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New orchid flora documents dramatic variety of orchids in a biodiversity hotspot
Date:2/27/2014

Lepanthes, accounting for 120 species. (The orchid shown on the book cover is Lepanthes ovalis, a Jamaican species.)

Because they are some of the most popular plants for gardens and displays, orchid populations in the Caribbean occasionally suffer from over-collection by orchid enthusiasts or entrepreneurs. However, according to Dr. Ackerman's introductory section on the orchid family, the most important threat to the orchid flora of the region is habitat destruction driven by urban and tourist development and industrial, agricultural and mining pressures.

"I have hope that the orchid flora of the Greater Antilles is unusually resilient after disturbance and there is some indication that this may be so," writes Dr. Ackerman, a professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico. "Change has always occurred. We certainly have the capacity to dramatically accelerate the process and we also have the ability to minimize the detrimental consequences. All we need is the will."

"The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary" Opens Saturday, March 1

Publication of the book comes as The New York Botanical Garden prepares its 12th annual exhibition of orchids. Opening Saturday, March 1, this year's exhibition, The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary, evokes the modern, angular architectural lines of a Key West garden originally designed for Susan Henshaw Jones, President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Rickard K. Eaton. Thousands of orchids are displayed in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in the country's largest curated show featuring these exotic, fascinating flowers.

As part of the programming for The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary, on Sunday, April 13, Dr. Ackerman will speak about his time in the field cataloging the orchids of the Greater Antilles and sign copies of Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles. Part of the Torrey Botanical Society's series of talks, the presentation wil
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Contact: Stevenson Swanson
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917-859-0551
The New York Botanical Garden
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