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Orchid conservation

Guest edited by Yung-I Lee

An article collection in Botanical Studies.

  1. Review

    Post genomics era for orchid research

    Among 300,000 species in angiosperms, Orchidaceae containing 30,000 species is one of the largest families. Almost every habitats on earth have orchid plants successfully colonized, and it indicates that orchi...

    Wen-Chieh Tsai, Anne Dievart, Chia-Chi Hsu, Yu-Yun Hsiao, Shang-Yi Chiou, Hsin Huang and Hong-Hwa Chen

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:61

    Published on: 12 December 2017

  2. Original Article

    A method for facilitating the seed germination of a mycoheterotrophic orchid, Gastrodia pubilabiata, using decomposed leaf litter harboring a basidiomycete fungus, Mycena sp.

    Mycoheterotrophic plants are one of the most difficult plant groups to conserve because they are entirely dependent on symbiotic fungi. Establishment of viable culture systems would greatly aid their conservat...

    Kana Higaki, Kento Rammitsu, Yumi Yamashita, Tomohisa Yukawa and Yuki Ogura-Tsujita

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:59

    Published on: 8 December 2017

  3. Original Article

    Collecting near mature and immature orchid seeds for ex situ conservation: ‘in vitro collecting’ as a case study

    Lack of phenological information and efficient collecting methods are considered impediments for orchid seed collecting. This leads to opportunistic collecting as part of general seed collecting schedules that...

    Jonathan P. Kendon, Landy Rajaovelona, Helen Sandford, Rui Fang, Jake Bell and Viswambharan Sarasan

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:34

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  4. Review

    A perspective on orchid seed and protocorm development

    This perspective draws attention to the functional organization of orchid seed and protocorm during the course of development. The orchid embryos have a well-organized developmental plan generating a blue-prin...

    Edward C. Yeung

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:33

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  5. Original Article

    Taxonomic placement of Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum (Cypripedioideae; Orchidaceae) based on morphological, cytological and molecular analyses

    Paphiopedilum rungsuriyanum from Northern Laos was discovered and described in 2014. It is characterized by having miniature tessellated leaves, a flower having a helmet shaped lip wit...

    Yung-I Lee, Mei-Chu Chung, Kongmany Sydara, Onevilay Souliya and Sulivong Luang Aphay

    Botanical Studies 2017 58:16

    Published on: 29 March 2017