This is the eighth volume in a 25 year old series which has become the cornerstone review publication of orchid science. It presents authoritative reviews on different areas of orchid science and historical accounts by major orchid authorities. It includes biographies of two pioneering seventeenth century orchid scientists one in Europe and the other one in Indonesia, a review of orchid flower ontogeny, a discussion of orchid population dynamics, a survey of orchid seed and seedling development, an account of temperate orchid species, a description of mature orchid embryos, an history of studies of orchid seed germination and an enumeration of viruses which attack orchids. The volume is intended to provide information for botanists in general as well as orchid scientists and growers.
This, the seventh volume in a respected series of books, continues a policy of presenting significant reviews by outstanding authorities in the field. The chapters in this volume include reviews of molecular biology of orchids, mycorrhiza, embryology, ethnobotany and research in Japan. Like previous volumes in this series, the present one will serve the need of orchid scientists and growers and botanists in general.