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Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

William Louis Stern, Mary Gregory, and David F. Cutler


For many years orchids have been among the most popular of ornamental plants, with thousands of species and hybrids cultivated worldwide for the diversity, beauty, and intricacy of their flowers. This book presents over thirty years of research. It describes the structure and relationships among the cells and tissues of leaves, stems, and roots, and is organized systematically in line with the taxonomy expressed in the Genera Orchidacearum Series. The book is illustrated with over 100 photomicrographs and numerous original line drawings.

Keywords: orchids, orchid anatomy, taxonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199689071
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199689071.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Louis Stern, author
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University

Mary Gregory, editor
Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

David F. Cutler, editor
Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Alec M. Pridgeon, sainsbury Orchid Fellow, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, UK