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By Hanne N. Rasmussen

Terrestrial orchids have a large attraction, yet regrettably they rank one of the so much weak of all plant species, and little is understood approximately how they reproduce in nature. This publication encompasses a particular survey of the biology of terrestrial orchids, from seed dispersal to institution and lifetime of the grownup plant, in accordance with comparisons of box and tradition experiments. the weird mode of acquiring power via mycorrhiza is tested and evaluated by way of plant constitution and services, and the influence of this mycotrophic food on orchid evolution. The booklet makes it transparent that an figuring out of germination, existence histories and seasonal phenology in traditional habitats is vital for the luck of tradition equipment, propagation and conservation. the ultimate bankruptcy is a scientific presentation of the lifestyles background, endophytes, and propagation of 36 genera of terrestrial orchids. Environmental plant physiologists will locate this a stimulating booklet; for all those who find themselves concerned about orchid horticulture the publication is vital.

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