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Song-jun Zeng, Zhi-lin Chen, Kun-lin Wu, Jian-xia Zhang, Cheng-ke Bai, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, and Jun Duan

Orchidaceae Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press St. Louis, MO. 446 Zeng, S.J. 2009 Nothodoritis zhejiangensis Z. H. Tsi—A rare and endangered epiphytic orchid in China Flower 8 29

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Marietta Loehrlein

Planthropology: The Myths, Mysteries, and Miracles of My Garden Favorites. Ken Druse. 2008. Clarkson/Potter Publishers, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. 288 pages, with illustrations, $50

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Long-na Li, Songjun Zeng, Feng Zheng, Zhi-lin Chen, Kun-lin Wu, Jian-xia Zhang, and June Duan

The genus Paphiopedilum Pfitzer, popularly known as slipper orchids because of the resemblance of the pouch-shaped lip to a lady's slipper ( Cribb, 1998 ; Sheehan and Sheehan, 1994 ), have captured the interest of many orchid growers and

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as a component of public gardens is expected to increase in the future. New Micropropagation Culture Medium for Dendrobium Orchid Orchid micropropagation is limited by slow growth and proliferation. Tantasawat et al. (p. 681) developed a culture

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Martín Mata-Rosas, Rosario Julieta Baltazar-García, and Victor Manuel Chávez-Avila

A total of 1254 species of orchids is found in Mexico, including 37 species of the genus Oncidium ( Soto-Arenas et al., 2007 ), which are highly variable with respect to both plant and flower size ( Soule, 1981 ). Oncidium is endemic to the

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Xinwang Zhang, Ikuo Nakamura, and Masahiro Mii

. 2B ). The 200 bp Rsa I restriction fragment of amplified regions of Chs-J , the specific marker for P. axillaris subsp. axillaris , was detected in some garden petunias such as ‘Flash Blue Vein’, ‘Carpet Blue Lace’, and ‘Madness Orchid’. These

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Natalia R. Dolce, Ricardo D. Medina, Luis A. Mroginski, and Hebe Y. Rey

of plant genetic resources and rare or endangered species ( Ganeshan et al., 2008 ; Hanna and Towill, 1995 ). Particularly for orchid breeding and propagation, the proper storage of pollen may allow crosses between plants that show temporal and

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Vi Nguyen Tuong Do, Shan-Te Hsu, and Yung-I Lee

, R. 1993 Micropropagation of orchids. Wiley, New York Averyanov, L. Cribb, P. Loc, P.K. Hiep, N.T. 2003 Slipper orchids of Vietnam. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Compass Press Limited Chang, Y.C. Lee, N. 1992 Tissue culture of Pleione formosana

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Nguyen Phuc Huy, Vu Quoc Luan, Le Kim Cuong, Nguyen Ba Nam, Hoang Thanh Tung, Vu Thi Hien, Dung Tien Le, Kee Yoeup Paek, and Duong Tan Nhut

Slipper orchids of Vietnam. Compass Press Limited, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Averyanov, L.V. Averyanova, A.L. 2003 Updated checklist of the orchids of Vietnam. Vietnam National University Publishing House, Hanoi Braem, G.J. 1988 Paphiopedilum . A

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Martín Mata-Rosas and Víctor M. Salazar-Rojas

Mexico has ≈1200 of the 25,000 orchid species that have been described ( Dixon et al., 2003 ); 40% of these are endemic species ( Espejo and López, 1998 ). Several species are endangered as a direct or indirect result of two human activities