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Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae$
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William Louis Stern, Mary Gregory, and David F. Cutler

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199689071

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199689071.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

Alec M. Pridgeon

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter discusses various aspects of this research on orchid anatomy. These include size and distribution, habitats, diversity, vegetative morphology, reproductive morphology, mycorrhiza, cytogenetics, phytochemistry, economic uses, taxonomic history and phylogenetics, origins and affinities, and floral anatomy. The chapter also includes a synopsis of vegetative anatomical literature.

Keywords:   orchid anatomy, vegetative morphology, reproductive morphology, mychorriza, cytogenetics, phytochemistry, taxonomic history, phylogenetics, floral anatomy, vegetative anatomical literature

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