This handsome reference, now available in paperback, is sure to delight gardeners with a casual interest in orchids as well as the committed enthusiast and professional. Encompassing a wide spectrum of orchid genera, over 1,100 species and hybrids commonly in cultivation are detailed. With an authoritative but accessible text written by acknowledged experts of international renown, the book features all the pertinent topics which guide the reader to an understanding of these wonderful flowers: orchid habitats, distribution, classification, hybrids, pollination, cultivation, and conservation. The alphabetical "Orchids A-Z" section includes descriptions, taxonomy, currently accepted names and synonyms, geographic distribution, notes on culture, and hundreds of color photographs of the best-known species in cultivation.
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Our best single book on orchids is a perennial bestseller. Edited by an eminent orchidist, it is aimed at a broad audience, from the flower lover with a casual interest in orchids to the committed enthusiast and professional. It fully describes and beautifully illustrates more than 1100 species and hybrids commonly in cultivation.About the Author:
Dr. Pridgeon currently works at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is perhaps best known as past editor of the American Orchid Society Bulletin and founding editor of the scientific orchid journal, Lindleyana. He has written many books and articles on orchids and has lectured on this topic internationally.
Books by Alec Pridgeon:
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids
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Book Description Timber Press, Or., 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Illustrated in full color throughout. Includes extensive index. Bookseller Inventory # 047133
Book Description Timber Press, Incorporated, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0881922676
Book Description Timber Press, Incorporated, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0881922676
Book Description Timber Press, Incorporated, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110881922676