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A History of the Orchid 

Merle A. Reinikka


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An engaging account of humanity's growing fascination with orchids from ancient times onward, together with a biographical gallery of 50 great scientists, naturalists, and explorers who contributed to our knowledge of orchids. The nomenclature and bibliography have been updated for this edition.

This book is only available through print on demand. All interior art is black and white.

Timber Press, 9781604690477, 348pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2008

About the Author

Merle A. Reinikka is a former editor of the American Orchid Society Bulletin. Over a period of years he carefully sorted through archival materials, cross-referenced bibliographies, and studied early herbals, journals, periodicals, pamphlets, and papers at the Botanical Museum of Harvard University. With this wealth of information he completed this fascinating and comprehensive survey of orchid history.