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The scent of orchids

olfactory and chemical investigations

by Roman Kaiser

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Published by New York, Elsevier Science Publishers, Editiones Roche in Amsterdam, Basel .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Orchids.,
  • Flowers -- Odor.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-254) and index.

    StatementRoman Kaiser.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQK495.O64 K2513 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination259 p. :
    Number of Pages259
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1487276M
    ISBN 100444898417
    LC Control Number93157778

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      In her book The Orchid Thief, author Susan Orlean tells how in the s orchids became popular in Europe, which made them very valuable. Many “orchid hunters” set out to find and bring back new types of orchids to sell. However, many of the men who went looking for the mysterious orchids met with tragedy instead. The scent of Cymbidium serratum entices a wild mountain mouse, which spreads pollen from flower to flower with its snout. And around the world, orchid species have evolved to look or smell like.

    The Book of Orchids | One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Yet orchids retain an air of exotic mystery--and they remain remarkably misunderstood and underappreciated. The orchid family contains an astonishing array of colors, forms, and smells that captivate growers from all walks of life across the globe. In the context of Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman's latest book, The Scent of Scandal, with orchids, the creepy-to-some parasitic things that have been the be-all and end.


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This book is exactly what it claims to be and so much more. Kaiser details his experimental methods for collecting fragrances from flowers without harming them. Then he discusses the fragrance analysis done through gas chromatography of (I think) + species orchids from all over the world.5/5(1).

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All About Orchids Additional Orchid Resources The Scent of Scandal. Book Review: The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid. By Craig Pittman.

University Press of Florida, Gainesville. Hardcover. pages. Black-and-white photographs, color cover. The Scent of Orchids: Olfactory and Chemical Investigations Kaiser, R.

and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Im talking about orchids it seems like everyone likes orchids. But some people like them a little too much.

Its these people who are the focus of Craig Pittmans recent book, The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the Worlds Most Beautiful Orchid [University Press of Florida; ]/5(32).

Orchids also have their strongest scents during the early morning hours in the bright light because this is traditionally when the pollinators are at their most active.

As the day goes on and as the heat rises, the orchid's scent fades because the pollinators become less active. "His best book yet, fusing investigative reporting and true-crime writing to create the pace and tension of a great detective novel." —Sarasota Herald-Tribune "If you love orchids or true-crime stories, this fast-paced mystery will certainly appeal to you." —The Guardian (UK).

The aim of this 3-part book is to provide an initial impression of the huge variety in scent and visual appearance of orchid flowers, and to highlight the olfactory description and chemical analysis of the scents of the various species.

Part one: Introduction to the world of orchid scents, includes comments on the nature of orchids; plant scents; trapping and investigation of orchid scents. The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala is a lavishly illustrated orchid classic from the midth century.

This book describes an orchid expedition and the adventures that collectors experienced in the New World. Forty orchids are featured with beautiful full color book is a revised and expanded edition of the original edition.

You bet they do—and not just one smell either. Orchids come in as many smells as they do shapes and sizes. In the past, most of your common store-bought phalaenopsis didn’t smell, but recently there seems to be an increase in scented varieties ava.

The story of the kovachii flower is covered at length in Craig Pittman’s riveting book The Scent of Scandal, but in short: Inan American orchid collector named Michael Kovach was traveling with his friend, “The Adventurer” Lee Moore (this nickname is printed on his business cards, so he’s that kind of guy), when the duo came.

Hoffmann-La Roche, Editiones Roche, pages with figures and numerous tables. 30 cm x ca. 21 cm, ca. 1,3 kg. Cloth with dust jacket. In English. - The commercial edition "The Scent of Orchids" was published by Elsevier, Amsterdam (ISBN ).

The Book of Orchids is written in an easy to follow, uncomplicated language, with botanical terms explained in a useful glossary at the back of the book.

Orchid buffs will be grateful for the book’s concentration solely on orchid species rather than hybrids. Readers will, I am sure, find the information provided to be intriguing and enchanting, each orchid species is presented in a clear and. Just as orchids have adapted how they smell to attract a specific pollinator, orchids also have adapted when they release their fragrance for the same purpose: orchids that attract pollinators that are active at night release their scent during the night, and orchids that attract pollinators that are active during the day release their scent in.

The book is filled with beautiful color prints of more than orchids, so that the variation and exotic nature of many orchids are readily understood. To not overburden the lay reader with the detailed chemical composition of each of the aromas of the orchid species examined, the author has cleverly placed the data in an appendix.

There is the Fetid Sun-God, an orchid that lures female flies to lay their eggs on its flowers by emitting a scent of rancid cheese. Or the rare, delicate Lizard Orchid, which mimics the appearance of lizards but smells distinctly of goat. The Book of Orchids revels in the diversity and oddity of these beguiling plants.

Six hundred of the world. Leslie CrombieRomas Kaiser has brought together in this superb book his knowledge and enthusiasm for the botany and ecology of orchids, his skills as a photographer - most of the orchid The Scent of Orchids will stand as a landmark book on orchid perfume, while being a pleasure toVol Read more.

The results of his studies have been documented in around 80 scientific papers and in two previous books: 'The Scent of Orchids' - Olfactory and Chemical Investigations, in and 'Meaningful Scents around the World' - Olfactory, Chemical, Biological and Cultural Considerations in The book is divided into three main parts.

Part One is entitled: Introduction to the World of Orchid Scents. It begins with some comments on the nature of orchids. Historical notes on Theophrastos, Dioscorides and Linnaeus as well as the importance of the beauty and scent of the orchids in Ancient China.

Neofinetia falcata: Long admired and revered by Asians for its alluring jasmine fragrance, it is just now receiving the attention it deserves in the West.

Oncidium Sharry Baby: The mouthwatering scent of vanilla and chocolate without the calories, makes this easy-to-grow orchid top the popularity charts.

Phalaenopsis violacea or Phalaenopsis bellina: Both of these species of phalaenopis are. It's these people who are the focus of Craig Pittman's recent book, The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid Specialising in orchids and bromeliads, Selby.Book Review: The Scent of Scandal - Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid.

By Craig Pittman (University Press of Florida ) Most Lady Slippers don’t have a ‘scent’ and people generally consider these flowers to be interesting or unusual rather than drop dead gorgeous.Book Review: The Orchid Whisperer.

By Bruce Rogers. Chronicle Books, San Francisco. Softcover. pages. 75 color photographs. The Orchid Whisperer is an eminently intelligent and attractive book for beginning orchid growers.