By Charles L. Argue

Recent reviews have printed notable complexity and variety in orchid-pollinator relationships. those experiences contain an enormous literature at the moment scattered in different, frequently imprecise, journals and books. The Pollination Biology of North American Orchids brings jointly, for the 1st time, a complete remedy of this data for all local and brought North American orchids came across north of Mexico and Florida. It offers certain details on genetic compatibility, breeding structures, pollinators, pollination mechanisms, fruiting good fortune, and proscribing elements for every species. Distribution, habitat, and floral morphology also are summarized. furthermore, distinct line drawings emphasize orchid reproductive organs and their model to identified pollinators.

This, the second one of 2 volumes, treats the subfamily Orchidoideae with the tribe Cranichideae. this is often via exam of the seven North American tribes of subfamily Epidendroideae and the only North American tribe of subfamily Vanilloideae.

The Pollination Biology of North American Orchids might be of curiosity to either neighborhood and overseas audiences including:

  • Researchers and scholars during this box of research who're presently required to look during the scattered literature to acquire the knowledge amassed here.
  • Researchers and scholars in comparable fields with an curiosity within the co-evolution of vegetation and insects.
  • Conservation experts who have to comprehend either the main points of orchid replica and the identification of basic pollinators with a view to competently deal with the land for both.
  • Orchid breeders who require exact and present info on orchid breeding structures.
  • General readers with an curiosity in orchid biology.

Charles Argue, Ph.D., is a plant biologist on the college of Minnesota focusing on the examine of pollen grains. His articles have seemed in several journals together with the American magazine of Botany, International magazine of Plant Sciences (formerly Botanical Gazette), Botany (formerly Canadian magazine of Botany), Grana, Pollen et Spores, North American local Orchid Journal, The local Orchid convention Journal, Fremontia, and as chapters in a couple of books.


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