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The Adaptations of Behaving Plants

John Alcock

in An Enthusiasm for Orchids: Sex and Deception in Plant Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182743
eISBN:
9780199790005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182743.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The warty hammer orchid is only one of many plants with moving parts that play an adaptive role in the life of these organisms. This chapter examines Darwin’s methods of studying plant behavior, with ... More


Adaptations and Maladaptations

John Alcock

in An Enthusiasm for Orchids: Sex and Deception in Plant Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182743
eISBN:
9780199790005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182743.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Many evolutionary biologists have followed Darwin in employing an adaptationist approach to a broad range of puzzles, including those cases in which animals and plants appear to possess nonadaptive ... More


The History in Evolution

John Alcock

in An Enthusiasm for Orchids: Sex and Deception in Plant Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182743
eISBN:
9780199790005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182743.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the way in which evolutionary biologists accomplish the goal of uncovering evolutionary history through the comparative method. This method is contrasted with that of the ... More


Happy Hunting

John Alcock

in An Enthusiasm for Orchids: Sex and Deception in Plant Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182743
eISBN:
9780199790005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182743.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents a guide to becoming an orchid enthusiast, especially one eager to visit and explore Australia in search of these marvelous plants. Suggestions are made to assist a visitor to ... More


Swann and Odette

Daniel Karlin

in Proust’s English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199256891
eISBN:
9780191698392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256891.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Odette and Swann. The relationship is inflected by Englishness in a deep and significant way, one which begins to suggest the architectonic power of ... More


Rumphius' Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Georgius Rumphius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098143
eISBN:
9780300129311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098143.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book presents features and the development of different type of orchids. More than three-quarters of known orchid species are tropical and about three-quarters of all species are epiphytes, that ... More


Visions of Possibilities: Religion and/as “Hospitality” in Lloyd Fernando's Novels

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

in Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Drawing on Weber's concept of charisma, and reading it against Derrida and Levinas's notion of hospitality, this chapter delineates the (im)possibility of such a grand vision of unity and peace in a ... More


Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

William Louis Stern

Mary Gregory and David F. Cutler (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199689071
eISBN:
9780191810190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199689071.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

For many years orchids have been among the most popular of ornamental plants, with thousands of species and hybrids cultivated worldwide for the diversity, beauty, and intricacy of their flowers. ... More


Analysis of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna

Grady L. Webster and Robert M. Rhode

in Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098305
eISBN:
9780520915930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098305.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter presents an analysis of the recorded vascular plant taxa of Maquipucuna. It provides a list of the 16 most species-rich vascular plants, vascular plants with the largest number of native ... More


Descriptions of Vegetative Anatomy of Orchidaceae

Alec M. Pridgeon

in Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199689071
eISBN:
9780191810190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199689071.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the vegetative anatomy of orchidaceae, which is categorized into different classifications. These classifications include subfamily ApostasioideaeGaray, subfamily ... More


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