Offers substance as well as style.
From the producers of the bestselling Flora comes the definitive reference for orchid enthusiasts, with more than 1500 orchids described in detail. Genus entries give information on natural distribution, characteristics, and cultivation; species coverage includes a description and symbols indicating the type of plant — whether terrestrial, lithophyte, or epiphyte — average height and spread, and temperature and light requirements.
More than 1350 stunning photographs show specimens in close detail along with plants in their native habitats wherever possible. Introductory chapters deal with the history and taxonomy of orchids, cultivation and propagation techniques, pests and diseases, and conserving orchids in the wild. A handy reference table summarizes climate and cultivation information for each species, and the comprehensive glossary and index make the wealth of information contained in Flora's Orchids easily accessible.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 368 pp.
- Book dimensions: 9¼ x 11 in. (280 x 235 mm.)
- Images: 1368 color photos
- ISBN-10: 088192721X
- ISBN-13: 9780881927214
- Product code: 682721
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"Even those who claim not to like orchids will enjoy thumbing through this beautiful book."
—Jerry Parsons, Pacific Horticulture
"The book offers substance as well as style."
—Janet A. Crum, Library Journal
"This book is a 'must have' for reference, identification, or the pure enjoyment of a beautiful book."
—Jerry Garner, Illinois Orchid Society Newsletter
"I hated to put [this book] down and could not wait to return to it when the clock reminded me I had other things to do."
—Connie Cottingham, Athens Banner-herald
"Describes and offers beautiful color photographs of over 1,500 orchids, far more than in most such books, in language that minimizes difficult botanical terminology, and it provides a glossary explaining important terms it does use."
—M. Taylor, Choice
"Spares no expense and is a worthy book suitable for the elegant plants that orchids are. The photographs are among the most stunning I've seen in a compendium. ... It seems Timber Press has pulled out all the stops for this book."
—Greg Asbagh, Let's Talk Plants
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