Masdevallias: Gems of the Orchid World
Give[s] this beautiful genus its well-deserved moment in the sun.
For the indoor plant hobbyist, intermediate orchid grower, or anyone simply "mad about masdevallias," this is a first complete reference to these collectible orchids. An inspiring tribute to their beauty and a practical guide to their care, the book offers detailed advice on all aspects of culture. For those enthusiasts who are up to a challenge, chapters on propagating, showing, and registering masdevallias are also included.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 300 pp.
- Book dimensions: 7½ x 10 in. (255 x 190 mm.)
- Images: 149 color photos, 2 b/w photos, 32 line drawings, 2 color maps
- ISBN-10: 0881927376
- ISBN-13: 9780881927375
- Product code: 682737
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"Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons give this beautiful genus its well-deserved moment in the sun."
—Jerry Parsons, Pacific Horticulture
"The first complete reference of Masdevallia orchids ever published."
—Pauline Keegan, Hobby Greenhouse
"Masdevallias is a rich and rewarding literary meal, delightful in taste and graced with good nutrition ... Do not let this jewel go unnoticed."
"The experienced and knowledgeable coauthors (both are independent scholars) have provided the first comprehensive book on this genus of Central and South American orchids."
—L. G. Kavaljian, Choice
"A jewel: an important contribution to orchid literature and an invaluable guide to anyone interested in the genus. To have all of this material in one volume is a treasure. I enthusiastically recommend it."
—Marguerite Webb, Orchids
"This book could easily serve as a coffee table book to 'wow' friends."
—Sida, Contributions to Botany