledge regarding the genus Cypripedium was summarised in the present book.

The book will send out from july 2009.

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