Orchids (of China)

By: Yang Zenghong; Zhang Qitai; Feng Zhizhou; Lang Kaiyong & Li Heng (translated by Z.R. Xiong

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Very well illustrated, pp 178, very clean internally, green cloth with corners slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. Bilingual English/Chinese text. [According to preliminary reports by botanists, China has about 1,200 species of orchids. Although they represent only a small proportion of the world's total, they grow in large quantities and are quite varied. Many species are traditionally highly prized. China's Yunnan Province is one of the richest orchid resource areas in the world. It has over 530 species in about 100 genera. Among them, Paphiopedilum markianum is a new species discovered in the early 1990s and is endemic to China, P. amenianum known as "jintong "or"jindu"in Hong kong, has beautiful yellow flowers and is extremely rare. lts discovery has drawn a great deal of attention from botanists and horticulturists in various countries. Another species, P. malipoense, is regarded by specialists as representaive asof the most primitive Paphiopedilum being in fact an intermediate of transitional species between the more primitive Cypripedium and Paphiopedilum.]

Title: Orchids (of China)

Author Name: Yang Zenghong; Zhang Qitai; Feng Zhizhou; Lang Kaiyong & Li Heng (translated by Z.R. Xiong

Categories: Orchids,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kunming Institute of Botany: 1993

ISBN Number: 7505200925

ISBN Number 13: 9787505200920

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Slightly worn

Seller ID: 009814

Keywords: orchidaceae.native.chinese.