9780881924916

The Orchid in Lore and Legend

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  • ISBN13:

    9780881924916

  • ISBN10:

    0881924911

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-10-01
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co

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An elegant, historical survey of the orchid which treats the flower's place in legend; it chronicles the adventurers who introduced these marvels, then discusses the orchids place in art, literature, cuisine & even magic. Period engravings.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7(2)
Henry Oakeley
Preface 9(4)
Myths and Legends
13(14)
From Prehistory to History
27(30)
Prehistory
27(1)
Antiquity in the East
28(4)
Antiquity in the West
32(7)
Modern History
39(18)
Patrons and Hunters
57(30)
Arts and Customs
87(28)
Literature
88(6)
Art
94(4)
Magic
98(6)
Religion
104(2)
Medicine
106(2)
Edible Orchid Products
108(7)
The Plant
115(16)
Habitat
115(5)
Plant Structure and Behavior
120(11)
The Genera
131(30)
Cattleya
131(3)
Cymbidium
134(3)
Dendrobium
137(2)
Epidendrum and Encyclia
139(1)
Laelia
140(2)
Miltonia and Miltoniopsis
142(2)
Odontoglossum
144(2)
Oncidium
146(2)
Paphiopedilum and Other Slipper Orchids
148(2)
Phalaenopsis
150(2)
Vanda
152(2)
European Orchids
154(7)
Growing Orchids
161(12)
Sources 173(6)
Index of Orchids 179

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