Orchids of Kenya

by Joyce Stewart

Publisher: Timber Press in Portland, Or

Written in English
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Situated astride the Equator, Kenya is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. From the idyllic white beaches of coral sand, facing the Indian Ocean, to the snowfields at the top of Mt Kenya more than 5000 metres above sea level, it is a land of great diversity, wild landscapes and abundant wildlife. The flora too is very varied. Among the trees and shrubs of the forests and bush and in the extensive grasslands, nearly three hundred different kinds of orchids can be found. This is the first book devoted to the orchids of Kenya. It deals with all the epiphytic species, the lianes in the genus Vanilla, and finally the terrestrial kinds. They are all described in a logical and comparable way. Approximately two-thirds of the species are illustrated in colour, many of them in close-up. An important chapter describing the work on orchid conservation at the National Museums of Kenya, in Nairobi, is also included. The text describes each species, where it grows in Kenya, and when it flowers. Other countries in Africa where each can be found are also mentioned. For each of the 50 genera there are historical notes and distribution data as well as hints on cultivation. Keys to the genera and species are provided. In conjunction with the photographs and descriptions, these keys will enable everyone with an interest in these fascinating plants to identify those they find in Kenya today. The book will also be useful to orchid enthusiasts living in or visiting other parts of Africa because many of the species are widespread in the continent. Growers of African orchids in many other parts of the world will find the wealth of information it contains invaluable.

Edition Notes

Statementby Joyce Stewart ; photographs by Bob Campbell.
ContributionsKenya Orchid Trust., Kenya Orchid Society.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18092330M
ISBN 100881923575

Kenya Orchid Society, Nairobi, Kenya. 1K likes. The Kenya Orchid SocietyFollowers: K. She has published over scientific and popular articles on orchids as well as numerous books such as "Orchids" (Timber Press ), "Orchids of Kenya" (Timber Press ), and "The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary Manual of Orchids" (co-edited with Mark Griffiths, Timber Press ). The Hanging Gardens of Malindi is the only dedicated orchid nursery in Kenya. Specializing in Orchids & Tillandsia (Spanish Moss). We are located on the west side of Malindi, Map to Hanging can also contact us through our Facebook page.. Kenya as a whole is a great place to grow orchids.   How to Grow Vanilla. Vanilla beans actually grow on orchids of the Vanilla genus. These plants are commonly cultivated in Hawaii, Mexico, Tahiti, Madagascar, Indonesia, and other tropical locations. Growing vanilla at home does require 99%(76).

Reading Wild Orchids by Karen Robards for the 3rd time doesnt seem to have diminished my enjoyment factor of the novel by even one iota. Call me crazy but even with the massive amount of books I have on my review pile, I just had to pick this one up and read it in one sitting yet again because the magic that is Max and Lora is an unbeatable one /5. Chaseella pseudohydra is a species of epiphytic orchids, of the monospecific genus is endemic to the Honde and Haroni Valleys of has also been reported from Kenya, although this remains to be confirmed. ReferencesFamily: Orchidaceae. 1. Orchids needing high light can live in a south window, Phalaenopsis fall into the first category (Monopodial) or a bright east or west facing window. 2. Medium light orchids will survive in an east or west exposure. 3. Orchids requiring low light will live in a .   My best reference books are Taylors Guide to Orchids and Botanica's Orchids. For learning, Northers's Orchids as House plants is good. And for me Steven A. Frowine has a book I use called Fragrant Orchids. If you join the AOS, they have a Your First Orchid Booklet and then there is John Tullocks Growing Hardy Orchids.

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Book Description. This book by the Royal Horticultural Society's Director of Horticulture & previous Sainsbury Orchid Fellow at Kew is the first to cover the orchids native to Kenya.

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Two thirds of the species are illustrated in colour, several in close-up. "Sponsored by Orchids of Kenya book Kenya Orchid Trust and the Kenya Orchid Society." Maps on lining paper. Description: xv, pages: color illustrations ; 27 cm: Responsibility: by Joyce.

Inhe published a book on this experience titled The Taming of the Gorillas (Minerva Press Ltd). He has contributed photographs of orchids to Joyce Stewart's previous books including Orchids of Tropical Africa (W.H. Allen ) and The Orchids of Kenya (Timber Press ). Dear orchid friends.

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Members attend 10 monthly meetings which are virtually like mini-tutorials filled with practical information and colourful tales about orchids that grow both in Kenya and all over the world. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Flora of Kenya.

This category contains the native flora of Kenya as defined by the World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions.

Taxa of the lowest rank are always included; taxa of higher ranks (e.g. genus) are only included if. Orchids by country — Orchidaceae genera and species by native origin/location. Subcategories. This category has the following 63 subcategories, out of 63 total.

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Kenya Hi, in the picture, 2 Habenaria keniensis grows here at around 2, masl, doing this year particularly fine because of abundant rains this ongoing rainy season.

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