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David J. Linden

Published by Viking 05/03/2015 (2015)

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Floral rarities

The world of flowers and plants is full of facets, species unknown to us present exclusively in some areas around the world. Seeing photos of flowers online, you must have wondered which are considered the most beautiful or which are the rarest, let's see some of them.

These are obviously priceless flowers, which in many cases are endangered species due to the difficulty of natural pollination.

An example is the Cosmos of chocolate, named for the color tending to that of chocolate, with vanilla-scented flowers. It has been extinct in the wild for more than a century, the only specimens being grown from an infertile clone.

The Koki'o, a plant from Hawaii, is also famous for its bright red flowers, mistakenly it has been considered extinct twice already, today there are very few specimens.

Another flower of extreme beauty is the Cypripedium calceolus, rare species of orchiedea with yellow and red flowers. There is only one plant, kept under close observation in England, whose value of a single flower reaches $ 5,000.

But let's get to the rarer flowers, among which we must mention the ghost orchid, which only recently manifested its presence after being believed extinct for years. Why is it rare? It cannot propagate and can spend its entire existence underground.

Lastly, the rarest: Middlemist camellia. There are only two examples in the world, one in England and one in New Zealand in China, its place of origin, has totally disappeared.

One could go on and on posting descriptions and pictures of beautiful flowers, the ones we have talked about are among the most important in the world. It is clear, as can be seen from the article, that these are not just any flowers, you certainly cannot request flowers to be sent to some florist, but they are priceless species whose few specimens are preserved with the utmost care.

Orchids of Tropical America: An Introduction and Guide

"The authors of this introductory text are acknowledged experts on tropical American orchids with decades of combined experience of orchids in both the wild and culture. You could not find a better trio of enthusiasts and specialists to introduce you to the wonderful and occasionally bizarre world of tropical American orchids. "- from the Foreword by Phillip J. Cribb

Orchids of Tropical America is an entertaining, informative, and splendidly illustrated introduction to the orchid family for enthusiasts and newcomers seeking to learn about more than 120 widespread orchid genera. Joe E. Meisel, Ronald S. Kaufmann, and Franco Pupulin bring alive the riot of colors, extraordinary shapes, and varied biology and ecology of the principal orchid generate ranging from Mexico and the Caribbean to Bolivia and Brazil. Orchids, likely the most diverse family of plants on earth, reach their peak diversity in the tropical countries of the Western Hemisphere, including, for example, more than 2,500 species in Brazil and 4,000 in Ecuador. The book also highlights reserves in the American tropics where travelers can enjoy orchids in the wild.

Whether you journey abroad to see these unique plants, raise them in your home, or admire them from afar, this book offers fascinating insights into the diversity and natural history of orchids. Beyond the plant and flower descriptions, Orchids of Tropical America is packed with informative stories about the ecology and history of each genus. Pollination ecology is given in detail, with an emphasis on how floral features distinctive to the genus are linked to interaction with pollinators. This book also features information on medicinal and commercial uses, notes on the discoverers, and relevant historical data.

The easy-to-use identification system permits quick recognition of the most common orchid groups in Central and South America. Genus descriptions are given in plain language designed for a nonscientific audience but will prove highly useful to advanced botanists as well. Descriptions focus on external morphology, and great care has been taken to ensure the guide is useful in the field without reliance on microscopes or dissections. Equally valuable as a field guide, a desktop reference, or a gift, Orchids of Tropical America will make an excellent addition to any orchid lover's library.

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