Each species is described and illustrated with a black-and-white drawing. Types and representative specimens are listed in the distribution, with a brief discussion of each species. Taxa are represented by text, formal descriptions, distribution maps, and line art. A loose-leaf edition is available upon request, so that future rearrangements can be made. The new species are presented alphabetically in three artificial sections, groups of more or less allied species with some similarities to aid in orientation and identification.
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The aim is not to balance every volume, but to make a balanced and wide ranging presentation of orchids in the series as a whole.
The chapters in this, the last volume of the series, range over a number of topics which were not covered before. Singapore is justly famed for its orchids. They can be seen on arrival or dep- ture in its modern, highly efficient and comfortable Changi Airport and on the way from it to town.
This natural hybrid can be seen on its currency, stamps, and public and private decorations. Many excellent breeders, starting with Prof. Eric Holttum who bred the first man made hybrid Spathoglottis Primrose , produced numerous magnificent hybrids and won countless awards in Singapore and elsewhere.
In the opening chapter of this volume Dr. Teoh Eng Soon Western style: Eng Soon Teoh , himself a prize winning orchid breeder, grower and author writes about some of the breeders who contributed to the Singapore orchid fame.
Hans Fitting was one of the best known plant physiologists of his time. As a young man he studied the effects of pollen on orchid flowers.
Icones pleurothallidinarum /Carlyle A. Luer.
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