Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives, X

  • Tiiu Kull
  • Joseph Arditti
  • Sek Man Wong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Eng Soon Teoh
    Pages 1-35
  3. Tim Wing Yam, Yong Neng Chow, Popuri Nageswara Avadhani, Choy Sin Hew, Joseph Arditti, Hubert Kurzweil
    Pages 37-140
  4. Arnold S. Dunn, Joseph Arditti
    Pages 141-157
  5. Kevin L Davies
    Pages 159-184
  6. Ettore Pacini
    Pages 185-218
  7. Art
    Karen E. Quinn
    Pages 219-231
  8. Joseph Arditti, Adisheshappa Nagaraja Rao, Helen Nair
    Pages 233-249
  9. Prabha Ajjikuttira, Sek-Man Wong
    Pages 251-277
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 279-451

About this book

Introduction

As stated many times before the purpose of Orchid Biology, Reviews and Perspectives (OB) is to present reviews on all aspects of orchids. The aim is not to balance every volume, but to make a balanced and wide ranging presentation of orchids in the series as a whole. The chapters in this, the last volume of the series, range over a number of topics which were not covered before. Singapore is justly famed for its orchids. They can be seen on arrival (or dep- ture) in its modern, highly efficient and comfortable Changi Airport and on the way from it to town. Vanda Miss Joaquim, the first hybrid to come from Singapore became its National Flower. This natural hybrid can be seen on its currency, stamps, and public and private decorations. Many excellent breeders, starting with Prof. Eric Holttum who bred the first man made hybrid (Spathoglottis Primrose), produced numerous magnificent hybrids and won countless awards in Singapore and elsewhere. These hybrids served to enrich the country’s orchid mystique. In the opening chapter of this volume Dr. Teoh Eng Soon (Western style: Eng Soon Teoh), himself a prize winning orchid breeder, grower and author writes about some of the breeders who contributed to the Singapore orchid fame. Prof. Hans Fitting was one of the best known plant physiologists of his time. As a young man he studied the effects of pollen on orchid flowers.

Keywords

AgroMicro orchid orchid biology orchid flowers physiology virology

Editors and affiliations

  • Tiiu Kull
    • 1
  • Joseph Arditti
    • 2
  • Sek Man Wong
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Botany Institute of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesEstonian University of Life SciencesTartuEstonia
  2. 2.Department of Developmental and Cell BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrivneUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesNational University of SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8802-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8801-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8802-5
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