By Merle A Reinikka
An interesting account of humanity's turning out to be fascination with orchids from precedent days onward, including a biographical gallery of fifty nice scientists, naturalists, and explorers who contributed to our wisdom of orchids. The nomenclature and bibliography were up-to-date for this variation.
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Isbn10 | asin : 0881923257 print isbn13 : 9780881923254 ebook isbn13 : 9780585340012 language : English subject Orchid culture--History, Orchids, Plant collectors--Biography, Botanists--Biography. 9/3415/09 subject : Orchid culture--History, Orchids, Plant collectors--Biography, Botanists--Biography. Page i A History of the Orchid Page ii Old print illustrating two varieties of Cattleya labiata. Page iii A History of the Orchid By Merle A. Reinikka With a Nomenclatural Update by Gustavo A. , pp.
Amer. Orch. Soc. Bull. 13, no. 3. Ames, Oakes. 1942. Orchids in Retrospect. Amer. Orch. Soc. Bull. 11, no. 4. Ames, Oakes. 1942. The Origin of the Term Orchis. Amer. Orch. Soc. Bull. 2, no. 5. Miller, Morrison A. 1959. Orchids of Economic Use. Amer. Orch. Soc. Bull. 28, no. 3. Stearn, William T. 1960. Two Thousand Years of Orchidology. Proceedings of the Third World Orchid Conference. Historical Session. Staples Printers Ltd. Rochester, Kent, England. Page 11 Expanded Interest and Introductions Contrary to the popular belief that initial interest in orchids originated in Europe, early manuscripts indicate that mankind's attention to the study and cultivation of these plants began in the Orient.
Francisco Hernández, on order of King Philip II of Spain to establish an expedition to study the plants and animals of New Spain (Mexico) in 15711577, published a manuscript in which was figured a woodcut of two fruits and a portion of the vine of vanilla, under the name Arico aromatico, with the native appellation tlilxochitl. This work was first published in Rome in 1651, but only the plant's use as a drug was given. In 1658 the term vaynilla appeared in a work by William Piso, who added that this name was given by the Spaniards.
A history of the orchid by Merle A Reinikka