Orchids of Indiana by Michael A. HomoyaOrchids of Indiana by Michael A. Homoya

Orchids of Indiana

byMichael A. Homoya

Hardcover | September 17, 2012

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Orchids enchant us as few other plants do, yet most people know surprisingly little about what may be the largest plant family on earth. A case in point: how many would have guessed that only three species of orchids occur naturally in Hawaii, while Indiana has forty-three? In this handsome and comprehensive volume, Michael Homoya gives us an inside look at Indiana's wild orchids, detailing their distinguishing characteristics, habitat preferences, and state and continental ranges. With over 100 color plates and scientific illustrations complementing the text and depicting each orchid as it occurs in Indiana's landscape, Orchids of Indiana will delight naturalists and orchid lovers everywhere.

Michael A. Homoya has served as botanist/plant ecologist for the Division of Nature Preserves, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, since 1982. He is author of Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests (IUP, 2011).
Title:Orchids of IndianaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:302 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.02 inPublished:September 17, 2012Publisher:Indiana University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253328640

ISBN - 13:9780253328649

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Table of Contents


History of Indiana Orchidology
Orchid Morphology and Reproduction
Orchid Ecology and Distribution
Indiana as Orchid Habitat
Finding Orchids
Orchid Conservation

Guide to the Species Accounts
Key to Indiana Orchid Genera

Species Accounts
Aplectrum hyemale
Arethusa bulbosa
Calopogon tuberosus
Coeloglossum viride
Corallorhiza maculata
Corallorhiza odontorhiza
Corallorhiza trifida
Corallorhiza wisteriana
Cypripedium acaule
Cypripedium calceolus var. parviflorum
Cypripedium caldeolus var. pubescens
Cypripedium X andrewsii
Cypripedium canidium
Cypripedium reginae
Epipactis helleborine
Galearis spectabilis

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