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Howard P. Wood
Howard P. Wood is a research associate in the botanical department of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He has spent more than 25 years growing dendrobiums, observing them, and researching all aspects of the plants. He has published more than 20 scholarly articles on orchids, which are a lifelong passion. In previous years, his personal garden contained more than 100 genera and 1500 kinds of orchids. He has grown more than 350 species of Dendrobium in his own garden, and has traveled to the far reaches of the globe to seek them out in their natural habitats. Prior to his work in botanical research, he was a psychiatrist for nearly 50 years in Haverford, Pennsylvania.