The Genus Coelogyne

A Synopsis

Dudley Clayton

The Genus Coelogyne
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Dudley Clayton

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

316 pages | 133 color plates, line drawings, 23 maps
Cloth $89.00 ISBN: 9789838120487 Published January 2002 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA
Coelogyne, a large genus of Asiatic orchids, comprising some 190 species and 12 varieties, is widely distributed from India and Sri Lanka across Southern Asia and the Malay archipelago to the Philippines, New Guinea and the south west Pacific Islands. The Genus Coelogyne: A Synopsis provides a comprehensive account that includes ecology, morphology, taxonomy, distribution, descriptions of each species with habitat and flowering time, and molecular phylogeny. This will be of great interest to growers and collectors as the author provides detailed information on cultivation and hybridisation based on his own extensive experience raising these fascinating orchids. Twenty-three maps, 133 colour photographs, and intricate line drawings of the lips of flowers, a critical identification feature, illustrate the text.
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