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Modern Methods in Orchid Conservation
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The subject matter of this text is conference based and deals with the physiology, ecology and management of orchid conservation. It offers information not only to the orchid research scientist, but also to the orchid enthusiast curious about the scientific background to this topic. Interest and support for plant conservation has increased considerably and a great deal of attention has been focused on the plight of members of the orchid family. The development makes it desirable to collect existing information and to consider areas of research.
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Preface; 1. Factors influencing the germination and storage characteristics of orchid pollen H. W. Pritchard and F. G. Prendergast; 2. Effect of temperature and moisture content on the viability of Cattelya aurantiaca seed P. T. Seaton and N. S. J. Hailes; 3. Asymbiotic germination of epiphytic and terrestrial orchids D. Butcher and S. A. Marlow; 4. Germination and mycorrhizal fungus compatability in European orchids H. J. Muir; 5. Host-fungus relationships in orchid mycorrhizal systems G. Hadley and G. F. Pegg; 6. The effects of the composition of the atmosphere on the growth of seedlings of Cattleya aurantiaca N. S. J. Hailes and P. T. Seaton; 7. Orchid propagation by tissue culture techniques - past, present and future J. Stewart; 8. Population biology and conservation of Ophrys sphegodes M. J. Hutchings; 9. Predicting population trends in Ophrys sphegodes M. J. Hutchings; 9. Predicting population trends in Ophrys sphegodes Mill. S. Waite; 10. Predicting the probability of the bee orchid (Ophrys apifera) flowering or remaining vegetative from the size and number of leaves T. C. E. Wells and R. Cox; 11. British orchids in their European context J. J. Wood; 12. The Nature Conservancy Council and orchid conservation L. Farrell and R. Fitzgerald; 13. A private conservation project in the coastal rainforest in Brazil: the first ten years R. C. Warren; 14. The role of the living orchid collection at Kew in conservation S. Tasker; 15. Import and export of orchids and the law S. G. Knees; Index.

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