This encyclopedia, written by respected botanist Isobyl la Croix, offers detailed descriptions of 1500 cultivated species in 350 genera from Acampe to Zygostates.
Author: I. F. La Croix
Publisher: Timber Press
The Infinitely Varied Orchid Family provides a never-ending source of unusual plants in a range of shapes, colors, fragrances, and sizes. As the demand for interesting and unusual species increases, so too does the need for a comprehensive reference on how to grow them. This encyclopedia, written by respected botanist Isobyl la Croix, offers detailed descriptions of 1500 cultivated species in 350 genera from Acampe to Zygostates. More than 1000 photographs will aid enthusiasts in choosing new plants for their collections as well as provide accurate ID.
Covers 1,100 common species of orchids with descriptions, names, geographic distribution, and recommendations for successful cultivation.
Author: Alec Pridgeon
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
This handsome reference, now available in paperback, is sure to delight gardeners. Encompassing a wide spectrum of orchid genera, more than 1,100 species and hybrids commonly in cultivation are detailed.
This second edition, Orchids: The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Oncidium, is still the most definitive reference book on the Oncidium alliance with more than 850 meticulous life-size paintings of orchid plants and flowers, many more correct ...
Author: Mark W. Chase
Category: Botanical illustration
This second edition, Orchids: The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Oncidium, is still the most definitive reference book on the Oncidium alliance with more than 850 meticulous life-size paintings of orchid plants and flowers, many more correct names, the most up-to-date taxonomy, and a definitive DNA "tree".
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University of Chicago Press, 2016. Roman Kaiser, The Scent of Orchids, Elsevier
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Author: Joel L. Schiff
Comprising some 28,000 different species, orchids are by far the largest flowering plant family on Earth. Every year, new species are being uncovered in the wild or created by humans, and so this number has only continued to blossom. This book is intended for those who wish to learn about the multifaceted nature of this amazing plant. It covers many different aspects of orchid study, from its cultural history to its evolutionary development and from its first discoveries to ongoing scientific research. No matter your specialty or level of orchid expertise, you can find in this book new and fascinating facts and stories that will make you gasp, laugh, and read on. Through the many exotic and beautiful pictures permeating these pages, you will come to know something of the infinite diversity of this plant family and at last learn why so many orchid growers and fanatics have embarked on this same endless path. “I was smitten with this book after reading the very first chapter on the history of Orchids...There are plenty of interesting facts to charm your orchid friends and impress even the most studied researcher... All in all a fabulous read that is well illustrated and with a reference section the likes of which I have never seen before with its vast and varied appendices on a slew of subjects. If you are looking for a book that is engaging and educational with lots of good humor thrown in, then this book is for you. I know that I will treasure my copy for years to come.” -- Laura Newton, American Orchid Society Awards Registrar and Accredited Judge, ORCHIDS Magazine (May, 2018) "Joel L. Schiff brings to life not just the science surrounding orchids, but the human process of recognizing, cataloging, and appreciating them...It's this approach, combined with lovely close-up color photos throughout, which makes Rare and Exotic Orchids a recommendation not just for professionals or botany libraries, but for general-interest readers who will enjoy a highly accessible study that invites an in-depth interest in orchids and their importance to human affairs."-- Diane Donovan’s Pick of the Month (April, 2018)
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Jean W. Little. Edinburgh, Scotland: Nelson & Sons. La Croix, I. 2008. The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation. Portland, OR: Timber
Author: Joe E. Meisel
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Orchids of Tropical America is an entertaining, informative, and splendidly illustrated introduction to the orchid family for enthusiasts and newcomers seeking to learn about more than 120 widespread orchid genera. Joe E. Meisel, Ronald S. Kaufmann, and Franco Pupulin bring alive the riot of colors, extraordinary shapes, and varied biology and ecology of the principal orchid genera ranging from Mexico and the Caribbean to Bolivia and Brazil. Orchids, likely the most diverse family of plants on earth, reach their peak diversity in the tropical countries of the Western Hemisphere, including, for example, more than 2,500 species in Brazil and 4,000 in Ecuador. The book also highlights reserves in the American tropics where travelers can enjoy orchids in the wild. Whether you journey abroad to see these unique plants, raise them in your home, or admire them from afar, this book offers fascinating insights into the diversity and natural history of orchids. Beyond the plant and flower descriptions, Orchids of Tropical America is packed with informative stories about the ecology and history of each genus. Pollination ecology is given in detail, with an emphasis on how floral features distinctive to the genus are linked to interaction with pollinators. This book also features information on medicinal and commercial uses, notes on the discoverers, and relevant historical data. The easy-to-use identification system permits quick recognition of the most common orchid groups in Central and South America. Genus descriptions are given in plain language designed for a nonscientific audience but will prove highly useful to advanced botanists as well. Descriptions focus on external morphology, and great care has been taken to ensure the guide is useful in the field without reliance on microscopes or dissections. Equally valuable as a field guide, a desktop reference, or a gift, Orchids of Tropical America will make an excellent addition to any orchid lover’s library. Visit the website for this book at www.orchidsoftropicalamerica.com.
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Doritis . DORIELLA . This is the name of orchid hybrids the parents of which are
Doritis and Kingiella DORIELLAOPSIS . This is the name of hybrid orchids the ...
Author: Thomas H. Everett
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Comprehensive description & evaluation of horticulture as it is known & practiced in the US & Canada by amateurs & by professionals.
Author: Christopher Martin CumoPublish On: 2013-04-25
History From an early date, the people of New Guinea intermingled orchids and
the bones of the dead so that the roots attached themselves to the bones. The orchid therefore functioned as a funereal flower. The New Guinean use of it ...
Author: Christopher Martin Cumo
Readers of this expansive, three-volume encyclopedia will gain scientific, sociological, and demographic insight into the complex relationship between plants and humans across history.
growing orchids The complete practical guide to orchids and their cultivation An inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose Clear, practical advice on growing and displaying orchids indoors, under ...
Author: Brian Rittershausen
Category: Orchid culture
growing orchids The complete practical guide to orchids and their cultivation An inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose Clear, practical advice on growing and displaying orchids indoors, under glass and outdoors Everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, with step-by-step information on potting and mounting orchids; propagation; feeding, watering and light levels; and dealing with pests and diseases An easy-to-use Orchid Directory of over 200 fabulous orchids, with photographs of each orchid and vital information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements Over 600 specially commissioned photographs.
The orchid is one of the most treasured flowers in the world. Now all the species and varieties of orchids are carefully detailed and categorized in this comprehensive guide.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
The orchid is one of the most treasured flowers in the world. Now all the species and varieties of orchids are carefully detailed and categorized in this comprehensive guide. Compiled by Botanica's expert editors, this exhaustive reference stands alongside their equally impressive Annuals and Perennials, Trees and Shrubs, Roses, Gardening Encyclopedia, and Organic Gardening. Over 2,500 color photographs capture the beauty of the over 1,200 varieties of orchids listed. Complete with a reference table and glossary, this compendium is easy to use, portable, and modestly priced.
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This book will give you the detailed growing guides to follow in making sure you grow healthy and beautiful cattleya orchids- An inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose.the cattleya and dendrobium ...
Author: Luke Angels
A directory describes and illustrates the information about the cattleya and dendrobium orchids, providing information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing. This book will give you the detailed growing guides to follow in making sure you grow healthy and beautiful cattleya orchids- An inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose.the cattleya and dendrobium orcchids- Clear, practical advice on growing and displaying orchids indoors, under glass and outdoors.- Everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, with step-by-step information on potting and mounting; propagation; feeding, watering and light levels; and dealing with common pests and diseases.
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Author: Judith H. Bonner
Publisher: UNC Press Books
From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.
" This manual is a goldmine of practical and inspirational information, and a great value too. Orchid lovers will delight in this guide to indoor cultivation.
Author: Charles Marden Fitch
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
From the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a series The New York Times calls a "brilliant collection of gardening books." This manual is a goldmine of practical and inspirational information, and a great value too. Orchid lovers will delight in this guide to indoor cultivation. Fitch, a member of the who’s who of orchid specialists, presents the newest, most exciting, and most spectacular tropical varieties. Published in association with the American Orchid Society, this volume offers lots of helpful advice for making orchids thrive, as well as a comprehensive encyclopedia of different species. From the Brooklyn Botanic Garden series that The New York Times calls a “brilliant collection of gardening books.”
OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Botanica's Pocket Roses Botanica's Pocket Trees and Shrubs Botanica's Pocket Annuals and Perennials Botanica's Pocket Gardening Encyclopedia Botanica's Pocket Organic Gardening
Author: P. S. Lavarack
Category: Orchid culture
Botanica's Pocket Orchids gives concise explanations and simple instructions on how to grow and nurture orchids for your particular garden. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, it features over 1,500 orchids from around the world in an A to Z listing, with botanical and common names, detailed plant descriptions, and how to cultivate them. Hardiness zone ratings and a detailed cultivation reference table appears in the back of the book as a quick and easy reference. Botanica's Pocket Orchids contains over 600 pages in a practical handbook format and is suitable for amateur gardeners, garden lovers, plant enthusiasts and serious horticulturalists. OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES Botanica's Pocket Roses Botanica's Pocket Trees and Shrubs Botanica's Pocket Annuals and Perennials Botanica's Pocket Gardening Encyclopedia Botanica's Pocket Organic Gardening
The stories behind the names of the orchids we grow and love. Neither a cultural guide nor encyclopedia, this book is factual and with over 1,000 coloured illustrations, some never previously published .
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