Orchidaceae: Characteristics, Distribution and Taxonomy


Research Associate, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: NAT013000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/LWER2262

This book is a journey through our knowledge about orchids, starting with orchid fossils, age issues, and the study of extinction rates of orchids, moving on to an overview of the national orchid flora of less explored regions and ecological studies, and finally covering developments in orchid breeding through genetic engineering. The main objective of the book is to familiarize the reader with the basic features of the family Orchidaceae from various aspects. Eight chapters by expert authors cover the characteristics, distribution, ecology, and taxonomy of orchids.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Fossil Record of Orchids in Amber
(George Poinar, Jr. – Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA)

Chapter 2. How the Number of Orchid Populations Quickly Declined in the Czech Republic during the Last 150 Years? The Case of Less Threatened Species
(Zuzana Štípková and Pavel Kindlmann – Global Change Research Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic, et al.)

Chapter 3. Orchids of Serbia: Taxonomy, Life Forms, Pollination Systems, and Phytogeographical Analysis
(Vladan Djordjević, Marjan Niketić and Vladimir Stevanović – University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden, Belgrade, Serbia, et al.)

Chapter 4. Orchidaceae in the Republic of Mordovia (Russia): Distribution and Conservation Status
(Anatoliy A. Khapugin and Gennadiy G. Chugunov – Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Tyumen region, Russia, et al.)

Chapter 5. Interrelationship Between the Orchid Community and Its Phorophytes in Cabo San Antonio, Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Cuba
(Ernesto Mujica, Andreu Bonet, Elaine González, Alejandro Camejo and Josep Raventós – Jardín Botánico Orquideario Soroa, Candelaria, Artemisa, Cuba, et al.)

Chapter 6. Ecology and Population Structure of Encyclia bocourtii Pupulin & Mújica (Orchidaceae), an Endemic Species to Guanahacabibes National Park, Pinar del Río Province, Cuba.
(Elaine González Hernández, Andreu Bonet, Ernesto Mújica Benítez, Alejandro Camejo and Josep Raventós – Jardín Botánico Orquideario Soroa, Universidad de Artemisa, Candelaria, Cuba, et al.)

Chapter 7. Why is Epipactis helleborine (L.) Crantz so Widespread?
(Agnieszka Rewicz, Wojciech Adamowski and Marta Kolanowska – Department of Biogeography, Paleoecology and Nature Conservation, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland, et al.)

Chapter 8. Developments in Orchid Breeding through Genetic Engineering
(Ram Pal and Madhurima Das – ICAR-National Research Center for Orchids, Pakyong, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India, et al.)


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