Book ID: 61724
Orchids of Jamaica. 2nd rev. & augmented ed. 2014. 118 col. photogr. 10 b/w drawings. 204 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.
It has been nineteen years since the first edition of this book waspublished. Since then, taxonomists have been reclassifying severalof the orchids found on the island. For instance, Pleurothallis which once hosted twenty - five is now down to four species. For easyreference, the old names have been added in brackets. Nomenclature hasbeen brought up to date. Descriptions of new plants and reviseddescriptions have been added and updated photos for many of theoriginal listings. All descriptions are based on living material, exceptwhere so noted, and accompanied by photos or line drawings. Detailedattention has been given to the group of minitaure orchids Lepanthesbecause all but one of the twenty - four species are endemic to Jamaicaand hence important biologically and phytogenetically. Three newnatural hybrids have been found, and two as yet unidentified speciesof Cymbidium, one unnamed species of Epidendrum, were found and arewaiting to be identified. Gives also note for cultivation of the plants.