A Guide to Orchids of Myanmar


A Guide to Orchids of Myanmar

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The orchid flora of Myanmar is fairly rich with just over 800 different species, which is a reflection of the country‚Äôs 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. This book gives 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, 116 selected examples of Myanmar orchid species are described and illustrated. Many of the photographs were taken in the natural habitat of the plants, while several others originated in cultivation. An identification key to the groups of orchids is provided, as well as a preliminary checklist of the species recorded so far.

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Author

KURZWEIL Hubert and LWIN Saw

Publisher Natural History Publishing Borneo
ISBN Number 9789838121477
Year of Publication 2014
No. of Pages 204
Type of Binding Illustrated Softcover
Condition NEW
Weight in kg 0.46
Height in mm 205
Width in mm 155
Our Reference OB12377

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