Series: Comstock Book
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates; 1 edition (September 4, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.3 x 11.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #645,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #61 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Orchids #318 in Books > Science & Math > Reference #348 in Books > Science & Math > Biological Sciences > Plants > Flowers
I ordered this book and find it very thorough in its covering of orchid genera. When I ordered it, also recommended the New Encyclopedia of Orchids - 1500 Species in Cultivation. The information is identical in both books. There is no need to order both.
This book is an invaluable reference for looking up the 880 or so orchid genera. I use it regularly as a starting point when researching a genus I'm interested in. This book also has a superb introduction to orchid structure, function, physiology, history, etc. For example, I learned more about orchid root structure from this book than any book I've read.I want to thank the authors of this book for producing such a useful and valuable reference for orchid growers.
Excellent book. Long needed by the orchid community. It can be understood by and useful to beginners and experienced orchidists alike.A must for any orchid library. I thank the team from Marie Selby for this well written concise reference book.
best orchid book i own, i'm glad i bought it. i read thru the 'a's then put it on the shelf. still if you love orchids and love books it's a must have.
Good book. I The descriptions are a bit skimpy but I suppose the author didn't have much choice given the number of orchids in the World.
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