A Guide to Orchids of Myanmar (Burma)

By: Kurzweil, Hubert & Saw Lwin

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Very well illustrated. pp viii, 196, paperback, a very good new copy. [The orchid flora of Myanmar is fairly rich with just over 800 different species, which is a reflection of the country’s varied topography and climate. Following a long period of political isolation the Myanmar orchids are among the least known in tropical mainland Asia. Some highly attractive orchids are found here, notably some large-flowered and brightly coloured species in the genera Coelogyne, Dendrobium and Cymbidium. Affinities to the orchid flora of the Himalayas are found in the north of the country, while typical Malesian elements occur in the southern part of Myanmar. Give readers an impression of the diversity found in the orchids that are growing in the wild in Myanmar. After short introductory chapters, with general notes on the country and its orchid flora, the book describes and illustrates 116 selected examples of Myanmar orchid species. Many of the photographs were taken in the natural habitat of the plants, while several others originated in cultivation. The book also provides an identification key to the groups of orchids found here, as well as a preliminary checklist of the species recorded so far.]

Title: A Guide to Orchids of Myanmar (Burma)

Author Name: Kurzweil, Hubert & Saw Lwin

Categories: Orchids,

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2014

ISBN Number: 9838121479

ISBN Number 13: 9789838121477

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 008886

Keywords: orchids.orchidaceae. burma.thailand.india.pakistan.borneo.himalayas.