Orchid Biology: Reviews and Perspectives, VIII by Ursula Wehner, Wolfgang Zierau (auth.), Tiiu Kull, Joseph

By Ursula Wehner, Wolfgang Zierau (auth.), Tiiu Kull, Joseph Arditti (eds.)

Note no longer lengthy after ebook of Orchid Biology, studies and views (OB) quantity VII, my co-editor, Dr. Alec M. Pridgeon trained me that the strain of different tasks, in particular the enhancing of Genera Orchidacearum (GO) will make it most unlikely for him to proceed as co-editor and at last editor ofthe sequence. Alec is a superb orchid scientist and editor. i used to be sorry to that he needed to depart OB, yet joyful that cross may be in his capable palms. the 1st quantity of move attests to his substantial talents and that i want him a lot luck sooner or later. Editors of orchid guides usually are not the most typical of species (to use a botanical analogy) and discovering a substitute for Alec used to be demanding. although i used to be lucky that Dr. Tiiu Kull agreed to turn into my co-editor and finally take over the sequence. As is clear from the participants part Dr. Kull has huge event as either author and editor. My interactions together with her whereas modifying this quantity have confident me she is a superb selection. Scientifically she brings to OB an appreciation and realizing of northern terrestrial orchids, a gaggle, which has now not obtained as a lot consciousness because it merits. one other addition to OB is Dr. Tim Wing Yam who agreed to turn into an affiliate editor. Tim, who holds a place on the Singapore Botanic Gardens, will supply services on seed germination, hybridization, tissue tradition, species and conservation.

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He could have switched to German, but did not and chose Dutch for three possible reasons. One is his command of the 18 Orchid Biology: History-Biography language which was entirely sufficient (de Wit, 1977; Beekman, 1981), since he probably used Dutch much more often than German especially when dealing with VOC and the colonial government. A second reason is that Rumphius was wise enough to realize that the VOC and colonial authorities would prefer Dutch and he had to have their support. Third, Dutch made "his work useful to 'the common man, especially he who lives in the Indies' " (Beekman, 1981).

The skin of this python is in the archives of the Linnean Society of London. 1-33a . Drawing of Rumph ius's gravestone-monument (Greshoff, 1902). 1-33b. Rumphius's monogram (G. E. ) in an Indonesian batik (Greshoff, 1902). 1-34. Victoria castle (Greshoff, 1902). 1. : Plinius 15 World War II), British (rulers for a short period just before Raffles founded Singapore), Chinese (traders), Papuans (due to closeness to New Guinea) and residents of other islands (Wallace, 1987). At that time it was not unusual for European men to marry one of the mixticen (from the Portuguese mestieos) women.

1-74. Conrad Gesner at 39. 9 cm) by 1. , 1969). 1-75. Gesner during the last year of his life (Locy, 1925; Ley, 1968). 1-76. Gesner (a) and his shield (b) in 1564. This image is similar to Fig. 1-84, but there are two differences. In Fig. 1-84 the shield is on the upper right comer where an enlargement (a) was pasted. The shield in Fig. 1-84 is different in the upper left corner. Also the position of Gesner's hands in Fig. 1-76 is different from the one in Fig. , 1969; Wellisch, 1984). 1-77. Gesner shortly before his death (Locy, 1925).

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