The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation

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Timber Press, 1 янв. 2008 г. - Всего страниц: 524

1500 orchid species are profiled in this authoritative, detailed, and carefully researched encyclopedia. Infinitely varied and hugely interesting, these strikingly beautiful plants are sumptuously illustrated with over 1000 photographs in a reference that no orchid lover can afford to be without. Isobyl la Croix is a scientist, plant hunter, and horticulturalist; her deep passion for orchids informs the plant selection and adds depth to the plant descriptions. The cultivation advice includes information about the orchid's native habitatÑincluding elevation, geography, and climate. Recent developments in DNA analysis have led to some surprising findings with regard to the relationships between orchids, and the author has undertaken an extensive effort to bring all orchid names up-to-date to reflect the latest scientific thinking and taxonomy. From Acampe to Zygostates, no other serious reference approaches the depth and authority of this remarkable book.


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The new encyclopedia of orchids: 1500 species in cultivation

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This volume offers detailed descriptions of 1500 cultivated species in 350 genera from Acampe to Zygostates. More than 1000 spectacular color photographs ranging from full pages to one-third and one ... Читать весь отзыв


Foreword by Phillip Cribb
Preface 7 Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Cultivation
Chapter 3 Pests and Diseases
Chapter 4 Conservation and Propagation

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Isobyl la Croix is editor of the prestigious journal, The Orchid Review, published by the royal horticultural society. She trained as a botanist at the University of Edinburgh and has done extensive fieldwork throughout the world, especially in Africa. She has written numerous books on a wide range of subjects, including orchids, and has contributed articles to specialist journals.

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