Orchids of Indiana

Orchids of Indiana

Michael A. Homoya
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 09/17/2012
Format: Hardback 92 color photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-32864-9
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Orchids enchant us as few other plants do, yet most people know surprisingly little about what may be the largest plant family on earth. A case in point: how many would have guessed that only three species of orchids occur naturally in Hawaii, while Indiana has forty-three? In this handsome and comprehensive volume, Michael Homoya gives us an inside look at Indiana’s wild orchids, detailing their distinguishing characteristics, habitat preferences, and state and continental ranges. With over 100 color plates and scientific illustrations complementing the text and depicting each orchid as it occurs in Indiana’s landscape, Orchids of Indiana will delight naturalists and orchid lovers everywhere.

Author Bio

Michael A. Homoya has served as botanist/plant ecologist for the Division of Nature Preserves, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, since 1982. He is author of Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests (IUP, 2011).


“Presented in a handsome volume with detailed descriptions, range maps, and color photographs, this brilliant collection of Indiana's 43 orchids will appeal to naturalists and orchid lovers everywhere.”

“It is hard to keep from over-praising this thoughtful . . . beautifully illustrated work.”
 — Indiana Audubon Quarterly

“All 43 of the orchids now growing in Indiana are represented in this handsome volume of detailed descriptions, range maps, and color photographs, appealing to naturalists and orchid lovers everywhere. ”
 — Birdbooker Report

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Table of Contents


History of Indiana Orchidology
Orchid Morphology and Reproduction
Orchid Ecology and Distribution
Indiana as Orchid Habitat
Finding Orchids
Orchid Conservation

Guide to the Species Accounts
Key to Indiana Orchid Genera

Species Accounts
Aplectrum hyemale
Arethusa bulbosa
Calopogon tuberosus
Coeloglossum viride
Corallorhiza maculata
Corallorhiza odontorhiza
Corallorhiza trifida
Corallorhiza wisteriana
Cypripedium acaule
Cypripedium calceolus var. parviflorum
Cypripedium caldeolus var. pubescens
Cypripedium X andrewsii
Cypripedium canidium
Cypripedium reginae
Epipactis helleborine
Galearis spectabilis

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