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The allure of orchids, Mark A. Clements

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The allure of orchids
Title
The allure of orchids
Statement of responsibility
Mark A. Clements
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For many lovers of flowers, orchids have a particular allure. Popular among gardeners, florists and nature lovers, orchids come in a huge array of shapes, sizes, and colours, and have some of the most intriguing names of any flower species. Flying Duck, Beard, Fire and Boat-lip Orchids or, Doubletails, Fairy Bells, Parson's Bands and Greenhoods. Some spend their whole lives underground while others grow high in trees. And they are the tricksters of the flower world, many mimicking the forms and smells of female insects and spiders to sexually deceive their male counterparts into pollinating the flower. The Allure of Orchids features an essay by orchid expert Mark Clements, accompanied by a portfolio of illustrations, both historical and modern, of this alluring species. In it you will find works by around 25 artists, including the extraordinarily detailed lithographs of early botanical illustrator Ferdinand Bower, Ellis Rowan's beautiful paintings, the delicate watercolours of Margaret Cochrane Scott, and many more
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1949-
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Clements, M. A.
Dewey number
584.5
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
discographies
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National Library of Australia
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  • Orchids
  • Orchids
  • Orchids in art
  • Orchids
Target audience
general
Label
The allure of orchids, Mark A. Clements
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
000050525341
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
159 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780642278074
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
The allure of orchids, Mark A. Clements
Publication
Copyright
Control code
000050525341
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
159 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780642278074
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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