Physiology Of Tropical Orchids In Relation To The Industry, The (2nd Edition) (2nd Revised edition)

Physiology Of Tropical Orchids In Relation To The Industry, The (2nd Edition) (2nd Revised edition)

By: C.S. Hew (author), J. W. H. Yong (author)Hardback

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Over the past ten years, the orchid industry has been growing at a steady pace in South-East Asia and East Asia. In some Asian countries, orchids have become an essential export item. To maintain this progress, there is an urgent need for a book that will help the region's orchid growers in improving their cultivation and management skills, and guide new students in understanding orchid physiology. This book provides a comprehensive description of tropical orchid physiology relevant to commercial growers, research workers and graduate students. An integrated and unifying theme of tropical orchid physiology, with a clearly written factual text as well as illustrations, is presented over nine chapters. Each chapter is designed to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information on a particular aspect of orchid physiology. This book complements the existing scientific literature available for improving orchid cultivation and setting a new research agenda, especially in the tropics.


The Relevance of Orchid Physiology to the Industry; A Brief Introduction to Orchid Morphology and Nomenclature; Photosynthesis; Respiration; Mineral Nutrition; Control of Flowering; Partitioning of Assimilates; Flower Senescence and Postharvest Physiology; Recent Advances in Orchid Tissue Culture; Appendix I: Recent Advances in Understanding Orchid Growth Responses to High Levels of CO2; Appendix II: Updated Literature on Orchid Physiology Research Published Between 1997 and 2003

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789812388018
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 388
  • ID: 9789812388018
  • ISBN10: 981238801X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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