Die Orchideengattung Cypripedium
The Orchid Genus Cypripedium
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.
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.
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.