The Orchid In Lore And Legend

Author: Luigi Berliocchi
Editor: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN:
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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.

Orchid

Author: Jim Endersby
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022637632X
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Introduction: imagining orchids -- Censored origins -- The lesbian boy -- The uses of orchids -- Red book, black flower -- Utopian botany -- The signature of all things -- The name of the orchid -- Making a family -- A second Adam -- Artificial to natural -- Myths of orchids -- Orchidmania -- The blooming aristocracy -- Orchis bank -- Every trifling detail -- Beautiful contrivances -- The scramble for orchids -- Lost orchids -- Cannibal tales -- Savage orchids -- Long purples and a forked radish -- Queer flowers -- Creation and consolation -- Sexy orchids -- Boy's own orchids -- Manly orchids -- Frail orchids -- Deceptive orchids -- Orchids in orbit -- Endangered orchids -- Fragile specialists -- The spider orchids of Sussex -- Conclusion: an orchid's-eye view?

Legends And Lore Of Texas Wildflowers

Author: Elizabeth Silverthorne
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585442300
Size: 19,22 MB
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In this volume, Elizabeth Silverthorne has gathered an intriguing array of folklore about forty-four of Texas' most fascinating wildflowers, such as water lily, Queen Anne's Lace, honeysuckle, dogwood, and morning glory.

Flower Lore And Legend

Author: Katharine McMillan Beals
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Orchid Biology Reviews And Perspectives

Author: Joseph Arditti
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Australian Orchid Review

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