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The third edition of this definitive handbook on orchid cultivation incorporates major revisions in taxonomy, text, and illustrations. An authoritative resource for professional and amateur orchid growers and botanists for more than a decade, this edition of The Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species adds 24 pages of color photographs of species - 144 new photographs plus 96 replacement shots - and 62 line drawings. The sections on taxonomy have been substantially expanded to include updated treatments of orchid biology, diversity, and classification, and new species of spectacular cultural merit are described.
Phillip Cribb is Curator of the Orchid Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Edmund Launert, a former Principal Scientific Officer and orchid expert at Kew, is now retired and works as a freelance consultant. Helmut Bechtel is a professional photographer who specializes in natural history.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
"The authoritative text is crisply written in [a] delightfully erudite, yet easily accessible, style .... A lucid and complete section on orchid nomenslature prepares the neophyte for the onslaught of unfamiliar Latin names by explaining the scientific system for naming plants and illustrating its benefits .... Photographically, the book is a godsend to the serious orchid grower .... [A] worthy addition to any personal horticultural library and the perfect gift for an orchid-loving friend."
—Joseph Levine, Horticulture (from a review of the first edition)
"This monumental work will remain a standard reference book for many years to come, and as an indispensable tool it belongs in the library of every professional and amateur orchidophile."
—Leslie A. Garay, Curator, Orchid Herbarium, Harvard University (from a review of the first edition)
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Book Description The MIT Press, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0262022532