COLORS OF FLOWERS: Describing of Flowers

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Problems of terminology and description in writing about colors; the variability of pigments and their value by consensus of opinion; genetics in albas, self-colors, concolors, peloric flowers and others, refer to AA86-89
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