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In Volume Two of Genera Orchidacearum, three of the seven tribes found in the subfamily Orchidoideae-Orchideae, Diurideae, and Diseae are thoroughly described. Each of the 101 genera in this volume receive separate treatment with sections on nomenclature and synonymy, distribution, anatomy, palynomy, embryology, cytogenetics, ecology, phytochemistry, phylogenetics, pollination, taxonomic notes, and economic uses. For those genera found in hobbyists collections, cultivation notes emphasizing aritificial …

This authoritative guide showcases the unmatched beauty and diversity of the native orchids of the southern Appalachian mountains. Based on Stanley Bentleys many years of nature study, it covers the 52 species--including one discovered by Bentley and named after him--found in a region encompassing western Virginia and North Carolina and eastern West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.The entry for each orchid provides the plants scientific and common names, a description of the flower (including color, …

In 1818, William Cattley succeeded in flowering one of the first species of the genus that would bear his name. These first cattleyas are the classic cattleyas, whose form defined the essence of tropical orchids for generations to come. Indeed, the color of their flowers became known as orchid. In this helpful and informative book, each classic Cattleya species is described in fascinating detail, and its role in breeding programs is elucidated. All that is required to appreciate and grow the large-flowered …

With a name that references Aphrodite and colors that range from muted to majestic, it is easy to see why the Cypripedium, commonly known as the slipper orchid, is one of the most loved orchids. Now readers can learn what it takes to fully appreciate and care for this genus.Hardy Cypripedium presents the fifty species and one hundred hybrids of the slipper orchid through more than three hundred photos. It also provides plant descriptions, ecology, distribution, and cultivation methods. Sections on …

Orchids introduces the beginner to the fascinating world of growing and caring for orchids. With more than 25,000 species, orchids are quite possibly the largest, and certainly the most diverse, plant family on earth. They are found all over the world (except the polar regions), in a wide range of biomes, and adapted to both epiphytic and terrestrial growth. Visually, orchids offer an exquisite variety of forms and colours, and hybridization has expanded the number of species and produced spectacular …

Presents the celebrated photographer s seventy-three remarkable portrait studies of the poppy, the rose, the peony, the lily, the orchid, the begonia, and the tulip at each stage of growth, from bud to death …
Amazon / Harmony
Price: 170.25 $

Richly illustrated with 150 color photographs, this book features hundreds of beautiful plants, including cacti, succulents, gesneriads, South African bulbs, and orchids. Plant expert Jack Kramer provides descriptions of some 300 unusual plants, and guidance on their selection and care. He also emphasizes the need to conserve those that are endangered in their native habitats. A list of sources enables gardeners to purchase cultivate plants from reputable nurseries.Why settle for phlox if you can …

Examines the biology, history, evolution and commercial uses of orchids. All aspects of the orchid are explored including how they are classified and named; the cytology, physiology, phytochemistry and morphology of orchids; their anatomy, mycorrhiza, pollination, embryology, reproduction, heredity and breeding and ecological characteristics. Numerous illustrations throughout aid in comprehension. …
Amazon / Wiley
Price: 164.97 $

The first field guide to the orchids of Costa Rica and Panama, this book is lavishly illustrated with 240 stunning color photographs and 229 line drawings. It contains keys to all the orchid genera in the region and most of the orchid species. To make it possible for nonbotanists to identify at least the genus of the orchids, Robert L. Dressler emphasizes features that can be readily seen with the naked eye or a hand lens.Written in a friendly and accessible style, this guide begins with succinct …

The lotus. The lily. The sunflower. The opium poppy. The rose. The tulip. The orchid. Seven flowers, each with its own story full of surprises and secrets, each affecting the world around us in subtle but powerful ways. But what is the nature of their power and how did it develop? Why have these particular plants become the focus of gardens, literature, art―even billion dollar industries? The answers to these questions and more are what drove journalist and author Jennifer Potter to write Seven …

Hawai i s love affair with orchids began in the early 1950 s when a few enterprising growers made the delicate plants affordable for your everyday, “garden variety” hobbyist. Today, Hawai i is famous for it s orchids. With only three of its own native species out of the more than 35,000 species of orchid world wide, it seems unlikely but true. Orchids in Hawai i offers an introduction to orchids and explains where and when they can be found, describes species, hybrids, and how to read labels …

There isn t an interior that doesn t welcome flowers of some sort, whether masses of soft, full blown country roses or the sleek masculine elegance of a single orchid. Even -or perhaps especially- those who love designing with real flowers are very much aware of the benefits of supplementing them with today s perfectly made fakes. Watching natural flowers grow and tending to their needs for water, plant food or re-potting has undeniable satisfactions. But there are pleasures too in buying and displaying …
Amazon / Jacqui Small
Price: 157.08 $

This is an inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose, and how to grow and care for them. It contains everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, with step-by-step information on potting and mounting orchids, propagation, feeding, watering, light levels, and dealing with pests and diseases. It features over 635 stunning photographs of orchids in all their glory. …
Amazon / Southwater
Price: 156.55 $