|Orquídeas da Chapada Diamantina
by Antonio Toscano | Phillip Cribb
DE LUXE EDITION
Number of pages: 400
Size: 23 x 32cm
Editora Nova Fronteira (Editor)
Orquídeas da Chapada Diamantina is an important survey of the species occurring in this region. It is essential in the library of any nursery, researcher, orchidist, orchidologist, Botanist students, orchid societies and for people for admire the Brazilian flora in general.
A. L. V. Toscano de Brito is a botanist and got his doctorate degree at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, under Phillip Cribb orientation.
His first contact with Chapada Diamantina was in 1989 when he got an invitation from this institution to write the chapter about the Orchidaceae in the book Flora of the Pico das Almas. Curiosity arose, he has been doing a detailed survey of the orchids in all this region.
Between the 175 species (distributed among 65 genera) now recognized for this region, 127 are presented in the book which has botanical descriptions, a complete list of synonyms and detailed morphological and taxonomical discussion, on the other hand it is accessible for non expert reader who is interested in the richness of Brazilian flora specially Orchidaceae. New species discovered for this region are included in this publication mainly the outstanding-flower Sobralia sp (being described) and Sarcoglottis riocontensis Smidt e Toscano.
Chapada Diamantina is already known by the Brazilian orchidist circle mainly because of the endemic plants which grow there or have there their most rich habitat, such as Laelia sincorana Schltr. [Sophronitis sincorana (Schltr.) Van den Berg & Chase - Serra do Sincorá, at 1.300m altitude], Laelia (Sophronitis) x mucugense Miranda (natural hybrid between Laelia bahiensis Schltr. x Laelia pfisteri Pabst & Senghas), Cattleya tenuis Campacci & Vedovello e C x tenuata V. P. Castro & Campacci ex Braem (apparently endemic).
Information and orders by the email:
For Canada and USA
Koeltz Scientific Books