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Orchids and conservation in tropical Africa and Madagascar

P. J. Cribb
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 3/4 | a1279 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1279 | © 1983 P. J. Cribb | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 November 1983 | Published: 06 November 1983

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Abstract

The importance of orchids to the cause of conservation is stressed. Progress in the cataloguing of the orchids of tropical Africa is reviewed and it is concluded that the orchid flora is incompletely known. It is suggested that, to aid the conservationists, authoritative checklists for each country be produced as a prior step to the writing of floristic accounts.


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