From Seed to Mycotrophic Plant
By (author) Hanne N. Rasmussen
Normal Price: $120.00
Your Price: $108.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $12.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.40 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Terrestrial Orchids by Hanne N. Rasmussen
Book DescriptionTerrestrial orchids have great appeal, but unfortunately they rank among the most vulnerable of all plant species, and little is known about how they reproduce in nature. This book contains a detailed survey of the biology of terrestrial orchids, from seed dispersal to establishment and life of the adult plant, based on comparisons of field and culture experiments. The unusual mode of obtaining energy by means of mycorrhiza is examined and evaluated in terms of plant structure and function and the impact of this mycotrophic nutrition on orchid evolution. The book makes it clear that an understanding of germination, life histories and seasonal phenology in natural habitats is essential for success of culture methods, propagation and conservation. The final chapter is a systematic presentation of the life history, endophytes and propagation of thirty-six genera of terrestrial orchids. Environmental plant physiologists will find this a stimulating book; for all those who are involved in orchid horticulture the book is indispensable.
Buy Terrestrial Orchids book by Hanne N. Rasmussen from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521048811
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hanne N. Rasmussen
Terrestrial Orchids, Hardback (August 1995)» View all books by Hanne N. Rasmussen
This book contains a detailed survey of the biology of terrestrial orchids, from seed dispersal to establishment and life of the adult plant.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Terrestrial Orchids book by Hanne N. Rasmussen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687