Foreword by Phillip J. Cribb Introduction 1. Orchid Ecology, Diversity, and Conservation Biology and Ecology Diversity and Distribution Conservation 2. Orchid Identification What Is an Orchid? Illustrated Glossary of Key Orchid Characteristics How to Use This Guide Identification Guide to Major Orchid Genera 3. Orchid Genus Accounts Structure and Terminology Acineta through Zygopetalum 4. Where to See Orchids: Nature Reserves and Conservation Sites Map of Tropical America Conservation Sites by Country Bibliography Index
Joe E. Meisel is Vice President of the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation. Ronald S. Kaufmann is Associate Professor of Marine Science and Environmental Studies at the University of San Diego. Franco Pupulin is Orchid Curator at the Lankester Botanical Garden in San Jose, Costa Rica. Phillip J. Cribb is Honorary Research Fellow at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. He is the author of The Genus Cypripedium.
"Though not a guide to cultivation or a botanical catalog, [Orchids of Tropical America]would be an excellent introductory guide to use in the field, and nonbotanistswould welcomeits clear, nontechnical language."-M. Taylor,CHOICE(July 2015)