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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".
Describes the legend, history, botany, and cultivation of orchids and includes over two hundred color photographs
A quorum of scientists offer reviews and results to celebrate the 150th anniversary of 'On The Various Contrivances By Which British And Foreign Orchids Are Fertilised By Insects, And On The Good Effects Of Intercrossing' (1862). Authors of the first ten chapters follow research on the pollination and breeding systems of the same orchid lineages that interested Darwin, including temperate and tropical species. Authors on the last two chapters provide information on the floral attractants and flowering systems of orchids using protocols and technologies unavailable during Darwin's lifetime.
Provides the orchid grower with information on establishing suitable environments and cultivation techniques, purchasing orchids or obtaining them from the wild, and benefitting from orchid publications and organizations
Orchids of Asiadiscusses the fundamental principles of cultivating orchids, from lowland species that are native to Asia to imported orchids that are now commonplace in nurseries and gardens throughout the region. The author, an expert grower and experienced judge, introduces the plant's natural habitats and growth requirements, particularly those that form the backbone of popular hybrids. For the orchid grower, several chapters explain the practical aspects of orchid growing, including the eradication of diseases and pests. For the enthusiast, there are comprehensive chapters on hybridisation and a new chapter on orchid mutation - a brand new avenue for orchid growers and hybridisers alike. In addition, a well-illustrated chapter on the appreciation of orchid flowers gives insight into what constitutes and award-worthy orchid. Lavishly illustrated with over 500 photographs, the orchid species in this new third edition span a century of orchid hybridisation in Asia.
Describes orchid structure, provides advice on choosing, tending, and breeding orchids, and recommends varieties for beginning and experienced growers and plants to grow with orchids.
A practical handbook for novice and experienced horticulturalists alike provides everything a gardener needs to know about these popular and exotic plants, offering more than two hundred full-color photographs, detailed descriptions, and easy-to-follow care and cultivation instructions for dozens of orchid species.
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Revision of: Orchids of Minnesota / Welby R. Smith; illustrated by Vera Ming Wong. -- Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1993.
For centuries the orchid - in all the sizes, shapes, colours and fragrances in which it is found all over the world - has symbolised all that is exotic and mysterious. Far from being beyond the capability of the average plant lover, orchids offer the opportunity to enter a fascinating world of dizzying diversity, where growing a single healthy specimen can be satisfying, but plant collecting can become a passion. Includes over 1100 of the most popular and fascinating species, colour photographs, classification, natural habitat and location and a guide to pronouncing the often lengthy names.
A definitive handbook offers the latest information on the selection, care, and propagation of easy care and new orchid varieties, with step-by-step instructions on how to select, pot, stake, and care for orchids and practical advice on light, temperature, humidity, pests, and diseases. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Papua New Guinea''s variations of climate and habitat support a diverse orchid population. This book offers an introduction to the orchids of Papua New Guinea.'
Introduction: imagining orchids -- Censored origins -- The lesbian boy -- The uses of orchids -- Red book, black flower -- Utopian botany -- The signature of all things -- The name of the orchid -- Making a family -- A second Adam -- Artificial to natural -- Myths of orchids -- Orchidmania -- The blooming aristocracy -- Orchis bank -- Every trifling detail -- Beautiful contrivances -- The scramble for orchids -- Lost orchids -- Cannibal tales -- Savage orchids -- Long purples and a forked radish -- Queer flowers -- Creation and consolation -- Sexy orchids -- Boy's own orchids -- Manly orchids -- Frail orchids -- Deceptive orchids -- Orchids in orbit -- Endangered orchids -- Fragile specialists -- The spider orchids of Sussex -- Conclusion: an orchid's-eye view?
With their refined beauty and elegant flower form, moth orchids (members of the genus Phalaenopsis are the basic black of the orchid world. In fact, moth orchids are the most popular orchids in the world, accounting for a staggering 75 percent of all orchid plant sales. More than merely beautiful, they are also among the easiest orchids to grow, whether in greenhouses, on windowsills, or under artificial lights. Professional horticulturalist and orchid expert Steven A. Frowine, author of Miniature Orchids, focuses on the new orchid stars while also providing a detailed look at the classic hybrids and species. Readers will be enticed by the book's lavish color photographs and gratified by the wealth of practical advice on selecting and buying moth orchids. Most importantly, Frowine shares his secrets on how these glorious plants can be grown to perfection, with recommendations about light levels, potting media, watering, and feeding.

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