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The only scientific-peer-reviewed series on orchids in existence at present
Extensive, detailed, and authoritative reviews by experts in each field
A variety of topics
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.
Editors Manuscripts and Publications Policy Contributors Persons to whom this volume is dedicated Preface BIOGRAPHIES: 1. Unsung Heroes of the Singapore-malaysian Orchid World (1951-2000); Eng Soon Teoh HISTORY-PHYSIOLOGY: 2. Pollination Effects on Orchid Flowers and the first suggeston by Prof. Hans Fitting (1877-1970) that plants produce hormones; Tim Wing yam, Yong Neng Chow, Popuri Nageswara Avadhani, Choy Sin Hew, Joseph Arditti and Hubert Kurzweil BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC LITERATURE: 3. Are Orchids mentioned in the Bible?; Arnold S. Dunn and Joseph Arditti MORPHOLOGY: 4. Food-hair Form and Diversification in Orchids; Kevin L. Davies POLLINATION BIOLOGY: 5. Orchids pollen dispersal units and reproductive consequences; Ettore Pacini ART: 6. A Rare Beauty: The Orchid in Western Art; Karen E. Quinn HISTORY-POLLINATION: 7. Hand-pollination of Vanilla: How Many Discoverers?; Joseph Arditti, Adisheshappa Nagaraja Rao and Helen Nair VIROLOGY: 8. Molecular biology of two orchid infecting viruses: Cymbidium mosaic potexvirus and Odontoglossum ringspot tobamovirus; Prabha Ajjikuttira and Sek Man Wong APPENDIX: A list of Orchid Books; tim Wing yam, Benjamin Singer, Choy Sin Hew, Tiiu Kull, Irina Tatarenko and Joseph Arditti Index of Persons Index of Organism Names Subject Index Contents of Volumes I-IX