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Rumphius' Orchids : Orchid Texts from the Ambonese Herbal.

Author/Creator:
Rumphius, Georgius Everhardus.
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2003.
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1 online resource (225 pages)
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Subjects:
Rumpf, Georg Eberhard, -- 1627-1702.
Orchids -- Indonesia -- Ambon Island.
Botany -- Pre-Linnean works.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Rumphius (1627-1702), founder of Indonesian botanical exploration and one of the greatest naturalists of the seventeenth century, was the first to describe tropical orchids in a Western language. Within the pages of his monumental seven-volume Ambonese Herbal, written in Dutch, he included descriptions of thirty-six species of orchids found on the island of Ambon in eastern Indonesia, plus twelve uncertified ones. His detailed descriptions reflect both the accuracy of a scientist and the sensibility of a poet. This lovely book is the first to gather and translate into English all the sections of Rumphius' The Ambonese Herbal devoted to orchids. For each entry, Rumphius describes the plant, names it according to a pre-Linnaean system of nomenclature, gives its locality, and details its medicinal and non-medicinal uses. More than twenty beautiful line drawings accompany the entries. The volume includes ample notes to illuminate the text and an informative introduction that tells the life of Rumphius--a remarkable collector/naturalist who overcame fire, shipwreck, and blindness to produce his masterwork.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
List of Original Plates
Acknowledgments
Introduction
About This Translation
Rumphius' Orchids
One. The Inscribed Angrek
Two. The White, Double Angrek
Three. The Red Angrek
Four. The Fifth Angrek
Five. The Yellow Angrek
Six. The Remaining Yellow Angreks
Seven. The Dog Angrek
The Fifty Seventh Chapter of the Auctuarium
Eight. The Purple Angrek
Nine. The Beseeching Plant
Ten. The First Ground Angrek
Eleven. The Second Ground Angrek
Twelve. The Wrapper
Thirteen. The Triple Flower
Fourteen. The Large Ambonese Orchis
Fifteen. The Small Ambonese Orchis
The Susanna Flower
The Petola Leaf
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Beekman, E. M.
Beekman, E.M.
Other format:
Print version: Rumphius, Georgius Everhardus Rumphius' Orchids
ISBN:
9780300129311
9780300098143
OCLC:
923589427