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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 2:21 pm 
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Getting a bit lost with recent reclassifications of orchid taxonomy. Just reread the section in the 2008 edition of "The New Encyclopedia of Orchids" but even that is at least six years out of date. I read through the wikipedia article but it is hard to follow without clicking on a million sublinks.

Does anybody know of a relatively inexpensive (ie not costing £130 per volume over six volumes!) That gives a good overview of the current state of the art of orchid taxonomy please?

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You're better off on the net, with The Plant List for a version of consensus, or just Kew database for the current Kew ideas.

http://www.theplantlist.org/
http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/home.do

afaik on the book front, you may have quite some dissent. Especially if it's about taxons that are under revisions or if there's no consensus yet (like for european terrestrials or the whole lot of australian orchids).

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