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1st Edition

Growing South African Indigenous Orchids

ISBN 9789054106500
Published June 1, 1997 by CRC Press
276 Pages

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Book Description

Providing a guide to the cultivation of both the terrestrial and epihytic orchid species growing in South Africa, this volume includes numerous hints, illustrations and photographs to help simplify the process. Detailed growing notes are given for over 60 terrestrial and over 40 epiphytic species.

Table of Contents

Introduction to South African indigenous orchids; the cultivation of terrestrial species; the cultivation of epiphytic species; orchid breeding, pollination and seed production; propagation of indigenous orchids from seed and by tissue culture. Appendices: nature conservation legislation regarding indigenous orchids; construction of a seed sowing box and of a laminar flow cabinet; registered hybrids; list of orchid species and applicable sowing media; sources of plants; classification of indigenous orchids; South African Orchid Council and affiliated societies.

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